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Welcome to Fox Class!


Welcome to the summer term!  We have been really busy so far this year, and this term will be even busier!  Our topic is Rainforests which is a geography based topic, but will also include science and citizenship, and much of our English work will be led by our topic too.   We will be looking at where in the world the rainforests are and their climate, the different layers of the forest and the wealth of life including plants, animals and humans.  We will also look at the important issue of protecting the rainforests.


In English we will be using The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry in the first half term, and then The Tin Forest by Helen Ward.  Both of these books have a strong message about protecting our planet and appreciating the beauty around us.  We will be writing across a range of genres, including letters, reports and we will be doing lots of creative writing to show off the skills we have developed through the year so far.


Our class story last term was The Wild Robot by Peter Brown and we absolutely loved the book so this term we will be reading the sequel; The Wild Robot Escapes.


We will be doing PE with Mr Hardie every Monday afternoon and we will be having a team games session on Friday afternoons, so it is important to have full PE kit in school including trainers.


Year 4 children will have the statutory Times Tables Check during the week beginning 6th June.  We are practising in school but please do make time to practise times tables at home too - speed is key!  


Please do contact me via Class Dojo if you have any questions and I will be happy to help!



Mrs Gent  smiley


An example of our weekly timetable - Summer 2022

Key Documents


Here you can find the Maths sequence of learning for this term. 

The statutory spelling list of words the children should know in Years 3 & 4 is also here.  We do practise these in school but of course any extra you want to do at home would be very welcome!




We were inspired by The Wild Robot to create our own version of the front cover.  We used lots of art skills to do this; first we created a pale blue water colour wash for the background.  Then we experimented with creating different shades of green for the trees and different shades of red and orange for the sun.  We painted three blocks of green on a piece of paper and when it was dry we cut different shapes for the trees.  We painted a spiral of our chosen shades of red and orange and when it was dry we cut a perfect circle for the sun.  Next we positioned the sun on the background and then layered the trees on the background before sticking carefully in position.  The final step was to paint another piece of paper in a shade of grey, and then to cut the rock and finally Roz.  Cutting the shape of Roz was definitely the most challenging part of the project!



To celebrate our learning about robots and electricity, we made robots with light up eyes!


Ice dragon eggs

Trip to Fishbourne Palace

We still have a small number of places available in our Reception class for September 2022. Please contact the school to discuss late applications. We also have spaces available in other year groups. Please call to arrange a visit.