W/C 23.04.18

Weekly update

Caerleon Trip

On Friday 4th May, all of Year 4 will be visiting the Roman remains and museum in Caerleon. You will have received the letter and cost details via school comms. Thank you to all of you who have responded already, we will be in touch about volunteer helpers soon. 


Topic Talks

Thank you for all of the topic talks so far - they have been great! 

This term children across the year group will be given a slot in which they are to prepare a Topic Talk on a subject which they have no prior knowledge, which is different to what was delivered in Year 3. Children can be as creative and clever with their ideas for presentation whether in the form of a poster, leaflet, powerpoint, a practical task/ activity, including Q&A, quiz/test,  whatever they wish on any subject, which may inspire them and others. It is only to last 5 minutes maximum.

If children would like to bring powerpoints on USB sticks this is fine, however, please check its compatibility and that documents are in a basic format. If you'd like to email it please send it to: office@henleazejuniorschool.co.uk FAO: Year 4, Class, name of child Topic Talk. Dates are 'week commencing', not date specific so please ensure your child is prepared with what is needed to deliver their topic talk on Monday, as our school week can be very busy and we have lots to complete and need to be flexible at times.


This week in maths, we are rounding, ordering and solving problems with money. We will be moving onto time next week.


This week in English, we have started our new topic of 'stories from other cultures'. We have looked at expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and continued to work on correctly punctuating speech. 


We are now studying Unit 11, "the c sound spelt -que and the g sound spelt -gue" E.g. antique, cheque uniqueand catalogue, league and tongue.

Term 5 Orange words

These are to be learnt in context, writing sentences, wordplay and can be drawn around to identify the "tricky" part/s of the word.

  • straight
  • favourite
  • strength
  • suppose
  • surprise
  • bicycle
  • business
  • medicine
  • natural
  • naughty