The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!

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Welcome to the class page for 4JG. Please take time to look around the school’s website for key information. Also, make sure that you visit this page as often as possible as it is here that you will be able to view what your child is doing in school each week and every term via the Class Blog that appears below.

Below you will also find important information about your child’s PE slot as well as advice about reading at home.



Year 4 will have PE weekly and it is therefore essential that your child has their PE in school everyday. It is also important that each item of PE kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name in case things get lost.


Reading at Home

Reading at home is essential for your child to make the progress necessary with their school work. Your child will have a Reading Record Book that they bring home each night. If they read to you or another adult, or to themselves, please sign the Record Book to say this has happened. They will then get credits at school towards a range of reading certificates that they will receive in assembly.

Thursday 16th January 2020


We have had another enjoyable week in 4JG!

In maths, we have continued developing our mental methods for division (÷10, ÷5, ÷4 and ÷20) and applied this to problem solving. We used RUCSAC to help us to solve the multi-step word problems.


In English, we have continued using Beowulf to inspire our writing. We have written a persuasive letter as a response to Lord Hygalec (King of the Geats) who didn’t want Beowulf to leave his homestead in order to fight and defeat the monstrous Grendel.

In Science, we have learnt about each step of the digestive system in greater depth and had fun creating our own class display to show what we have learnt. ‘We all contributed to the display which was fun!’ CS


In History, we have continued with our Vikings topic, this week looking at the iconic long ship in more detail. ‘We labelled our ships and then wrote an explanation text about each of its features.’ KG ‘Did you know the shallow hull of the ship allowed it to travel closer to land which meant the Vikings could catch their victims by surprise?’ VB


In R.E, we have continued our focus on Judaism, this week looking at Kosher foods. ‘Did you know that dairy and kosher meat cannot be eaten together and there must be a six hour gap between eating them?’ MK


In music, our topic is Recycling. We have been making our own soundtracks in groups using only a piece of paper as instruments! ‘This was hard at first but then we found lots of ways you can make sounds with paper.’ NG


We look forward to another busy week next week!

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