The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement

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The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement


Escape from Pompeii!


This term we will be travelling back in time to the Roman times to see if we have what it takes to be a Roman gladiator! We will also be faced against the raging power of Mount Vesuvius and learn all about how volcanoes are formed. We will learn all about what the Romans did for us and what we still have the Romans to thank for nowadays!

Children will also have opportunity to design their own clay pot and learn how to read and play music.


P.E will be Mondays (Real P.E) and Wednesdays (Hockey). Mrs Hussein will continue teaching the children science this term on Thursdays.

We have been using our reading skills to explore texts and clues to learn all about the Roman hierarchy system

We have been learning how to read and write music

Last term we wrote persuasive letters to various companies who use palm oil in their products. We were aiming to persuade them to use 100% sustainable palm oil. One group who wrote to Ikea received a reply letter and also a little gift from them!



Welcome to Year 4! We have a very exciting term ahead exploring all about the diverse ecosytem that is the rainforest. We will using film clips to help us with our descriptive writing alongside writing our own version of The Jungle Book. In topic we will be looking at what qualities a rainforest has, what flora and fauna live there as well as learning all about the different layers of a rainforest. We will look at making our own music based on rainforest sounds as well as learning various sketching techniques, drawing various animal skins and furs.


We also have a very exciting workshop by a company called Zoolab. The children will go on a journey through the rainforest learning all about the dark forest floor to the dizzy heights of the emergent layer. They will learn about the plants that grow there as well as meet a range of animals indigenous to the rainforest. Over the session the children will also learn about: the tropics, the location of the world’s rainforests, the forest floor, the different layers of the rainforest, adaptations of rainforest animals, deforestation and biodiversity.


We will be swimming on Tuesday afternoons up until Christmas. P.E will be gymnastics on a Wednesday morning up until October half term.


Homework (maths, grammar and spelling) will go home on a Friday in homework folders ready to be handed in and spellings tested on the following Wednesday.


Please find more information regarding homework at the bottom of the page.



Maths (Set on Friday and due in on the following Wednesday)

Maths homework will be set every week and will be a follow on activity to consolidate and extend from the week's learning. Times table practise is also important to help children become more fluent in their maths. Sometimes homework will be set on Times Table Rockstars.


Grammar and Punctuation (Set on Friday and due in on the following Wednesday)

Grammar and punctuation work will be set every week and will be an activity to help children consolidate their learning from literacy lessons. Sometimes the homework may be a consolidation activity from a previous week's learning to help children to recap.


Spellings (Set on Friday and tested on the following Wednesday)

Spellings will be set on Friday based on the spelling rule/pattern we have been learning in class that week and will be tested on the following Wednesday. Occasionally, spellings set may be a list of previously learnt spellings as a way for children to recap these.



Please make sure your child is reading regularly at home and recording their reading in their reading journals.


Please feel free to pop in and see me if you have any questions or concerns.


Miss Bowles


  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
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