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Elworth Hall Primary School

Every child achieves because we care


Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


Year 4 are taught by Miss Shenton and Mrs Morrey (Wednesday), with TA support from Mrs Sumner and Mrs Nurse.


Please click on the Autumn tab below to see the curriculum map for this term, this is where I will also upload photos of what we've been up to in class!

Welcome to Year 4

📝 English

Our focus text this half term is 'Gorilla', which we will be using to influence our story writing.  We will be learning to develop our writing using description and building a picture in the readers mine! We will be looking expanded noun phrases, adjectives, adverbs and fronted adverbials.



📐 Maths

During the Autumn term, we will be focusing on place value to begin with and then will move onto addition and subtraction.  We will also be practising our times tables daily, in preparation for the Multiplication Tables Check.  You can find out more information on this below and also on our homework page.

🏃🏼 PE

PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. The children should wear their PE kits to school on these days. If your child attends an after school club, they must wear their school uniform to school and bring the required kit to change into at the end of the school day. 


💬 Communication
If you need to speak to the class teacher then you can do so either at the start or end of the day, if it is a quick query or by making an appointment.


Please use the home school communication books for any messages that need my attention. Children should place planners with a message in on my desk. 


Information for parents will be communicated via email so do ensure you add the above address to your contacts to avoid messages going to Spam / Junk. 

Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) will take place in June 2023.

The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) is an assessment that the Government has recently introduced for all pupils in Year 4. It is an online assessment that has been designed to assess whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will also help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.


From 2022 onwards the MTC will be compulsory, with all pupils in Year 4 completing the assessments in June.

The MTC is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times tables questions, which means it will be completed on a computer. Your child will answer 3 practice questions before moving on to the official check and will then have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.


When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important. The more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables! To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!


Resources to Support Learning Timetables:

Topmarks resources

Please refer to the leaflet below for more information.