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Maple Class - Mrs E Smith - Year 4

Maple Class - Year 4 - Mrs E. Smith

Welcome to Year 4, we hope you had a great Summer and are refreshed and ready to take part in some exciting learning.


This term the topic is "Food for Thought". We will exploring a range of food, learning about a healthy diet, finding out where our food comes from, cooking and of course we will be tasting lots of different foods.

We have invited a number of guests into school for the children to experience a range of learning experiences. A letter will be sent home soon explaining the details of these visits.

Pupils will have the opportunity to develop their numeracy and literacy daily. This will be within dedicated English and Mathematics lessons and via cross-curricular activities designed to support, develop and enhance their skills.


Charlie and the Chocolate factory will be the text we will be studying this term.  Using this text the children will be writing letters, descriptions to develop their use of adjectives and similies, poems


Reading books in book bags will go home every day. Children are encouraged to change their books independently when they have completed reading it. Children will not always read their home reading book in school, but every child is heard reading at least twice a week during Guided Reading Sessions.

Please continue to write comments in their reading records (for example “Enjoyed this book and could tell me what was happening” or “Made a good attempt at sounding out new words” etc.) Children can also write comments in their record book.

In Maths we are learning to: Multiply and Divide, with a focus on:

  •         identifying factors and multiples for the 2, 3, 4, 5 6 and 10 times table

  •         multiplying a 2 digit number by a single number
  • Use mental strategies to recall multiplication tables for 2,3,4,5,6 and 10 and use to solve division problems
  • Identify multiples of 2,3,4,5, 6 and 6 use the term multiple and factor.

It would be very helpful if you could help your child to practise their 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables at home. Also learning to tell the time at home would be of great benefit.

We will also be learning about the area of rectangular shapes

Here is some helpful information!


We have PE on Monday and Thursday. The children need to have a white t-shirt, black shorts, black joggers, trainers or plimsolls. Please could the children keep their PE kit in school for the half term to enable all children to be prepared for all PE sessions. It will be sent home on the last day of half term.

Just a quick reminder that jewellery is not be worn in school for safety reasons!

Please put your child’s name on all items of clothing, so they don’t get mixed up when dressing and undressing!


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We have a weekly spelling session on a Monday and children practise their spellings throughout the week. We do not have weekly spelling tests, however, the children work together to test each other.


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It is very important that children are hydrated, in order to work at their best. Please send your child in with a water bottle everyday.


We are  a Healthy School, therefore if you would like your child to have a snack at break time, please provide fruit. 

Thanks for your help!

Mrs Smith and Mrs Pace