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Melbourne Primary School

Melbourne Primary School Melbourne Primary School


Year 4


Mrs J Lawrie & Mrs A Harrison - Teachers

Ms V Lakin/ Mrs J Knight- Teaching Assistants

Mr I Richardson - HLTA (Computing)/ MFL

Miss L Welch - PE




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Journey down The River Nile

In English, we will be focusing on the mesmerising story of ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’ with the overall aim to write our own version.  Our class novel will be the hilarious ‘There’s a Pharaoh in my Bathtub’.

In maths, we will continue to focus on the most efficient methods of our 4 operations and those all-important times tables, along with developing our skills with fractions and decimals. We will continue to progress in our knowledge of geometry, statistics and measurement.

 As geographers, we will study the River Nile. We will begin to understand how the physical features of the river stage throughout its course and how humans use the river today.

As Historians, we will explore how the Ancient Egyptians used the Nile and we will compare it with how the Nile is used today. 

As scientists, we will investigate forces and then explain how the Ancient Egyptians used them and overcame them when they build the Ancient Pyramids.

As musicians, we will be exploring different genres of music and music from different cultures, including R&B. We will begin to create and write our own music, using a range of different instruments within the genres we have been exploring.

As artists and students of design and technology, we will work with textiles to create an Egyptian themed hanging wall art. We will incorporate sewing, the dying of material and weaving into our designs.

In P.E, we will be working on our ball skills – throwing, catching, striking, controlling, maintaining possession and passing.

In PSHE, we will be learning about healthy relationships, danger and risk and body space.

In ICT, we will be able to write programs that achieve specific goals and use sequence, as well as work with various types of input and output. We will also learn about safety when using technology and keeping personal information protected.

Heron P.E. day is Wednesday. Please ensure your child arrives to school in their P.E. on this day. 



Guided Reading homework will be a key focus for your child this year. 


Spellings will also form an important part of the children’s learning at home. Children have been sent spelling lists, which we will check their application of throughout the week.

Times tables

Your child will bring home a times table sheet weekly.  The children will be tested on these the following Friday and once they achieve 50 correct answers, they will then progress on to the next sheet (getting progressively more tricky!). This is a timed challenge - 3 minutes and for many it will take time to be able to master this.  We urge you to practice with your child at home so that they can make progress. Timetable Rockstars is set up for children to use daily at home. 

Class essentials

We do encourage all the children to bring in a bottle of water for drinking during lessons. They can fill this in the classroom.

Please ensure that your children have separate indoor and outdoor shoes.


Important Dates

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Click here to find the most recent School Newsletter



Getting in touch

We look forward to giving you an update on your child's progress at the Parent Consultations. If you need to speak to us sooner, please ring the office or contact Miss Howe or Mrs Lawrie, directly. 

Please visit the Contact Us page for the school's contact information.


Class web links

(Clicking on the image or logo below will take you to the relevant website)

We use a reward system in school called Class Dojo these are online creatures that your child can personalize, and if your child follows school rules and routines and strives to do their best, they will receive Dojos through the week. Again you will receive an invite and you can log on to ‘Class Dojo’, where you can see one of the ways we give positive feedback.

We are also on Twitter, so watch out for our tweets! You can find us at @mps_heron We use twitter and the school website if we need to remind you of events such as home clothes days or if it is bad weather and the school has to shut. It’s worth logging on.


Learning resources

Click here to view a range of websites offering materials and activities to support your child's learning at home

Melbourne Primary School
Melbourne, York, East Riding of Yorkshire
YO42 4QE
01759 318369
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