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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.



Throughout Autumn 1 and 2, our learning will be based around the theme of "Trade and Transport".

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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. Suffix -ation is added to verbs to form nouns

2. Y3/4 statutory words list 3

3. Suffix -ation is added to verbs to form nouns

4. Adding -ly to adverbs

5. Y3/4 statutory words list 4

6. Adding -ly to turn an adjective into an adverb when the final letter is 'l'

7. 'sh' sound spelt ch (French origin)

Monday 4th November - Back to school

Monday 11th November - Individual school photos

Friday 15th November - Children in Need

Monday 9th December - Lower Junior Christmas Bazaar

Wednesday 11th December - Parent's Evening

Friday 13th December - Panto and Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 20th December - Lower Junior Christmas Party AM

Thursday 23rd January - Germany Class Assembly


PE Days in Autumn 2 - Monday (outdoor) and Wednesday (Forest School)


Year 4 Forest School Days on a Wednesday - 6th November, 13th November, 20th November, 27th November, 4th December and 11th December.

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

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.