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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 4 Class 10

Helping the children on their learning journey this year are:

Class Teacher: Mrs Cantello

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Butterworth. Miss Hall and Miss Jackson

Spring 1 - Misty Mountain Sierra

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Our topic for the first half term is a Geography based topic, looking at Mount Everest.

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In literacy we will be focusing our writing around Mount Everest, covering the following genres of writing:

  • Diary entry
  • Yeti Narrative
  • Calligram Poem
  • Leaflets
  • Newspaper article

This Half term the children will be exploring the class novel ' The Lion, The witch and The Wardrobe' by C.S Lewis. 

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In numeracy this half term we are going to be focusing on the following areas: 


  • Addition and Subtraction of decimals
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Telling the time
  • Mental maths 
  • Measures
  • Statistics 


Telling the time can be an area which children can find quite challenging. We would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to tell the time and to question them on differences of times, for example: how many minutes until it is tea time?



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Our topic is Geography based and we will be exploring the following areas:

  • How mountains are formed.
  • Locate different mountains around the world.
  • Name and locate different geographical features of an ordnance survey map.
  • Describe and explain the effects of tourism.



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  • The water cycle.
  • Rain and clouds. 
  • Animal classification.


Spellings and homework

Children are given spellings on Monday every week to learn. Our spelling tests are on Fridays. Please ensure the children's spelling homework books are in class on Friday to check.

A learning challenge homework will be sent home with the children to be completed every week. Children have a choice of activities based on the topic to complete the support their learning.


Maths at home

In Year 4,  children are expected to know all their times tables up to 12 by the end of the year.  The children are given regular tests and complete times table challenges throughout the week.

A good website to help the children practise their times tables and other number facts is :-

Thank you for your support. Please feel free to come and view your child's work on Thursday open morning.