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Year 4 - Miss Marshall

Welcome tClass 4Ma!


This half term we will be studying the topic Potions. 


Creative homework that links with this particular topic has already been given out to all children. Children are advised to pick one piece to complete each half term, with the first piece being due Friday 30th of September.


Other Information 


P.E days for 4Ma are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, please ensure that your children have the correct P.E kit in school on theses days so they are able to fully take part. 


Please can you ensure you read and sign all of the policies in the front of your child's organiser. This is very important as failure to sign the e-safety policy will mean that your child will be unable to use any device that can access the internet in school. 


Spellings will be given out every Monday and will be written in the children's organisers. Children will be tested on their spellings every Friday morning. The spelling test results on Friday the 18th of September were fantastic, each and every one of your children should be very proud of their score!


It is very important to hear your child read on a regular basis, therefore the school asks that an adult hears each child read at least 3 times a week. Please make sure if you hear your child read you record it in their organiser as children will not be able to change their reading book unless an adult has heard them read. 


Whilst reading with your child you could check their understanding further by asking key questions, such as:

  • Can you describe the setting?
  • Can you predict what might happen next?
  • What can you tell me about that character's personality?
  • Who was the main character in the book?

Staying Safe Online


1)      Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)      Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.

3)      Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)      Never give out your passwords

5)      Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6)      Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7)      Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)      Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)      Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10)   If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.


This half term our classroom has been transported to a world of witchcraft and wizardy. Do you dare to venture through the bricked wall of platform 9 3/4 to see what is happening inside?

This half term our classroom has been transported into a world of witchcraft and Wizardy. Do you dare to venture through the bricked wall of Platform 9 3/4 to find out what is happening inside?


Wednesday 14th September

We have had a fantastic day starting our topic, Potions, for this half term in Year 4. The children arrived in some fantastic costumes for their witches and wizards experiences day. Early this week the children had the opportunity to write instructions for their own magical potion; their ideas were fantastic, we had potions ranging from invisibility potions to love potions. Today all children were given the opportunity to make their magical potions, using a range of ingredients such as; bats blood, fairy dust, ear wax and snot. All children really enjoyed this engaging experience. Please browse the photos below to see how we made our potions and our fantastic costumes. 

Potions Innovate

As an end to our potions topic the children had the task of creating a new flavour chocolate for Cadburys. The children used the week to come up with their own chocolate flavours, conduct their market research and packaging, as well as making the chocolate themselves. The children really enjoyed this experience. Take a look at the photos to see our making process. :)


Autumn Term 2

This half term our topic is called Traders and Raiders. In this topic we will be looking at both The Saxons and Vikings, where they came from and how their lives differ from ours today. 


Viking Feast and Poetry Readings

As part of our topic the children have written some fantastic poetry in honour of The Mighty King Olaf.  King Olaf always loved a good feast, so whilst performing our poetry we had a viking feast. Obviously, King Olaf could not attend himself, therefore Olaf the snowman attended on his behalf. 

Friday 9th December 2016


It has been innovate week this week and the children have been busy in their Saxon and Viking Tribes making goods to sell at the traders fair. The children have made a range of items including, jewellery and patterned fabric. Take a look at the pictures to see their stalls at the traders fair!

Traders and Raiders Innovate

Monday 12th December 2016


As another busy and fun packed half term comes to a close, we decided to undertake some outdoor activities. The children were given the opportunity to experience what life would have been like as a Saxon or Viking by completing some cooking outside on a fire. We cooked some bread and made some Saxon warm spiced apple juice. Even though it was cold the children enjoyed this experience!

Tis the season to be jolly!

With Christmas less than a week away and the children breaking up from school today, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

It has been a wonderful term, with lots of hard work and many achievements. Make sure you have a well deserved rest as there is no homework over the Christmas holidays!

Best wishes, Miss Marshall and Mrs Stevens. :)

A message from Jingles, our class elf!

Something strange happened in our classroom last night!

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It appears that last night three of Santa's reindeer decided to make an appearance in our classroom when Jingles came back from the North Pole. They even left reindeer food on the children's desk for them to sprinkle on their lawns on Christmas Eve!