Welcome to the Impalas Class Page!

Welcome to Impalas. We are a Year 4 class. Our teacher is Mrs Blake and our teaching assistant is Mrs Webber.

This week’s news:

In Maths this week, we are learning to use efficient subtraction methods.  In English, we will learn the story of The King of the Fish by making a story map and learning actions to help us memorise the plot.  Your child will hopefully be able to tell you this story at home!

Our Gallery:

 Learner of the Week:

Keeley – for fantastic writing in English.

This Term’s Certificates:

Silver – Anysha

Diamond – Ben

Super Gold – Joel

New Maths Passports:

Ethan – Asia

Ethan – Australasia

New Pen Licences


This Term in Impalas:

English: We will learn the story of The King of the Fish and then use this story structure to write our own versions of traditional tales. We conclude the term by learning about narrative poetry which will culminate in a performance of the poem we write.

Maths: We will learn that numbers exist below zero; we will develop rules for multiplying and dividing any number by 10 and 100; we will develop our skills of written addition and subtraction and apply this when problem solving. We complete the term by learning about measuring lengths and perimeter.

Science: Our topic for this term is Living Things. We will learn how to classify different living things. We will explore the life-cycles of a range of animals and plants. We will also learn about the heart and how diet and exercise can affect the body. (New Vocabulary: life-cycle, classification key, mammal, bird, reptile, fish, amphibian, germination, growth, pollination, fertilisation, seed dispersal, petal, stem, sepal, stigma, style, ovary, ovule, filament, anther, stamen, pollen)

RE: We are learning about Guru Nanak and Sikh beliefs.

PSHE: Our Jigsaw topic this term is ‘Celebrating Difference’.

History: We will learn about the settlement of Britain by the Anglo-Saxons after the departure of the Romans.

DT: We will be learning about and then making money containers using our sewing skills and resilience!

Music: We will be using our Music Scheme of Work, Charanga to develop our rapping skills using a piece named ‘Stop!’ which has an anti-bullying theme.

PE: Our PE topics this term are Netball and Gymnastics. Our PE lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please ensure you have your kit on these days. At the end of each lesson, we will play a range of competitive games/matches to put the skills we have been working on into practice!

Computing: Our learning is based around coding this term and we will use the programme Scratch to develop our skills.

Home Learning:

In Year 4, Home Learning is set every Monday and then must be handed in the following Monday for sharing and celebrating! Please see the link below for this term’s Home Learning choices:

Home Learning Spring

Reading Related Activities:

The next date to hand in any Reading Related Activities that your child may have completed is: Monday 5th February 2018

Maths Passports:

We now have Maths Passport boxes in both Year 4 class rooms. It is our aim to check the box every day and look at one skill per pupil. Remember to put your passport in the box if there is something you feel you have achieved. Next to each skill, there are three columns to date (MM/YY). The first box is for the pupil to date when they think they have achieved the skill. The second box is for an adult at home to date when they have seen the child achieve this skill. The third box is for the teacher to use when they have verified that the skill has been achieved.

Please click on the links below to view the National Curriculum guidelines for English and Maths.

Spelling section from the 2014 English National Curriculum

Grammar section from the 2014 English National Curriculum

Year 4 Maths 2014 National Curriculum

Link to Mathletics

Here are some links to support the Reading Related Activity tasks: