Class 4

Mrs Nelms' Class 2017-18

Class 4


Autumn Term

This half term we have a whole school focus on the works of Roald Dahl, and Class 4 are busy reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” as our main text.

In English we have already started to write character descriptions, describe different settings, and consider dilemmas. We will continue to create and design posters and adverts, together with writing letters and newspaper articles linked to this text.

We also celebrated “Roald Dahl Day” on 13th September by conducting research into the life and works of this famous children’s author.

Through our work in History, we hope to find out about the origins of chocolate when we undertake a short study of the Maya Civilisation.

In DT we will taste, create and make new chocolate flavours and then use our mathematical and artistic skills to design exciting packaging.

Our science topic related to States of Matter will help us to understand the melting and solidifying processes too.

In art, we will look at the works of the famous illustrator Quentin Blake, who has worked with Roald Dahl over many years, bringing his characters to life in our favourite books.


 This term we will have a focus on learning our multiplication tables in Maths and our structured weekly homework will help us to improve our instant recall of many multiplication and division facts. This will then support other areas of Maths including; calculating the area and perimeter of shapes, together with our work on fractions.

We will also develop our resilience when solving problems across all areas of mathematics.


In French we have started to learn the names of various foods and drinks and how to order them in a restaurant. We have looked at the similarities between English and French words, together with making comparisons between the sequence of words in a sentence.


This term our outdoor PE focus is athletics (Monday pm) and indoor focus is dance (Tuesday pm). Please note that all PE kits (fully named) should be brought into school on a Monday morning and remain in school for the duration of the week.

 Our PE sessions may however be subject to timetable changes, especially the outdoor session, which is dependent on the rather unpredictable weather at this time of year.