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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

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W/C September 21st 2020


We have had a lot of fun this week getting outside for Science and performing in English. 

This week, Year 4 have been getting creative in English, looking at poetry incorporating similes and fantastic adjectives.  Thursday's lesson came alive as the children acted out their 'unfortunately / luckily' work.  This was a great exercise to show the children how they can shape a story.

In Maths, the children have worked on counting in 1,000s (and sequencing) and partitioning.  We are slowly going over previous learning to ensure the children are secure, before building upon it.

In our WAC (We Are Curriculum) Geography unit, we have been locating the Amazon, using Google Maps, globes and atlases.  Perhaps you could challenge your child(ren) to show you at home?

We have been developing our Science knowledge of animal classification and habitats by going on a bug hunt!  Focusing on invertebrates, the children have been identifying their discoveries using a classification key and drawing detailed, labelled diagrams.


Additional Information:


We have set up a new battle!  Which of the Year 4 classes will win?  They have until the end of the half-term to try and increase their scores.

Your child should have their Times Table Rock Star logins, if not please ask one of the class teachers and we can send them to you.

Spelling Shed:

The children have now been shown how to log on to Spelling Shed and play some of the games there.  Last week, we put up a mini-assignment to show the children how their spelling homework will work after half-term.  We have now added the full list of year 3/4 statutory spellings should the children want to continue exploring the site in preparation for November.  The games are also a great way to expose the children to new spellings in a fun and engaging way.

Purple Mash:

The other password you should be able to see in the Reading Record is for Purple Mash.  Again, we will be using this platform to set some homework after the half-term but it has lots of exciting features including imitations of popular programmes such as Excel, Word and even Outlook.


We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Year 4 Class Teachers

4P acting out their English work

4H on their bug hunt