Everyone loving their first day back!


How creative - well done Keyan and Lyla, we are so proud of your amazing home learning.


Thank you for sharing Elijah, what a powerful banner!


Fantastic learning - it looks great fun too!


We are so pleaed you like your home learning, well done!


This is superb Charlotte - well done!


Amazing work Poppy! We love your self portrait.


Wow! Loving your clothes and all your work for international day, fantastic!


Loving your international day wear!


Do you love Harry Potter? Want more from J.K.Rowling? Want a whole, new book for free? A chapter a day from today till July... The Ickabog - read yourself (7-9yrs) or have it read to you! Post your review of chapter 1 here!


Well done Jared - you have tried really hard with your Formula 1 Factfile. We hope you liked writing about this subject, thank you for sharing your extra work!


It will be sad to part company, but I'm sure we will all keep working together on many things in the future! So long, not farewell!


Thank you Amy! We miss you!


Thank you Tomisin - we love your card!


Thank you Tobi, we will pass the message on to Ms Blackmon and Ms Atwood.


Thank you Tomisin!


We have loved being part of the hub team and it has been a privilege to work with children from the other academies.


Such concentration Matteo - your marble run looks great. Hope you enjoyed making it!


Thank you Keyan and Lyla - what lovely messages! We miss you! Hope to see you both soon.


Thank you Jayden - what a lovely picture, Miss Weaver will be proud! We miss you too - hopefully we will see you soon!

Harris Academies
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Year 4

Class Teachers: Miss Buckley & Miss Smith

Teaching Assistants: Ms Bazely

PE day: Dahl (Wednesday afternoon) Lewis (Friday afternoon)

Amount of time which should be spent reading every day: Children should spend at least 15-20 minutes a day reading. This can be broken up, for example: 10 minutes before dinner time and 10 minutes before bedtime.

Key Spellings/spelling patterns for the term: Children will receive a set of spellings for the half term. These should be practiced every day at home. There will be a spelling test the every Friday.

Key maths facts which your child needs to know this term:

  • recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations
  • count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by 100 and dividing tenths by 10
  • recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundreds
  • round decimals with 1 decimal place to the nearest whole number
  • add numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition where appropriate
  • estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation
  • solve addition two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
  • subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate
  • estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence


English overview:

Our topic for this half term is ‘Explorers’. We will begin by reading the book ‘Johnathan Swift’s Gulliver’. We will be focusing on recounts using a range of descriptive language and writing our own exploration stories. Later in the half term, we will then look at non-fiction writing linked to our second book, ‘Shackleton’s Journey’.

Maths overview:

During this half term, we will be focusing on understanding place value in 4-digit numbers including decimals (tenths and hundredths). We will also be learning decimal and fraction equivalents. We will be looking at mental calculation strategies and begin to use written methods for both addition and subtraction. In Geometry, we will be learning about the properties of shapes, sorting and classifying shapes, symmetrical patterns and translations.

All other subjects

Art and Design: Claude Monet – Landscapes.

Science: Animals including humans.

PE: Athletics and swimming.

Geography: Climate zone and mapping using the geographic coordinate system. 

ICT: E-safety, collecting data and presenting information in bar charts.