Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School



Tinsel and Tea-Towels: The Rehearsal

As we get closer to Christmas it's only natural that we begin preparations

for the annual show! We have been finalising our songs and practising our lines. Practise makes perfect! We can't wait for you to see it in all it's festive glory on December the 11th. 


What is Ahmet's favourite fruit?
This week, to get to know Ahmet as well as we can we tasted his favourite fruit. Pomegranate! 

We enjoyed noticing the crown on the top of the skin before opening it to try the ruby coloured seeds. There were so many. Afterwards, we wrote some riddles and adverts just like the ones you see for M&S. 

It was exciting to eat something new, especially as it is eaten by children in other parts of the world. 

Who is the boy at the back of the class?
This week, we have continued to study just who the boy at the back of the class might be.
Why doesn't he speak? Why does he keep his head down? Why doesn't he come out for play? 

We have been using our inference skills to try to find accurate answers to these questions. 

Could Ahmet be the victim of bullying? Is Ahmet from another country? Why is his rucksack ripped? 

Only time will tell! 

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Arthur and The Golden Rope: 'The Howl' 

Slowly, our questions around this term's mysterious text are being revealed.

This week, we have all studied the curious events of 'The Howl'. 
We began by reading and listening to the text, without any images, on pages 16 and 17 which helped us to understand how words can help form our visualisations. 

Next, we role played each of the scenes. The before, during and after 'The Howl' to try to understand how the characters in the book truly felt. All of this inspired some exciting and descriptive writing. 

This was before the big reveal:


Mustard Seed Challenge

Mustard Seed Challenge 1
Mustard Seed Challenge 2

Have you ever wanted to be a Space tourist? 


This week in Year 4, we will begin to explore the endless realm of Space. 

Your child will discover what it takes to be a part of the first generation to be become Space tourists.

Throughout these first 3 days, we will design, build and test a rocket that meets today's luxury standards. 

We will write our own application letter, test our astronaut agility levels and interpret worldwide Space data. 


We look forward to taking our first giant step into Year 4 together. 


Photos from our first week back

Photos from our first week back 1 We went outside to test our bottle rockets.
Photos from our first week back 2 The teachers added the water and fizzing tablets.
Photos from our first week back 3 We waited...
Photos from our first week back 4 ...and on our twelfth attempt the rocket took off!

Year 4 Curriculum Overview 2019-2020