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Class LR

Miss Linwood has been teaching at WJS for many years. She teaches Class LR on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. She is really looking forward to teaching year 4 again and particularly enjoys teaching English and Art. 

In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family, walk her dog- Willow and snuggle on the sofa with a good book. Miss Linwood also loves to travel and can't wait to emerge her children into the many different cultures around the world. 


Miss Rowell has also been teaching at WJS for many years. She is really looking forward to coming back after being off on maternity leave. She teachers Class LR on Monday and Tuesdays.

Miss Rowell loves sport and therefore loves PE. She's an avid fan of The Body Coach and loves a hit workout. She enjoys spending time with her family, and loves to travel. She's looking forward to being able to take her little ones on many adventures around the world! 

Our Class

This year we are lucky to have Mrs Beedle working as our class LSA everyday. Mrs Beedle enjoys gardening and spending time with her family and friends. 


We will also be working with Mr Sills throughout the year as part of our music lessons. We look forward to these lessons very much. 

Things to remember

Homework will be set on a Thursday and will be due in on the following Tuesday.

Spellings will be tested on Mondays.

PE will be on Mondays.  Please make sure you come to school wearing your PE kit on this day.  Long hair will need to be tied back and any jewellery removed, particularly earrings.

Swimming will take place every Friday starting on 15th September.

Autumn First Half

Rumble in the Jungle

To start Year Four, our first topic is Rumble in the Jungle. We will learn all about the ancient civilisation, the Maya, about their way of life, how they dressed and their love of chocolate. We end the topic by making our own (healthy) chocolate bar.

In English, we will be reading a great story set in the rainforest of South America, called The Great Kapok Tree. We will learn the art of persuasion in our writing. 

In maths, we will be looking at place value, understanding the value of each digit.  We then move on to looking at formal methods for addition and subtraction.

In Science, we will start to learn about sound - how it is produced, the role of air particles and the different qualities of sound. 

In P.E. we will be going swimming so get those goggles and hats at the ready.

Autumn Second Half

Winter Wonderland

To lead us into the Christmas holidays, our topic is 'Winter Wonderland'.

In English, we will be reading a great adventure story called 'The Ice Palace', set in a snowy landscape with a surprise twist at the end. We will be writing non-chronological reports and writing the ending from a different perspective.

In Design and Tehnology, we will be designing and creating our own felt puppets. We will learn a variety of basic stitches in order to create our puppets and bring them to life. We will also create our very own scenery to use when performing our own play scripts. 

In Science, we continue to learn about sound and will complete this by making our own instruments from junk modelling. 

In Maths, we will be learning about measurement, looking at length and perimeter before moving on to learning formal methods for multiplication and division. 

In PE, we will be continuing our swimming lessons.

Spring First Half

The Iron Man

Our topic this half term is The Iron Man. We will begin by reading the book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and use this story to lead our learning. In Science we will be learning about electricity and in DT, pneumatics and we will use these in our very own Iron Man built from junk modelling. 

The children will create their own book trailers to promote The Iron Man. We will learn about camera angles and use this to help sketch the still frames we need for our trailer. 

In Maths, we will be continuing to learn formal methods for multiplication and division. 

Spring Second Half

Roaming Romans

Our topic this half term will be the Roaming Romans. We will be finding out about the Roman invasion of Britain, the Boudicca Rebellion and life as a Roman soldier.  We will also visit Colchester Castle to help us learn more!

Studying maps in Geography, we will investigate how and where the Romans invaded Britain, looking closely at our local history and finding links to the Romans VERY close to us!

To end our topic, we will be finding out what it was like to be a Roman soldier and design and create our own shields ready for our very own Roman battle!

In Maths, we will be moving onto understanding fractions and decimals. We will be making a fraction wall and will investigate equivalent fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers. 

In English, we will be reading the book 'Bluest of Blues', a beautifully illustrated book all about the first woman to publish a book of photographs. This book will link to our new science topic, Living things and their habitats, where the children will learn how to classify animals.

Summer First Half

Eat Your Greens

At the start of the summer term, our topic is 'Eat Your Greens', where the children will be learning all about food from around the world, Fairtrade products and what a healthy meal should comprise, using the Eatwell plate to guide us. The children will design, prepare and eat their very own healthy meal. 

In English, we will be reading the book 'One Plastic Bag'. Set in Gambia, the story looks at one woman's struggle with pollution and her inspiring solution. 

In Maths, we will complete our work on decimals, before moving onto money and then finishing with time.  

In Science, we will be looking at the Digestive System and Teeth. The children will be making their own set of teeth and will get messy with a pair of tights, orange juice and bananas. This is not for the squeamish!

In PE, the children will be learning team games and athletics. 

Summer Second Half


In our final half term of the year, we move onto the topic 'Waterworks'. The children will be learning all about the water cycle, rivers of the world, mountains and seas and how we treat water. 

In English, we will be reading 'The Mousehole Cat', set in a quaint fishing village and based on a traditional Cornish tale. To finish, we will be looking at different types of poetry.  

In Maths, we will be learning about statistics, and geometry, the properties of shapes. 

In Science, we are learning about states of matter - solids, liquids and gases. 

In PE, the children will be concentrating on athletics, ready for Sports Day.

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