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Summer Term 

Welcome back, Class 4! The Summer term has arrived and we will be beginning our very exciting topic of 'Modern Britain', discussing our up and coming trip to Tipi Adventure (June), attending our annual May Fayre and of course having lots of fun!


In English, we will be learning about:

  • Stories from other cultures. 
  • Persuasion.
  • Narrative verse. 
  • Explanation texts.
  • To use a wide variety of punctuation in all pieces of writing accurately.  If we forget the first time, check our work over with a purple polishing punctuation pen because editing our work is very important.
  • Identifying the main and subordinating clauses in our sentences and using a variety of subordinating conjunctions.
  •  Punctuating speech accurately.  
  • Using apostrophes to show contraction,  possession and plural possession.
  • Grammar, spelling and handwriting practice. 




In Maths, we will be looking at:

  • Learning all of our times tables up to 12x. 
  • Multiplication and division using traditional written methods. 
  • Identifying factors to help us multiply.
  • Using the distributive law to multiply.
  • Dividing a number by 10, 100 and 1000. 




In Science, we will be learning about 'Animals, including humans'.

In this topic, we will be:


  • Looking closely at digestion and how the digestive system works.
  • Comparing animal diets with human diets.
  • Exploring the function of teeth and how we can prevent decay.
  • Recapping food webs and the terms; producers, predator and prey


Modern Britain 

Our new Topic for the summer term will be ‘Modern Britain’, which will be exciting an informative. During this topic, we will look at play and pastimes, where we’ll study the changes in books, TV characters, cinema and everyday technology, the diversity of people who live in Britain and the foods which they’ve introduced and also look at how domestic life has changed since the 1950s.


In Music, we will be continuing with our weekly lessons with the very talented Mrs West and having the fantastic opportunity to play the cello. During our PE lessons, we will have a variety of sport more with our fantastic Superstar PE specialist, Mr Flanagan.

For more information, please see Topic Web below.



Diary Dates:

Monday, 24th April - Summer Term starts

Thursday, 25th May - May Fayre

29th May-2nd June - Half Term Week

June (Exact date TBC shortly)- Tipi Adventure

WB 10th July - Parents' Evenings

Move-up days for Year 5! - TBC

Friday 21st July - End of Term


Ihoho - Our Adopted Gorilla 

 You decided that as a class you would like to adopt a mountain gorilla - and each and every one of you pledged to give up one of your prizes that you will earn from collecting 'dojos'. I am so very proud of you all!  Every week one of you will have the opportunity to take our Ihoho soft toy home. We will continue to receive newsletters about Ihoho. 


Other information

  •  Writing and Maths targets will be recorded in our Homework diaries and Homework books.
  •  Homework is compulsory and will be given out every Thursday and should be returned to school every Monday. (Additional optional challenge homework may be sent out throughout the week, which will help you achieve your targets and it will be rewarded with extra dojos.)
  • Please could PE kits be in school Monday morning.
  • In addition to earning Silver and Gold certificates, we will be trying extra hard to earn Dojo points on 'Class Dojo'. Check out the Dojo points tracker to see when you'll earn your next prize. 
  • Blue homework diaries should be brought in to school every day and placed in your trays. 
  • Extra Dojos will be awarded for times tables, spellings and handwriting practice.
  • Reading is very important. If you read every night and have a signature off an adult who has listened to you  - you will earn a reading stamp. If you earn 5 reading stamps/Pokemon stickers in a week, you will earn Golden Time. 
  • Also, in Class 4 we have the 'Special Sparkly Corner' where we can sit and think of all the things that make us smile or take a few minutes to relax - this will be our special treat.
My door is always open so please feel free to make an appointment and chat about your child's learning.
Thank you to all parents for your continued support. 

Miss Bates

Modern Britain - Topic Web

Ancient Egyptians - Topic Web

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