Year 4 - Santiago Class - Miss Hewlett

Welcome to Santiago Class

Miss Anita Hewlett – Class Teacher

We have 28 children in our class.


Autumn Term

Topic – Dinosaurs and Fossils

This terms topic is based around discovering how fossils can tell us more about the dinosaurs and how they lived. Children will link all areas of their curriculum studies to this science based topic. We will be exploring how fossilisation happens and this will then be linked to the idea of going on a journey. As part of this topic we will explore a narrative text called ‘Mungo and the dinosaur island’ and will use word processing software to create a biography based on the Palaeontologist, Mary Anning.


Times Tables

Children should be learning their times tables as all children are expected to know each multiplication table (up to 12 x 12) by heart by the time they reach secondary school. We kindly ask that all children practise their times tables regularly at home.


We also ask that all children read regularly. We suggest a minimum of 15 minutes per night. Reading and discussing books each night will help your children to develop the higher order reading skills of comprehension and will help to move their reading forward. Children will then take quizzes using our RENN reading scheme in school and those that achieve 10/10 will move up the cake as a reward!


Children will engage in PE sessions twice weekly. Some of these sessions will take place in our outdoor environment. Please ensure PE kits are in school every day; children will sometimes engage in additional sport related activities outside of their usual PE slots.