Another busy term of work ahead of us.


Below is the plan for the term.

A reminder that Rockstars and EPIC are still available for your children to access.

Please read at least twice a week and visit the library as often as possible.

Summer Term 1

  19/04/21 26/04/21 03/05/21




Reading Read the book Inference/biography Inf/non-chronological report Assessment Week Inf/setting description
Writing Drama Biography (Hannah) non-chron (Brazil) setting description Setting description
Maths Fractions Fractions/Decimals Decimals
Science Egg shell experiment Grouping Living Things
Geography South America Brazil Climate Comparison of Denton and a place in Brazil Indigenous people of the Amazon
Art/DT Clay Monkeys
Music Blackbird Unit
Computing Word Processing Unit
PE Gymnastics
French Number 0-20, 0-20, 20-50, 20-50 Fruits/Market
PSHE Relationships
RE What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right or wrong?


Summer Term 2

  07/06/21 14/06/21

Health week

21/06/21 28/06/21


05/07/21 12/07/21 19/07/21
Reading inference Inf/recipes Inf/blogs Inf/plays Inf/poetry Inf/poetry Inf/poetry
Writing Reading and drama recipes Blogs to the community Playscript Performance Poetry
Maths Time Time/Geometry Geometry consolidation consolidation
Science Grouping Living Things Sound
Geography Map skills            
History   History of Music History of Music History of Music History of Music History of Music History of Music
Art/DT   Make a dreamcatcher
Music Glockenspiel Unit
Computing Word processing unit Scratch Unit
PE Athletics
French Fruits/market Fruits/market In The Classroom consolidate
PSHE Relationships Changing Me
RE What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right or wrong?

Welcome to Year 4

Happy New Year!

We hope that you have had a fantastic Christmas and New Year.



Swimming lessons will be every Friday. Please make sure the children have appropriate swimming kits and towels in a bag with them every Friday morning.

PE lessons will be every Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school every Wednesday.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.


Please find below what we will be learning about:

Spring 1


In maths we will be looking at a range of ‘strands’ such as: Number & Place Value, Written and mental Addition & Subtraction, Mental and Written Multiplication, Money, Measurements and Properties of Shapes.



In English our featured texts will be Flotsam by David Wiesner and A Walk in London. We will be looking at Non-fiction writing and Narratives including fantasy narratives..


Topic: Invaders and Settlers..

Through our topic we will find out a variety of invaders and settlers throughout history, with a particular focus on the Romans and their time in Britain. We will be looking at the Roman Empire and the effect that the Romans had on many aspects of our lives and how those impacts can still be seen today. We will also be taking part in an educational visit to Chester which will provide a stimulus for much of the historical enquiry we will do in our lessons.


Science: Dangers to Living Things

In our science lessons we will be looking at the differences between living and non-living things and the dangers to living things and how they adapt to keep themselves safe.


PHSE: JIGSAW Dreams and Goals.

During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at our dreams and goals in the future. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets. They will look at and discuss the Jigsaw Charter and how they can work towards their dreams and goals.


RE: Why is Jesus so inspiring to some people?

In RE the children will be looking at what different views are to life and the journey they travel on through their lives.


PE: Gymnastics and Swimming

In PE the children will take part in a swimming lesson every Friday morning at Denton baths. The sessions are tailored for all needs, catering for non-swimmers who have never been to a lesson, right up to capable swimmers who attend lessons outside of school. We will also be doing gymnastics lessons in school every Wednesday afternoon.


Music: Charanga

During our music lessons the children will be working through units of the online Charanga resource. They also have a home login for the website. Let me know if you need this information again.



In ICT we will be learning about E safety including how to keep safe online, Blogging such as how to leave and comment on blogs on our school webpage and we will also be looking at virtual worlds. We will also be looking coding.

MFL: French

Our first theme will be All About Ourselves! Which will include introducing ourselves, saying how old we are, where we live and what we like to do..



Every half term the children will receive ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to admin@corrie.tameside.schFAO Mr. Griffin. They are expected to complete one activity from the list each week.

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week.

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstars  login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. The children also have a login for the spelling shed. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

You will need to learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words



Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day. Take it home each day and ask your grown up to clean and refill for you.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.

