Coppice Primary

Planting the seeds of
growth and



Owls are known for their wisdom so

our motto is:

Sapientes nos sumus


Mrs Masters                            Miss Frost                             Mrs Tullet

Class Teacher                 Teaching Assistant              Teaching Assistant              

Summer Two

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Our Topic is Water water everywhere


 Week 1Where does our water come from?

For the first week we are learning all about where our water comes from - we will be learning about the water cycle! The children will be begin to learn scientific language and describe what happens in each stage of the cycle.



Week 2: What is a river? Where are the rivers in the UK?

During this week the children will be using their atlas skills to locate rivers in the United Kingdom and where they are.



Week 3: What and where are the important rivers of the world?

This week the children will be locating famous rivers around the World! From the river Nile to the Amazon the children will learn all about the locations and how it impacts the people who live near these rivers.



Week 4: What are the features of a river?

During week 4 we will be learning all about the journey of a river, starting at the source and ending at the mouth. The children will learn all of the key vocabulary and label the different features.


Week 5: What is erosion and deposition?

During this week the children will learn all about erosion and how it is formed on the river bank. The children will also be learning about deposition and how it is formed. We will learn how to identify these features by looking carefully at different rivers and how it can form an oxbow lake.


 Week 6: Topographical classification of rivers - how has it changed over time?

This week the children will be using digimaps! They will be focusing on the River Thames and learning how it has changed over the past 100 years. We will be doing fieldwork and learning how the course of the river has changed, along with buildings and houses built along the bank.


 Week 7:  How do we use rivers?

The children will learn why rivers are important and the many ways we use them, from transportation, to leisure and how people in other countries use rivers too.

 Week 8: How and why do rivers flood?

For the eighth week, we will be looking at how rivers flood and why they flood. The children will learn about precautions we have to stop the rivers banks from flooding and this impacts the surrounding areas.


 Week 9: What is the purpose of a dam?

The children are learning all about dams this week - what is a dam? Why do we have dams?


Week 10: Rivers Trip

This week the children will be going to Holmebrook Valley Park! The children will be involved in a number of activities, including going into Holme Brook to check how fast the water flow is, pond dipping and orienteering. We will also have a designated member of staff who will be showing us around the Park and will provide interesting facts and information about the Park and Brook.

The children will need to be in old clothes that you are happy for them to get dirty/muddy in and welliesPlease also provide a warm and/or waterproof coat. It would also be a good idea to provide your child with a change of clothes/shoes for the journey back - particularly socks!

Week 11: What is the river Thames like?

This week the children will be learning all about the River Thames, compared to what is used to be like 100 years ago. We will look at the location, including its' source and mouth and how the Thames is used



Week 12: What are waterfalls?

For the final week, the children will be learning all about waterfalls. How are they formed? How high are the waterfalls? Where are the famous waterfalls in the World? 


Our School values

We are very excited to be starting work on our new values system when we come back to school in January.  Each week we have a new value – 12 in total.  Our first value will be Respect.  The children will have an assembly Monday morning about how to show and give respect to others both in school and at home!  We will be expecting this to be demonstrated to all members of our Coppice community,  it is important that even when we move onto a new value, the old one isn’t lost.

Our new core values will now form the basis of our ambassador passports (these have now been renamed – core value passports and the children can achieve their bronze, silver and gold awards throughout the year for each core value. We will of course keep you informed about how your child is getting on with this throughout the year.

Each week Mrs Seaton will sent out a Newsletter that will reflect the value we are working on so that it can also be supported at home.  We look forward to seeing our children bright and early ready to embrace the new weekly challenges


In Year 4 we will continue to develop the skills of comprehension by reading individually, in groups and as a whole class.   It is important that, when reading, the children understand the words they are reading and have the ability to check the meaning of words when they are not sure. We are focusing particularly on answering more difficult comprehension questions when reading so that the children build up their deductive skills and have more of an understanding of what the text is telling them.

The children will build on their previous knowledge of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling to improve their speaking, reading and writing skills. We will focus on different types of sentences and the associated punctuation. We will build on our knowledge of homophones so that we choose the right ones in our work.

Non-Negotiables for Writing  


Numeracy is a very important part of the curriculum and this term we will be looking continue to build our skills in number and place value.

This term we will be looking at decimals and telling the time.

We will continue have a strong focus on learning our table facts and there will be a number of facts to learn each week.  

Information for parents-

Games -


If all parents could encourage their children to learn and practice all the tables up to 12x tables that would be very useful too!

This site may help with that:

Non negotiables for Maths.

Learning log tasks are set at the beginning of a topic to be completed over the half term.  The children will have the whole half term to complete their chosen tasks.  We will make sure you have the date for the homework to be returned.  We hope that you enjoy the range of tasks that we have set for you!

 There will be a times table test each week for the table facts.   Our aim is to know all the times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end year 4.


Reading as much as possible will really help your child’s progress at school. For their learning passport they must have read three times a week all term.   It is very important that they understand what they are reading a few minutes spent asking questions about what has been read helps children to develop comprehension skills which are vital to their education.  

 Steps to Success for the Owls


 Diary dates

 Monday 5th June - First day back

 The week of Monday 5th June - MULTIPLICATION TESTS

Friday 16th June - Halle concert at the Velladrome, Derby (ukulele)

Friday 7th July - Trip to Holmebrook Valley Park