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Class Four

Autumn 1

Welcome back after what I hope was a restful and fun-filled summer.

This term we have lots of exciting learning planned. In English we will be learning to narrative pieces to create suspense along with non-chronological reports.Our class novel will be Thomas Taylor's fabulous book Malamander and of course there will be lots of opportunity for reading for pleasure.


The main focus in Maths this half term will be place value followed by effectively and efficiently using the four calculations to solve problems.


Science will allow us to study forces and magnets. In Geography we will be focusing on what it is like to live in a desert.  We'll be thinking about how we can be healthier in our Design Technology unit What could be healthier? In computing we will be learning about programming music and our music unit will focus on film music. We are focusing on a the topic I need space in Art and learning about shopping in Au Marche in French.

Homework will be set each Monday and due in the following Monday.


Our Routes to Resilience words for this half term are ConfidenceResilience and Curiosity.


We will be focusing on our Christian Value of Thankfulness.


PE lessons will usually take place on a Monday and a Friday, but this may change so please ensure that you have your full PE kit in school everyday.


Knowledge Organisers

Internet Safety


As a school, we carry out lessons on internet safety. Because many children are currently spending more time online, we would like to signpost you to the following sites so you can talk together about staying safe online.


Top tips on how to stay safe online.


Here is a series of 3 videos aimed at children aged 8-10 looking at staying safe online.

Thinkuknow 8-10s

Had fun playing Band Runner? Now watch Sam, Ellie and Alfie continue their adventures in the Play Like Share films. The films will help you learn more about staying safe online.