Year 4 2021 - 2022

Miss Darbyshire

Mr Brassington

Welcome to Year 4!

The teachers in Year 4 are Miss Darbyshire (4D) and Mr Brassington. (4B) The teaching assistants are Miss Shelmani (4D), Mr Foster (4B). We are very much looking forward to having you all back in school, we hope you are excited for all you will learn in Year 4.

What will we be learning this half-term?


This half term we will learn about journey tales and explanation texts. The pupils will have many opportunities to explore writing journey tales and explanation texts linked to our work on Rivers and The Water Cycle.


We will continue our maths learning this term with Multiplication and Division and Fractions. We use a six-step mastery approach to teaching maths. In each lesson, children will explore maths problems in a real-world context, applying their prior understanding and exploring new methods together.


This half term, we will learn about a text called ‘Perry Angel’s Suitcase’. We will be practicing a range of different reading skills and comprehension techniques as well as thinking about a characters’ emotions and how they develop throughout the story.


The children will be learning about States of Matter. They will have the opportunity to take part in investigations alongside their learning about the difference between liquids, solids and gases and how materials can change state.



Year 4 will be learning about illustration inspired by the poem, 'The Jabberywocky' by Lewis Carroll.



In Geography this half-term, our topic is Rivers and The Water Cycle. We will be learning about local rivers, the journey a river goes on and the water cycle.

Please have a look at our knowledge organisers for Science and Geography. These can be used to help the children with their learning of the topics. 



Children will be given a reading book to use for reading at home. The books should be returned on Fridays at which point your child will receive a new book to read. We expect children to be reading at least 3 times a week at home to an adult. Children will also be given a reading record to record when they have read to an adult at home. Reading records will be checked on Fridays.


P.E. and Swimming

Children will take part in weekly P.E. lessons. P.E. will take place on Tuesdays. Children are to come to school in their PE kits, ready for PE. This PE kit is to consist of a white top, black trousers/shorts/leggings and appropriate trainers.


Children will take part in weekly swimming lessons. Swimming lessons will take place on Mondays starting on 13th September. Children must come to school ‘swimming ready’ with their swimwear on underneath their uniforms. Children must bring underwear and a towel in their swimming bag. Please refer to our swimming information letter, which can be downloaded on this website page, for details about the sessions and what your child needs to wear.


Homework and spellings

Children will be set homework each week, usually online on Google Classroom. This will be set on Friday and must be submitted online by Wednesday for marking. Homework is either on google classroom or tasks are assigned on our apps - Mathletics, Lexia or Timestables Rockstars.

Children will be set spellings each week online on Google Classroom. These will be set every Monday and must be practised during the week, ready for our spelling test on Friday.


Times tables

By the end of Year 4, children need to know all the times table facts for the 1-12 times tables. At the end of the year, children will take part in the Year 4 National Times Table Check which tests their knowledge of the times table facts for 1-12 times tables. We will practise regularly in school but it is crucial that children are practising their times tables at home daily for rapid recall. To support them with this, please make sure your child is regularly practising on Times Table Rockstars.


Please contact us if you have any questions using the email address:

Miss Darbyshire and Mr Brassington

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Contact the School

Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999

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