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Year 4: Pankhurst class

Summer Term

We can’t believe that we have now started our last term in Year 4!  Where has the time gone?  It only seems like yesterday when we were settling into our new class!  We have learnt so much and have grown up a lot since September, but there are still plenty of exciting things to learn before we leave Year 4 and venture into Year 5.


Our English work starts with Egyptian adventure story and we will be exploring the story 'Secrets of a Sun King'. Following on from this we will be looking at biographies. We will explore different features before gathering content to write our own. Our final English unit is based on the book The Mousehole Cat. We have lots of different opportunities to show case our writing skills within this unit. 


In Science, we will be looking at habitats. We will be looking at different social and natural factors that impact habitats, as well as different forms of habitats.


We will also be looking at art work produced by the Ancient Egyptian's and using this as inspiration for our own piece.


In RE we’ll be learning about what happened in the aftermath of Easter.  We will be reading stories about the times Jesus appeared to His disciples after the resurrection, His Ascension into Heaven and the events of the Pentecost. We will exploring the role that the Holy Spirit plays in our own lives.


Topic work will start with the Egyptians. We will have the chance to explore how the Ancient Egyptians lived, the benefits of the Nile River, the religious and cultural beliefs at the time. Later in the term, we will be learning about rivers and will have the chance to conduct our own field work on our school trip to Cuerden Valley Park. 


We have plenty to get through as we try to make this term the best one ever!


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 

Spring Term

Paralympic Sports Activities

Tudor Dancing

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Tudor Dancing

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Music and Poetry

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We wrote some poems inspired by Vivaldiā€™s The Four Seasons - Winter. Can you hear the first letter of each line? What does it spell?

Music and Poetry

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Autumn Term

Sound Investigation

Number Work

Rugby Taster Session