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Year 4 - Morpurgo


Welcome to Morpurgo Class

Miss Burke and Mrs Shaw


This half term our topic is




Rollo's life is turned upside down when Edward the Confessor dies and Harold steals the throne. He is the squire to Duke William, who has been promised the throne, and must ride across the sea with, invade England and helps him be crowned as William the Conqueror! 







This term, we will be continuing with our primary writing project, looking at the story of Kassim and the greedy dragon. First we will immitate the story, learning it off by heart. Then we will innovate it, making it our own. Finally we will invent, creating our own story!


Kassim is a poor boy who stumbles upon a dark cave when walking to school. In the cave, there are treasures beyond his wildest dreams, but that is not all that is lurking in the darkness... 

Will he make it out alive? 


In maths pupils will be working on multiplying and dividing. Can you use the inverse to find the answer to multiplication and division questions? 


Helping your child practice their times tables will make learning to multiply and divide much easier! We need to learn them all the way up to 12 x 12!


 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.

Please make sure that children bring their books in every day so that we can listen to them read.


Each week, we are having a competition to see which class can get the most REDS. The winning class will be given £10 to spend on books.


Please encourage your child to read everyday to get their RED and win prizes! It can be a school book, a book from home, a magazine, a newspaper... anything at all with words! 5 minutes reading a day will make a lot of difference to your child's progress.


Foundation subjects

This half term we are learning all about the Normans in history, and finding out about why the battle of Hastings happened. We will also be sewing our own Bayeux tapestry! 


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 (Tennis)- Thursday- Indoor Kit

Swimming - Thursday (please see letter for more details)

Library - Thursday

Spelling test- Monday


We have worked really hard to create our amazing values display. It is inspired by the Japanese artist Hokusai. If you look carefully at our paintings, you will see people showing integrity.



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

Thank you for your support.