Pilgrim's Way

Pilgrims Way Primary
Village Acedemy

Year 4 - Turtle and Jellyfish class


Weekly timetable Turtle class

Timetable week beginning 15th Jan

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This term our topic will be right on our doorstep, Roman Canterbury. Not only is Canterbury the home of the Church of England, it has played a pivotal role throughout history, with many of these events taking place in and around the city, shaping the way that we live our lives today. We are so lucky to live in such an historic place, so we thought it would be great to find out more!

To find out more about our wonderful city, we will be heading back in time during our topic lessons to find out all about the Roman invasion. Canterbury was a crucial Roman settlement, and our job this term will be to find out why!

In Art, we will get an opportunity to make our own versions of some great Roman items, such as shields, swords and crowns. As well as this, we are going to have a go at weaving with some natural materials. We'll have some great things to bring home!


During English, we will be looking at play scripts and performance. This will be a totally different style of writing to what we are used to, so it will be very tricky! Not only will we be getting a chance to write our own play scripts, we will also be able to act them out. This helps with our reading as well. Sometimes, it’s not just about what we read, it’s how we read it…


In maths, we are going to be focussing on fractions. We worked on fractions for the first time last year and did really well. Most of us already know about halves and quarters, so this time we will get the chance to find equivalent fractions, fractions of amounts and we’ll even try to add and subtract fractions!

As always, maths mastery problems will be a big part of our learning this term. A mastery question is the type of question that will come up in a test. It’ll give us a chance to show that we know everything there is to know about fractions by proving whether things or true or false or by explaining why an answer is correct or not.

At Home

It is great when I get the chance to read at home. Reading at home helps so much, and it’s great when I get more time to read with an adult. Reading at home for just 10 minutes per day can make such a huge difference not only to my reading, but also my writing.

By the end of year 4, I also need to know my times tables and be able to use them in my maths work every day. This is tricky to do just in school, so it’s really important I have someone to help me at home too. It doesn’t have to be much, I could even stick them up on the fridge! Someone just needs to test me on a couple of questions every night. That way, I’ll know them in no time.                          

Finally, Turtle class also have forest school this term. For me to be able to take part properly, I need to have the correct clothing. This means I need clothing that I don’t mind getting muddy and something waterproof. I have to have these in school every MONDAY this term. Jellyfish class have PE on a Monday afternoon.

Turtle class have PE with Mr S on a Tuesday. I have to remember my PE kit for that, otherwise I just end up either watching or having to wear clothes that are too small or too big for me from lost property!

If there are any questions about anything going on this term, our teachers Mr Hillier (Turtle) and Miss Davies (Jellyfish) are always around to help. Come and speak to them, they’re the best!