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Year 4 - Morpurgo


Welcome to Morpurgo Class

Miss Burke and Mrs Shaw


This half term our topic is

'Charlotte's web'



When Wilbur the pig is born, he is the runt of the litter. If it wasn't for a little girl called Fern, he would have ended up as someone's dinner! Wilbur is sent to live on Mr Zuckerman's farm, where he meets a spider called Charlotte. Together, the two animals hatch a plan to keep Wilbur safe...







This term, we will be continuing with our primary writing project, looking at the story of 'A day on the farm'. First we 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!


Here we are learning the actions!



In maths, we will be looking at shape and angles. We have been measuring angles very carefully with a protractor, looking at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, finding lines of symmetry and using shapes to create tessellations! 


Here is some of our work in maths 



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 will be going on a residential trip to a farm and visiting Mead Open Farm. We are really excited to meet the animals!


In our topic lessons we will be creating animal masks in art, learning about animals and the food chain in science, thinking about inspirational people in RE and looking at our local area (and reading maps) in Geography.


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- Tuesday- Outdoor 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.