Mrs Chahal

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Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 4

Mrs Chahal and Mrs Jabble warmly welcome you to Year 4.

The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Year 4, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.

We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.

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October 2022


During our art sessions this term, we have explored the work of Deborah Roberts. Deborah Ann Roberts (born September 20, 1960) is an American television journalist for the ABC News division of the ABC broadcast television network. Our children learnt that Roberts was born in Perry, Georgia and she graduated from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 1982. In 1992, Roberts was awarded the University of Georgia Distinguished Alumnus Award for her rapid success as a journalist. Her art explores the variety of experiences that make up an individual.

Archive 2022/2023


In our English this term we have been reviewing some of our learning for last year and looking at how to use expanded noun phrases and ambitious vocabulary effectively to engage and inform a reader.  In line with our refugee topic this term, our children have worked hard to write a description about a refugee camp.

They used the narrative of ‘Azzi in Between’ as a basis for understanding how a refugee camp works and what the impact of living in one has. It was a pleasure reading the final drafts – the progress the children made was incredible!

Archive 2021/2022


This term we have been exploring the importance of staying safe online. Our children learnt why it is important to stay safe on line especially since we cannot ‘see’ who we are talking to! We discussed using the rule ‘Stranger Danger!’ to keep us safe while we use a great learning tool.


During this term, we looked at what a home is and what that means to be removed from your home – as a refugee. We started off by locating our homes in Slough, Berkshire. We then went on to review where we thought Azzi lived and located her home country on a map using clues from the text that we had read. Following on from this, we then used a map to plot the Azzi’s escape route from her home country to the United Kingdom. The children learnt what geographical key was and what the various colours on the key represented. The understood that there are different keys for different criteria.


We have been focusing on place value this month and looking at numbers up to 10,000. The children have been looking at number lines and rounding to the nearest, 10, 100 and 1000. This is one of the basic building blocks of problem solving in maths and only with a firm understanding of place value can children begin to tackle more advanced methods for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.   Both classes do a ‘fluent in five’ during which they have begun to build familiarity with mathematical language as well as speed in solving simple problems. This familiarity will help them when they tackle more complex problems. Our children worked hard to order numbers too and to solve worded problems related to place value.


The Children have further developed their singing skills, singing songs in 2 parts. They have created class rules in order to produce the best group singing that they can, including clear words, keeping to a pulse beat, listening to others and balancing their sound.

They have also begun to learn how to play a descant recorder, how to hold it and create clear notes B A and G.


Children have been learning 4 sets of Panjabi letters. Children are reading and writing words by using these letters. This month they have also been learning how to make simple sentences in Panjabi like kp (ieh kp hY) and some children are using adjective in their sentences. Some children were working on the Mukta words sheet with the help of alphabet sheet. For speaking and listening our topic for this term is Different foods and how to say their quantities in Panjabi. This month children are learning names of different fruits and vegetables.


During PHSCE, our children have been learning about their place in the world. This was especially important since they have moved to a new class. Our children were really enthusiastic when compiling their own class charter.

We have also discussed the NSPCC PANTS scheme and what this acronym stands for. We reminded the children about the importance of PANTS in ensuring they know how to keep themselves safe.

This term, they worked hard to understand which people were available to support them.  We also discussed the importance of our ensuring that our mental well being is also kept a priority.


This term, we have been learning about the relationship Jewish people have with God. Our children have worked hard learning about a synagogue, they even designed their own which they thoroughly enjoyed.

They went on to learn about why commandments are important and which commandments they believe to be the most important. They were able to discuss why they believed this to be important.

We thought about some of the things we might have done wrong during the past year and said a prayer to forgive ourselves and do better in the year ahead. We set ourselves three goals we want to achieve this year.


In this module, we learnt about some of the positive and negative ways that humans change the environment, locally and globally, with a particular focus on how this affects other living things. We began to understand that our actions can have both positive and negative consequences, that situations are not black and white, and that decisions involve compromises. we will consider how industry, housing and thoughtless behaviour can damage local habitats and also how humans can increase biodiversity by developing environments such as country parks and nature reserves.

Sikh Studies

Children have been learning about the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji as part of a topic to learn the teachings of each of the Gurus. Pupils explored the teachings by watching a short-animated movie about Guru Nanak Dev Ji and deriving different teachings from watching the short movie. After children discussed the teachings shown in the video they wrote the teachings they learnt with evidence of how those teachings were shown in the video. Along with that they also wrote a fact file of Guru Nanak Dev Ji from all the things they learnt from the lesson and animation.