Dancing Through the Decades

I’m really enjoying learning about dancing through the decades, we are doing a music video and my group (No1s) awe doing the 1980s and some of the moves are, thriller step clap, the Macarena and moon walk. We are editing the music videos next week, I really enjoyed it and we laughed a lot when making the video..

These are some of the dance moves in the different decades we have learnt about while doing this topic.

1950s –

The Hand Jive, Boogie Woogie and Rock & Roll


1960s –

The a Twist, The Hitchhike, The Foxtrot, a The Pony and The Chicken.


1970s –

YMCA, The Disco Finger, The Bus Stop, The Hussle and The Pump.


1980s –

The Moonwalk, Cris Cross Jump Dance, Thriller Step Clap and The Macarena

I’m enjoying this topic as I love music and songs and I’m always singing, im looking forward to learning more .


Jessica Clegg 4M



My favorite place in Denton is Denton Civic Square. You can have a good time at the fountains. Especially during the summer. In winter, the Denton Christmas market is organized,  you can drink warm tea and eat something warm.  Festive shopping and fairground rides !



Music from around the world

At school we have been learning about different types of music from around the world, in class we have made a booklet with facts about different types of music and where it originates from, here are some genres we’ve been learning about


Originated in New Orleans around 100 years ago and is a union of African and European music.



Started in the early 1920s in Souther USA, its roots came from folk music.  Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers were very popular in the 1970s and Taylor Swift is a modern day country singer.



Started in the mid 1970s in Australia, UK and USA, songs were short and fast based and often about political subjects. Jonny Rotten and Sid Vicous were probably the most well known.



Originated in the USA in 1930-1940s, most famous for this type of music is Frank Sinatra, Glen Miller and Louis Armstrong, people liked it as it had a good tempo for dancing, today Michael Buble is a modern day swing singer.


I am enjoying learning about music and can’t wait to find out more.


Jessica Clegg 4M

The Old Denton Police Station/ Victoria Park!

The Old Denton Police Station! The Old Denton Police Station used to be a court room inside. All police officers used to sleep there over night and pretty much lived there. It is now located in the police museum on Newton Street in Manchester. Since it had closed down years ago it has now been transformed into apartments. It was built in 1896 and sadly closed down years after it was built. Victoria Park! At Victoria Park there are a lot of fun activities to do at this place. You can play tennis and there are places to hide. There is also a place where little kids can have fun at the play ground. There is also a band stand there to. But years ago the band stand was broken and then it was rebuilt so you can still see it there today.


A walk in DENTON! Niamh

In Year 4 we have been talking and creating our own book about a walk in Denton. We all created a story at first we read a book called A walk in London. From this book we got some great ideas for our stories. Recently we published our stories like it was a real book. I found it fun, especially since we switched books and read each others stories. But then we had to write what was good but then something bad about it. which I found this really hard because they were very interesting and people had great handwriting to. But I finally decided. Now back to the point not about me. But I found this very fun to do. It wasn’t very easy at first for me but I finally got the hang of it. Then we also had to create a  short clip and it went onto the Corrie website. Once again it was very fun and enjoyable. I think that everyone else in Year 4 enjoyed it to not just me. I think that everyone else did very well making there short films and some people even added funny things to theirs. Plus it was World Book Day So you might see some crazy costumes if you watch the videos.


My favourite place in Denton Wilsons Hat Factory

The reason why I like Wilsons hat factory because their is lots of interesting facts about it like Joseph Wilson and his sons was founded in 1872.My dad worked there in 1981 so he was 16 when he started and he got £20.00 a week,then he did smoke alarms.And Wilsons hat factory bloo up.

My favourite place in Denton

My Favourite Place in Denton By Alfie Sugden 4D


My favourite place in Denton is the fountains also known as Civic Square.

When I was 3, in the summer I decided to run fully clothed through the fountains. I thought it was very funny but I don’t think my mum was to impressed having to chase me through the water.

I like the fountains as there is nothing else like it at all in Denton. It is a really popular place where you can sit down in the sunshine and enjoy your day and watch the pigeons playing in the water.