Welcome to the Bushbucks’ Class Page!

Welcome to Bushbucks. We are a Year 4 class. Our teacher is Miss Church and our teaching assistant is Mrs Thomas.

This week’s news:

We welcome back the new Bushbucks after what we hope was a restful break!

In Maths this week, we will be learning about Roman Numerals to 100 and rounding numbers to the nearest multiple of 10 and 100.  In English, we begin the new term by writing a free verse poem and a kenning in celebration of the Bushbuck! We hope to record our poems as the backing track to some Bushbuck themed animations. Our Spelling Focus this week is a baseline test of the Year 3 and 4 words that we already know.

Our Gallery:

Learner of the Week:


This Term’s Certificates:


New Maths Passports:


New Pen Licences:


This Term in Bushbucks:

English: We begin this term by completing a unit of writing on poetry. We will learn how to include similes in our poetry writing and how to make effective use of adjective strings and alliteration. We conclude the term by writing a story with a historical setting using the structure of the Julia Donaldson book ‘The Magic Jigsaw’.

Maths: Our units of work in Maths this term are Place Value and Addition and Subtraction.

Science: Our topic for this term is States of Matter. We will learn how to define a solid, liquid and gases by considering the properties of the particles of each. We will also learn that materials can change their state and that this can either be reversible or irreversible. (New Vocabulary: solid, liquid, gas, particle, melting, freezing, solidifying, boiling, evaporation, condensation, The Water Cycle, precipitation and run off).

RE: We are learning about how different religions view God.

PSHE: Our Jigsaw topic this term is ‘Being Me in my World’.

History: We will learn about The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.

DT: We will plan, make and evaluate a pizza based on market research that we collect.

Music: Our Charanga unit this term is called ‘Mamma Mia’ and explores the works of ABBA.

PE: Our PE topics this term are Football and Gymnastics. Our PE lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please ensure you have your kit on these days.

Computing: Our learning is based again around ‘communicating’ this term. We will be making Bushbuck themed animations and then ‘collecting’ information in a database.

Home Learning:

In Year 4, Home Learning is set every Monday and then must be handed in the following Monday for sharing and celebrating! Please see the link below for this term’s Home Learning choices:

Home Learning Autumn

Reading Related Activities:

The final date to hand in any Reading Related Activities that your child may have completed is: Monday 22nd October 2018.

Maths Passports:

We now have Maths Passport boxes in both Year 4 class rooms. It is our aim to check the box every day and look at one skill per pupil. Remember to put your passport in the box if there is something you feel you have achieved. Next to each skill, there are three columns to date (MM/YY). The first box is for the pupil to date when they think they have achieved the skill. The second box is for an adult at home to date when they have seen the child achieve this skill. The third box is for the teacher to use when they have verified that the skill has been achieved.

Below are some links that you might find useful to support your child at home:

Year 3 and 4 Spellings split into categories

Spelling section from the 2014 English National Curriculum

Grammar section from the 2014 English National Curriculum

Year 4 Maths 2014 National Curriculum

Link to Mathletics