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Year 4 Morpurgo Class

Miss Willer


Summer Term 2018


Welcome to the summer term. This term Morpurgo will be studying the history of communication. We will use this topic as the basis for all of our curriculum learning wherever possible. We will begin by exploring the different types of communications and how they have changed over time. We will also be looking at the local area and developing our map skills.


In literacy, we will be looking at poetry and play scripts. We will explore characters emotions and perform them in the classroom. We will also be writing our own explanation texts. In mathematics, we will begin the term by looking at problem solving including money and will follow on with measuring area and perimeter and looking at symmetry.


Our science topic this half term is looking at living things, exploring nutrition and skeletons. In addition to this, we will be looking at plants and their lifecycle.


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.