Welcome to Otters Class
Our learning Term 5


Miss Gough

Class Teacher

Mrs Martin

Teaching Assistant


TIn History and Geography we aim to gain an overview of the history of the Maya Civilization, with a particular focus on the period leading up to the height of the civilization in AD 900. 

We will learn to - 

  • gain an overview of significant people, places and events from the Maya Civilization
  • explore how the geography of the Maya area impacted trade, daily life and the growth and decline of the civilization
  • consider broader historical context and draw links with British history and other familiar aspects of world history
  • become familiar with historical sources, debates, misconceptions and accurate vocabulary relating to the Maya Civilization


Our topic is 'sound'. 

We will learn  to- 

  • identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating 
  • recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear 
  • find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
  • find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
  • recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases


The Year 4 Multiplication check will take place in the Summer term. 

Below is an overview of when we will be learning each times table. 

Please support your child at home with regular practice. Ideally this would be 5 minutes each day. 

Regular practice can be completed on Times Table Rockstars (TTRS), listening to Times Table songs and regular recall. 

We would recommend to check your child's heat map on TTRS so you can support them with their recall on specific tables. 


Monday and Thursday -  Miss Gough

Term 5 - Tennis and Rounders  

Please ensure your child comes to school dressed in a suitable PE kit on these days.  The children will be outside in all weathers. Long hair must be tied up and earrings to be taped or removed, along with removing any jewellery or watches. If earrings are removed, please ensure that your child has a small pot or safe place to keep them in.


On Wednesday afternoons, I am out of the classroom for Planning, Preparation and Administration time. The class will be covered by Mrs Gates for RE, Music and Spanish.


Homework is set on a Friday and due in the following Friday. 

You can access this on Google Classroom. 

If you have any questions, do get in contact -