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


Core skills and success – you do the maths


As mathematicians, we will;

  • In maths, we will be focusing on place value. This will include;

    • 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
    • round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000
    • solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers
    • Read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value.

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.


In English, we will be creating our own Egyptian themed instructions. As well as this, we will be writing our own non-chronological reports and Egyptian myths.  

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.

Bolsover Church of England Junior School - English


God, 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.
  • Discuss important values.
  • Read the stories of David and consider the qualities of kingship and friendship.
  • Explore the nature of God and create images to illustrate the Psalms


As scientists, we will be studying Animals, Including Humans children will;

  • Describing 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
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.



Animals Including Humans Year 3 and 4 Word Mat


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This theme aims to teach children where Ancient Egyptian people and events fit into a chronological framework. They will understand and use more complex historical terms including ‘BC/AD’, ‘chronological’, ‘archaeologist’ and ‘God/Goddess’ and begin to use these historical terms when ordering events and objects on a timeline.

During this theme, children will be exposed to significant people and events including Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb. They will also explore the significance of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses and the process of mummification. Children will begin to explore a range of artefacts and sources and use these to address historical valid questions and hypotheses. As well as this, children will investigate the agricultural benefits of the River Nile and how this impacted on the Egyptian civilisation.  Children will learn about the use of pyramids and other tombs as burial places and how they have provided evidence about the lives and riches of the most powerful people in the empire.

Links to art will be made as children use printing techniques to create hieroglyphic patterns.

The Borrowers By Mary Norton

Class Book - The Borrowers by Mary Norton

The Borrowers live in the secret places of quiet old houses; behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. They own nothing, borrow everything, and think that human beings were invented just to do the dirty work. Arrietty's father, Pod, was an expert Borrower. He could scale curtains using a hatpin, and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girls weren't supposed to go borrowing but as Arrietty was an only child her father broke the rule, and then something happened which changed their lives. She made friends with the human boy living in the house...


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. Book changing days are Monday and Thursday. 


Class 2 Homework | Howard Primary School


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