Otters


Welcome to Otters Class!
Year 4
 

Miss Kelly

Class Teacher

Mrs Shorter

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Shorter will be working with the Otter Class on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

Mrs Cole

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Cole will be working with the Otter Class on a Tuesday morning.

Mrs Truss & Mrs Maslin

INA

 Key Information
 
PE (Hockey) - Tuesday - with Miss Kelly
PE - (Athletics) Friday - with Mrs Diack
Spelling quiz - Friday
Times table quiz - Friday
Homework - Friday
 
 
Our Learning
 
 
Term 5 (First half) - The Maya 
 
Within topic will be focussing on:
Who were the Maya and where were they from?
What was Mayan life like? 
What makes a civilisation?
 
Terms 5 (second half) and Term 6 - Lewes
 
Geography - What could the geography of Lewes tell us about its history?
 
We will be focussing on the following questions:
What are the main landmarks in Lewes?

Why are the main landmarks located where they are?

How has the river Ouse impacted development?

How has the terrain impacted development?

How might Lewes change in the future?

History - Is it worth restoring/maintaining historical sites in Lewes?

We will be focussing on the following questions:

What are the main events of the Battle of Lewes?

How did the Battle of Bosworth impact the development of Lewes?

How is the reign of Henry VIII evident within Lewes?

How did Lewes change after the reign of Henry VIII?

 
Please see the 'topic webs' and 'knowledge organisers' attached below for more information.
 
English
 
Key texts:
 
Treason - Berlie Doherty (Class reader)
Moth - Isabel Thomas
The Chocolate Tree: A Mayan Folktale - Linda Lowery and Richard Keep
Window - Jeannie Baker
A Sussex Alphabet - Eleanor Farjeon
A South Downs Alphabet
Diver's Daughter - Patricia Lawrence
 
 
Terms 5 and 6 - The Maya/Lewes- Key texts
Term 2 - Photos
Term 1 - Photos