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Year 4 – King Smith


Welcome to King - Smith Class

Miss Clay and Mrs Becirler


Our topic is .....

'The firework maker's daughter'

This half term pupils will be reading the exciting book written by Michael Morpurgo. Will Lila find the magic Fire Fiend, Razvani? Will she ever be a REAL firework maker?







This half term we will be focusing on uplevelling our vocabulary and creating exciting pieces of fiction style writing. We have already started working hard using our new book and are currently writing exciting descriptions about Razvani the evil Fire God.We are beginning to use a variety of sentence structures and are learning about subordinate clauses.



In maths pupils will be focusing on strengthening their problem solving skills, while developing in all other areas of the maths curriculum. This half term we will be building on our ability to calculate mentally, round numbers and recall multiplication facts..

As we head through year 4, it is really key that pupils make a good effort to learn their times tables all the way up to 12x12! Remember to check out the links below for times table games and log in to your my maths accounts for more times table work.



During reading sessions, we will be working hard to develop comprehension skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.

Unfortunately we have noticed that not many children are reading each day!

Please remember to read with your child on a daily basis - there are RED prizes to be won!


Foundation subjects

This half term we are beginning to learn the recorder during music lessons. Pupils will be learning to read music and recall the notes in order to perform a range of pieces. Recorders are provided for pupils. Last half term they worked really hard to learn the note D.  

In DT pupils will be learning about healthy eating and taste testing cookies to make their own interesting firework cookies.

As part of our WOW Day we would like pupils to bring in spare cardboard, which we will use to create a model of Mount Merapi. We will then use this volcano to take part in an exciting explosive experiment to create a fake volcanic eruption.

As a school , we have signed up to a new and exciting PSHE curriculum that will cover all aspect of life with pupils . We are excited about this project as it will help develop pupils socially and morally.


Key information

PE Gymnastics- Friday - Indoor Kit - no trainers needed

Swimming - Thursday

Library - Thursday


If you have any further questions, please feel free to book an appointment at the school office.

Thank you for your support.