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Year 4 Morpurgo Class

Miss Willer


Autumn term 2018


Welcome to the autumn term and an exciting new chapter in yours and your child’s learning journey.


This half term Morpurgo will be studying Island Life. We will use this topic as the basis for all our curriculum subjects where possible. We will begin by exploring locations of tropical islands, gaining knowledge of surival tips and developing understanding of the different aspects of island life, exploring these in our forest schools area. We will also be looking at sunsets in Art and D&T.


In Literacy we will be looking at the differences between myths, fables and legends. We will explore characters and settings within myths and have a go at writing our own. In Maths we will begin the term by looking at place value and follow on with the four operations.


Our Science topic this term will involve looking at the the human body, our diet and keeping healthy when our topic becomes chocolate later in the term.


Importantly, this term we will be continuing to develop our independence in our work and reflection. Please encourage your child to be independent with their choices at home and this will pay dividends in the classroom. I hope your child will have lots of fun and be happy and enthusiastic in their learning this term.


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call in and see me after school or call the office to make an appointment.


Please keep checking back for updates.

Kind regards,


Miss Willer


Reading Books


When reading with your child at home it is important that they understand what they’re reading. Use these questions to help question your child:

  1. What has happened so far?
  2. Who are the main characters?
  3. What have you learnt from what you have read? (Non-Fiction)

Please comment in your child's diary each time you read with them. Pupils will also have the opportunity to bring a book home from the school library. Please make sure children have their books available to read everyday.




Pupils will be set homework on a Tuesday and Friday. On Friday the homework will consist of spellings and times tables.  On a Tuesday homework will be set that will consist of an area of the curriculum.  The children will be able to access this through Google Classroom or in the homework book. In addition to this, each child will be expected to complete their daily work program on DoodleMaths.