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Year 4: Swifts

Welcome to Swifts!


Teacher - Miss Monk and Miss Rudd


Our attendance for week beginning 30/10/17-   We had the best attendance with 99.6%. Well done Swifts! 



PE will be on Wednesdays, where we have a FA coach focusing on the children's ball skills. We will also have PE on alternate Thursdays. This can sometimes be changed so we suggest you keep your child's PE kit in school all week.  

Forest School

Forest School will be on alternate Thursdays. Wellies and coats are needed as we will go out in all kinds of weather. 

Home Learning 

Homework activities will be sent home every week. We expect at least 1 piece of home learning each week. Feel free to do more with your child. 

We are now focusing on one times table at a time to ensure children are developing their rapid recall of the facts. 

Week beginning 6/11/17- focus on the 2 times table. 

Key dates;

Parents Evening;
Tuesday 7th November or Thursday 9th November. See Miss Monk for an appointment 
Trip to Marina Theatre;
Wednesday 8th November.
Children in Need;
Friday 17th November 2017.
Individual Photos;
Monday 20th November 2017.
Book Fair;
Wednesday 15th November - Tuesday 21st November.
This is from 3:30- 4:30 in the hall


Marina Theatre trip

Year 3 and 4 attended a trip to the theatre to see Jessica Souhami! The children were very responsible for their own behaviour and learning. 

Sea Monkeys

We looked at Brine Shrimp, also known as Sea Monkeys, in science week. We made close observations of the eggs and began to see some hatch before we broke up for the holiday. Have a look at the Sea Monkey's below in the video. 

Baby Sea Monkeys

Still image for this video

Family Cafe


During our family cafe, we were collaborative with our classmates and our parents to create a Non-Newtonian fluid using cornflour and water. We were very creative, creating a sticky mess, and curious, asking lots of questions about the science behind it. Thank you for joining us with our learning! 

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Science Week;

To introduce Science Week we were lucky to meet Doctor D.N.A, who demonstrated many scientific investigations. This was a fun start to our science week as we learnt all about change. 

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Royal Albert Hall

We were very fortunate to go to the Royal Albert Hall to watch the Primary Proms. Year 4 was praised for being responsible, through their behaviour and their engagement, throughout the day. Although it was a long day, we enjoyed listening to music from around the world from people not much older than us! 

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Grow it!


We had a great time out in the garden with Jim, harvesting the potatoes we planted in year 3!





We have been completing observational drawings of fish. We were very creative, using new sketching techniques and curious, asking lots of questions about what we could see.


The Body Coach


We have had a fantastic week completing a HIIT workout every day as part of the Body Coach schools challenge. It was hard work but we stayed resilient and completed 30 minutes of exercise everyday. 

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