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Whitehall Junior School

Happiness at the heart of learning

Year 4

Welcome Bears, Lions and Tigers


The New Year is upon us and we hope you all had a wonderful break but are ready and raring to meet the challenges that the year has to offer. Hopefully your break was just as exciting as the adults at school but more importantly; are you as eager as the teachers to get back into the classroom? We have so much planned!


In English, we will be reading some high quality texts including: ‘The Dancing Bear’ by Michael Morpurgo and ‘Fly Eagle Fly’ by Christopher Gregorowski. Our Literacy and Language texts will consist of, ‘The Bogey Man and Trolls’ and ‘The Fly and The Fool’. If you would like to read stories with your children that would complement the children’s learning then we would suggest any of the following books:


  • Trolls Go Home by Alan MacDonald
  • The Secret book of Trolls by Danny Willis
  • Stories From Around the World by Heather Amery and Linda Edwards


In Maths, during this term, you will be covering a wide range of topics:


  • Number and Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Measurement
  • Geometry and Properties of Shape

You will have opportunities to apply these skills within your maths learning by solving real life problems and puzzles in order to understand how maths forms a huge part of everyday life.


In science, we will study ‘Sound’ and ‘Electricity’ and we will begin our learning about the Romans and the Anglo Saxons in our Topic lessons.  


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.


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


Finally, as we learn and make progress for our future, remember that we cannot replace time. Let’s enjoy each lesson to its full potential and make the most of the present. We worked so hard the first term; I think we can do the same in the next term in the lead up to Easter. We are very much looking forward to our first half term together!



Year 4 staff









Summer Holiday Transition Tasks

Please find below a copy of the transition tasks we emailed you before the holiday commenced. In addition, a 'Welcome to Year 4' guide will also provide you with further information, in readiness for 2020-2021. Please note that if the timings of the school day and/or rules about what pupils can/cannot bring into school change (due to Covid-19), you will be notified directly.