Class 4

Mrs Sumption

Class 4 Teacher

Mr Dixon

Teaching Assistant

Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome back to the new Term! We hope you have all had an enjoyable Christmas holiday.


Our topic this term is ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling. This has been designed to lend itself to Whitemoor’s immersive approach to teaching and will incorporate Geography, Art and Design Technology and of course, English and Maths. Please see the Curriculum Coverage below.


As usual, any resources, information or knowledge about the topic from home particularly, information on India, rainforests, jungle animals and Rudyard Kipling will be gratefully received; the children do love being actively involved in this way. You could also support your child’s learning through reading around the topic at home, and encouraging some independent research to help them during the coming term.


Our ‘opening event’ this academic year has been chosen as being a fun and enjoyable return to school and aims to introduce the children to the topic through a Red Carpet Film Event showing The Jungle Book. Details of this were given at the end of last term.


Homework this year will be as follows:

  •        Reading, Spelling and Timetables Practice every day - to be checked at school each Friday
  •         Topic homework as set
  •        SATs revision YR 6


We really do value all the support you can give your child particularly with reading, filling in Reading Record Books, completing tasks set and with encouraging homework to be brought in on time. For those children moving on to secondary education, instilling good homework habits is essential!


Reading Books should be brought home each afternoon and brought back to school the following day. Drinks bottles (containing water only please) for ‘in-class’ and a healthy snack for break time will be needed each day. Helping your child remember these is of huge assistance to us in class as the morning can seem very long without a mid morning energy boost!


PE will be taught on Tuesday each week and we are asking the children to wear their PE kit to school on that day.


Finally, our Class 4 team would like to say thank you for all the support shown last term. As ever, it is very much part of our school day to ensure that the individual needs of all the children are met and we look forward to everyone settling back into the Spring Term happily. Please feel free to contact us if you need to make an appointment for a chat, we are always here. 


Kind regards,

Mrs Sumption, Mrs O’ Mahoney and Mr Dixon




Curriculum Coverage this Term 


English:   Drama - Role playing scenes, hot seating, reading aloud Scene description Diary Formal Instructions Composition –Story, alternative endings Poetry Comprehension- comprehension skills /guided reading GP

Maths:   Number- Ratio/Fractions Number – Decimals and Percentages Number- Algebra Measurement – Converting Units Measurement – Perimeter and volume Statistic

Science:   Mechanisms- Levers, Pulleys, Gears Project with Class 2 Light and shadows Fossils, Scientific Enquiry Working Scientifically

History:   Post Impressionism - Henri Rousseau,  Time Line- Sequencing the past, Change and Development

Geography:   Locational Knowledge of the wider world – Southern Hemisphere -India Using globe, atlas and map of the world and online maps Physical/ Human Geography – describing and understanding climate zones/ settlement and land use




Art / DT:  Post-impressionist art: Henri Rousseau’s ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm’* Clay – figurines and masks Collage- jungle flora/fauna/wildlife Cooking with Indian ingredients Sketching – pencil work

Languages:  Spanish

P.E. Dance, Football


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