Year 4 2021 - 2022

Mrs King

Deputy Headteacher
Music and Maths Lead




E1 : Welcome back to Autumn Term 2016! |

Welcome to Year Four!

Welcome to  AutumnTerm One! I really do hope you have all had a lovely summer break with lots of super family time!  This is going to be a special term for me, not only because I have the opportunity to teach your wonderful children once again but also because it will be my last term teaching at Little Leigh Primary School.  It will be a privilege for my last term of teaching to be spent with your children.  

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

I will be teaching in the classroom each day except from Monday (all day) and Thursday morning when Mrs Tomlinson will be teaching. On Monday, Mrs Tomlinson will teach foundation subjects, RE and science.  The rest of the week's teaching will consist of core subjects (reading, writing and maths) each morning and computing, foundation subjects, art, DT and French in the afternoon.  PE in Year Four will be taught all afternoon on Thursday by Mr Coleclough who leads PE in our school so the children will have the benefit of his expertise in this area of learning.  Please make sure that your child comes to school in the stipulated PE kit for those days. As the weather turns a little colder into the Autumn and Winter, please consider wearing long sleeved jumpers / fleeces and joggers / tracksuit bottoms. We also advise that children wear trainers rather than PE pumps for stability and support.  

As you may remember from when I taught your children in Year Two, I am always available to approach if you want to discuss any issues surrounding your child's learning or welfare.  If I am not able to chat at drop off or pick up, please email me via the school admin email address or directly to my school address:  I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.

I have organised a virtual 'Meet the Teacher' on Zoom to discuss class routines and answer any questions that you may have.  Details will be sent to you via email.  


Thanks, as always,  for all of your continued support. Here's to a great term to remember!  

Best wishes, Mrs King and Mrs Tomlinson

In Autumn One we will be learning about...

Stag Do & Hen Do Activity & Games Park, Liverpool | The Romans

In particular, the impact that the Romans had on Britain and our local area.

What has the European Court ever done for us? | The Scottish Farmer

We had a very exciting time on Friday afternoon when my husband, Mr King, came into school with his metal detector.  We had been 'tipped off' that there may be some historical artefacts buried in the grounds of our school.  Imagine our surprise when the children used his detector to discover Roman coins and even a Roman brooch!!  We decided there and then that we would needed to explore this further and find out what impact the Romans had on our local area. Mr King was amazed and has promised to come back into school to help with our learning further.


A Roman Fibula (brooch)                              Roman coins


As Readers... 

the children will be looking closely at a selection of non-fiction books linked to our History theme of the Romans in Britain and our local area.


Life in Roman Britain: Alcock: 9780752435930: Books




As Writers...

we will be using the wonderful text, 'The Journey' by Francesca Sanna to write diary extracts from the eyes of a refugee. This emotive subject will give the children the opportunity to sympathise with children facing adversity as it tell the story of children leaving everything behind to travel many miles to somewhere unfamiliar and strange.

The Journey By Francesca Sanna

As Mathematicians...

This half term, we will be focusing on Place Value including: 

count backwards through zero to include negative numbers; find 1 000 more or less than a given number; order and compare numbers beyond 1 000; read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value; recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones); round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1 000; count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1 000.

KS2 Place Value Resources | Teaching Ideas


As Global Citizens...

our Sustainable Development Goals will be

Sustainable Development Goal 16 - United Nations and the Rule of Law

Using SDG 16,  we will look at how to: 

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Goal 8 | Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Using SDG 8, we will look at how to:

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all


As Designers and Artists,

Roman marbling and art work including mosaics

roman mosaic copies



Children are set the following homework in Year 4: 

Spellings (on a weekly basis set on Spelling Shed)

Maths - we are looking into a new online Maths homework resource (watch this space!)

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



The children will have one P.E session each week which will take place with Mr Coleclough on a Thursday afternoon. Children are to come into school in their PE kits for the day - please make sure this is suitable for all weather. We will be going out as much as 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.

Physical education - Wikipedia


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 choiceg, 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. 

Why is reading so important? | Pearson UK



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