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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 4 Class 9

Helping the children on their learning journey this year are:

Class Teacher: Mrs Hession

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Butterworth. Miss Fitton, Miss Jackson and Mr Berry

Spring 2 - Burps, Bottoms and Bile!

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Our topic for this half term is a Science based topic, looking at the digestive system.

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In literacy we will be focusing our writing around the digestive system covering the following genres of writing:

  • Persuasive advert
  • leaflet
  • Fantasy Narrative 
  • Poem

This Half term the children will be exploring the Book 'Demon Dentist by David Walliams. 

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


  • Shape - angles/ triangles/ symmetry 
  • Division and multiplication
  • Rounding - including decimal numbers
  • Capacity


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 Science based and we will be exploring the following areas:

  • Identifying different types of teeth and how to look after them.
  • Comparing human and animal digestive systems.
  • How burps occur.
  • Carrying out an egg experiment to see the signs of tooth decay.


Spelling 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.

School Closure - Additional Work

Please find below a series of Numeracy worksheets which will be added to each week during the school closure.