Welcome to Otters Class!
Year 4

Miss Penny Gough

Class Teacher

Mrs Wakelan

Teaching Assistant

Topic – Rivers and Rainforests

Within term 3 the children have been focussing on ‘Rainforests’. By the end of this unit of work the children will answer the topic question ‘Is deforestation ever justified?’. Whilst studying the ‘rainforest’, children will have a visit from some rainforest wildlife (TBC). After this, the children will move on to the topic of ‘Rivers’. Woven within these units there will be a study of the Amazon. Later, we will be learning about The Maya and comparing the civilisation to other civilisations. 


Homework will typically consist of:

Homework: This will be posted on Google Classroom on a Friday and due in by the following Friday.

• Spellings – a quiz each Friday

• Daily reading

• Times tables and Times Table Rockstar practice – a quiz each Friday

• English writing linked to what we have been learning in class.


PE – Mondays and Thursdays. Within term 3, the Monday PE will be dance and in term 4 it will be Tag Rugby. On Thursday, the PE session in term 3 will be gymnastics. After this, term 4 will be Netball.


Please ensure your child comes to school wearing the correct PE kit on these days. As always, long hair must be tied up and earrings to be taped or removed on the day of PE, along with removing any jewellery or watches.