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Avocets class is taught by Mrs Down from Monday until Thursday and Mrs Marshall on a Friday. 

Mrs Robinson helps support the children in Avocets class with their learning. 




Autumn Term 2021 - Railways 



This term we will be learning about the railways. We will be looking at the history of the railways and significant early locomotives. We will investigate some important historical events including the opening of the first passenger carrying railway lines and we will examine the difference between steam, diesel and electric locomotives. We will also learn about the growth and development of the railway network in Great Britain, and debate the positive and negative effects of the railways on different aspects of society. 




At some point each half term the children should complete at least three activities from the homework grid. Written work must be presented neatly in your homework book. Creative work can be presented in any way of your choosing. 


Please find link to the homework grid below:


We will also send weekly spellings home every Friday which will be tested on the following Friday morning. Don't forget to also log on to Mathletics each week.


General Information 

PE is on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. This takes place outside as often as possible so the children will benefit from having navy track suit trousers in their PE kit. 

We have a timetabled library session each week where the children are encouraged to choose a book to borrow and bring home to share with you.


Avocets Bridge Building

To kick off our Railways topic, Avocets were challenged to build a bridge using 10 drinking straws, 2 pieces of string and some sellotape. We tested the strength of the bridge by placing cars on it.

Our Learning

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Avocets have enjoyed learning to play the Djembe drums.

Our learning.

VIP presentations

Times Tables

The children need daily practice of their times tables as they are expected to know all of their times tables up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.

For the first time this year, the government have introduced a statutory times tables test for Year 4 children which will take place in the Summer term. 



Try this online tables test against the clock

Tips for practicing Times Tables

Simple ways to make spelling fun

Why not try these websites: