Marpool Primary School

Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Year 4

Welcome to Monkey Puzzle and Bonsai Base!

This half-term in Year 4

PE: Monday and Wednesday for both Bonsai and Monkey Puzzle

Forest School: Monday afternoons

 This term:

*** If you are available to help on either of the class trips to the Exe Estuary (20th May = Monkey Puzzle, 21st May = Bonsai) please speak to the relevant class teacher. Thank you. ***

We will be:

    • Learning about decimals, time, money, position in Maths while continuing practice with the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
    • Writing based on 'This morning I met a whale' by Michael Morpurgo. ensuring that all the features are correctly used. Specifically focusing on dialogue, high quality verbs and adverbs.
    • In science we will be exploring classification for living things and animals, including a visit to the Exe Estuary with experts from the Exe Estuary Partnership.
    • Learning about how Exmouth has changed in our Historical studies, including visiting the local museum and blue plaque sites. 
    • Learning how to run, throw and jump in athletics and create a variety of dance routines. 
    • Design Technology will involve investigating, designing and making a prototype of ships' lanterns.
    • Later in this half term we will begin to develop our skills with textiles to include sewing.

Dates for your diary:

  • May 20th: Monkey Puzzle Exe Estuary visit. 
  • May 21st: Bonsai Exe Estuary visit.
  • May 22nd Parents' learning celebration in the drama studio at 8:50am (Apologies from Miss Merrick, she is on a training course so will not be there to share this.)
  • 25th May: Break for half term
  • 3rd June: term restarts
  • Statutory Times table tests will start straight after half term, beginning on the 3rd June.


To support us at home, you might: 

Here is our home learning for this week:


* Spellings will go in the Reading record books on a Friday.

Help us practise our spellings, we  have our own spellings in our reading diaries and these may be from our Attack groups that we are focussing on instead.

Time tables practice:

Children have been set specific tables to practise where appropriate (TTRS). Please ensure your child spends time practising these.

Hungry for more?
If you're going on Freckle or Language Angels, remember to use the codes below:

  • Freckle: Bonsai's class code is  c6yw97 and Monkey Puzzle's class code is g548se
  • They can all be found in the back of your child's reading record books. 


Parent Information:




Yr4 Multiplication Check Government webpage

Which key skills will my child be practising this year?




What will my child be learning this year?


Which texts will my child be introduced to in class?

Click on the link below to see the whole list and how the texts link in with the curriculum. 







 Year 4 Photo Gallery

 Hover over the photo for the caption and click on the photos to enlarge.