School will be closed to pupils on Friday 10 February as it is a teacher training day. We wish you all a great half term and look forward to seeing you back on Monday 20 February.
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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 and are ready and raring to meet the challenges that the year has to offer. Hopefully, you are just as excited as the teachers are to see each other at school, but more importantly, are you eager 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



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 history 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 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; we 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!


Mr Jones, Miss Lattimore, Mr Gohil and Mr Keegel



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