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Welcome to the new school year at Melbourne Junior School as your child moves into Year 4. 


The Year 4 Team


We have a team of dedicated adults working with the children to support their learning.  In addition to our class teachers, Mr Radburn and Miss Smith, our teaching assistant, Mrs Perry will also be supporting groups of children further to her classroom responsibilities.


PPA (Planning, Preparation & Assessment)


On Tuesday afternoon, the Year 4 teachers will be out of class on PPA time. Mrs Wright and Mr Wardle will share the responsibility of teaching Redwood Class and Sycamore respectively.


Our Curriculum


Our main topic this term is ‘Ciao Italia!’ We will be taking a virtual tour around Italy, learning about its landscape, people and culture, with a particular focus on the Campania region. Our studies will also examine volcanoes and earthquakes and their impact on the landscape and people. 


Work in other subjects will include:


  • Maths – Number & Place value and Calculations
  • English – Recounts – postcards and travel blogs
  • Computing – Online safety and multimedia
  • PE – Real PE (indoor) and Net and Court Games (outdoor)
  • French – Les Animaux
  • RE – Beliefs & Practises (Judaism) and Buddha’s Teachings (Buddhism)
  • PSHE – New Beginnings: Inside Out
  • Music – Music Partnership – Learning a brass instrument (Sycamore Class from Autumn Term onwards, Redwood from Spring Term 2) and singing
  • DT – Pizza making


For further information, see our Autumn Term 1 Newsletter below.

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During our Ciao Italia launch day, the children in Redwood and Sycamore enjoyed taking a virtual tour around Italy, exploring famous Italian cities and landmarks, the art and music, learning some of the language and tasting some delicious Italian foods.
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Midlands Music Service Workshop - Volcanoes


The children in Redwood and Sycamore liked their visit from the Midlands Music Service, learning about Volcanoes. They enjoyed composing and performing small pieces of music to represent the different stages of a volcanic eruption. 

Merry Christmas from Mr Radburn, Miss Smith, Mrs Perry and all of the children in Redwood and Sycamore classes. We hope you all have a fun filled festive season and the happiest of new years.

Ding Dong Merrily on High

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The Year 4 children wanted to perform their song from our carol concert to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy.