Stanton Community Primary School


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

01359 250225

Welcome to Maple Class!

Our topic this half term in Maple is Animals. 

In English we are reading the book Wolves by Emily Gravett.

Using the book for inspiration; we will be researching information on an animal of the children's choice and writing an information leaflet full of interesting facts and diagrams. Our up and coming trip to Colchester Zoo will offer an excellent opportunity for the children to research the animal of their choice. 

In Art we are painting in the style of Steve Brown. We will be practising painting in blocks of colour and learning how to make different tints and shades using black and white paint. To support our learning in the forest children will be locating different shades of green and brown within the forest and making their own colour charts. 

Maple Class

Books to Compliment Year 4 Power of Reading Texts

Other books that the children may like to read by Emily Gravett are:


The imaginary.


Meerkat Mail.


Orange, Pears, Apple and Bears.

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears.


In Science our topic is Animals Including Humans. We will be looking at the digestive system of humans, teeth and linking predators and pray together using food chains. Our learning will be supported by an education session at Colchester Castle that is entitled "Who eats who?"

In French our topic is "Shopping." The children will be learning the names of fruit, vegetables and clothes in French, to say whether they like or don't like something and to ask to buy items in a shop.