Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

0113 3368760

Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG

Welcome to Ruby Class

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As from September 2018 Swimming will be on Mondays and indoor PE lessons will take place every Tuesday. 

Autumn 2  

Do they eat Yorkshire

puddings in Cornwall?



Writing from a characters perspective

Our main narrative text this half term is going to be The Secret Garden. We will work on our descriptive writing and expand our vocabulary.  We will explore the characters in the story and write from their perspective. We will also be developing our inference and deduction skills using VIPERS.  We will be having a big focus on spelling this half term and using the rules we have learnt over the year to apply to our writing.



Perimeter, length, multiplication and


In maths we will be learning how to calculate the perimeter of a rectangular shape. We will then learn and recall our multiplication and division facts for up to 12 x 12. We will also practise counting in increments of 25 and 1000. We will then move onto solving problems using our multiplication and division facts..



Using electrical components to make working products

Now we know so much about electricity we will be putting that to good use to make our own working games. We will create our own  Buzzer Box games which will beep if the handle touches the wire. We will also create our  own quiz games where the light will go off if the answer is correct.


Geography, Art

This half term is focusing on our home county of Yorkshire! We will be learning about the different cities that situate themselves in Yorkshire and identify the key physical and human features that are around us. We will then be comparing it to other places around the UK such as Cornwall. We will be looking at Yorkshire based artists, architects and designers. We will be perfecting our sketching, shading and blending skills. Also we will be using a range of painting techniques, thinking about the different shades of the same colour and blending these together. In addition, we will be looking at Yorkshire based sculptors and attempting to make our own significant designs using clay.



Physical Development

Swimming will continue for Year 4

Indoor PE : Dance


In Computing, we will continue to look at coding using a programme called Scratch. We will learn how to ‘debug’ a programme and spot our own errors in our instruction writing.


 Year 4 will be continuing to learn how to play the Glockenspiel as well as learning more about different musical notations, timings and counting beats in a bar.


With the run up to Christmas, the children in KS2 will take part in a festive carol concert. They will sing different traditional carols and will practise singing in harmony.


Religious Education

The children will be learning about different religious celebrations such as the Hindu festival of Diwali and learning more about the Christian festival of Christmas