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Welcome to Germany Class in Year 4. We have Miss Barrett as our teacher, who is also our school's Forest School Leader, therefore on her Forest School day (Wednesday) Miss Roberts teaches us. We also have support from Mrs Thomas and Mrs Salt, our super teaching assistants, during the week.



In Spring 1, our learning will be based around the theme of "Land and Sea".

Picture 1

Each Friday 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 Friday.


Remember to also read to an adult 3 times each week and have your planner signed to be awarded 1 merit.

Spelling lists of 10 spellings, following a set rule, will be given out each week and the children will stick them in their school diaries/planners to learn by the following week. However, if you ever miss when they are placed in the diaries or just want to know which lists are coming up, please see the attached documents below called 'Spelling strips'.


Remember 10/10 for spellings will earn you 1 merit, plus if you can learn 3 extra spellings that follow the same spelling rule you can also gain an extra merit (if they are spelt correctly)!


Here are some of the rules coming up:

1. 'sh' sound spelt ch (French origin), Autumn 2 list 

2. Year 4 statutory words, Autumn 2 list

3. Suffix -ion

4. Suffix -ous 

5. Year 4 statutory words 

6. Suffix -ous 

Monday 6th January - Back to school

Tuesday 7th January - Spanish Day

Wednesday 22nd January - Clarinet Concert PM

Thursday 23rd January - Germany Class Assembly

Friday 14th February - End of the half-term 


PE Days in Spring 1 - Tuesday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor)

Who has received our Friday assembly certificates?

20th September - Alfie

27th September - Pearl 

4th October - Mila

11th October - Emmie

18th October - Freddie 

8th November - Amy

15th November - Mara

22nd November - Louis 

29th November - Elliott

20th December - George and Sophie

17th January - Lily

24th January - Ryan

Friday 24th January 

What a busy week Germany Class have had. Well done for your two performances this week. The first being the clarinet concert on Wednesday afternoon and the second our class assembly on Thursday morning. You all did yourselves proud! 


Friday 17th January

We are now full swing into practising for our class assembly. Lines have been given out so please be learning them at home over the weekend. 


Friday 10th January 

We have begun our learning for our new topic this week by looking at water use, starting a water diary and identifying mountain ranges. We have also started to prepare for our class assembly by learning our class song. Remember you are welcome to come and see the assembly on Thursday 23rd January.  


Friday 20th December 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy your holidays and I look forward to seeing you all again in the new year. 


Friday 13th December

Thank you to everyone that came in for the Lower Junior Christmas Bazaar on Monday. We raised nearly £400! We have also enjoyed watching the EYFS Christmas concert and panto this week. Remember we have our Christmas party on Friday 20th December, so I look forward to seeing everyone dressed in their best outfits! 


Friday 6th December 

This week Germany Class have had an excellent effort at our Autumn assessments, well done! We have also finished making crafts ready for the Christmas Bazaar on Monday. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in the afternoon. 


Friday 29th November 

Germany class have worked as Newspaper reporters this week to write articles about Forest School as well as beginning to look at our teeth. The class made models of a tooth and labelled the different parts. 


Friday 22nd November 

Today, we have begun making our Christmas Bazaar craft ready to sell them on the 9th December! Watch our for our decorations, cards and gift tags. We also enjoyed another Forest School session this week, however please can everyone be remembering to bring gloves, scarves, hat and lots of layers as the weather get colder, thank you. 


Friday 15th November

We have had Anti-bullying week this week, where we have written pledges and made exploding books to contribute to making our school bully-proof. 


Friday 8th November 

We have enjoyed working on descriptions this week ready for the remembrance assembly this Friday afternoon. We also all produced some lovely poppy artwork to hold up in the assembly. 


Friday 25th October 

Happy half-term everyone! Have a lovely week off and enjoy Halloween. We look forward to seeing you again on Monday 4th November.


Friday 18th October 

Germany class represented Dovedale fantastically at Ilkeston Fair opening this week. They have all worked hard practising a dance, which they performed at the event. They also got to perform in assembly this Friday, which gave Miss Barrett the chance to watch it too. Well done Germany Class!! 


Friday 11th October

This week we have been reading, performing and writing poems. It has been lovely to see the class take an interest and even bring in some of their own poetry books. The class also began to play their clarinets, with the hope of taking them home soon!


Friday 4th October

On Monday we enjoyed Lower Junior Day, where we worked with the Year 3's to introduce them to the Lower Juniors. We played games of Rounders and shared posters about ourselves. It has also been lovely to see children bringing in their instruments for the Ilkeston Fair competiton. I think our special guest visitor, who will judge the winners, will have a difficult choice. 


Friday 27th September

It has been a busy week for Germany Class as we have had 'Stand Up Derbyshire' Day this Friday and were learning a dance routine for the Ilkeston Fair on Thursday. Don't forget to be making your instruments for the competition!


Friday 20th September

We have worked hard this week to plan and write our own narratives as well as rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. Well done Germany Class!


Friday 13th September

Our first full week in school has been a busy one. We have begun looking at what trade is, have classified animals as vertebrate or invertebrate and have started to read 'The Roman Beanfeast' to support our narrative writing.