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Year 4: Pankhurst class


Spring Term

Welcome back after the Christmas break! We are all keen and eager to learn lots of exciting, new knowledge this term!


Our English work begins with folk tales. We will begin the unit by exploring a range of folk tales from 'Brer Rabbit'. During our class reading time, we will be reading lots of other folk tales.  Later in the term, we will focus on explanation texts. We will explore the features and practise our writing skills before eventually writing our own explanation text for our cool, new invention. 


We will be looking at community in RE. We will spend time talking to members of our Parish community and exploring a range of biblical stories relating to God's community . 


The focus of our Science work will be State of Matter. In our History work, we will be learning all about the Tudors and will visit Turton Tower to enhance our learning!  In Geography, we will begin to understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography a contrasting European country. We will explore the landscape and tourism of Austria and make comparisons with the UK. 


It’s going to be a busy term.  We will be working hard, but we’ll have lots of fun too! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Mrs S. Nichol





Useful Reminders

P.E. -Tuesday and Wednesday

Time Tables Practice - Practise regularly, activities may be set on Sumdog

Reading- Daily reading  at home from their school book or their own book

Spellings- Weekly: Y3/4 spelling list will be sent home or a weekly list sent via DOJO

Sumdog- Check for regular Spelling, Grammar and Maths challenges

Our Behaviour Charter

Our school Behaviour Policy is built upon the ‘5 pillars of Pivotal Practice’ (‘When Adults Change, Everything Changes’, Paul Dix):

  • Consistent, calm adult behaviour,

  • Relentless Routines,

  • First attention to best conduct,

  • Scripting difficult conversations,

  • Restorative Follow-up.


We have three simple goals: Be safe, Be a Learner, Be Kind and Respectful.

Meet The Teacher

The PowerPoint shared at this year's 'Meet the Teacher' meeting is below.


Overview 2022-23

Maths Overview 

Year 4 Text Overview

Recommended Reading Books

We have selected these recommended reading lists from Peters Education to ensure that our children have access to a wide range of books.  These books are all available in school and form our 'core' texts in our class libraries.  These lists are chosen because they:

  • link with our curriculum for each year group
  • represent different cultures
  • introduce children to new authors and expand their knowledge of familiar authors   
  • ensure progression 
  • match topics of interests for our children
  • tackle current themes 

Autumn Term

Sound Investigation

Number Work

Rugby Taster Session