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Otter Class- Year 4

Otters Time-Travel to the Stone Age

The Otters have settled really well into Year 4 and we are working hard but having heaps of fun too. This term's topics of 'Stone Age to Iron Age' and 'Somewhere To Settle' have really sparked their curiosity.


Christmas is around the corner and we have been really busy rehearsing for a Service for the Abbeyfield Residential Home which will take place next Thursday. This class are exceptional singers and I have really enjoyed challenging them musically.


It has been great to get to know everyone in the playground and please continue to speak to me if you have any questions, queries or concerns.

Please take a look at the half-term plan in the Curriculum Planning section of the website to find out what topics we are covering subject by subject; hopefully the Otters will be coming home telling you about their learning and will teach you a thing or two!

As usual, I would like to remind you about the importance of hearing your child read every night, if you can, but on a minimum of 4 occasions in the week, if time is short. We shall be continuing with the Reading Championship competition as it seems to be such a great motivator so, by the end of the year, your child might be sporting 6 badges.

PE lessons will be taken by the brilliant Mr Parsons on Mondays and Fridays so please make sure you child comes to school in their kit on those days to maximise learning time.

Homework in Year 4 consists of a weekly spelling list or investigation, learning of times-tables and reading. Their 55 Club sheet might also come home with corrections to be made in order to help them in future tests and there will be the occasional piece of topic homework.


Should you have any queries and cannot see me or Mrs Webb in person, please use my school e-mail address: I look forward to getting to know all my little Otters and their families.


Many thanks.


Miss Clarke