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Year 4 2023 - 2024

Mrs Rhodes

Mrs Rhodes

Teacher: Mrs Rhodes

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stanford


Pinehurst Primary School : Year 4: Chestnut and Holly





The children will be given a piece of English and a piece of Maths homework every WEDNESDAY to complete and submit by the following Monday.



Spellings will be given out on Tuesday; to be tested the following Tuesday. Copies of the spellings will be sent home and emailed each week to parents in case your child mislays their copy.



Children will be encouraged to bring home a book to enjoy with their families or as bed time reading. These will be recorded in class and the children will be free to change these as and when they are ready.We ask that you take good care of these books and bring them back in the same condition they went home in.



Year 4 have P.E. every Monday and Thursday. The children will need to bring their PE bag into school containing their red P.E shirt, school sweatshirt, dark jogging bottoms or leggings and trainers on these days.




Welcome to Year 4!!

Below is an outline of all the topics we will be studying this half term. I have planned lots of fun and engaging lessons and all I ask is that you work hard and get stuck in! Myself and Mrs Stanford cannot wait to get started....



This half term we will be focusing on a very famous book called Escape From Pompeii by Christina Ballit. The children will have chance to explore this wonderful text with the final outcome being a piece of narrative re-telling the story.


Guided Reading:

We will be reading various books and genres this half term and we will answers questions around the key reading areas:










This term, we will be focusing on Muliplication followed by fractions. You will learn how to:

multipluy 3 numbers together

Factors and factor pairs

Multiply and divide by 10 and 100

Divide 2 and 3 digit numbers using formal methods

Count up and down in tenths and hundredths

Improper fractions and mixed numbers

Recognise decimal equivalences




Times Tables:

Times tables are really important and by the end of year 4 it is expected that you should recall your times tables up to 12 x 12. In school we will be playing daily times tables games including TT Rockstars. This is to ensure the children achieve the best result they can in the Times Tables test in June.

Here is a link with more information about the times tables test:



Here is a link to Maths Frame. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

This website gives you an example game of what the test will be like so you can practise one here as much as you like. You will have to get used to the time element - I do understand that the time element can upset some children and make them anxious but if we start now and practise as much as we can, we can build up their confidence for when it comes to the actual test. 


Science: States of Matter

In this unit we will learn how to:

Differentiate between a solid, liquid and gas and know their properties. 


PE will be taught by Myself on Mondays and Mrs Vine on Thursdays. We will be doing gymnastics and handball therefore will be outside for some of the time so make sure you have a jumper and tracksuit bottoms or leggings if the weather is cold. 



Our History topic this half term is looking at The Romans. This is a really fun topic and the children really enjoy leanring all about the Roman history of Chester including a trip to the Grosvenor Museum. 



This term we will be tying in our Roman topic with our art lessons - from mosiac design to making our own Roman shield. We will also look at some volcano art to link to our English book.


Our topic in RE this half term is 'Jesus the Teacher.'



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Caring and Learning together.’

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St Theresa's Catholic Primary School

Kipling RoadBlacon, Chester CH1 5UU

Main Contact | Mrs Lisa Holland

01244 470860