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Welcome to Year 4 - Spellings!

posted 10 Sep 2018, 01:21 by Richard Hanks

Thanks to all the children in year 4 who have started the new school year so well. It has been great to see everyone dedicated to their learning already. 

We have started with some reviews of place value in Maths. In English, we have begun reading and writing stories with historical settings, mainly Tudor because this is our topic. We are excited about the trip to Hardwick Hall on Friday 14th September, where we will find out exactly why our topic is called 'More Glass than Wall'.

Because we will be away from school on Friday, we have a short spelling assessment on Thursday. The rule and words we will look at are below, and a file to download is even further below if you need it. We will practice these in school through the week, but extra learning at home definitely makes all the difference.


Sharing our learning with Y2

posted 19 Jul 2018, 03:27 by Katy Godfrey


One more week to go!

posted 13 Jul 2018, 08:10 by Heather Wyatt

Despite term almost being at an end, the children have been so resilient and are all still trying hard with their learning. We've had a wonderful week as mathematicians, getting very practical and learning all about capacity. The children have completed a range of learning tasks, many of which involved getting slightly damp feet!

The children have also been collaborating a lot this week on different challenges. Here you can see they were working together in order to solve some maths puzzles involving race times and distances.

As creative learners the children have also been developing their dance and singing skills this week. Each group created, rehearsed and performed their own versions of the Photosynthesis song. See if your child can remember all the words!

We have also been learning all about the artist Gustav Klimpt, and as artists have re-created our own versions of his Tree of Life piece. The children experimented with different techniques and textures, including using some quilling skills to create the spirals.

How does your garden grow?

posted 11 Jul 2018, 03:18 by Laura Guiton

As Scientists children researched the Life Cycle of a Plant. Each table developed their own drama to show one of the stages. Can you work out from the pictures which stages they show? The stages are: Germination, Growing and Flowering, Pollination, Fertilisation and Seed Formation and Seed dispersal. 



Learning in Y3

posted 29 Jun 2018, 01:57 by Nicola Evans

The sun has been shining all week and we have had a fantastic week of learning in Y3...

As mathematicians, we have been investigating the properties of 3d shapes by looking at existing 3d models and creating our own 3d models. The children were resilient and resourceful as they used spaghetti and playdough to investigate the edges and vertices of 3d shapes and fabulous teamwork was displayed by all. We've also been practising number fluency daily through a range of times table games.




As scientists, we have been beginning lots of investigations about plants as part of our "How does your garden grow?" topic. This week, the children have been carefully considering the variables that need to be kept consistent to ensure that a fair test is carried out. The children have planted cress seeds in a range of different liquids to see whether they can find a liquid that is more effective than water for cress to grow in. Check back in a few weeks to see what we have discovered...



Y3GW have been practising their violin skills over the last term and gave a brilliant performance to parents to showcase their musical skill development. The progress that the children have made with recognising musical notation, using the bow and playing as an orchestra has been exceptional. A special well done to all of the children who volunteered to also perform solos, duets and quartets at the performance, everyone did a fantastic job!




Spellings w/c 25th June

posted 25 Jun 2018, 04:28 by Nicola Evans

Spelling rule: Days of the week

Friday 22nd June

posted 22 Jun 2018, 08:44 by Heather Wyatt

What an exciting week it's been!
The children have begun their new topic "How does your garden grow?" with lots of scientific thinking and planning. We have learned all about the different parts of a plant, and have set up our first experiment to see how the number of leaves on a plant affects its growth.

In maths we have been learning all about angles (especially acute, obtuse and right angles), and also learning about different lines (vertical, horizontal, parallel and perpendicular lines). Can you explain what each of these looks like?

In English we have been immersing ourselves in Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories. We have also analysed The Elephant's Child to see which writing features he used to make his story exciting and funny.

Y3GW had their final rehearsal in preparation for their violin concert next Thursday (2:45 in the KS2 Hall - please e-mail bookings@dore.sheffield.sch.uk for tickets. The children are really excited to show you what they have learned!

As well as this, the children have been practising their French vocabulary, playing 'Months of the Year' dominoes.

And finally, what a wonderful sunny day we've had for Sports day! Y3 all showed such resilience today and should feel extremely proud of themselves for their efforts, skills and kindness. We are very proud teachers. Thank you to everyone who came to support! Have a great weekend and stay safe in the sunshine!

Spelling w/c 11th June

posted 8 Jun 2018, 08:33 by Nicola Evans

Spelling rule:

Prefix: super- means 'above'        sub- means 'under'


Roman Day!

posted 8 Jun 2018, 08:17 by Nicola Evans

Today was the last day of our Veni, Vidi, Vici topic and we have enjoyed a fantastic Roman day.

The day began with making our Roman shields and it was brilliant to have so many parents and family members come along to give us a hand. Thank you for all of your help!

In maths, we looked at Roman numerals and completed a carousel of activities to develop our understanding of the different symbols.

This afternoon, the fun continued as we explored some real artefacts which we have loaned from a museum and we tried to guess what each of the objects were used for during the Roman times. Then, it was time to put our shields to use and try out some different army formations before noisily invading the rest of the school!

Take a look at the photographs below... Veni Vidi Vici!



Spellings w/c 4th June

posted 4 Jun 2018, 00:30 by Nicola Evans

Spelling rule: The prefix inter- means "between" or "among"

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