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Year 4 - Morpurgo

Welcome to Morpurgo Class

Mrs Godden and Miss Becirler


This half term our topic is

'The Firework-Maker's Daughter'


"You want to be a Firework-Maker? Walk into my flames"

Can Lila survive?





This term, we will be continuing with our primary writing project, looking at the story of the 'Journey to the Cave of Karang Bolong'. It is a journey tale set on an Indonesian Island. First we will immitate the story, learning it off by heart using actions to help us. Then we will innovate it, making it our own. Finally we will invent, creating our own story!


You can find the story at the bottom of this page. 



In maths, this term we will be multiplying numbers with up to 4 digits by 1 and 2 digits using a formal written method, dividing numbers with up to 4 digits by 1 number, applying concepts in the 4 operations to solve word problems and presenting and interpreting data in graphs and tables. 


Please help your child practice their times tables as it 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.



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.

Children have been giving their Bug Club logins and have been allocated new books. Reading on Bug Club counts towards their REDS. 


Foundation subjects

Our science lessons will focus on the changing states of materials. These will be very practical sessions, involving close observations.  

In geography we will be learning about the layers of the earth and how volcanoes are formed. 

In music we will be playing the recorders.

In DT we will be learning about healthy foods and making cookies! 

In computing we will be learning to create a landscape using a graphical block programming tool to explain different aspects of physical geography.

Our RE lessons will continue to focus on the deeper meaning of festivals.  


Key information

PE- Wednesday (indoors or outdoors)

Swimming - Thursday - please make sure your child has their swimming clothes in school.

Library - Thursdays

Spelling test- Fridays

Maths homework due in on Thursdays

Reds due in on Thursdays


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

Thank you for your support.