Welcome to Sequoia Class - Year 4 at Newtown Primary School.


The teacher is Mrs Chauvin. Mrs Dolphin will also be teaching on Wednesday afternoon. Caroline is the teaching assistant for this class.


This year PE will be Wednesdays and Thursdays, which will be both outdoors. On Thursday, we do have the opportunity to learn some Tag Rugby skills with a sports coach. Please make sure that the children have the correct kit for those days, accommodating for all weather.


Homework books will be sent home on a Friday and are due in the following Wednesday. There is a list of suggested activities to complete as well as spellings and times tables to learn. On occasion, an extra Maths activity will be sent home to help consolidate learning. The children will get a chance to share what they have done with the class if they wish. There will also be a spelling test on Wednesday and a times table test on Monday. 


We do expect children to read and share books with you at home. There are no set days when they need to do this, but we do encourage at least three times a week and for children to record a review of each book in their Reading Journal once they are finished.


This term, Sequoia Class are learning about rivers, local and in the world. The children will complete many cross-curricular lessons to investigate river habitat; to learn about their importance; to explore their geographical features and think about how to care for them. Please look at our topic web below for more details.

This year, Sequoia Class are Wildlife Champions! They will be working with Paul Martin from the Wildlife Trust on a number of projects, such as improving life for wildlife in the school, developing the garden as a learning space and habitat for wildlife and learning and educating others about how to protect our local wildlife.

Half of the class went to Mincinglake Park for the project launch.

These children volunteered to clear up the garden at the weekend - and found a frog!

These children volunteered to clear up the garden at the weekend - and found a frog! 1