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Meerkats Y4

Welcome to the Magnificent Meerkats!

We hope you enjoy having a sneaky peek into the exciting things we have been up to!

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Mrs McArdle is our class teacher and Mrs Hollywood is our Teaching Assistant.



Please find all current work on Seesaw. Each day, I will update you with English, Maths and another activity (Science, Topic, French, Music, PE) for you to complete. I have been really impressed with the work you have completed on Seesaw so far! Keep it up!


You can upload your own work or activities you have been doing at home. I would love to see what you have been up too! 

This Summer term, we will be answering the thought provoking question: What did the Romans do for us?



Our English work in the first half term will be based around Ancient Roman myths, exploring what a myth is and what they usually contain. We will use Talk for Writing to help us write our own myths. During the second half term, our focus will be on non-fiction writing.  We will be applying our knowledge of the Romans to write non-chronological reports. We will continue to have a strong focus on handwriting, spelling, grammar and punctuation throughout the term.



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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. To begin the Summer term, we will be reading Romans on the Rampage and in the second half-term, we will be reading Malamander.




The first half of the term, we will be focusing on decimals. We will be writing, ordering and comparing decimals. In the second half of the Summer term, we will be learning about Money, Time, Statistics, Properties of Shape and Position and Direction. Like the throughout the year, there will be a real focus on learning the timestables up to 12x12 and being able to recall them confidently.




In Science, we will be learning about two different topics in the Summer term. Our first topic is called ‘Good Vibrations’  and we will be exploring how sounds are made and heard. Our second topic is ‘Where does the food go?’ and we will be learning about the digestive system. 



Our thought provoking topic question this term will enable us to learn about the Ancient Romans and explore the impact they had in Great Britain and across Europe. We will be learning about what life was like in Roman times, about the Roman army, Boudicca and what the Romans left behind.






Our computing work will, as always, involve work around E-Safety and knowing how to stay safe online. Our main focus will be ‘Animation’ and 'Effective Searching'. We will be using Purple Mash to support the Computing 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 

In our Art lessons, we will be learning about Roman Mosaics, and we will be making some of own.  As part of our DT work, we will be using our textiles skillset to make Roman purses.





We will be kicking off the Summer term with Mr Hay developing our Squash skills and participating in competitive games. Please have your PE kit in school all week.


Religious Education

We will be participating in RE theme days where we will be learning about Beliefs and Questions and Pilgrimages.



Written homework will be given out on a Friday and collected in the following Friday.

Please encourage and help your child to complete their homework.

Regular reading at home and weekly spellings are also part of homework. Thank you for your support. It really does make a HUGE difference to your child’s learning.


Terrific Tables!

This year, we will be working especially hard to learn and recall all of the times tables (up to 12x). Please support your child by practising these at home. Being able to recall their times tables quickly, can really help your child when calculating and it is an important life skill.