Mr Foulds

Class Teacher

Miss Dearden

Teaching Assistant

Miss Mackellar

1:1 Teaching Assistant

Hello and welcome to the beginning of the new academic year in Mousehole class!

Our topic for the first half of the Autumn term, we will be 'Earth and Space'.


We have an exciting new literacy scheme that the children will be introduced to this term. We will be starting with a narrative text based on the story ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

In our computing lessons, the children will design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, test existing programs to see how they could be improved and write a program for a specific purpose, incorporating features such as inputs, repetition and procedures. The final product will be a space game of their own design.


In RE we will be learning about Islam. We will be looking at where and when Islam was founded and by whom, the five pillars of Islam, special places of worship, festivals and what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today.


Year 4 children will be taking their online times table check in June; therefore, the learning of times tables is of even more importance this year. It would be beneficial for children to practise their tables up to 12x12 as much as possible at home.


The children will be learning aspects of gymnastics in their PE lessons for the first half term. PE may be prone to last minute rescheduling due to ongoing restrictions and so I ask that kits are in school and stay in the cloak room for the duration of the half term.


Homework will be based on our topic theme, 'Earth and Space' and is accessed via the Chilli Challenge sheet linked here. Please encourage your children to engage with homework. The children will receive certificates for their work and their creations will be displayed in our homework celebration area. Please encourage your child to as much as possible.


Please practise the year 4 or 5 spellings with your child as often as possible, a list will be sent home shortly. A test will be given each Friday.


The children’s reading records will be checked daily by an adult to make sure that they are reading regularly and that they are accumulating reads for their reading karate bands.