Year 4 Autumn 2020


Composting- Devon Waste Workshop


Last week, Year 4 had a visit from the Devon Waste Team to look at the importance of the 3Rs- Reduce, Re-use and Recycle and then to look at the process of composting. An examination of compost and then a School-wide mini-beast hunt followed with a lot more variety than we might have expected on a cold autumn’s day.

Thank you to Demelza for leading a fun and interesting workshop and feel free to quiz the children on what they remember.

The 100 High Frequency Words


High frequency words are common words, words that appear very often in written texts. They are a mixture of decodable words (words that can be sounded out) and tricky / exception words (words in which the English spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way, which means the words have to be learned and recognised by sight).

It is really important that children learn how to read these words as they will make up a large proportion of the words they will be reading in everyday texts


Practise reading, saying aloud and spelling these words together. It really will help.

Hi Everyone 
This is our Google Classroom link for this year.
We will use it for Home Learning sometimes and it will be really helpful we need to carry out more online learning.
Can you all try to access it with your parents then I will give you a few simple tasks to help you get used to using the site.
The Book Of Hopes 
This is the text from which the whole school is enjoying some writing and reading inspiration.
Please feel free to share some of the words with your child.
Science Knowledge Organiser
This half term we are learning about 'Electricity' in science. 
Roman Mosaic
We have started looking at the mosaic art of the Romans. While the colours Year 4 chose may have been brighter than the more natural options available to the Romans, they have tried to choose patterns and images that are fitting and the children's early designs are based around the ideas of both square and hexagonal tiles.