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Year 4

 Year Four 2022-2023

4E - Miss Evans 4P - Mrs Partington 4T - Miss Timbrell


Year 4 Staff


     Miss Evans - 4E  Class Teacher       Mrs Partington - 4P Class Teacher       Miss Timbrell - 4T Class Teacher

     Mrs Shanbhag, Mrs Khan, Mrs Dolan - Year 4 Teaching Assistants


                  Mrs Partington


                      Miss Evans


Autumn Term


Welcome back. It is lovely to see how well the children have settled back into school! They have made a great start to the Autumn term. We have already begun learning about our new topics. These include:


English - Narrative writing based on the book 'Journey', Direct speech, word classes and Haiku poems

Maths - Number and place value to 10,000. Adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers, multiplication and division, Area and times tables

History - Ancient Greece, Greek life, their influence on the Western World

Geography - Locate and name European countries and their capitals

Science - States of Matter

RE - Big question - Why are festivals important to religious communities?

Art - Pastel drawings based on Greek vases and art. 

DT - Food technology

PSHE - Growth Mindset

SMSC - British Values

PE - Swimming and multi-skills 

Computing - Databases

French - Je Me Presente! (Introducing myself)- Recap of greetings and numbers. Learning about countries in French.


Spring Term 1

Welcome back Year 4. We hope you have had a lovely break and are ready to begin learning. Our new focus this term is the 'Romans'. We will be having a visit to Chester at the end of this half term to support our learning and may even meet a Roman Soldier!


This half term we will be learning the following:


English - Explanation Texts, writing letters, prefixes and suffixes, plurals and apostrophes, similies and metaphors

Maths - Multiplication and Division including factor pairs and multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100, Roman Numerals, length and perimeter

Science - Electricity

History - The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Geography - Europe, Human and Physical features, Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Computing - Coding with Scratch

Art - Mosaics

RE - What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

PSHE - A world without judgement - respect for diversity

PE - Gymnastics and multi-skills 


Spring Term 2

Welcome back to the second half of the Spring term. We are hoping for some warmer weather soon!

This half term we will be learning the following -


English - We will be using the story 'Escape From Pompeii'. We will be retelling the story using what we have been learning in grammer: fronted adverbials, prepositional phrases, expanded noun phrase and conjunctions. We will also be writing a diary based on Boudicca.

In grammar we will be learning some new suffixes, tion, sion, cian and ssion and prefixes anti and inter. Prepositional phrases, using a range of conjunctions and expanded noun phrases. Similies and tenses

Maths - Length and perimeter followed by fractions

Science - Living things and their habitats

History - Continuing with the Roman impact on Britain 

Geography - Volcanoes and earthquakes, mountains and rivers

Computing - Digital Literacy. Videos and applying special efffects

Art - Sculpture - Roman temples

DT - Desiging and making something that lights up

PE - Dance with Mrs Booth and outdoor PE with Mr Dixon

RE - Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?

PSHE - The Working World - Chores at home




Summer 1

Welcome back to the first half of the Summer Term.


This half term we will be learning the following -


English - Persuasive writing, making leaflets, Animal poetry, Script writing for assembly

Maths - Decimals - comparing, ordering and rounding. Money - as decimals, comparing and calculating. Time - analogue and digital, 24hr clock

Grammar - impertaive verbs, complex sentences and recap of previous work

Science - continuing living things and their habitats

Art - water colours and landscapes

Computing - continue digital literacy

RE - What can we learn from religions about deciding?

PSHE - continuing Chores at home

PE - Smile for a Mile running, outdoor PE with Mr Dixon

French - Where we live

Forest Schools with Miss James


Summer 2

Welcome back to the second half of the Summer term. We are looking forward to a wonderful last half term in Year 4, full of sunshine, fun learning and happiness!


This half term we will be learning the following -


English - Animal poetry, Hansel and Gretel playscripts, Newspaper writing

Maths - Multiplication Check; Time - analogue and digital, 24hr clock; Shape- Angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, symmetry; statistics- line graphs; position- coordinates, draw shapes on a grid, translate on a grid.

Grammar - Consolidation of topics taught this year

Science -Animals including humans

Art - Symmetry and nature- William Morris and wallpaper printing

Computing - continue to create a movie project on iMovie on the iPads

DT- Pneumatics 

RE - Consolidation of all topics taught this year

PSHE - continuing Chores at home

Geography- 8 compass points, using a compass, reading grid references, map making, Ordnance survey maps.

PE - Smile for a Mile running, outdoor PE with Mr Dixon, cricket

French - Marie de Paris-places in town.



We have planned lots of exciting lessons and we are sure the children are going to thoroughly enjoy learning all of the above.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.


General Information



English homework (Spellings and SPAG) is given out every Wednesday to be handed in by the following Monday. 


Maths homework is given out every Friday to be handed in by the following Thursday. Maths homework is often marked within the maths lesson on a Thursday. 


Reading books:

Children will have the opportunity to change their reading books every week. We do not expect children to have finished and therefore need to change their reading book every time - especially chapter books. Please sign their yellow reading records on a regular basis so we are able to monitor the children's reading. Please also record any other books they are reading in their yellow reading books as it is really important we are aware of all the books the children are reading (such as library books, books from home etc). 

Our library day is also Wednesday. Each week children will have the opportunity to return their old library book and choose another one. Again, if the children haven't finished their library book by Wednesday, there is no expectation for them to change it each week. 



Outdoor PE with Mr Dixon is on a Tuesday morning/afternoom. During the Autumn and Winter months, children should wear navy or black jogging bottoms, a white or House colour (red - Lancaster, blue - York, green - Derby and yellow - Chester) with a navy or black hoodie or sweatshirt. Trainers are also required for outdoor PE. 


Getting in touch:

If you need to let your child's teacher know general information such as they are being picked up by a Grandparent etc, then a note is the easiest way to do this.

If you would let to arrange a meeting or phone call with your child's teacher then this can be done via the school office. Please email: admin@didsburyroad.stockport.sch.uk 

Our topics


Autumn - Ancient Greece - Their achievemnts and their impact


Spring - The Roman invasion of Britain and its impact


Summer - Animals (including humans) and their habitats