Combe Down Primary School

Combe DownChurch of England Primary School

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Welcome to Year 4

Beech 1 - Mrs Biffen, Miss Bush, Mrs Parkyn and Mrs Scully
Beech 2 - Ms Paterson, Mrs Parkyn and Mrs Scully

PE is Wednesday (B1) and Thursday (B2)

Week ending: 28th June 2019
Last week, the children tried some different fruits and vegetables that they hadn't tasted before and we were very impressed with their mature and adventurous attitude! We then worked out the miles that each fruit had travelled for us to eat them, with some shocking results. Physalis, sharan fruit, papaya, kiwi, beetroot and radishes were amongst others on the menu, with pomegranate seeds being the most popular. 

This week started with a flurry of excitement with our KS2 sports day, which saw the children getting involved and cheering on their house teams at Monkton Combe - thank you to everyone who helped out and came along to support. 

Term 6, Week 5: 


In Maths, we are focusing on decimals, including finding decimal equivalents of fractions, rounding and comparing decimals, alongside solving problems involving decimals and fractions. 
As always, please ensure that your child continues to practise the times table that they are working on, ready for our weekly test on Wednesday. This forms part of the weekly Year 4 homework.

In English, we are continuing our new unit on Theseus and the Minotaur, looking at powerful vocabulary, conjunctions and punctuating direct speech. This unit will end with the children creating their own myth!

We also have a number of exciting events taking place next week:

  • Tuesday: B1 to attend the Coaching Hub festival (a finale to the sessions they went to last term). The sport will be rugby, so proper trainers please, plus sunhat and suncream if the heat wave materialises!
  • Wednesday: B2 to attend the Coaching Hub festival - their sport will be dance at the leisure centre.
  • Both classes will be taking part in creating some more culinary delights next week - watch this space!
  • Thursday - Transition morning: All classes across the school will be spending some time in the morning with their new teachers for next year. B1 -> Maple 2 (Miss Gander) and B2 -> Maple 1 (Mrs Tilbury).

If you are able to accompany one of the classes to their coaching hub festival on Tuesday or Wednesday, please see one of the Year 4 team. We will leave school at 12.30pm and return by 3pm. 

Have a great weekend!

The Year 4 team