Year 4

Rainforests and Rivers

Rainforests are the Earth’s oldest living ecosystems. They are so amazing and beautiful. These incredible places cover only 6 % of the Earth’s surface but yet they contain MORE THAN HALF of the world’s plant and animal species!

We are learning about how the plants, animals and different geographic features all contribute to and affect these diverse ecosystems. We will pay particular attention to some of the worlds largest and well-known rivers such as the Amazon, drawing on Geography, and linking it with measurements and change over time in maths as well as writing and performing the jungle song (poem) in English. 


We are looking in detail at fractions at the moment. Here is an interactive website

that may be helpful: 



Year 4 staff

Cypress class

Mr McLaren, Ms Sorenson and Mrs Hamm

PPA (Friday) Mr Macleod

Cedar class

Ms Beaumont, Mrs Cornforth, Mrs Ashcroft and Mrs Hamm


Cypress Class

Athletics – Monday

Swimming – Thursday


Cedar Class

Athletics – Monday

Tennis – Tuesday


In English, we are currently studying “The Jungle Song” by Miriam Moss. This is a lovely poem about the jungle and its animals. We will then be writing our own jungle song/poem, with rhymes and any animals of our choosing!