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Otter Class- Year 4

Otters Speed Towards Summer Holidays

I cannot believe that we are racing towards the end of the summer term. My, my the Otters have come a long way in that time and have been such good fun to teach. I shall really miss them.

This half-term has plenty of excitement planned: the trip to Exmoor Zoo, Sports Day (please see Gallery photos), Wellington Singing Festival (for choir members), our final few music lessons with Mr Clarke and, of course, the arrival of the end-of-year report!

The new Multiplication Check Test will soon be over but please keep helping your children to learn their multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. If you need another copy of the help sheet I produced, please just let me know.

Topic-wise, we are continuing our studies about a contrasting UK location - Sheffield; are looking at the adaptation and food chains of various animals; and will delve further into the concept of unconditional love in the Bible - 'agape'.

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.

Keep tending to the garlic plants, as we shall be harvesting them soon to make garlic bread. I will warn you nearer the time about bad breath!

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:


Many thanks.


Miss Clarke