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Year 4 - Morpurgo


Welcome to Morpurgo Class

Miss Burke and Mrs Shaw


This half term our topic is

'How to Train your Dragon'



Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third's father is the chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe, so a lot is expected of him. He is a smallish viking with a big task ahead of him. Can Hiccup defeat his fears, become a hero and learn how to train a dragon?







This half term we are excited to start the primary writing project, where children will imitate and innovate a variety of stories. We will be working on extending our vocabulary and developing our use of grammar and punctuation. We have started off our half term with a trip to the river. When we got there, we found tape sealing off an incident. We wonder what could have happened... 


In maths pupils will be learning about fractions and decimals. We have started off by learning what decimals are, and how we can convert them into fractions. Please make sure that children complete their homework, as this will help them become more secure with past learning.


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.

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

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 learning all about the vicious vikings in history. We will be finding out who they were and why they invaded Britain.

This will link to our PE and music lessons, where children will learn and perform their own viking dance routine.


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 (Dance)- Wednesday- Indoor Kit

Swimming - Thursday (please see letter for more details)

Library - Thursday


Spelling test- Friday


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

Thank you for your support.