Ladygrove Primary School & Nursery

Welcome to Class 8!

Our values are: being kind, respectful to our selves and each other, looking after our classroom and resources and working together as a team. 

We use Building Learning Power at every opportunity, to become:  resilient, resourceful, reflective and reciprocal learners.

Miss Parsons


Miss Dodds


Mrs Walters

TA/Cover Supervisor

Your child's class teacher is Miss Dodds, who is assisted by Miss Parsons and Mrs Walters.

Our PE day is a Thursday afternoon.

Please try to read with your child at least 3 times a week so they are able to earn golden playtime on a Friday afternoon.



Learning is engaging in Year 4 and Miss Dodds continually reminds us that ‘’attitude is more important than ability’’.

We use the Building Learning Power animals to be resourceful, reflective and resilient in when we are working and being a good team member is important to us.

Our learning is cross-curricular as far as possible, which helps us to make links across all the subjects and develop a depth of knowledge in our chose topic.

Every half term, Miss Dodds introduces a different topic with which we, as a class, immerse ourselves in.

Reading is at the heart of our learning and always linked to our topic. As a class, we enjoy sharing stories and developing our understanding of the text.

Each week, children will be set homework on Purple Mash.  They already have their own log-ins and Parents can also log in, to see how their child is doing.

Spelling will be taught through handwriting every week, as well as a spelling quiz on Purple Mash.

Homework is set every Friday and is expected to be completed the following Thursday.  If a pupil is struggling to get online, they simply need to let an adult know and we can arrange a time on the class ipad or computer.

Please can you ensure that your child is practising their times tables regularly, as Year 4 are expected to know all their times tables by the end of the year.

We are brave, powerful warriors, and we will meet in battle! This half term, we’ll divide into two warring groups: the Celts and the Romans. In our battle games, who will be victorious? We’ll research Celtic and Roman warriors and write soliloquies as soldiers. Using different source materials we’ll investigate the Roman Empire and read Roman numerals. After designing and making shields, we’ll test them in battle and practise our attacking and defending skills. The Celtic warrior queen, Boudicca, will inspire us to create stories, models and artwork. We’ll write plays about gladiators and a menu for wealthy Romans. Using maps, globes and information books, we’ll compare Britain (the home of the Celts) and Rome (the home of the Romans). At the end of the topic, we’ll reflect on what the Romans did for us. We’ll become archaeologists, examining and sorting artefacts. You’ll receive an invitation to our art gallery where we’ll give guided tours to explain what we have learnt.