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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 and Mrs Royle

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Summer 2 - Blue Abyss

Our topic this half term is a Science based topic looking at all aspects of the sea, including Sea Creatures and features of the Oceans. 


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In Literacy lessons we will be exploring the text '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' to engage and inspire the children. We will then be covering the following genres of writing:

  • Poetry using Personification
  • Dilemma stories
  • A biography on Jacques Cousteau
  • Persuasive letters



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


  • Place value - rounding to 10, 100 and 1000, as well as fractions and decimals
  • Statistics - bar charts, pictograms and tables
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Area and perimeter
  • Geometry


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?




In Geography this half term we will be looking at the layers of the ocean and their features. We will also be looking at the effects of pollution on both the sea and sea creatures.


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As part of our Science lessons we will be sea creature, food chains, adaptation and animals and their habitats.


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 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.