Parochial C of E Primary School | Keppel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 6NN
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Growing Together in God

Rotten Romans | Horrible Histories TV

Core skills and success – you do the maths


In maths, we will count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000, find 1000 more or less than a given number, count backwards through zero to include negative numbers, recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones), order and compare numbers beyond 1000, identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations and round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000


 This year, Year 4s will take part in the compulsory Times Tables Check. Children will answer 25 questions, with only 6 seconds to answer each question.

How can you help at home?

Please ensure that you regularly practise and test your child on their times tables.  At the end of Year 4, children should know the all times tables up to 12x12.  It is always useful to practise the times tables as this really helps children with a range of mathematics work in school.  If you have access to the internet, please visit the following sites to support your child's learning at home.

Links to support home learning:



In English, we will be ‘Writing to Entertain’ by learning the structure of a ’Warning Tale’ and creating our own innovations based around our model text ’Lost in the Colosseum’.  We will also be ‘Writing to Inform’ by creating our own newspaper reports based around the Roman invasions.


 How you can help your child? Encourage your child to read their reading book and ask them questions about the text which they are reading.

It is important to read a variety of texts with your child.  This can be anything from their reading books to newspapers and leaflets.  This will help to extend your child’s vocabulary and their understanding of different text types, which will in turn help to improve their writing.

Links to support home learning:

Kirk continues to join in prayer every Sunday | The Church of Scotland


David and the Psalms

In RE we will;

  • explore the Story of David and his strengths and qualities.
  • read the Psalms and use them to discover more about the nature of God


  • What values do you consider to be important?
  • Who inspires you?
  • What are the qualities of a good King?


Links to support learning at home:


Key Vocabulary 

Samuel, David, Jonathan, Saul, Goliath, inspiration and Psalm


As scientists, we will be studying Humans. We will;

Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans, Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions and construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.


  • What are the different parts of the digestive system?
  • What are the functions of the digestive system?
  • What are the functions of human teeth?
  • What are the names of human teeth?

 Key Vocabulary 

Anus, Predator, Rectum, Large intestine, Food Chain, Digestive System, Incisor, Small Intestine, Nutrition, predator, prey, consumer 




As historians we will be exploring how the Roman invasions changed the way people lived, traded and socialized. We will think about how the Roman invasions affect the cultural development of Britain, what the political issues surrounding the invasions were, what effects the Roman invasions had and how the Roman invasions changed the British landscape.



  • How did the Roman invasions change the way people lived, traded and socialised?
  • How did the Roman invasions affect the cultural development of Britain?
  • What were the political issues surrounding the invasion?
  • What effects did the Roman invasions have?
  • How did the Roman invasions change the British landscape?


Key Vocabulary 

Roman Empire’, Invasion, Defend, Fort, Calendar, Latin; Aqueduct, Straight roads, Oligarchy, Autocracy, Theocracy,  Absolute Monarchy, Conquer, Conquest, Continuity and Change, Corrupt/Corruption.


Book Description

This is the story about how one ordinary nine-year-old child and three classmates are full of empathy for Ahmet, a boy that comes to their school as a refugee from Syria (he is the boy at the back of the class).

Through their sensitivity, curiosity, ingenuity, bravery and innocent niceness, they make a massive impact on Ahmet’s life, friends, class, school, community and wider world. There’s a lovely lack of stereotyping on gender and backstory for the narrator, which adds to the message of not judging people before you know them.

An inspiring and sweet tale that will help children think about what it is to be a good person whatever your circumstances (the narrator is from a poor background with a single parent mum who struggles to make ends meet), and challenge prejudice and push for fairness, whenever possible.

This is a beautiful, open-hearted debut from Onjali Q Raúf that should help children be the best they can be and realise the power of kindness.



The Boy at the Back of the Class


Monday - Spellings (due in Wednesday).

Wednesday - Maths (due in Friday).

Friday - Comprehension/SPAG  (due in Monday).


Please read regularly with your child and sign their reading record. children must bring their book into school on a Friday to be changed. They will receive their new book on Monday. 

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