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Welcome to Water Lilies class in Year 4. We have Miss Barrett as our teacher, who is also Forest School Leader, so on her Forest School day Mrs Biddles teaches us. We also have support from Mrs Styring and Mrs Bird, our super teaching assistants, during the week.


Throughout Summer, our learning will be based around the theme of "Eurovision".

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Each week one of the following activities will be set online: MyMaths, or TT Rock Stars. Each activity will be set for the children to complete by the following week.


Remember to read to an adult 3 times each week and have your planner signed to be awarded 5 team points


From Spring Term 2, spelling tests will be changing. Each week everyone will be given a list of 10 spellings, following a set rule, and these will be tested the following week (usually on the Friday). As a challenge, you could also learn 3 extra words that follow the same rule and spell them correctly for 1 merit! You can practice your spellings using your Spelling Shed login, where the spelling list will added for you to play the game to earn lots of points (points makes prizes). 

Spellings (Tested in Summer 2 Week 3)

Rule: Y3/4 Statutory Words











Spellings (Tested in Summer 2 Week 4)

Rule: Adding -ly to create adverbs of manner











Super Speller's Challenge: 3 of your own words (spelt correctly) = 1 merit 


Monday 3rd June - Back at school

Friday 7th June - Disco Night

W/C Monday 10th June - Health Week

Wednesday 12th June - Dog Warden Workshop

Thursday 4th July - Dovedale's Got Talent

Friday 5th July - Sports Day and Summer Fair

Friday 19th July - Last school day of the year



Swimming dates will be as follows:

Friday 14th June, Friday 21st June, Friday 28th June, Friday 5th July and Friday 12th July.


Friday 7th June - Austin 

Friday 14th June - Brodie

Friday 28th June - TBC



Friday 3rd May - Oscar 

Friday 10th May - Jack 

Friday 17th May - Whole class for their PGL experience!



Friday 5th April - Freya

Friday 12th April - Everyone in the class (for their effort in the concert)



Friday 1st March - Oliver

Friday 8th March - Eva 

Friday 15th March - Lawrence

Friday 22nd March - Seth 

Friday 29th March -Sam



Friday 1st February - Gracie-Mae

Friday 8th February - Ollie

Friday 15th February - Seth



Friday 11th January - Elleana

Friday 18th January - Finley 

Friday 25th January - Leah 



Friday 7th December - Zac

Friday 21st December - Sukhmani



Friday 9th November - Lucan and Eloise

Friday 16th November - Anna 

Friday 23rd November - Thomas

Friday 30th November - Luke



Friday 5th October - Gracie

Friday 12th October - Jake A

Friday 19th October - Harlem



Friday 14th September - Charlotte

Friday 21st September - Mason

Friday 28th September - Hugo


Friday 14th June 2019 

It has been an action packed health week. Water Lilies have been working on a personal best challenge, experiencing yoga, trying out Box2bfit, food tasting, making a smoothie on a bike, completing mindfulness tasks and working with all our Lower Junior classes. WOW!


Friday 7th June 2019 

It has been a great first week back learning about coordinates in Maths, entering our WAT writing competition in English and beginning our electricity topic in Science. 


Friday 14th May 2019

In our short week we wrote thank you letters to PGL, showed off our athletic skills, learnt about sound waves and came to school with crazy hair styles! Enjoy your half term holiday. 


Friday 17th May 2019 

The Year 4's have had an exciting (and tiring) week as we went off to PGL on Monday for 2 nights. The children loved all the activities including abseiling, areoball, climbing, archery, riffle shooting, fencing, giant swing and orienteering. They also enjoyed our evening camp fire and 'splash' team games.


Friday 10th May 2019

This week has flown by after our May Day off. The class have been working hard on their reports about 'The Year the UK won Eurovision' and have started learning about different European countries covering their climate and terrain. 


Friday 3rd May 2019

We have had an exciting first week back with our Eurovision Day. It was lovely to see Water Lilies Class all dressed up, while we learnt about European countries, completed flag artwork and learnt what the Eurovision Song Contest is. Everyone got to choose a country to be in the sweepstakes too (good luck everyone!).

Friday 5th April 2019 

A huge well done to Water Lilies Class (and all of the Lower Juniors) for their performances this week in Dragon Days! 


Friday 29th March 2019

We have been completing our final concert rehearsals this week in preparation for our performances on Monday (to the school), Tuesday and Wednesday. We were also lucky to have an assembly outside this week, to see the new building being lifted into place! 


Friday 22nd March 2019

Water Lilies have been working hard on their assessments this week, well done everyone!! It has been another busy week with our concert rehearsals too, not long now until performance week! Can everyone still be practising their lines at home. Tickets are selling fast (thank you) and if you would like more tickets these will become available next week. 

Friday 15th March 2019

Friday 1st March 2019

It has been a busy start back this week. Year 4 had a workshop with Severn Trent on Monday to finish our 'Land and Sea' topic. We have begun our concert, making sure everyone knows their speaking parts as well as having an art afternoon to complete our artwork for the Art sale on Friday 15th March.


Friday 15th February 2019

Happy Half Term! Have a lovely week off everyone and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday 25th. The Year 4's did fantastically well with auditioning for parts in our Lower Junior concert on Tuesday. Scripts have now been handed out, so please take a look over half-term if possible. 


Friday 8th February 2019

We have begun learning our concert songs alongside being given a part of the script to learn for auditions on Tuesday 12th February. Please practise your lines in preparation. 


Friday 1st February 2019

Despite seeing a lot of Water Lilies Class with coughs and colds this week, we have persevered with some exciting lessons! On Tuesday, we conducted an evaporation invetigation in Science. Then on Friday, we created our marbling in Art ready to make our bookmarks next week.

Friday 25th January 2019 Spanish Day Fun!

Friday 18th January 2019

Another busy week for Water Lilies this week. We have been learning about the water cycle in Science and have been continuing our Fractions work in Maths. In English, we have spent some time editing our story writing and have then had to opportunity to write these up with pen! Don't forgot that next Friday is Spanish Day. I am looking forward to seeing your all of your outstanding outfits! 


Friday 11th January 2019

Welcome back to school. We have started our new topic of 'Land and Sea' this week by looking in different montain ranges. We also created a Padlet on the iPads to talk about different marbling techniques in Art, which we all really enjoyed! Please don't forget to be completing your water diaries at home for our Science project (due in by Tuesday 29th Jan), ideally filling them in for at least a week if possible.


January 2019

Happy New Year Water Lilies Class! We are looking forward to seeing you again on Monday 7th January.