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St Barnabas

& St Paul's Church of England Primary School

Class 4P

Welcome to Class 4P’s page. I am Mr Thomas and I am the class teacher. We have Mr Miller-Crook supporting in our class too. In 4P we always aim high and have high expectations and standards in everything we do. We want all the children to develop an attitude that enables them to enjoy and love learning. We will always remember to use our school vision, ‘Be the best for God you can be’ whilst ensuring we demonstrate our school Christian Values. Our value this term is Thankfulness.  


This term in Literacy, we are looking at stories with a historical setting and our focus will be Robin Hood.  We will be learning the features of stories with a historical setting and by the end of the half term, we will be able to write our own version of Robin Hood using all the structure and setting knowledge we have learned. We will also be learning how to write a variety on non-fiction texts including reports and explanation texts. Our poetry focus this term is Haikus.  We will also have a weekly Extended Writing, Grammar and Comprehension lessons as well as daily guided reading sessions. 


During Maths lessons this term, we will be looking at place value. We will be identifying the value of each digit including negative numbers. We will also be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000 and learning how to solve increasingly complex number problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Length and perimeter will also be covered in class this term.


For RE, we will be using the bible and other texts to explore the story of David and Goliath. We will learn why people are chosen for different roles and use this information to write a newspaper article about David and Goliath. We will also use a variety of media to explore and explain how God is presented in different Psalms and then use this to write our own Psalm. For the second part of the term, we will explore the symbolism of light in the Christmas story.


In Geography this term we will be looking at earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis and how they impact the world around us. We will be learning about and using the key vocabulary related to this topic such as tectonic plates and magnitude. We will use this to further our understanding. The Romans and the impact they had on Britain will the focus for our History lessons. In Science we will be learning about electricity and how it is sourced and used in the world around us. For Art we will be focusing on Georges Seurat and his painting style. We will use his influence to carefully select ideas to use in our work and explain why. In DT, we will try out our baking skills in designing and creating biscuits. In our French lessons, we will learn the parts of the body and how to pronounce them accurately. During Music in year four, we will have access to instruments that we will receive weekly lessons to help us learn to play. We will be looking into friendships and staying safe in PSHE. Fitness and yoga activities will be the focus of our PE lessons this half term, followed by gymnastics and basketball in the second half term. Finally, in Computing we will be learning how to create instructions to hunt for treasure.


PE will be taught on Wednesdays so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school.  Homework is given out every Friday and must be returned by the following Thursday, so new homework can be set. The homework should be completed with the upmost respect and effort to the same standard the children would produce in their school books. The pupils will also receive weekly spellings. 


Thank you for visiting our page and reading all about us in 4P. Please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Mr Miller-Crook at any time if have any questions. We are very much looking forward to the year ahead and being the best for God that we can be. We hope to be able to share our achievements with you as much as possible. 


Soon, we will be organising Meet the Teacher via the virtual platform of Zoom. We hope to see you there.


Mr Thomas