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Welcome to Year 4!


Welcome to Spring Term 1 in Year 4. From Thursday 7th January 2021, we will be engaging in home learning due to the National Lockdown. School is closed to the majority except those who are vulnerable or are a key worker child. This is guaranteed for this half-term. All home learning information will be listed on Class Dojo so please make sure your child is doing all home learning set during this difficult period of time.





In Literacy this term, we will be studying the focus texts 'Werewolf Club Rules' by Joseph Coelho and 'The Lion and The Unicorn' by Jane Ray. Both texts are Poetry books and we will be therefore looking at different styles of poetry, the language used, layout features and analysing poems. the children will also be drafting and writing their own poems.




In Numeracy, we will be focusing on Graphs (Bar charts and Line Graphs) and Fractions this term. The children will be reading and interpreting data from graphs and using this data to answer questions. Within our Fraction work, the children will begin by using hundredths before moving on to converting mixed fractions. 


Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)

The children will have been given their logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the application at home on a laptop or iPad/tablet. Please encourage your child to access TTRS at home as this will give them much needed practice of the multiplication facts they are unsure of. Children in Y4 need to know their 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, and 12x off by heart. Once secure, they can learn the rest ready for the statutory test at the end of Y4.




Please click the link below to access the TTRS website:



Our topic for Science this term is ‘Living things and their habitats.’ The children will be given the time to understand how animals and their habitats are threatened by the environment and how this can be helped. The children will also be studying States of Matter where they will look at solids, liquids and gases and how these change once cooled and heated. 



This term, we will be looking at The Romans and the impact they had on British History. We will be looking at Julius Caesar and the invasion of the Roman army and what implications this had. The children will be able to learn about the Roman Empire going back to 27BC!



The children will have P.E every Friday afternoon, as this will be online, please ensure your child engages with the video posted- it is really important for their physical and mental health that they are exercising and keeping fit!



The children will be studying famous pieces of Art and looking at what information we can gather from each piece. Behind every piece there will be a story to be told; the children will be using their imaginations to discover each story behind them.



It is crucial that whilst we are learning from Home, the children are reading as much as possible! This is vital for their speaking and listening skills, language and vocabulary and general comprehension skills. I will be posting reading activities and comprehension questions a few times a week, but please do encourage your child to read at home for enjoyment.


Please check this page regularly, as there will be updates regarding your child’s learning and photos to display their achievements throughout the curriculum.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us- we are always happy to help!


Miss Hambleton & Miss Turner

  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
  • tel: 01617 647565
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