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Year 4 - Morpurgo


Welcome to Morpurgo Class

Miss Burke and Mrs Shaw


This half term our topic is

'The firework maker's daughter'


We will be going on an adventure with Lila to Mount Merapi. Will she defeat the Fire Fiend and become a firework maker?







This half term we will be focusing on uplevelling our vocabulary, using a variety of different sentence structures and introducing subordinate clauses to our writing. We have already written some exciting character descriptions! We are also very excited to be introducing the Primary Writing Project to our English lessons. 


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.

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 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.

In DT pupils will be learning about healthy eating and making cookies.

In geography we are learning about volcanoes. Please bring in any cardboard for part of our WOW day, which will be based around creating our own volcano!

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)- Tuesday- 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.