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Monkshouse Primary School

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Miss Tawn Year 4 - Doves

Welcome to Dove Class


The class teacher is Miss Tawn and the class assistants are Mrs Forsyth, Mrs Amess and Miss Evans.



Term 1 - Invaders


Who’s that waving axes and brandishing swords? It’s the Saxons invading Britain’s shores! During this term, we’ll learn all about the Anglo-Saxons settling in England.  We will explore whether the Anglo-Saxon period really was the 'Dark Age'?  We will evaluate Anglo-Saxon buildings in DT and use this to create our own unique structures. Building upon our everyday knowledge of sound, we’re going to investigate how we hear sound and the way that sound travels.  In Geography we will conduct field work and identify the locations of countries in Europe.  


We will begin by looking at poetry and focus on the poem 'City of silence' by Pie Corbett.  We will then move on to narrative and read the book 'Krindlekrax' by Philip Ridley.  We will also read the non-fiction book 'Viking Voyagers' by Jack Tite.  


Beginning the term by investigating place value, we will use our knowledge to spot pattern in number. We will then apply this to the methods of calculation for the main operations.

Useful links



We use DoodleMaths as our online homework for Maths. It's a great tool for children to learn a range of new skills, and this AI software changes difficulty levels depending on how they find the questions. A 10 minute, short, sharp approach works perfectly for this!


Spelling Shed


Children are given their weekly spellings on Spelling Shed.  They practise these at home using online games 5 times a week gradually increasing the difficulty of the game each time.   



Children are able to test themselves on their times table knowledge using this website.  The 'Soundcheck' option will allow children to test themselves on a random selection of questions with a time limit of six seconds per question which mimics the Year 4 test later in the year.

Friday 9th September


Outdoor Learning!


This term Doves are taking part in outdoor learning.  They really enjoyed working as teams in their first session and building structures.  

Thursday 8th September


Poet Visit!


Today, the children had a workshop with the poet Joshua Seigal.  They really enjoyed joining in with some of his poetry and they even had the chance to create their own poem too!