Year 4 2022 - 2023

Mrs Mowat

Mrs Kenyon

Mrs Donati

Spring term year 4

Happy New Year for 2023 and welcome back to spring term in year 4.  We are very excited for the coming half term which includes lots of exciting learning and also the year 4 residential!

In Year 4, the teachers are Mrs Donati and Mrs Kenyon (who share the week between them in one class) and Mrs Mowat who teaches in the other year 4 class. 

Our fantastic teaching assistants (Miss Marsh, Mrs Mainwaring and Mrs Rustage) support learning throughout year 4.

We also have a class pet!  He is a bearded dragon who is based in one of the year 4 rooms and he is very friendly!


This term our topic is 'The Romans'.  Our history, design technology and geography will be linked, where relevant, to this topic.  We are going to be finding out about why the Roman army was so powerful, how the Roman empire expanded and comparing the technology, culture and beliefs of Roman times to those of today.  

In English this term, our texts are 'Pompeii' by Christina Balit during the first half of term and during the second half we will be reading 'When a giant stirred' by Celia Godkin.  As well as covering spelling and grammar skills, the children will have the chance to write in different genres including recounts, diaries and fictional stories. 

In maths, we will be starting off with multiplication and division followed by fractions.  During year 4, we strongly encourage the children to develop a sound knowledge of all the multiplication tables as all pupils in year 4 take part in the national multiplication check during the summer term (see below for more information).   Please support your child/children by using their Times Tables Rockstars login.  There are additional ideas to support the learning of the multiplication tables in the files section of this page.

During our science lessons, we will be learning about states of matter and sound.  The children will also have weekly Spanish, art and music lessons.

PE will take place on a Monday and Friday.  For both days, children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit and will not need to bring anything else to get changed into as they will go home in their PE kit.  

Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)

This is a national check that all year 4 pupils take part in during the summer term.  In school, we will be working on the fluency and quick recall of all the multiplication tables to 12 x 12.  We ask that you do all you can to support your child/children with the fluency of their multiplcation tables in order to support them with this check.  We will be holding a meeting about this to give you more information and a date will be sent out to you in the next few days.


We are all excitied for the upcoming residential to Burwardsley in Beeston.  This is a great opportunity for the children to develop skills of resilience, independence and for them to experience learning outside the classroom.  


In year 4, we value and promote a love of reading which we hope captures the children's imaginations.  We read exciting texts as part of our English work, guided reading and also at the end of the school day.  We know the week can be busy but we would ask that you try and read with your child as many nights a week as you can.    Once they have read, we ask that you log the book and page number using the GoRead app.  Children will have the opportunity at given times during the week to select a new book from the library which they can read for pleasure or share with an adult at home.  

Keeping in touch

This website is updated regularly so keep checking for updates and photos showing what we have been up to!  Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or queries.  We will aim to check our email each day between 8am and 5pm. 

Please use the Y4 email address below to contact us or, for something urgent, give the office a call.


Mrs Kenyon, Mrs Donati and Mrs Mowat





Files to Download

Year 4: News items

Community, by Miss Bowers

Feelings, by Miss Bowers

Sharing, by Miss Bowers

Year 4: Blog items

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Year 4: Display work items

St Luke’s Elf Run, by Mrs Mowat

Basketball, by Mrs Bennett

Lego Club, by Miss Bowers

Year 4: Events items

Year 3 NW/HB class assembly, by Mrs Bennett

Year 4AM residential, by Mrs Bennett

Year 4 CD/CK residential, by Mrs Bennett

Contact Details

Charles Darwin Community Primary School

Darwin Street
Castle, Northwich

Main Contact: Mr Adam Croft (Headteacher)

Tel: 01606 75194
Fax: 01606 784143

SEND Contact: Miss Joanne Tilley

Governor: Mr Graham Emmett
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