Year 4 2021 - 2022

Miss Oldknow


Willowpark Academy on Twitter: "Welcome back to the summer term..." / Twitter




Welcome back to our Summer Term,  Year 4!  I hope that you had a lovely Easter break.

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 .


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 Monday (all day) 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 by Mrs Tomlinson on a Monday and  by myself on a Friday.  Please make sure that your child comes to school in the stipulated PE kit for those days.  We also advise that children wear trainers rather than PE pumps for stability and support. 

Here's to a great half term! 

Best wishes, Miss Oldknow and Mrs Tomlinson



In Summer 1 we will be asking the question:

Would the Vikings do anything for money?
Teaching Anglo-Saxons & Vikings at KS2 | Keystage history



                   As Readers... 

We will be reading a selection of fiction books, non- fiction books and poetry all about the Vikings to link closely to our history topic! 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.

Six Children's Books about Vikings - HodgePodgeDays

As Writers...

Our key text for this term is Arthur and the Golden Rope.  This book is full of adventure, excitement and fun! It is about an unlikely hero who demonstrates bravery and resilience in the face of danger and links easily to our history topic on the Vikings. This vehicle text will be used as a stimulus for pupils to compose their own myths and write an instructional guide to defeat a Viking monster.


As Mathematicians...

Teachers' tricks for decimals | TheSchoolRun

This term in Maths we will be focusing on decimals. This will include:

  • Recognising tenths and hundredths as decimals
  • Dividing 1 and 2 digits by 10 and 100
  • Writing and ordering decimals
  • Rounding decimals


Please use Maths Frame regularly to ensure that your child is getting lots of practice on their times tables in the same format as their test at the end of May.

We will also be doing lots of times table activities in school!

As always, our Maths will involve learning in a fun,  real-life context.

In school we are working very hard on our times tables in preparation for the Year 4 Multiplication test at the end of the year. It is really important that in year 4, children get as much practice as possible on their tables. Please continue to test your children on their times tables as much as possible. There are some great resources online that you can use, such as 'Hit the button' for quick fire questions and on Youtube there are lots of great songs to learn to help recall the tables!




As Scientists...

We will be learning all about States of Matter with Mrs Tomlinson.


Different states of matter solid, liquid, gas vector diagram. Set of matter  chemistry water, illustration of ice and water matter Stock Vector Image &  Art - Alamy


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 which will take place with Mrs Tomlinson on a Monday and Miss Oldknow on a Friday. 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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