Welcome Back Term 5!

W/C 9.4.18

Welcome back after two whole weeks of rest

As we push forward towards the end of the year, we thank parent's and children for all of their hard work through the year so far but ask if regular times table practice, reading, learning spellings recorded in planners and the learning of our Year 4 orange words are maintained; as it can make all the difference in support and progress in attainment even at this stage.


Topic Talks

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 we have continued to learn about decimals using tenths, hundredths and comparing their size using the symbols < and >. Please continue to learn times tables up to 12.



This week in English, we've continued to plan and write an explanation text about a Wallace and Gromit design/ blueprint thinking about how it works using time (after that, next, soon after, firstly) and cause and effect conjunctions (therefore, as a result, due to this, because, this will result, this provides, which causes, if, this means, therefore). 



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