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   When shall we party?

Our topic this half term is 'when shall we party?' and is history and music based. We will begin by learning about great composers from history and today. We will learn about the work of the film composer, John Williams, and the features of his music. Then we will spend some time creating our own compositions which we will perform at the end of the half term.

Dates for the Diary:


Tuesday 23rd April- Return to school

Wednesday 24th April- Year 3/4 'Wow' morning

Monday 6th May- Bank Holiday (school closed)

Friday 24th May- Break up for half term

Monday 3rd June- INSET Day (school closed)

Tuesday 4th June- Return to school

Key information:


P.E will be on a Tuesday (Outdoor) and a Wednesday (Indoor) but it is a good idea to keep your kit in school all week, just in case any extra opportunities arise. You will need:

  • black PE shorts
  • white t-shirt
  • trainers
  • jogging bottoms and jacket (for outdoor PE when it gets cold)
  • plimsolls are optional for indoor PE


This half term the children's topic will be 'When shall we party?' with a focus on history and music.


As always our English work will be supported by 'Active English' sessions.  Our focus in English this term will be Poetry. This will be linked to our topic work.

In Maths, we will continue to develop the concept of fluency, reasoning and problem solving through all aspects of our learning.  This half term we will be deepening our understanding of place value, addition and subtraction, money and fractions. This will be carried through to our daily maths sessions, fluency grids and fluency challenges. 

Homework: the task sheet will be given out at the start of term, so have fun trying to get that magic 30 point target!

My Book Blog and TT Rockstars are included on the sheet. If you  are experiencing any problems with these, or log-ins have been forgotten, please don't hesitate to pop in and we will try and help rectify the problem. However, if you are unable to access either at home, please do not worry! 

It is an expectation that the children read daily to a grown up, at home, for at least 10 minutes a day, please may we ask you to regularly sign their reading diary as evidence of this. As a class we are all striving to reach our 75 plus reads, so not only will the children be rewarded for their efforts, they will show an improvement in their use of language and develop their writing techniques.

We will continue with our weekly spellings. These will be given out on a Friday to be tested the following Friday. Remember if you score 8/10 or more on these then you can earn homework points towards the 30 point target!


In addition to these websites, Woodland Junior School has lots of educational games to play. Have a look and see!


Please do not hesitate to come and talk to us if you have any worries, no matter how big or small.

We look forward to seeing you all after half term

 Mrs Weston and Miss Denton

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