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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

22.3.24 Year 4 Weekly News

Fabulous fun in 4!

In Maths this week,  the children will be mentally adding and subtracting decimals, recognising decimal equivalents of hundredths and recognising decimal equivalents of halves and quarters. Next week in maths, the children will be ordering decimals, multiplying and dividing by 10 with decimals and multiplying and dividing by 100 in decimals. 

In English this week, the children started the week meeting the author Tony Bradman. They got to hear some of his stories and also ask him some questions about his books and being an author! They also wrote about a new law they would like to introduce for the Big Legal Lesson. For the rest of the week, the children wrote a continuous diary entry from the perspective of a character in our text. The focus was emotive language. Next week, the children are going to be retelling the journey of Edward Tulane through pictures and also in 100 words! 

This week, the R and Y classes used Tinkercad to create circuits and test ways of creating a brighter bulb! The B and G classes were testing out different switches this week in a circuit. All children carried out a conductors and insulators lesson and evaluated their Tinkercad design. Next week, the children will be learning about the Christian story of Easter. 


Please find attached the homework grid for the new topic. 

Key Dates:

Monday 25th March- Parents evening 1.30-5.30pm. School closes at 1pm.

Tuesday 26th March- Parents evening 3.15-6.30pm

Thursday 28th March- Last day of term 4

Monday 15th April- First day of term 5

Key Messages:

Reminder to ensure children are reading at home and bringing in their reading records.

Please encourage your child to practise their times tables at home. TTRS is a great way to do this! 

Please ensure children are wearing the correct school uniform and shoes, including ties and lanyards.

Please ensure children bring in their water bottles.

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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393