Y4 2023 - 2024

Mrs Cunniffe

Mrs Garratt

Mr Parr

Welcome to the Year 4 webpage


Mrs Cunniffe and Mrs Garratt are our Phase Leaders and teachers of Robin Class 

Mr Parr teaches Blackbird Class 

Useful links

Google Classroom - classroom.google.com/a/elworthce.cheshire.sch.uk

AR Bookfinder - http://www.arbookfind.co.uk/

Times table Rock Stars - https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

Spelling shed - https://play.edshed.com/


Summer 2024

Ancient Egypt - What made the Ancient Egyptians so famous?

This term our topic will be looking at the Ancient Egyptians and we will be exploring what made them so great. We are looking forward to our trip to Manchester Museum where we will visit the museum and meet the experts. The children will use authentic ancient Egyptian artefacts, find out about Egyptian mummies and some of the Ancient Egyptian beliefs.

There is a lot of excitement this term as we embark on our Year 4 Residential to the Conwy Centre. Children stay for 2 nights and have the opportunity to try many new experiences, such as paddleboarding, canoeing, climbing, toasting marshmallows and singing around the camp fire! It is a special time where children learn more about themselves, challenge themselves and deepen friendships.

Please download the topic web at the bottom of the page to find out more about what we will be covering in our topic this term.


In English, we will be looking at 'Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris' by Dugald Steer. We will be working towards writing our own mystery narratives and secret diaries based on this text. 

Egyptology front cover.jpgEgyptology Book.jpg


The children will receive weekly spelling homework on Spelling Shed linked to the spelling patterns they are learning in class. In addition, the children should learn the National Curriculum spelling lists which were given out at the start of the year. Children are expected to learn one column of spellings per half term and will require help and support at home to ensure the children achieve well. Ideally this should happen weekly – little and often – to enable the children to master the spelling of all of the words. We realise that some of these spellings may appear quite demanding, but every child in the country has to be proficient in the spelling of these relevant age-related words. (See attached list) 

Times Tables

In June, the children will be completing the multiplication tables check (MTC). This is statutory for all year 4 pupils registered at state-funded maintained schools, special schools or academies, including free schools, in England. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided. You may best support your child in preparation for this by encouraging regular practice of their times tables and TTRS is an excellent tool for this. We will continue to teach and prepare them for the MTC in class also.

Love Music Trust
We are very fortunate here at Elworth to have Mr Birch working with us to deliver music lessons to Year 4 children. Mr Birch works with the children to introduce them to the enjoyment and interactive skills of learning to play and perform in a brass ensemble. This term both Robins and Blackbirds will practice together in preparation for a wider performance opportunity.

PE Timetables 

Outdoor PE is timetabled for Wednesday afternoon for children in year 4 this term and all children need to come to school dressed in their PE kit at this time.  At this time of the year, the weather is very changeable so always send your child in with the appropriate PE uniform (please refer to the school PE uniform policy on our website for guidance).  May we remind you that all uniform should be labelled to avoid any confusion and missing kit. 

Fitness Friday

We will continue to come to school dressed in our PE kits on Fridays, as we have a focus on keeping active and healthy. Prepare for an active and enjoyable day of learning!


All children are expected to read for up to 30 minutes three times per week as part of their homework and have their reading diary signed by an adult. These will be checked by their teacher during Reading lessons. All pupils in Year 2/3/4, when reaching a suitable standard, will have access to Accelerated Reader, where children read their choice of book and complete a comprehension quiz online at the end. These results are tracked by teachers and the children achieve points for good test results. 


Children in Year 4 receive weekly homework in maths, times tables, spellings and reading. Homework is set on a Monday to be completed by the following Monday.  



Day Set

Completed by


- Times Tables Rock Stars

- Maths Shed

Monday Monday

- Spelling Shed

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling CGP book  

Monday Monday
Reading   Minimum of 3 times a week for 20-30 minutes Reading Records to be signed by an adult 3 times a week, thank you
Spellings - National Curriculum spelling list Start of half term Last week of half term


If you have any further questions or queries about life in Year 4, please arrange to speak with your child’s class teacher.   

Thank you for your continuing support, 

Mrs Cunniffe, Mrs Garratt and Mr Parr


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