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Welcome to 4W Class



St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter


Class: 4HT & 4CW

Date: January 2018


General Information / Upcoming Events

Parents’ Evenings on Tuesday 6th February & Wednesday 7th February. More details to follow nearer the time.

Below is a brief overview of the curriculum for this half term. For more information, please visit the school website where there is more detailed information about what your children will be learning over the course of the year.



Indoor P.E – Monday afternoons.

Outdoor P.E – Thursday afternoons. We advise that children bring tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt whilst the weather is still unpredictable.



Reading Books

School reading books need to be in school each day and are taken home each day.

There will be no set day for changing reading books. They will be changed as soon as a book is completed. Please sign your child’s reading record book to show when they have read and when a book is completed.


Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


Incredible Sports - Looking at journalistic writing.

The Spiderwick Chronicles – Fantasy fiction. Narrative writing.


Measures – finding the perimeter of rectilinear shapes. Converting between different units of measures.



Human Nutrition.


Jesus, the Son of God.



History / Geography

Who was buried at Sutton Hoo?

Art / Design

Painting (An artist study of Claude Monet)


Hi 5 Netball



Wider Opportunities music tuition (4HT flute, 4CW clarinet)



What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

10 spellings to learn for test the following week.

Maths activities on Mymaths.

English task to be completed in homework book.







Look, cover, write, check sheets to be kept at home.


Maths homework will be set using





How can parents help?

By getting children involved in reading and telling the time. Working out time intervals, using time tables and converting between digital 12 and 24 hour times and analogue.


By the end of year 4, the objective is for all children to know their times tables up to 12x12 so any support you can provide with recalling times tables would be appreciated.


Encourage your child to take as much pride in their homework presentation as their presentation in school books.


Useful links to support learning


Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Thornton and Miss Wood