Year 4 2023 - 2024

Miss Oldknow


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Welcome to the first term of Year 4! I hope you have all had a super summer, I cannot wait to get started on our new topics and get to know you all! :)


On this page you will find out all that you need to know about our class routines and all of 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 French, RE, Computing and one of our PE sessions.

PE in Year Four will be taught on Mondays and Tuesdays this term. 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 and Miss Tomlinson



This half term, we will be asking the question:

What happend when the Romans came to Britain?

Throughout this term, the children will learn about the Roman invasion of Britain and its impact on the lives of the Celts. They will consider whether the Roman settlement was a positive experience for all involved, and explore the long-term legacy of the invasion.



                   As Readers... 

We will be reading a selection of poetry and stories. 

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. 

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As Writers...

Our key text for this term is Leaf by Sandra Dieckman. We will be working towards writing an outsider narrative and an information report.



As Mathematicians...


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

  • Place Value 
  • Addition and Subtraction

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

The children will get their own log in's for Times Table Rock Stars and will be shown how to use this so that they can practice their tables on this at home also.

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 'Electricity'.




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 a 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. These will take place on a Monday and a Tuesday. 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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