Marlpool Junior School

MarlpoolJunior School

Marlpool Junior School


Welcome to Dovedale's class page! We are a fun, eager and respectful class of year 4 children, who always try our best. We are taught by Miss Cooper and our teaching assistants are Mrs Bonser and Mrs Whitehead.


Our topic this term is 'Jurassic'.


This term we will be researching our favourite dinosaurs and explaining why they are our favourite! Next, we will be answering the questions:

When did dinosaurs live?

What did dinosaurs eat?

How many different types of dinosaurs are there believed to have been?


Later on in the term, children will be given the chance to take part in 'The Secret Topic'. We can't tell you anymore about it at this point, as it is a secret! 

During our English lessons, we will be writing our own fantasy story, based on WALT Disney's 'Dinosaur'.  Children will be given the ending of the story and they will be tasked to write the beginning, build up and problem. Developing their writing skills further, children will be using embedded clauses, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials. 

In maths, we will be continuing to solve problems and put our work into real life contexts. We will be revisiting place value. 

Marlpool Junior School has an exciting times tables challenge. Each week, children complete a 5 minute 'race'. Once children can complete this correctly in 5 minutes, they move to a new letter.  Which letter are you working on?


We have PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Mr Pickering who is our sports coach. Please make sure that you have your PE kit in school at all times and that all items are named.