Class 4 Curriculum Information

I hope that you had a super May break.

Our whole school topic for the Summer (Term 2) is ‘The Wonder of Nature / Countries Far and Wide’.  In Class 4, we will be exploring the question, How can we re-discover the wonder of Ancient Egypt? (History focus). We are excited to be having an Egyptians ‘Immersion week’ this week which has been a wonderful opportunity for the children to really engage with our topic, increasing their Egyptianknowledge across the curriculum, to feed in to other areas such as literacy and art. This term we will also be learning about the scientific ideas of evolution and inheritance, and answer the question, Have we always looked like this?

Class 4’s main Literacy focus is Egyptian story writing and poetry. This will give the class the opportunity to develop their storytelling and descriptive writing skills, along with other key skills. We will also be writing in a number of different genres as part of our writing in cross curricular opportunities.

In maths we are going to be using our problem solving skills to solve Egyptian maths problems, explore fractions, decimals and percentages, measure, time and angles.  We are continuing our Beat It Ultimate Challenge (all the timestables!) this term.


Spellings will continue to be given out on a Friday for a test on Thursday of each week for this term.  Your child will bring home their spelling card with words to be practised daily. There will also continue to be a dictation exercise and some surprise spellings based on the spellings explored in a daily ‘Morphograph’ slot which the class all take part in.


Your child should be bringing their reading book home every day.  Please let me know if this is not the case.  In Key Stage 2 your child will be heard read weekly by the class teacher. If it is felt your child needs a ‘boost’ for their reading, it is planned that s/he will be heard read individually 3 times per week – by the class teacher, a Teaching Assistant and potentially by a parent helper. We ask that your child reads daily at home for 10 – 15 minutes.

However, this should be enjoyable and not a chore!  If your child does not like reading, please pop in to discuss ways in which we can encourage your child to read regularly.  Also, it is still important for an adult to hear your child read and to read to your child.  Often reading alternate pages together is a good way of encouraging and improving reading skills. Your child also has access to the Bug Club E-Books.

P.E. Kit

Our P.E. days this term are Wednesday and Friday; however, your child will need their labelled indoor and outdoor PE kit every day as we will soon be practising for our Sports Evening.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Marenghi-Smith

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Situated in the picturesque village of Staverton, our small village school is a well established and integral part of the local community. We enjoy very secure links with our local church, St. Mary's, and the strong Christian ethos and family feel within our school is shared with all of our visitors. In August 2014, our school became an academy, joining the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust. 

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Staverton CE Primary School
Glebe Lane,
Staverton, Daventry,
NN11 6JF
Tel: 01327 703154

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