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Year 4 Morpurgo Class

Miss Willer


Spring Term 2018


Welcome to the spring term and an exciting new start to the year. 


This half term Morpurgo will be studying the Vikings. We will use this topic as the basis for all of our curriculum learning wherever possible. We will begin by exploring the different tribes that invaded Britain after the Romans and will gain knowledge and understanding of the different aspects of life during this period of history. We will also be looking at Viking ships in art and D&T.


In literacy, we will be looking at the differences between settings. We will explore where stories are set and build a bank of vocabulary to describe them. In mathematics, we will begin the term by looking at fractions and will follow on with the formal method for multiplication before looking at money.


Our science topic this half term is looking at living things, exploring nutrition and skeletons. In addition to this, we will be looking at forces and magnets and investigating types of resistance.


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.