The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!

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Welcome Page


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 27th November 2019


We have had another busy and enjoyable week in 4JG!


In Maths we have continued calculating the perimeter of four sided shapes, this time with missing measurements. We have used our knowledge of perimeter to help us do this. ‘Rectangles have two pairs of equal sides and squares have four equal sides.’ EC


In English we have continued reading the BFG and have written dialogue between Sophie and the giant. Firstly, we observed and read how they communicate with each other to help inform our passages. ‘We could not use said!’ BB


In Science we have continued with our Living Things topic - identifying how environmental changes affect plants and their habitats. ‘Each table have planted the same plant but will treat their plant differently. One group have overwatered theirs (flooding), one will not water theirs (heatwave), another won’t offer sunlight (man-made architecture) and the last one will be in a closed box without fresh air (pollution). We will then see which plant grows best.’ MR


In R.E we have been looking at the use of symbolism in the Christmas story. We found there are many symbols which we understand but often forget what they symbolise.  


In Art we have continued with our focus on patterns and have designed our own to use in printing using potatoes. ‘First we designed the pattern, then carved it into a potato, then painted the potato and printed it repeated onto paper.’ KH ‘It was like creating our own wallpaper!’ EH



We look forward to another busy week next week!

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