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Year 4 - Whale class

Welcome to Whale Class!

Whale class is taught by Miss Moreton and supported by Mrs Roberts. Please feel free to email me at if you have any queries or questions and I will reply as soon as possible.


Watch this space for regular updates to find out about our amazing learning!


Welcome back to the Summer Term!


This half-term our topic is...

Burps, Bottoms and Bile


Open wide - let's take a look inside! We're on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body. In English, we shall be reading the fantastic Demon Dentist by David Walliams and this will help us write a persuasive letter during our first week back. Miss Moreton is very excited to start the Teaching of Reading this term, which will be based on The Suitcase Kid by Jaqcqueline Wilson. In Maths, we shall be learning about time, including converting between different units of time and converting analogue into digital, 12 and 24 hours. After, we shall be recapping fractions and decimals and then finishing off with exploring money. The main focus of Burps, Bottoms and Bile is Science. We shall be learning all about the different teeth types, tooth decay and how to keep them clean. We shall also explore the digestive system and how it works by working scientifically. 


New This week...

W/C Monday 13th May

This week the children have been learning about the spelling rule/pattern: adding the prefix mis-

Please learn to spell the following words for the Speed Spell test on Monday.

  1. Misbehave
  2. Misplace
  3. Mislead
  4. Misspell
  5. Misprint
  6. Misunderstand


The children have been extremely excited to become news reporters in English this week. They have begun to create a newspaper article warning people about the DEMON DENTIST! In maths, we have been learning all about money. We began by converting pounds into pence, rounding and comparing money and then finished with money problems. On Thursday, they worked in partners to solve problems to be able to find some treasure. Well done to Chloe and Paige who were the first children to solve all the problems. We have had an amazing amount of junk modeling items to help make our digestive system models. We hope you are avaliable to come to our showcase on Friday 24th May at 2pm, to have a look at them. 


W/C Monday 6th May

This week we have been continuing to read Demon Dentist and made predictions of what will happen to Alfie when he is trying to catch the infamous 'tooth snatcher.' We acted out our predictions in groups and then planned and wrote the next chapter. In maths, we have been learning about fractions which included fractions of numbers, equivalent fractions and amounts of money. In cornerstones, we have learnt body parts in French and created a poster about the importance of personal hygiene. 


Here are some of our predictions in action...


W/C Monday 29th April:

We have had an exciting week of learning! We kicked off the week with a look at a pig's organs and we were surprised at how squishy they felt and how they were connected. We then found out about our digestive system and the function of each organ. In English, we drafted and published our letters to PC Plank to persuade him to arrest the wicked dentist, Miss Root. In maths, we continued our learning about telling the time, which included comparing and ordering times. We also found some shocking results to our science investigation! The pinapple juice was the worst drink as the egg shell became soft and decayed. The mils was the best drink as the egg shell stayed the same, infact it was even harder than before.



W/C Monday 22nd April:

In English, we have started reading the fantastic book by David Walliams, Demon Dentist. The children have described Miss Root using expanded noun phrases. We have looked at features of a persuasive letter and will be writing one to PC Plank to persuade him to arrest the cruel, wicked dentist. In topic, we had a look at our teeth and learnt their different names; incisors, molars, canines, premolars and wisdom. We have also started an investigation to find out how different drinks can affect your teeth. In maths this week, we have been learning about time including converting between analogue and digital time with both 12 hour and 24 hour clocks. Science Investigation: In each box, we poured a different drink (squash, pineapple juice, sugar-free lemonade and milk) and placed part of an eggshell (to act as the enamel on our teeth). We are watching closely over the next week to see what happens. Have a look at the results so far...




Physical Education!

 Please make sure your child has got the correct PE kit in school on the correct days. 

Tuesday - inside PE with Miss Moreton

Thursday - outside PE with Mrs Stone



Our Digestive System T-Shirts


The National Curriculum outlines the spelling rules that children will learn in Year 3 and Year 4:

  • Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them (such as dis– and –sure)
  • Spell further homophones (such as except/accept)
  • Spell words that are often misspelt 
  • Use the possessive apostrophe accurately (plurals)
  • Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary




Please see Year 3 and 4 spelling list below.