Year 4 2021 - 2022

Mrs King

Deputy Headteacher
Music and Maths Lead




734 BEST "Welcome Back To School" IMAGES, STOCK PHOTOS & VECTORS | Adobe  Stock


Welcome back to our new half term in Class 4!  I hope that you had a lovely half term break with some super autumnal walks and special family time.  What a busy half term we have just enjoyed!   We have learnt so much about the Roman invasion and particularly the impact their invasion had on our local area.  This learning culminated in a fabulous educational visit to Chester where we met 'real-life' Roman soldiers and even got involved in a battle with savage Celts!

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) and Thursday morning when Mrs Tomlinson will be teaching. On Monday, Mrs Tomlinson will teach foundation subjects, RE and science.  We are also joined this half term by two associate teachers from Edge Hill University.  Both Miss Draper and Miss Gent are PGCE students and are already a big hit with the children.  They will be getting in touch soon to introduce themselves to you.  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 Wednesday (please note the change of day) 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 always,  I am  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 am looking forward to chatting with you later in the half term during our virtual parents' evening where we can discuss your child in further detail.

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

Best wishes, Mrs King and Mrs Tomlinson

In Autumn Two we will be asking the question:

Was it right for the Forestry Commission to spend £9 million on the new visitor centre at Delamere Forest?Work on new Delamere Forest visitor centre set to get underway | Northwich  Guardian  

This question will hopefully open a can of worms where we will look at the benefits that the new visitor centre has brought to our local area but, by contrast, the damage it has done to the forest and the amount of money that was spent.  I am hoping to bring out the campaigner and debater in your child as we discuss the pros and cons of this develpment.  Our learning will be very much geography based.  We will look at the location of Delamere Forest and its characteristics.  We will also focus on the types of trees and local wildlife of this impressive woodland area.  I am also planning a visit to the forest where we can actually see the visitor centre for ourselves and gain an insight into how it was developed and was the money well spent.


As Readers... 

as well as reading around forests, woodlands and local wildlife, we will also look at emotive climate change books which highlight the disastorous impacts of deforestation.

Woodland and Forest: Explore Nature with Fun Facts and Activities (Nature  Explorers) : DK: Books




As Writers...

along side our 'Read to Write' unit, we will be focusing on writing persuasive letters to the Head of the Forestry Commission to explain our feelings.

The Persuasive Writing Pack | Teaching Ideas

As Mathematicians...

This half term, we will be focusing on Addition and Subtraction: 

This will include: 

  • add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate
  • Use informal pencil and paper methods to support, record or explain addition and subtraction.
  • Develop written methods for + and – of whole numbers less than 1000.
  • Develop/refine written methods for addition/subtraction, include money.
  • Develop, refine written methods for column addition/subtraction.

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

Mathematics Basic Introduction - Addition and Subtraction of Numbers -  YouTube


As Global Citizens...

our Sustainable Development Goals will be

Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Wikipedia


Goal 15 | Department of Economic and Social Affairs

We will look at how we can weave these global goals into our learning so that we can become more aware of how we can do our part to achieve these important goals by 2030.

As Designers and Artists,

We will be sketching images of the forest and visitor centre during our visit.


Children are set the following homework in Year 4: 

Spellings (on a weekly basis set on Spelling Shed)

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 one P.E session each week which will take place with Mr Coleclough on a Wednesday afternoon. This half term we will be joined by Kerry from Chance to Shine who will be developing the children's cricket skills.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.



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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