Sonning Common Primary School

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Well done to all Year 4 children to almost making it to the end of the first full term of Year 4! This term we have learnt lots and the children have worked super hard to progress in all of their learning! In the last week, we have completed experiments in Science, done some gymnastics, […]

Letters to Father Christmas!

In Miss Such’s class this week, we are writing letters to Father Christmas! In order to post these by the 8th December and receive a reply from Royal Mail’s chief Elf, please can everyone bring in an envelope and a first class stamp tomorrow! Miss Such will bring in a few spares but if most […]


This week we are creating our Christmas themed hoops to be hung in the hall. We have used a stag theme for this display. In Design and Technology, we have been designing our bridges and have had a chance to start the building process. Our bridges already look impressive! In Literacy, we have started looking […]


This week we are looking forward to starting our new topic ‘Robots’. We are also starting a new science topic – States of Matter. In literacy we are looking at different types of poetry and we enjoyed going to the library today to read and perform poetry. A reminder that planners are due in on […]

STEM Lego challenge mission

Two teams of six Y4 children went to Headington Prep for the first day of the STEM Lego challenge. They were challenged to make an alien out of random bricks and then learnt how to use the Lego software WeDo to program some robots. All the children enjoyed the challenge and are looking forward to […]


In Year 4 this week we are doing some experiments! Please can the children bring their liquid of choice for the egg experiment. Also for Natural Disasters we have made model volcanos so the children need to bring in bicarbonate of soda, white vinegar and food colouring (red, yellow or orange). Try and coordinate with […]


The weeks are flying by! We’re working hard in literacy looking at Natural Disasters and are about to start writing our very own leaflets/newspapers. In maths, we’ve moved onto time. It would be really helpful if you could help the children¬†with time by referring to clocks when you’re at home or out and about anywhere¬†– […]


Today Year 4 had 2 very exciting visitors! Chris Bartley and Charlotte Booth, both olympic rowers, came in to talk to us about our science topic Healthy Me. They talked to us about an athletes diet and about their experience in rowing and the olympics.

Week 4 Literacy Homework

For literacy homework this week, Year 4 have been asked to write a descriptive/creative piece about a picture. There are 3 levels of challenge with this homework – bronze, silver and gold. The children can choose their own level of challenge and complete as much writing as they like for the relevant challenge. If the […]


Thank you to Carlo Buontempo for his interesting talk about tropical cyclones. The children really enjoyed learning new facts about how they are formed and even watched an experiment where we attempted to form a cloud. We also made a tornado in a bottle with glitter and washing up liquid! Alongside our topic natural disasters, […]