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Monkshouse Primary School

Together Everybody Achieves More

Miss Tawn Year 4 - Doves

Welcome to Dove Class


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



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.

Term 5 Tomb Raider

Wellbeing week

Wellbeing Week


Our class enjoyed taking part in different activities each day this week including a mindfulness session in the hall and 'Friendly Friday' with Year 1.  

Term 4 Inside Out

Rock Steady workshop


Today, we learnt more about what it would be like to perform in a rock band.  We learnt more about the different types of instruments and joined in with singing and keeping the beat.  

Dance workshop


Today, we had a dance workshop based on the book 'Where the Wild Things Are!'.  We acted out parts of the story and moved to classical music.  We can't wait for World Book Day on Thursday!

Plastic trombones!


We have started learning how to play the plastic trombone with a specialist teacher.  We have been learning how to use the slide to make the tube longer or shorter to vary the pitch of the notes.  We have also started to play a simple tune to backing music!

Term 3 Plastic Fantastic?

This week, we have been creating our own haiku poems.  We gathered inspiration from a rainy nature area and used our senses to compose our own poems.  We then moved on to writing poems based on the book Our Planet and painted illustrations in a similar style to the Japanese Sumi-e paintings. 

DT - Food taste testing


We are going to create our own healthy pasta sauces in DT.  Today, we tasted different products and evaluated their taste.

Ash Randall visit

Term 1 and 2 Invaders

Viking and Anglo-Saxon Workshop


We had a fantastic day with Erik Eriksson learning all about the Viking and Anglo-Saxon way of life.  We found out about the roles of girls and boys, laws and punishments and how to make coins.  We were able to see and handle animal skins including boar, stoat, wolf and bear!  We could try on shoes, clothes, chainmail, helmets and jewellery.  We saw a wide variety of tools, games, horns and many other things.  We even practiced our battle chants!



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Performance poetry


We have really enjoyed learning the poem 'History of Vikings' by Paul Perro and we also learnt lots of facts about them too!  We created text maps to help us remember and then had a go at performing it with some of our own actions.

Thursday 6th October



The children have really enjoyed listening and evaluating songs from different genres of music!  They even had a go at improvising on the glockenspiels!

Tuesday 27th September


Cressida Cowell


Today, the children were lucky enough to have a zoom call with the author Cressida Cowell.  She has written books such as How to Train your Dragon and The Wizards of Once.  The children found out all about how she writes her books and creates her illustrations.

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!