Struck by Lightning!

 This half-term, we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks and how they lived our 2000 years ago. 


This week, we have been reading various Greek myths and looking at the features and structure of these stories. We also broke up these myths to place them onto a story mountain and wrote our own Greek God character descriptions. 


 For Maths this week, we have been investigating place value. We have shown various ways of representing each digit. After that, we looked at how to add and subtract thousands using a number of strategies such as: our place value headings, a number line and an abacus. 

Spelling Rule:

Please ask your child about our spelling rule (which will change every 2 weeks) and practice this at home. 

In these words the short sound /i/ is spelled with the letter 'y'. 

Some words that follow this rule are:

Symptom, typical, myth, pyramid, physical, gymnastics, crystal, lyric, mysterious, hymns, syrup, Egyptian.

Can you think of some more and use them in a sentence?  


English Homework: 

For your homework this week, we would like you to research one Ancient Greek God/Goddess and make a fact file about them.

Things you could include are:

  • What are they the God of?
  • Appearance
  • Special weapons/powers
  • Family (husband/wife/children/brothers/sisters)
  • Famous myths they are in (You could summarise one)
  • Interesting facts

Please make sure that you write in full sentences (where appropriate) and that your fact file has a main heading and sub-headings.

Please use your neatest joined up handwriting.

Maths Homework:

 For Maths this week, we have been learning about place value and how to show this in different ways. We did this using standard, visual, expanded and written form. For your homework this week, we want you to practice adding or subtracting 1000.

Start by rolling a dice/picking numbers from a hat and choose either 3, 4 or 5 digits to make your first number. Then choose to add/subtract 1000. Show us how you do this under the following headings:

  • Visual
  • Number line
  • Place value Headings

Challenge: For an extra challenge, you could add/subtract multiples of 1000. (2000, 3000, 4000 etc.)


If you have any problems or issues with homework, then please speak to your teacher before the Wednesday deadline. Ideally on the Monday before  as this will give us time to print you homework and hand it out. This includes lost homework or if you were absent on the Friday as we can then give you the homework to complete.

Reasons to Celebrate:

We had a wonderful time inventing our own Olympic events this week! 

Meet the Teacher info


Reminder: Please can you bring in newspaper for out art this half-term.

Playtime Snacks

If you wish to provide your child with a snack, please ensure that it is a fruit or vegetable as we are a healthy school and would like to promote this.


We will have P.E. lessons on a Monday and either a Thursday(4H) or Friday(4T) so please make sure you have the correct clothing (labelled) in school on these days.

 Please can you make sure your child has a fully labelled PE kit including: socks, PE jumper and well-fitted plimsolls. Please speak to the teacher if you have any issues with this. PE kits should be in line with the school's policy and therefore no football kits are allowed to be worn during PE lessons.

Reading records

Please keep your Reading Records up to date. You need to make a note of the book and pages that you have read and get this counter-signed by an adult at least three times a week. We will be checking the diaries every Monday and we would like to see 4 or 5 entries per week. Children can of course read their own books from home, as well as school library books.

The Daily Mile

It is now a requirement for children to have an extra 20 minutes of exercise a day in addition to playtimes and PE. Therefore, the whole school will be engaging in the The Daily Mile. Year 4 will be doing this straight after lunch.

The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age or personal circumstances.

For more information, please see the link below:

Please see http://thedailymile.co.uk/ for more details. 



Dates for the diary

 11th September- Greek Olympic afternoon

25th September- Morden Mosque visit (AM)

12th October- Wimbledon Bookfest