Stanton Community Primary School


Stanton Community Primary School, Upthorpe Road, Stanton , Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2AW

01359 250225

Welcome to Maple Class!

In Literacy we are looking at a book all about the circus. We have been writing letters, drawing persuasive posters, predicting what may happen next and using volume, expression and actions to retell parts of the story. 

This video shows a group of children reading an extract out of our class text. They are using volume, pace, expression and sound effects to engage the reader.  

A persuasive poster to encourage people to visit a magic show. 

In Art we have been inspired by Henry Matisse when illustrating some of our descriptive writing based on our Circus text. 

When you are next in school please come and have a look at our What A Good One Looks Like Board. We have some lovely pieces of writing that are the very best examples of each genre of text. 

Maple Class

Books to Compliment Year 4 Power of Reading Texts

Books linked to our Autumn learning:


The Girl Who Walked On Air by Emma Carroll, Faber and Faber (2014)

Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson, Yearling (2010)

Peter Spier's Circus! by Peter Spier, Dragonfly Books (1995)

Paddington at the Circus by Michael Bond, illustrated by R.W. Alley, Harper Collins Children’s

Books (2016)

Claude at the Circus by Alex T. Smith, Hodder Children’s Books (2012)

Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Ran Away from the Circus (and joined the library) by A.F. Harrold,

illustrated by Sarah Horne, Bloomsbury Children’s Books (2012)

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee, Beech Lane Books (2014)

If I Ran the Circus by Dr Seuss, HarperCollins (2003)

The Fabulous Foskett Family Circus by John Yeoman and Quentin Blake, Andersen Press (2013)

The Young Magicians and the Thieves Almanac by Nick Mohammed (2017)

Winter's Child by Angela McAllister, Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith, Templar (2013)

A World Full of Animal Stories: 50 favourite animal folk tales, myths and legends, illustrated by Aitch, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books (2017)

A Year Full of Stories: 52 folk tales and legends from around the world, illustrated by ChristopherCorr, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books (2016)

Samson, the Mighty Flea, illustrated by Nathan Reed, Andersen Press (2017)

Winter's Child by Angela McAllister, Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith, Templar (2013)

FArTHER by Grahame Baker-Smith, Templar (2011)

Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett

The Rabbit Problem by Emily Gravett

The Imaginary by Emily Gravett

Again by Emily Gravett

The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo

The Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo.