Year 4 2022 - 2023

Miss Oldknow


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Welcome to Spring 2! I hope you have all had a well needed rest.


On this page you will find out all that you need to know about our class routines and the exciting things we are learning about!  I will keep you updated with our learning journey but don't forget to watch out for the fun and exciting things that we do on our twitter page @LittleLeighSch and our facebook page

I will be teaching in the classroom each day except from Tuesday morning, when Mrs Tomlinson will be teaching foundation subjects.

PE in Year Four will be taught on Thursdays only this term. We will be having Forest School sessions on Wednesdays.  Please make sure that your child comes to school in the stipulated kit for those days. 

As always, please feel free to approach me at pick up or drop off if you would like to discuss any issues surrounding your child’s learning or welfare or if I am unable to chat at this time, please don’t hesitate to send me an email at .

Here's to another exciting half term! 

Best wishes, Miss Oldknow.



In Spring 2 we will be asking the question:

Should we pay more for Fair Trade?

Throughout this term, we will be learning: 

  • What is Fair Trade and why do we have it?
  • Fair Trade products
  • Where food comes from and the conditions that are needed to grow them.
  • The journey of chocolate




                   As Readers... 

We will be reading a selection of stories, plays and poetry.

As well as our guided reading and shared reading in school, it is important that you read regularly with your child as often as possible. Your child will have access to a book of their choice to read in school. During your time reading with your child at home, try to ask them questions relating to the characters and the events from the book. Try to encourage your child to make predictions based on what they have read so far. 



As Writers...

Our key text for this term is The Secret Sky Garden by Linda Sarah and Fiona Lumbers. With strong links to the environment, pupils will have the opportunity to write a Transformation Narrative.



As Mathematicians...


This term in Maths we will be focusing on these curriculum ares:

  • multiplication and division
  • length and perimeter


In school we will be working very hard on our times tables in preparation for the Year 4 Multiplication test. The multiplication tables check will take over two days in Summer term. It is really important that in year 4, children get as much practice as possible on their tables.


There are some great resources online that you can use to practice at home too, such as:

  • 'Hit the button' for quick fire questions
  •  On Youtube there are lots of great songs, such as Mr DeMaio!
  •  Mathsframe - times table check (This is a replica of the official government TT test).
  •  Free online worksheets -


As Scientists...

In science this term we will be learning all about 'Animals including humans'.




Homework will be set each Friday and will be expecteted to be completed for the Following Friday.
Children are set the following homework in Year 4: 

Spellings are now sent home in a spelling practice book on  Friday with a suitable spelling activitiy for the children to complete.  They are expected to be returned on Wednesday so that new spellings can be set. 

Maths - MyMaths website has proven to be a big hit!  Maths homework will continue to be set on this fun and engaging website.

I do check the accounts regularly and encourage the children to take responsibility to log on to complete their homework. 

MyMaths on iPad and Android Tablets | Old Park Primary School


The children will have two P.E sessions each week. Children are to come into school in their PE kits for these days - please make sure this is suitable for all weather. 

Girls with long hair should tie it back and all jewellery, including earings, must be removed for P.E, or covered with tape (we cannot provide or apply this)

Forest School will take place later on in the year.  I will let you know in plenty of time of the date.



Outside of school, we ask that children are read with 3 times a week. They will have a book in school to read of their choice, and one at home to read with you. I cannot stress the importance of your child reading at home with you as much as possible. Even listening to an adult read has such a huge impact on children's development. I will be checking reading diaries every Friday and catching up with your child about what they are currently reading.

Why is reading so important? | Pearson UK



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