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St John's C of E Primary School

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Otter Class- Year 4

Dear Parents/Carers,


Please use from now on to communicate with me about children's work.  Many thanks.

Summer Term 2021 - Here Comes The Sun!

It is the start of the final term and I can't quite believe it. It has been a real pleasure to have this class for two years - even with all the interruptions - and I am very much hoping that this will be our most productive and enjoyable term so far.


Our topics this term are 'The Shang Dynasty'-  this will be a focused exploration of an amazing ancient civilization based in modern day China; and our science topic is all about animals, their habitats and how to classify them. In our English lessons we shall be finishing off our topic on writing for Newspapers and then we will read, study and try to write information texts related to our history and science topics.


The Otters have really enjoyed their Samba music lessons with Mr Clarke (no relation!) and will continue these until the end of the summer term. We shall also find opportunities to practise our singing skills whilst adhering to Covid 19 regulations.


In class we shall continue to work in our Otter 'bubble' ensuring that we limit all contact with other classes, outside visitors etc. This means that we shall only be studying in our classroom and using the toilets on a rota basis with thorough cleaning in between classes. It is really important that we keep washing our hands and retaining a distance between ourselves and others.


If anything is unclear, please ask your parent or carer to e-mail the school and I shall be happy to help. My class e-mail address is:


Finally, can I please ask you to continue supporting your child with their learning at home. Hearing them read at least 4 times a week is really important and some extra practice of their 55 Club sheet will help to give them further confidence with numbers.


Many thanks.


Miss Clarke