Welcome to Southwark Bridge Class


A warm welcome to Howard Primary School’s newest class-Southwark Class children, parents and carers.

Our Southwark team are:

Class teacher-Miss Turpie

Class teaching assistants - Miss Marshall and Mrs Edgeler


Please feel free to write us a note in your child’s homework diary, come and talk to us after school any day or phone the school to speak to us directly if there is anything you wish to discuss concerning your child.


Key Information:

  • A wide selection of quality books have been purchased for this class this year and your child is encouraged to take home a book every day. Each time you sign to show your child has read at home, they will receive a marble towards their team jar. The team with the most marbles at the end of the week will be crown team of the week!
  • Homework will be set on Friday and due in the following Friday unless stated otherwise on the homework (A longer time will be set for projects)
  • Spellings will be learnt at school and tested on Mondays. Please click on link: school-links-spellingjournalyear4southwark-1
  • In your child’s homework diary, they will have a green stamp at the end of each day to show they are following our school’s ‘Good to be Green’ behaviour policy. If they do not get a green stamp it is because they have not ended the day on a green card or have received a red card during the day. You will be notified by text if a red card consequence has occurred.

Year 4 weekly news, week commencing 22nd March

March 22, 2021

Hello Year 4!

We hope you are all ready for another fantastic week! Here’s what we will be learning;

Maths- we will be learning about area this week, counting squares to calculate areas and comparing the area of different shapes. We will also be looking at corresponding problems.

English- we will be continuing to look at the poems of Valerie Bloom and writing a class poem in a similar style.

Geography- we will be learning about how tribes live a traditional lifestyle in the rainforest and comparing it to our own.

ICT- we will be beginning to design our own simple toy using scratch

Science- we will be learning and creating simple food chains which include a producer, prey and predator.

Spanish- we will be saying what we can do, remembering some simple verbs

Music- we will be listening and responding to a piece of music

RHE- the girls will be learning some facts about puberty while the boys are talking about peer pressure and the effects of smoking on the body.

PE- we will be developing close catching and wicket-keeping skills as we continue to learn about cricket.

As always, please contact us on the year group email if you have any queries or concerns.

Happy learning!

Year 4 weekly news. Week commencing 8th March

March 7, 2021

Welcome back to school Year 4! We are super excited to see you all again!

This week we will be learning:

Maths- continuing our work on decimals, we will be adding decimals to make a whole, ordering and comparing decimals and rounding decimals.

English-we are starting a new, exciting text featuring poetry from Caribbean artists. We will be learning and performing poems as well as learning about the poets themselves

Geography-we are learning to decribe the layers of the rainforest

Spanish-to learn some verbs in Spanish.

Music-we will be exploring some body percussion

PE- we will be learning some Cricket skills

For those children who are not attending school, we will continue to post work  on Google Classroom but there will be no live lessons.

Thank you again for all your support. We look forward to seeing you in school!