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Fuji Class

Hello Year 4,

I hope you have been enjoying the lovely, sunny weather lately and that you had a great weekend. I spent a lot of time on Sunday on my balcony listening to my favourite band called Milky Chance (they are from Germany but their songs are in English) and playing Scrabble with Josh.

I have loved speaking to some of you on the phone lately. During the week, if you think of something you would like to tell me about, it might be a good idea to write it down on a piece of paper so when I call you to say hello, it will help you remember what you want to tell or ask me.

Remember to email your work to me at 

Have a great week and I am looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful work this week.

Love Miss Hobbs.



Independent Champions


Alex doing the dishes


Alex making a flatbread sandwich


Alex hoovering



Micah making a sandwich (and teaching you how to do it too!)


Micah doing the dishes


Celebration of Work from Last Week

Sheyam Maths Kilometres and Metres



Rachel Summary




Micah Comprehension




Spelling Focus

The un prefix

A prefix is a group of letters that go at the start of a word and change the meaning of the root word.

RULE: The un prefix means 'not' so it means the opposite of the root word.

Eg. ungrateful means not grateful.


 Spelling words to learn:

  • believable
  • broken
  • certain
  • comfortable
  • fortunate
  • healthy
  • known
  • unbelievable
  • unbroken
  • uncertain
  • uncomfortable
  • unexpected
  • unfortunate
  • unhealthy
  • unknown

Learn these words using look, say, cover, write, check and test yourself (or get a family member to test you) at the end of the week. 



Times tables for this week

Revise the 11 times tables. To help you remember the more different 11 times tables, you can use the 'times 10 plus one group' trick.

Eg 11 x 11 

10 x 11 = 110      so      11 x 11 = 110+11 (121)


Eg 11 x 12

10 x 12 = 120     so      11 x 12 = 120 + 12 (132)



Do you know any other tricks to help you with the 11 times tables? Email them to me at 


GAME - Times Tables Memory

Click this link to play an online memory game. You can either play '1 Player' on your own or you can play against someone else in your house by selecting the '2 Player' option.