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0113 2930280

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0113 2946800

When you telephone school, 0113 2930280, the telephone is likely to be answered by Mr Barker (School Business Manager) or Ms Ashmore (Administrator). They are more than happy to deal with any queries you have and will arrange for you to speak to the relevant member of staff if required. If you require a paper copy of any information on our website please contact Mr Barker (School Business Manager) or Ms Ashmore (Administrator) in the office.

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Naburn Road
Whinmoor, Leeds, LS14 2BL
United Kingdom

0113 2930280

White Laith Primary School is situated within Whinmoor in Leeds. Children and adults work together in an atmosphere of trust, respect and belonging. We aim to treat everyone with equal dignity and worth valuing their particular characteristics. The Staff and Governors are determined to make our school a place of excellence and the children
share that desire.

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Zambezi

Zambezi - Year Four

This term in Zambezi our topic is ‘Did the Ancient Greeks change the world?’ We will be looking at why people visit Greece now and what aspects of Ancient Greece are still here today. We will find out about the Greek Gods and Goddesses and read some myths and legends. In Literacy we will be focusing on non-chronological reports, instructions, play scripts, and writing our own myths. We will also read an ancient Greek story ‘Antigone’ in guided reading and literacy. We will also use our drama skills to create and act out our own stories. At the end of the topic we will have an Ancient Greek day were we will make and taste Greek food, make a Greek pot and try some Greek dancing! We are also hoping to visit Leeds Grand Theatre for a tour and to find out about Greek theatre so keep an eye out for the letter about that. It is a very exciting topic and usually a year 4 favourite!

In Science we our topic is ‘Animals and their habitats’. We will be finding out what animals need to survive, classifying animals into different categories and exploring food chains and habitats.

In Maths we are focussing on measures where we will be calculating the area and perimeter of shapes and converting measures from cm to m to km. We will also be working on our multiplication and division skills including written methods of division.

In PSHE our topic is ‘Physical health and wellbeing’ in this topic we will find out about the importance of getting enough sleep and having a healthy diet. We will also find out why some people’s diets are different and why people make different food choices e.g. Religious reasons, vegetarian diet and ethical choices.

This half term we will be doing 2 PE lessons each week as we no longer go swimming. PE will now be on a Tuesday and a Friday. Our Friday session is gymnastics with the coaches from the gymnastics centre.  Please make sure both indoor and outdoor kit are in school all week.

Reminders:

  • Please remind your child to read every night and to make a comment in their reading diary.
  • Learning log homework is given on a Friday and is due in on the following Wednesday.
  • Please help children learn times tables facts at home – in times tables rock stars we will now be focussing on the 6, 7 and 9 times table but also keep working on the 3s, 4s and 8s that we were working on before.
  • Spelling test will be on a Friday so please support your child learning these at home.

Books we are reading in YEAR FOUR: