Year 4 2023 - 2024

Mrs Wharton

Spring Year 4

Welcome to Year 4.  

In Year 4, the teachers are Mrs Wharton and Mrs Richardson and our fantastic teaching assistants Miss Jones, Miss Frommert and Mrs Oakes support learning throughout year 4.



This term our topic is The Romans.  Our topic work and design technology will be linked, where relevant, to this topic.  

In English this term, our texts are 'Escape from Pompeii' and 'When the Giant Stirred'.  During guided reading lessons,  we will be looking at two texts, a non-fiction text about volcanoes' and Ariki  and the Island of Wonders.  As well as covering spelling and grammar skills, the children will have the chance to write in different genres including recounts, descriptions and non-chronoligical reports 

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 sound.  The children will also have weekly Spanish, art and music lessons in which they will learn to play the Ukelele.

PE will take place on a Monday and Thursday.  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.  This will be commecing during school time and begin the week of the 3rd June.  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.  


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 Boom 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 Wharton & Mrs Richardson







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Contact Details

Charles Darwin Community Primary School

Darwin Street
Castle, Northwich

Main Contact: Mrs Marianne Bennett (Acting Headteacher)

Tel: 01606 75194
Fax: 01606 784143

SEND Contact: Miss Joanne Tilley

Governor: Mr Graham Emmett

Clerk to the Governors: Gemma Reeves
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