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Melbourne Primary School

Melbourne Primary School Melbourne Primary School


Year 4


Mrs J Lawrie & Miss M Howe - Teachers

Miss V Lakin- Teaching Assistant

Mr I Richardson - HLTA (Computing)

Miss L Welch - PE




Ready, Steady, Cook!

Summer Term

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We will be studying ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and enter a whole world of  chocolate heaven, designing our own bar and wrapper and writing a persuasive advert and leaflet! We wil be considering Fair-trade products and what life is like for the people who produce chocolate.


Probably the Best Willy Wonka Chocolate Bar on amazon with golden ticket: Grocery 



As scientists will we learn about the human body. We will learn what makes us human, how we move, protect our organs, digest food and breathe. We will begin to understand the importance of diet and exercise, and our responsibility to keep ourselves healthy.  We will begin to understand how drugs can help and harm us.  We will learn about the different food groups and how they keep us healthy.  We will use our knowledge to design and make a healthy meal.  

human body | Organs, Systems, Structure, Diagram, & Facts | Britannica 


As geographers we will learn about the importance of food in other European countries. We will locate countries. We will consider longitude and latitude, the Equator, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the Tropics of Cancer and the Arctic and Antarctic Circle. We will consider physical and human geography based on climate.

Cocoa fuel combats climate change | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific



As artists, we will develop our skills to create still life drawings of fruit, adding tone and layering to make them more realistic

Oil Painting Still Life Fruit Bowl Canvas: Handmade 


We will design our knowledge to design and make healthy food. We will understand the importance of Health and Safety when storing and preparing food.

World Food Day 2019: encouraging healthy diets for a #zerohunger world - On  Medicine 


We will use a range of software to collect and present information; write programmes to accomplish goals and to sequence. We are opinion pollsters!


We will learn about the importance of exercise and diet on our performance during Athletics. We will set ourselves targets and improve our performance.


Winners of the decade: World's top athletes and sports teams | Athletics  News | Al Jazeera



We will learn about our health and well-being and how important it is to keep safe. We will learn about our rights and responsibilities.


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

Click here to view the School Calendar


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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