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Dear Parents & Children – Welcome to the Autumn Term


Welcome to Year 4!

We are Morpurgo Class 2023/2024


Welcome to Morpurgo’s class page!


Your teacher for the year is Miss Browning and I look forward to getting to know you all. This year we have class pets, Guinea Pigs and fish, who need all the love and support while they are getting used to their new class environment!


This year we have some very exciting topics to learn about, so lets get stuck in!


Our Autumn topic is Invasion. In this topic, children will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons as well as the Vikings and the Normans. There is a knowledge organiser at the bottom of this page which we will be using in all topic lessons to help children with key words and information. Take time to have a look but there is no need to print or bring this into school.


In addition, we will be following the national curriculum requirements of English, maths, Science, PSHE/RSE and RE. This year we have joined a brilliant scheme to broaden the children’s understanding and fluency in English. Our first topic surrounds the book Varmints by Helen Ward and Marc Craste. In Maths, we will be looking into the year 4 level of White Rose Maths. Our first topic is place value. In PSHE/RSE we will be following the SCARF scheme which is delivered by Mrs Andreas on a Wednesday morning.



P.E. will take place on a Wednesday morning led by Mrs Bissmire and a Friday morning led by Miss Browning. Please send children to school wearing their P.E. kit on these days. The P.E. kit consists of a sky-blue polo, royal blue Oaklands jumper, royal blue shorts, socks and suitable sports trainers. Hair must be tied back and any jewellery must be removed at home.



Homework is a valuable opportunity for children to consolidate learning as well as get parents involved in our topics. Homework will be sent home in red A4 homework books on a Friday and are due back into school on a Wednesday.

Homework will also be added to google classrooms once children are linked to the Morpurgo class page.

Every night:

Reading for at least 15 minutes and times tables rockstars.

Work from an area of the curriculum:

This will be given out on a Friday and to be returned on Wednesday in homework books.


Contact and Support

Please do not hesitate to find me or email admin if you have any questions or queries about your child’s learning. You can speak with me after school, or alternatively, you can contact the school office to book a meeting. If you or anyone you know, has skills or knowledge that could enrich our in-class learning, we would love to hear from you and see if we can make use of this in our lessons.


Reading books

Please ensure you read daily with your child, as they grow it is important to foster a love of reading within them. A fantastic way to do this is to have discussions about the books they are reading and listening to them read. Reading records are also needed in school every day so please ensure your child has this in their bag for home and school use. 


Kind regards,


Miss E Browning

Year 4 Teacher


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