• Search Close
  • Translate Close

Translate / Traduire / Übersetzen / Tłumaczyć / Išversti / Tulkot / Traducir

Bushmead Primary School

Get in touch

Contact Details

Social Media

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Spring 1 Newsletter

Spring 1 Topic overview

Autumn 2 



The term will begin, with the children continuing to read, ‘How to Train Your Dragon.’  The children will then use the story as a stimulus to plan and write their very own dragon story. Towards the end of this term we will be exploring a story written by Michael Morpurgo called, ‘Coming Home.’ The children will be taught skills of expanding sentences, using adverbial openers and subordinate clauses. We will also work on skills of editing and re-drafting in order to continually improve the quality of or written work.  


SPAG lessons will focus on adding prefixes to root words. Children will explore spelling the words as well as developing an understanding of what the words mean. A list of weekly spellings has been stuck into reading logs.  Please remember to practise these with your child, ready for a weekly spelling test or dictation.



Week 1- Equivalent fractions

Week 2- Comparing fractions

Week 3- Introduction to decimals

Week 4-Time

Week 5- Time

Week 6- Negative numbers

Week 7-Decimals

Week 8 – Multiplication


Learning Logs

We are really pleased with the work the children have been producing as part of their learning logs. The children and staff have really enjoyed sharing all the creative ways the children have completed their homework, thank you for your continued support.


Diary Dates

11/11/19-Anti-bullying week

14/11/19- Year 4 reading workshop (details to follow)

18/11/19-Road safety awareness

25/11/19-Christmas shop week

In our DT lessons we have been learning to sew. We have learnt to embroidery a range of very complex stitches.

We have been writing poetry in our English lessons. Some of the children visited Bushmead Court to present their poems. It was such a heart warming experience for all.


Still image for this video

Don't forget Christmas Jumper day this Friday! 



Luton Foodbank shopping list




Rice pudding (Tinned) Instant noodles Meat (Tinned)
Custard (Tinned) Vegetables (Tinned) Fruit (Tinned)
Fruit Juice (Carton) Dried rice (500g) Soup
Milk (UHT) Baked beans (Tinned) Tomatoes (Tinned)
Fish (Tinned) Tinned pasta Pasta sauce
Breakfast cereal Tea bags Biscuits
Sugar (500g)    


Visit https://lutonfoodbank.org.uk/give-foodmoney/give-food/ for more information

Dragon Clay Eyes - Saxons

Dragon Clay Eyes - 4 Celts

Thank you to all our parents and carers who attended our reading workshop.

Thank You Specsavers!

Thank You Specsavers! 1

Year 4 were visited by Junaid and Erin from Specsavers today to promote Road Safety Week. Each child was gifted with a high visibility jacket for the dark evenings ahead. Please encourage your children to wear these over their coats so that drivers can spot them easily. 

Thank you Specsavers! 

Outdoor Learning Day

Autumn 1 Topic overview

The children are enjoying learning to play the ukulele.

The children are enjoying learning to play the ukulele.  1
The children are enjoying learning to play the ukulele.  2
The children are enjoying learning to play the ukulele.  3
The children are enjoying learning to play the ukulele.  4

STEM week in Year 4

STEM week in Year 4  1

Learning Logs

Dynamo - Lots of fun activities to do at home.