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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 summer:



For this term, our class text is Treasure Island. This book is part of Staffordshire's transition unit for high school and we focus on characters, settings plus writing effective stories. 





This term we will be learning about geometry, converting units (imperial and metric) plus consolidating areas in preparation for high school and year 6.

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 living things and their habitats. We will be learning about:

  • Making new plants 

  • Mammals 

  • Jane Goodall 

  • Metamorphosis 

  • Comparing Life cycles 



In History we will be learning about an ancient society: Mayans. We will learn all about this incredible ancient civilisation, including how people lived, Mayan gods and much more. 




During the topic ‘wildlife’, children will learn to shade and paint birds including feathers. They will focus on the skill of observational drawing. 




Children will be learning how to:
Identify features of Gospel texts (for example, teachings, parable, narrative).
Taking account of the context, suggest meanings of Gospel texts studied, and compare their ideas with ways in which Christians interpret biblical texts, showing awareness of different interpretations. Make clear connections between Gospel texts, Jesus’ ‘good news’, and how Christians live in the Christian community and in their individual lives.
Relate biblical ideas, teachings or beliefs (for example, about peace, forgiveness, healing) to the issues, problems and opportunities of their own lives and the life of their own community in the world today, offering insights of their own.



Music and Me is the first in a series of units focusing on inspirational women working in music, and part of Brighter Sound’s pioneering gender equality initiative Both Sides Now.

Throughout this, children will explore the concept of ‘identity’ – the various elements that shape us. In this unit, we start with gender, with reference to social and cultural differences.

They will be invited to try out different ways of making their own music, while exploring the work of some of the most influential women in music over the last 100 years.

Four British female contemporary artists are featured and interviewed in the unit; all living in the UK, expressing themselves through music and with different cultural backgrounds:

  • Shiva Feshareki: A turntablist and composer of Iranian descent who works with orchestras.

  • Eska Mtungwazi: A London-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, known professionally as Eska.

  • Afrodeutsche: A British-born Ghanaian/Russian/German composer, producer and DJ based in Manchester.

  • Anna Meredith: A composer and performer of electronic and acoustic music.

Recurring themes are discussed by the artists and built into the step-by-step lesson plans provided for discussion and use in your students’ compositions if appropriate. Ultimately, your students will discover that music offers a perfect way of exploring and expressing our identity, giving us confidence, power and purpose!



Our topic in French is the weather. We will be learning how to describe the weather and atmospheric conditions. 



During our unit of '"3D modelling" children will be learning about Computer Aided Design (CAD). They will learn how to make and create objects in 3D.