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St James'

Church of England Primary Academy

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Sea Turtle

TERM 1 and TERM 2

A warm welcome to Sea Turtle class, where Mr. Collier is eager to welcome our Year 4’s in and get them settled into the new academic year.

For Maths we will be looking at place value, before moving onto addition and subtraction. We will be focussing on the book ‘The Wilderness War’ by Julia Green as our text for English over the next two terms and will have the opportunity to write setting descriptions, persuasive letters, persuasive posters and much more. 

The children will have the opportunity to do gymnastics on a Monday and their regular PE time will be on a Thursday afternoon. 

In Term 1, during our Art lessons, the children will be producing artwork on the world around them and nature in general. In Term 2, during DT, we will be producing 3D landscapes of a local landmark.

Our topic for this term is ‘Our Local Area’ and we will learn about how local area fits into the county, country and world overall.

In Year 4 there is a particular focus on the children learning their times tables up to 12, so we will be  engaging with these regularly as they will sit the multiplication tables check later in the year. Any support you can offer your child with learning their times tables at home will be greatly appreciated. We use this game that the children enjoy to help test their times tables knowledge in as quick a time as possible.

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (

Before we know it, it will be Christmas and the children will be super excited for the holidays to come. I hope the children enjoy their first term and don’t find it too intimidating that they have a new teacher.  I am slowly learning everyone’s names and very much look forward to getting to know them all better.

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