Chorley All Saints Church Of England Primary School And Nursery Unit

Love to Learn, Together with the Lord

Year 4

Sparks May Fly!

Welcome back Year 4!

We hope you all had an enjoyable and happy summer and you are as ready and excited for the challenges of Year 4 as Mrs Eades, Mrs Tootell and I are! We are extremely lucky in Year 4 this year as we have Mr Iddon joining us until February. Our topic for this half term is Sparks might fly and we have many interesting activities and lessons for you to bring out the scientist in you! Take a look at our curriculum letter (attached) for more details. We will keep you updated with any additional information throughout the half term but please do not hesitate to come and see us if you have any worries or concerns.

Thank you.


We are concentrating on Reading to enhance writing this half term and taking time to really understand what we are reading. Along with listening to your child read please ask them questions about the language the author has used in the story for effect, description of the characters and analyse unfamiliar words. Also listening to you read to them will help improve their understanding of texts.




Please practise times tables at home with your child.

It is NOW statutory nationally that children know all their times tables by the end of year 4. They will continue to be given a specific table each week to learn so keep testing them throughout the week. They will not be given the next table until they have completed the last and they get a great sense of pride when they achieve each table.

PurpleMash has some great activities to help your child with their tables, find them here:



This Terms Value is Thankfulness.  We will be discussing all the things we are Thankful for and learning more about giving thanks.   Make sure you take a look at our Values page to learn more about this term values.



Please click here for the latest homework sheet. These homework tasks are designed to be fun, inspiring and child directed.

Please work together with your child to complete 3 tasks from the selection on the sheet. The way you present the work is entirely up to you.


Please listen to your child read as often as possible. Studies show that children make more progress when they complete regular reading at school and at home and we hope you will take every opportunity to read and discuss with your child a range of texts. We will aim to change the books at least every other day if they have read. Please write notes, comments and questions in their reading diaries.


Spellings and Times Tables



Spellings and times tables will be given on a Monday and tested on a Friday and should be practised daily (10 minutes each). Tables and spelling are integral to children’s progress in Literacy and Numeracy.


As part of the National Curriculum Y4 will be swimming this year on Tuesdays. Please ensure that your child has their swimming kit each week including a hat.


Our PE lessons this half term will take place on Friday afternoons so please ensure your child has their PE in school each week. It is essential they have a full kit to take part in the lessons each week.

Please make sure your child has removed earrings on these days and any long hair is tied up! Thank you.

Curriculum Letter

At the beginning of each term, your child’s class teacher will send out a new curriculum letter.  These letters outline different topics and activities which will be undertaken over the course of the term.  The letter might also indicate how you can support your child at home.


Please Click here to see the latest curriculum letter.


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