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Year 4 Kites

Kites are powerful, yet graceful creatures and journey through life with a strong sense of togetherness. As the oldest of the lower key stage two, our class feel passionately about working together as a team and helping those around us. 


This term, Kites will be looking at the theme of 'Do all heroes wear capes?' Studying heroes who changed the world, such as Marie Curie Nelson Mandela and Bill Gates. Throughout the term, we'll be considering the attitudes and achievements of many people and how their work has impacted the world around us. 


Kites information:


The class teacher in Kites is Miss Sadie Clayton. The Learning Support Assistance are Mrs Rose and Miss Wilson.


PE days: PE kits are required to be left in school from Wednesday and Thursday. The kit consists of a white t-shirt, blue shorts and trainers / plimsolls. During winter months, it is suggested that children are provided with a tracksuit. All items of PE kit should be labelled with the child's name and class.


Home Learning:  Will be given out on a Friday to be collected the following Wednesday. 


Team Leader: 

Year 3 and 4 Teaching and Learning Lead: Miss Sarah Durnford

Key Stage 2 Lead: Mrs Leanne Foster



If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see the class teacher (Miss Clayton) or contact



or alternatively a team leader:



Upcoming Events 


Tuesday 3rd October: Parents Evening

Wednesday 4th October: Parents Evening

Tuesday 21st November: Year 3 and 4 Learning Celebration 2.45pm - 3.15pm

Academic Year 2017-2018
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Dance this half term

In Dance in Year 4, we have looked at traditional African dance positions and used ideas from these to create our own short dances in groups. We had to ensure that we had strong movements within our dances and included different levels.

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported us in raising money for Macmillan during our coffee afternoon. Thanks to your donations (cakes and coins!) we raised over £250 for charity in Kites class! Well done to all of the children who took responsibility for their own stations and encouraged as many donations as possible! You are all heroes! 

Politics at Whiterock! 


This week, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Kevin Foster, our local MP from Torbay. He came in to talk to us about how to become an MP, what it was like to be an MP, and answer some tough questions about he plans to help develop our local community. We asked him some tough questions including: 


"How do you plan to support the pay for NHS workers and those working in the public sector?" - Layne. 

"Did you agree with Brexit?" - Reuben. 

"What are you going to do about the pollution that builds up everyday?" - Allissia. 

"My dad is a road safety officer. What do you propose to do about laws on the roads?" - Millie D. 


We will be continuing our work with democracy next week in our "Democracy week"! 

The Great Kite Bakeoff!

This week we have been preparing for our White Rock Coffee Afternoon in support of Macmillan. We took part in 'The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning' and we had great fun making (and eating) delicious treats to sell! 

Mighty maths marvels and positive PE!


Kites have been working hard with their rounding this week! We have been working on rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Have a look at some of our maths pictures where we were discussing everything we have learnt about rounding over the last 2 weeks. We also played tag rugby this week and had an amazing lesson trying to steal each other's tags! Have a look at our huge smiles during the lesson!

First week back!

Kites have made a super start to Year 4! So far, we have begun investigating modern and historic heroes, focusing on how they improved the lives of people around the world. Take a look at our fact detective work! In maths, we have been looking at the place value of 4 digit numbers and explaining our reasoning using mathematical vocabulary. We had great fun playing maths games as you can see in our pictures!