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Teachers: Miss Waites, Miss Hannon and Miss Pandor


Important Reminders:


Every Friday we have P.E. and Outdoor education, children are expected to come to school in their P.E. uniform.



Every Friday Year 4’s go swimming! Children need to bring their swimming kit and a towel. Children are also allowed to bring a healthy snack and a bottle of water.



Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned to school by Tuesday Morning. Spellings will also be given out and children will have to learn the spellings for their spellings test.



Planners must be brought to school every day and signed by a parent or guardian at the end of the week, every week.


The new planners also include a reading record. We expect children to read at home at least 3 times a week! Once you’ve listened to your child, make a comment and sign it.




Autumn Term 1




This term in Maths, we will be learning about Place Value which will include rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000, working with the four operations and using different methods to solve. We will also be practising our times tables.


Remember to practise your times tables at home!






In English, we will be focusing on narrative writing. We will be discussing character description, setting description and moving onto writing our own chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. How exciting!

We will then concentrate on writing newspaper reports and persuasive writing based around Charlie and the chocolate factory. In this we will be using drama.


Our topic in IPC this term is CHOCOLATE!



In history, we’ll be finding out:

·       Who first discovered chocolate

·       Who took the first chocolate to Europe

·       About the importance of cocoa beans for trade


In geography, we’ll be finding out:

·       Where cacao tees are found

·       About the factors affecting the growth of cacao tree


In science, we’ll be finding out:

·       About the ingredients in chocolate

·       If chocolate cause tooth decay

·       Why chocolate wrappers are made from special materials

·       What the melting point of chocolate is


In technology, we’ll be finding out:

·       How to make our own chocolate

·       What we can add to chocolate

Look forward to the exit point of this topic!