Year 4 2020 - 2021

Miss Pierce

I am pleased to take this opportunity to say welcome to Year 4! I have heard amazing things about everyone in this class, so I am really looking forward to meeting you all.

Mrs Birt

I enjoy working at Westminster and like to work with all classes on art projects and different activities as well as supporting learning in the Year 4 class.

Home learning links!

Maths learning:

Click the following link to explore some of the maths learning we have been looking at (place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, graphs, rounding and estimating, problem solving and fractions)

Be a wizz in English!

Take a look at the following link to have a look at fiction and non fiction texts, poems, grammar and punctuation.

To brush up on your science knowledge:

The human body (digestive system and teeth)

Solids, liquids and gasses



Classroom Secrets home learning timetable

Core subjects


Throughout the school we follow the ‘Maths No Problem’ scheme, each session begins with a maths problem that the pupils are given the opportunity to show me what they know using methods they have learnt previously. We then explore all methods and each pupil can find the approach they are most comfortable using.

This term, pupils will be looking at how to read, understand and draw bar and line graphs, they will take part in a smarties investigation, using their new knowledge to plot their findings on different graphs. We will also look at fractions and time.

The Year 4 multiplication test will take place in June 2020, to prepare, the pupils are doing much practice in the classroom, accessing TTRS, chanting our times tables as we move around the classroom and playing times table games. We are keen to get the pupils as confident as they can be with their times tables as this will not only prepare them fully for the test, but also help them throughout their school life. We ask that pupils are continuing this practice as home, going onto TTRS or finding other fun ways to learn them – here is a link to another good website for learning times tables

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This term we will continue to follow the Pathways to write English scheme that exposes the pupils to a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts that are accompanied by units of work which develop vocabulary, reading and writing skills through the mastery approach.

This half term, the pupils are looking at a fiction text ‘When the giant stirred’, which they will use to inspire their own story writing.

Our Year 4 volcanologists will also be researching volcanoes and learning how to write a non-chronological report based on their findings.



Throughout the year, we will be looking to use all 5 ways of being a scientist: research, observing over time, pattern seeking, identifying, grouping and classifying and fair and comparative testing.

After an exciting first half to the spring term, learning all about sound, Year 4 will now be evolving into mini-electricians and investigating all about electricity! Take a look at our knowledge organiser to have a peek at the key learning pupils will be doing this half term.

We also have our exciting science morning, on which we welcome you to put on your lab coats and come to the classroom to work with your child on different science experiments and investigations!


History and Geography:

This half term our theme looks closely at what the Romans did to shape Britain today, we will investigate Roman roads and their geographical locations, look at the language of Latin and where it is still used today, we will also have a go at building our own aqueducts!

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Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224