Welcome to Grasshopper Class Page!

Grasshoppers is one of the Year 4 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page, you will be able to find out about our curriculum and learning activities. 

Adults in our class


  Miss Orakci - Class Teacher                          Mrs Del Grazia - Teaching Assistant

In Grasshopper class this half term we will be learning:


Our first Talk4Writing unit will be learning the warning tale ‘The Canal’.  In their writing, pupils will be focussing on writing detailed and descriptive settings.

In Guided reading we will be sharing the book ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson’.


We will begin the year by reviewing and extending our knowledge of place value. Pupils will learn what each digit in a 4 digit number represents and how to partition numbers. They will use base ten, counters and pictorial methods to represent different numbers.  In Year 4 all pupils are expected to become confident recalling all 12 times tables. Pupils can practise at home using Times Table Rockstars.


Our first unit in Science is studying sound. We will learn how sounds are made, what sound is and how it travels. We will explore how to change the volume and pitch of a sound.


In History we will learn about the rise of Ancient Rome. Pupils will learn how the Roman Empire spread across Europe and Africa, and discover who Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony and Augustus Caesar were.


In Geography we begin the year with a spatial sense unit – Latitude. Pupils will learn how to use grid references to locate countries in an atlas. They will learn about the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn and explore how climate varies with latitude.


We have PE on Fridays and this will be outdoors due to government guidance. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kits on Fridays and has warm layers as the weather can be very unpredictable. This half term, the children will be taught gymnastics and take part in team building activities.


We begin the year learning about Christianity with a focus on why churches are different from each other.


This half term we will be refreshing the children’s knowledge of where Germany is and revising our basic introductions.


The first two weeks of term will include a focus on PSHE to support pupils after school closures.  After that we will explore rights, rules and responsibilities.


In Art we will review the Elements of Art, focussing on colour, line and shape.


This term we will be focussing on Rhythm, and how the beat makes us feel.


In ICT we will teach pupils how to do effective searches for information and how we can stay safe online.

Home Learning

Pupils that are self-isolating but able to study can log on to TTRockstars to practise times tables, and Purple Mash for a range of activities and tools.  They can use the Knowledge Organisers attached below to guide their studies using BBC Bitesize and the National Oak Academy.


Knowledge organisers: 





Our Class book this half term is Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.

Weekly update - 18.9.20

This week we have done some fantastic story writing based around the story of The Iron Man. I have been really impressed with the children's enthusiam for story writing and their use of imaginative language. We have continued reading 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers and have explored how fascinating and diverse our planet is. We have also enjoyed lots of team building activities such as making towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows and forming letter shapes with our bodies.



Weekly update - 11.9.20

We have had a fantastic first week back at school. It has been so lovely to see everyone's smiling faces! This week, we have had lots of discussions around changes in our lives and our feelings about them. The children have focussed on the positives to come out of lockdown such as reduced pollution and increased time with our families. They wrote their own poems about what they did during lockdown and enjoyed reading them to the class. We have also focussed on our school rules and the children have discussed how we can show that we are ready to learn, respectful to others and our property and how we are being safe. Our class book is 'The Iron Man' at the moment and we have enjoyed creating beautiful artwork with oil pastels. Have a lovely weekend!


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