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The Summer Fair is on Friday 29th at 6pm....BBQ, Dominos Pizza, Beer tent, Zorbing, Inflatables,raffles, tombola and many fun games!!

Leopards Y4

Welcome to Leopards!

Year 4


Miss McBride is the class teacher and Mrs Hollywood is our fabulous teaching assistant.



We are all looking forward to a really exciting Summer Term.


During this term, we will attempt to answer the question

‘Where in the world is South America?’




Our English work this term will be based around our geography topic all about South America. We will look at different genres including narratives, poetry and reports. We will also do work based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. As usual, we will continue to work on Rainbow Grammar and handwriting as well.





  Our class book will be Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.





In maths, we will be spending a lot of time studying fractions and decimals but we are also learning about statistics, shape and measures. We always include lots of mastery, problem solving and reasoning activities in our lessons. We will also continue to work on our mental maths skills and times table knowledge.






Our science topic for this term is ‘How does your garden grow?’ where we will learn all about plants, how they grow and what they need to survive.







This geography topic is all about the continent South America. We will learn where it is, the countries and capital cities as well as the physical and human geography. During the second half term, we will focus more on the people and trade within South America.





In computing, we will be looking at Esafety, and learning how to use the internet safely. This includes using search engines correctly and email.




During circle time every week, we will get together across Lower Key Stage 2 to discuss events in the news as well as other things that directly impact us.



Our art and DT work for the first half term will be learning about the artist Georgia O’Keefe. For the second half term, we will be learning about chocolate, and making and designing our own!




Leopards PE day will be Thursday. Please make sure you have your full PE kit in school, including plimsolls or trainers. Jewellery and watches must be removed. We will be studying squash in the first half term and dance in the second half term.



We will complete a local history project about coal mining.



Our Religious Education work will see us looking at Beliefs and questions.


School trip

We are visiting Cadbury’s World on 6th June as part of our geography and design & technology work.

Remember to read at home as much as you can, and get your diary signed. Each time you get your diary signed you will earn star stamps! Everyone who reads at least 4 times a week will get a prize!You can read any book, not just your school reading book!



Every Friday Leopard's will have two pieces of homework to complete. They are expected to complete their homework for the following Friday. Please do your best to support and encourage your child with their schoolwork.



Spellings are given out every week and we will have our quiz on Friday’s.


If you would like to have a chat or pass on any information please feel free to come into class, I will be more than happy to see you. For a lengthier chat please arrange an after school appointment.

This term is going to be very busy but I'm looking forward to having lots of fun as well!
Miss McBride