Y4 Book Reviews

Year 4 homework this week is to write a review of a book that you have really enjoyed reading recently and that you think others will also enjoy reading. Write your review as a comment to this post, remembering all the things we learned this week about how to write a good book review.

Remember to include all of these important features:

  • Title:
  • Author:
  • Who are the main characters in the story?
  • What are they like?
  • What happens in the story?
  • Which parts did you like and why?
  • Do you have a favourite part of the book?
  • Which parts didn’t you like and why?
  • Were there parts of the book that you thought could have been changed to make the book better?
  • How did the story make you feel?
  • Were there funny or scary bits?
  • What did the story make you think about?
  • Did you learn anything from the story?
  • Would you recommend the book to a friend? Why?
  • If you didn’t like the book can you think why?
  • Who would like the book?

I can’t wait to read your recommendations!


As if learning about Ancient Egyptians wasn’t exciting enough, 4R have mummified oranges learning about the process of embalming and mummification!

Remember to put your ‘mummy’ in a warm dry place at home and check on it every week.  Comment below with your observations!


Are you up for a challenge?

What a yummy treat Oscar, Well done.
Mrs Whinnett 🙂

  Following on from Mrs Whinnett’s PSHE lesson on initiative, you have been set the challenge of showing us how you use your initiative outside school. Ask someone to take a photo of you to show us how you have completed the challenge and add it to this post with a description of what you did.

Top tips:

Don’t wait to be told – be a Self starter!



Evidence from boys using their Initiative.


Cameron unloaded the dishwasher after his cricket match.

Beltran loaded the dishwasher and helped to do the washing.

Wow! Ancient Egypt!

Our first History lesson this term really had the wow factor as we welcomed back Catherine Hammond for a workshop about Ancient Egypt. What did you learn about the Ancient Egytians today?

Year 4 Visit the Abbey!

We visited the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, to learn more about what life was like for the monks there during the reign of King Henry VIII.  We took part in a brass rubbing workshop and completed the ‘Dissolution Trail’.  What did you learn today?

This week…

English: We are continuing to look at stories from other cultures and this week we have another story for the boys to explore.


We will not be issuing new spellings this week as next week is a busy week with various off timetable activities and we therefore won’t be able to test the boys.

Below is a link to the ‘Handa’s Surprise’ online book to help with the illustrations for homework this evening:


Maths: My set will be looking at measuring and drawing angles using a protractor and then calculating angles without a protractor.