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Church of England Academy

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St Matthew’s
Church of England Academy

Class 4

Welcome to Class 4!

Mr Williams welcomes all pupils, parents and carers to our class page. The learning for each term will be updated, along with photos of our learning. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Goodwin and Mrs Turner. Our P.E. days are on a Tuesday and Friday and children should come to school wearing correct P.E. kit. If you have any questions please feel free to make an appointment and speak to me after school.

Our learning for Autumn:



For this term, our class text is Matilda. We will be writing from the character's perspective and writing our own version of specific events of the story.





This term we will be learning about place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, shape and money. 

Some useful websites for you to use at home are: (especially the Daily 10 section which the children use at school)




Our next topic in science is electricity. We will be learning about:

  • the importance of the major discoveries in electricity.
  • the effects of differing volts in a circuit.
  • variations in how components function.
  • how to record data.



In geography we will be learning about 'our changing world'. We will discover some of the many ways in which the world around us is changing. From coastal erosion to political changes, there are many factors at work. Children will learn about the structure of the United Kingdom and how its shape and geography have changed over thousands of years. Using an online database of photographs, children can explore how landscapes change. In the final lesson of this unit, children have the chance to predict the future and look at which might change again in their lifetimes.




During the topic ‘Ancient Egypt’, children will learn how to use a pencil, pen and charcoal, how to make clay faces and model in papier-mâché to create quality artwork that shows progression in their skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the artwork of Leger, Hockney and a photograph taken by Man Ray, as they learn about the iconic imagery and artefacts of this ancient civilisation.




Children will be learning how to:

Outline the importance of Creation on the timeline of the ‘big story’ of the Bible.

Identify what type of text some Christians say Genesis 1 is, and its purpose.

Taking account of the context, suggest what Genesis 1 might mean, and compare their ideas with ways in which Christians interpret it, showing awareness of different interpretations.

Make clear connections between Genesis 1 and Christian belief about God as Creator.

Show understanding of why many Christians find science and faith go together.

Identify key ideas arising from their study of Genesis 1 and comment on how far these are helpful or inspiring, justifying their responses. Weigh up how far the Genesis 1 creation narrative is in conflict, or is complementary, with a scientific account.



All the learning is focused around two tunes and improvising:

Three Note Bossa and Five Note Swing



Our topic in French is recapping our previous learning before moving onto our next topic of "Who am I?"



During our unit of "Internet Safety" children will be learning about spam emails, plagiarism and citing sources, secure passwords and fake images; in the last two lessons, children create their own comic strip as a fun consolidation activity.