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 Ferguson

Teaching Assistant

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

 Key Information
PE - Tuesdays - Golf with Mrs Sinclair
Our Learning
Term 4 - Rainforests and The Maya
Within term 4 the children will be learning about rainforest and the Maya. They will be investigating the key questions 'Is deforestation ever justified?' and 'What makes a civilisation?'
To answer this the children will find out about:


What makes a rainforest?

Can you explain the layers of a rainforest?

Are all rainforests the same?

How do rainforests impact daily life?

Are rainforests useful?


The Maya:

Who were the Maya and where were they from?

What was life like as a Mayan?

How can we find out about the Maya?

Where did the Mayans live?

How did religion and beliefs impact Mayan life?


Please see the 'topic webs' and 'knowledge organisers' attached below for more information.

Key texts:
- The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
- Caribbean dozen by John Agard and Grace Nichols
- Old enough to save the planet by Loll Kirby
- The colour of history: How colours shaped the World by Clive Gifford
Term 3 - Rivers - Key texts
Forest School with Mrs Hunter
Term 2 - Art and Design 
Term 2 - The Vikings
Term 1 - The Anglo-Saxons