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Whitehall Junior School

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Year 4

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Welcome Bears, Elephants, Lions and Tigers

 

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely and restful break and are ready for the new term. 

 

We have an exciting term planned for you all! Our topic this term is based on The Romans and Anglo-Saxons and the impact these civilisations have had on our lives today. We will be making Roman shields and trebuchets in D.T and creating a bayeux tapestry in art. In addition to this, we will read a range of poetry and non-fiction texts within our guided reading units. Can you recommend a book you have read and enjoyed at home? In mathematics we will continue to consolidate our learning and apply the skills to problem solving investigations. Keep using Times Table Rockstars to ensure you know all of your times tables; you will be tested on these in the summer term. Having looked at various aspects of Animals, Humans and their habitats in detail, we will now learn about Sound and Electricity in science and we will focus on building and testing circuits. 

 

Swimming will still take place for Elephants and Lions every Tuesday morning until Tuesday 28th January. From Tuesday 4th February, the Bears and Tigers will start their swimming lessons and will continue until the end of the year. Please ensure that you are taking responsibility for ensuring that you have your swimming bag in school every Tuesday during your allocated swimming lesson time.

 

Mindfulness will start for Year four during the spring term and each class will have a weekly lesson of ‘Power Thoughts’. During these lessons, you will learn how to deal with your emotions, how to be resilient, how to able to think positively and to apply this to your everyday life.

 

It would be really helpful if you continue to practise your maths and reading in addition to completing your weekly homework - please see the ‘useful links’ tab on the ‘Year Group Pages’ home page for easy access to the regular websites we use such as: Mathletics, Bug Club and Times Tables Rockstars.

 

Homework for this year will be as follows:

Daily reading

Weekly spellings

Weekly Mathletics activities

 

There are also optional additional homework activities available to you below.

 

Don’t forget to read and discuss the vocabulary and knowledge mats with your family to deepen your understanding of what you are learning this term! 

 

Thanks for your support, Year 4 staff team.

 

 

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