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Year 4

Welcome to Toucans' Class Page


Mrs Cooper is the class teacher of Toucans.


Miss Hrycaj, Mrs Allwood, Mrs Maskery, Mrs Wilson  and Mrs Cheetham are our Teaching Assistants.

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


Our theme and thought provoking question for the Summer Term is:


 What is the most powerful natural force on earth?





Please find below a description of all the amazing work we will be doing in our  action packed Summer Term.



Our English work in the first half term will be based around the narrative 'Escape from Pompeii.' We will use Talk for Writing to help us write a story and some poetry. During the second half term our focus will be on non-fiction writing.  We will continue to work on handwriting, spelling, grammar and punctuation throughout the term.





In guided reading we will be focusing on developing our reading skills and linking this with answering questions about a text. We will also be developing our inference skills - using clues to help us answer questions.

Our class book will be the choice of the children... watch this space. 




This term, we will be carrying on learning number and calculation facts, including mental calculations. We will also be working on fractions and decimals, money, time, shape, statistics and position and direction. We will continue with our times-tables focus where we practise chanting and learning all the tables up to 12 x 12. Please encourage the use of Times Tables Rock Stars at home too.  






 We will be covering two topics. Where does all the food go? and Human Impact.






Our thought provoking question will allow us to cover lots of geographical issues. We will focus on natural disasters such as the impact of volcanoes and earthquakes. We will be working practically with maps, identifying where natural disasters have happened and hopefully go outdoors. We will also look at the formation and features of mountains.



Our computing work will, as always, involve work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. Our main focus will be Animation, Effective Searching and Hardware. We will use Purple Mash to support the ICT curriculum.





During Circle Time, we will get together with children from lower key stage 2 to discuss issues in the news, as well as things that directly impact on us!

Art / DT 


We will be creating 3D papier mache models of volcanoes and watching them erupt! We will also focus on the Japanese artist Hokusai and attempt to recreate his famous painting'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' 




PE will be on a Thursday with an extra session on a Wednesday if possible. We will be working on agility, balance and co-ordination and squash skills with Mr Hay.



Religious Education


Our RE focus will be 'Beliefs and Questions.'


Visit: TBC



Homework comprising of two parts will be given out on a Friday and collected in the following Friday. Spellings also go home each week and the children are tested on a Friday. Reading is vital, not only is it a life skill, but it also provides the children with writing ideas. Please take time to read with your child at home regularly.




We are going to have an extremely busy and hard working term but I'm sure it will be lots of FUN!!


Mrs Cooper, Miss Hyrcaj, Mrs Allwood, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Cheetham are very excited about the term ahead and we are very proud of the hard work and effort you put into your work daily.


Remember Toucans


TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More


PE day is Thursday.

Please remember to have your full PE kit in school!


Extra bits!...

We give out lots of star stamps for working at home!


Remember that you can log in and read a book on 'Bug Club' too!


Please feel free to pop in school anytime you want - you are very welcome. If you need a lengthier chat an after school appointment can be arranged.

Any help you can offer would be gratefully received.