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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.



Please see the document 'General Overview Timetable' below, which details what Year 4 will be covering for the set tasks each week. Along with the set tasks, please be practising your spellings and times tables as well reading your school book or a book from home.

PGL Update (25/03/20)

The PGL trip has now been cancelled, therefore we will issue refunds as soon as possible. The refund will be processed through an insurance claim so we will keep you informed on the progress with this. Thank you again for your continued understanding at this time.


PGL Statement (23/03/20)

At this point, PGL have offered us a deferred date and not a cancellation. To ensure we do not lose the money we have paid to PGL we will need to be deferring our booking unless they are forced to close. This is obviously not our preferred option as we know this is a difficult time but we will continue to liaise with the company in the best interests of our attending families. Thank you for your understanding. 



In Spring 2, our learning will be based around the theme of "The Arts".

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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. 'ee' sound spelt with an 'i'

2. Y3/4 Statutory words list

3. Suffix -ous

4. 'au' digraph

5. Suffix -tion

6. Suffix -ssion

Monday 24th February - Inset Day

Tuesday 25th February - Back to school

Thursday 27th February - Severn Trent Workshop

Friday 28th February - Final payment for PGL due

W/C 9th March - Sport Relief, Science Week 

Friday 3rd April - End of term


PE Day in Spring 2 - 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

31st January - Oliver

7th February - Clarissa

14th February - Olli

Friday 13th March 

The children have enjoyed Science Week, taking part in different Science investigation around the Lower Junior classroom. This included volcanic eruptions, lava lamps, sweetie molecules and corn flour slime. They have also completed a poster to enter into the Science competition. Well done Germany Class!


Friday 6th March 

It has been a busy but exciting end to the week with World Book Day and the beginning of Science Week. It was lovely to see everyone dressed up on Thursday wearing their pjs or costumes and enjoying hearing different books being read. Then we were amazed by some of the science explosions in the Silly Science workshop!


Friday 28th February

We have started looking at different art through history this week with a group task to identify a piece of art, it's artist, date and style. We could then timeline these as a class. Germany class also began notation work with Miss Harker in their clarinet lesson, well done! 


Friday 14th February

Well done to everyone who auditioned this week for speaking parts in the Lower Junior Concert. Parts have been given out today, but there will still be lots of parts to come including dancers, warriors and maybe some more speaking parts. We look forward to rehearsing once we are back after half-term. 


Friday 7th February

Germany Class have continued their work on mountains this week by researching a UK mountain/hill and presenting their findings. They have also done some great coding work on the laptops today. Keep up the wonderful work! Everyone who would like to audition for the Lower Junior concert has been given lines to learn today, please learn these ready for auditions on Monday afternoon (good luck). 


Friday 31st January

Germany Class have enjoyed writing explanation texts about a Pokemon character this week, completing their own research and then writing it up. Well done! 


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.