Sapphire class

Welcome to Sapphire Class!

Sapphire is a fantastic Year 4 class taught by Miss Dalby, with the help of our wonderful TAs Sarah, Kathy and Belinda.

This year we are going to have many adventures to help us learn, from travelling through Africa to journeying through the human body!


This half term we will be exploring the continent of Africa!

During our WOW day we will take part in an African Dance Workshop and learn all about Adinkra printing.

In English, we will be basing our learning around the visual text ‘The Lion King’. We will use this to think about ‘stories with dilemmas’, examining the different feelings of characters. We will also learn about traditional African folktales, looking at the structure and main features of this style of writing in order to produce our own stories!

In Maths, we are focusing on building place value and gaining a deeper understanding of number by using physical objects in problem solving activities.

In Art we will learn about  ‘African Masks’, exploring and commenting on their features in order to carefully plan our own designs. We will be using clay and papier mache to make our own traditional masks!african mask

In Science we will be delving into the habitats of a variety of animals, exploring our local environment.

In History, we will be learning about the people from the ancient city of Benin and how people made assumptions about their civilisation.

In PSHE we are focusing on ‘belonging’, thinking about new beginnings and how we feel in new situations.

In Computing, we are developing our knowledge of e-safety, creating fantastic e-safety posters for our classroom.

In outdoor P.E we will be focusing on football skills, and our indoor P.E is based on African dance, using our fantastic dance workshop by Lorraine Theobald as our starting point.


Maths, English and spelling homework is given out on a Friday and is due back on a Tuesday.


French lessons take place every Wednesday.


Outdoor PE every Tuesday afternoon

Indoor PE every Wednesday morning.