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Year 4 - Morpurgo

Welcome to Morpurgo Class
 

Mrs Godden and Miss Becirler

 

This half term our topic is

'How to Train Your Dragon'

 

"HICCUP HORRENDOUS HADDOCK THE THIRD was an awesome

swordfighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking hero that ever lived. But...Can he pass the Dragon Initiation Programme? "

 

 

Curriculum

 

English

 

This term, we will be continuing with our primary writing project, looking at the story of  'Hiccup and the Greedy Gronkle'. It is a story set in Viking times.  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! For our Non-Fiction text, we will be learning how to write a non-chronological report on Dragons!

 

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

 

Maths

In maths, this term we will start with looking at how to present and interpret data in a table, investigate variables in tables and create line graphs. We will then learn about fractions, including mixed numbers and improper fractions. 

 

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!

Children have been given access to Times Tables Rocks Stars (click on logo to access). A very fun and interactive way to learn the times tables!

 

 Remember to check out the links below for times table games and log in to your My Maths accounts for more times table work.

 

Reading

During reading sessions, we will be working hard to develop comprehension skills using fiction and non-fiction texts.

 

RED AWARDS

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. 

 

Creative Curriculum

Our foundation subjects will be taught as we progress through our class based book.

We will start with learning about the Vikings; who they were, where they come from and why they invaded Britain. As well as making our own mini Viking Longships! We will also learn about what dragons eat and link that to identify food sources of different animals and construct food chains. We will use computing to collaboratively create a class wiki on dragons. 

 

Our PHSE lessons will focus on the meaning of Enterprise.  

 

Key information

PE- Wednesday (indoors or outdoors) Please have PE kits in school all week as the day sometimes changes depending on Mr Cyrus. 

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.

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