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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: Mr Diaper

Teaching Assistants: Miss Pearson and Miss Neilson

                                                         Autumn 1- Gods and Mortals

During this half term we will be studying the following;


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Literacy:  Texts - Greek Myths - Marcia Williams

                            Writing a Greek myth, 

                            Instructions to build a Trojan Horse

                            A Diary entry from Icarus. 

                            Write a letter to the King of Athens to say why they should/not be eaten by the Minotaur.

                            Handwriting - cursive script.

                            Grammar - punctuation and word types.



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

-Place Value


-Multiplication and Division

Addition and Subtraction



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?




Our Science this half-term is going to be looking at electricity:


History- Comparing modern day Greece to Greece in ancient times.

Geography- The children will be looking at and locating the countries around the Mediterranean Sea.

Computing - Coding and Programming using PurpleMash

                      One Note presentations on the Ancient Greek Gods.

PE - Outdoor Adventurous Activities

*Year 4's PE slot is on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their kit in for this session every week.*

RE - Festivals.

French- Colours and Numbers (0-20)


Spelling and homework

Children are given spellings on Friday every week to learn, which, should be returned to school the following Wednesday (ready for the test on Friday).

All children are now following the Rising Stars Spelling Programme. This is a Programme tailored to teach the statutory Year 4 spellings. Each week children will record the spelling rule in their spelling book and we will be also learning about this in class.


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 :-

Children can also access Timetable Rockstars. 


Thank you for your support. Please feel free to come and speak to a member of the Year 4 Team if you have any queries.