St Margaret's CofE Primary School, Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean, Brighton, BN2 7HB

01273 303109

St Margaret's CE Primary School

Grace, Strength, Love

Year 4 - Otters class

Welcome back to school. I am excited to be moving from badgers to otters! We have lots of exciting learning and activities planned for the year ahead. Keep checking this page throughout the year for information and photos of all our brilliant learning!

Many thanks, Mr De Marco


"Rome wasn't built in a day."  - I wonder what this means...

Our topic this term is all about the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. We will be learning about the myth of Romulus and Remus in our English lessons with the aim of recounting the myth and using drama for learning to explore the characters in depth. This is a history based topic so we will be delving into the timeline of the Romans and the eruption of Mt Vesuvius and the devastating effects it caused to Pompeii.  


PE & Forest School

PE and Forest School will be on Monday morning with MrJones. Please ensure that the children come into school wearing their school PE kit on Mondays: shorts or tracksuit bottoms (depending on the weather), trainers, school jumper or fleece. Children will need to bring appropriate clothing for forest school to change into as necessary (for this term a waterproof coat and wellington boots). We will be swimming this term every Wednesday starting on Wednesday 13th September, so please ensure your child brings a swimming costume to change into and a towel in a named swimming bag.


Homework will be set weekly on a Monday.  Information of what homework is set will be available on Google Classroom. This gives the children a week to have a go at completing it. The homework set will recap the learning done in school. Weekly homework will consist of the following ... 

Maths - an interactive online game will be set on mostly Times Tables Rock Stars, Active Learn or another appropriate interactive online game.

Please be helping your children learning their times tables ahead of the check in June. This can be done in a variety of ways (not just TTRS). More information to follow.

Reading - children should be attempting to read ideally 20 minutes a day. If this is too challenging please start of with 5 minutes or 1 page and we will work on building this up throughout the year. Reading journals are also encouraged and this is a space for children to review literature in a variety of ways. One every 1-2 weeks is recommended. Reading for pleasure is hugely important so children may read a variety of texts and there is no expectation that it should be narrative. If you are struggling with book choices please use this resource for some recommended reads. The children will also visit the school library every week to borrow a book to read at home. 

Spelling - Weekly spellings will again link to online games that children can play to assist them with their learning. The spellings will focus on high frequency words and spelling rules/patterns. 

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