Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

Let your light shine

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Welcome to Year 4
We are Liverpool Class!

Class Teacher - Mrs Guy

Autumn Term   


During this term the children will continue to be taught mastery maths in order to gain a greater depth of a mathematical understanding. We will be learning about place value, addition and subtraction. The children will be using practical methods to help them with their work. Then, the children will  be using the bar model to solve problems linked to these topics.



This term, we will be communicating information about the local area through writing reports and diaries. 


In grammar, we will be focusing on using adverbs and using the present perfect tense. We will also continue to reinforce our Rainbow Grammar capability, and continue to ensure that this knowledge is applied to the children's writing.


Your child will bring home spellings to learn each week and should record their home reading in their new diaries four times per week.



Our bank of Ipads and laptops continue to help to enhance lessons across the curriculum.  This term each child will receive a Purple Mash log in to design, write and debug programs that accomplish a specific goal as well as support our curriculum learning.

We will continue to teach the children how to use the Internet safely.  Please be aware of the websites that your children use at home and please come to see us if you have any questions about staying safe online.



Year 4 PE takes place on Tuesday mornings.  The children will be doing PE on the field at times so please ensure that they have appropriate PE kit in school all week.


We will continue to hold regular multi-cultural days to give children an understanding of how people live around the world. The children will also continue to have an introduction in to the language of Mandarin Chinese.  Children will also begin to learn how to compose their own pieces of music using a range of instruments. 



Additional information

  • P.E. will normally take place on Tuesday, however we do occasionally have additional lessons so please ensure children have their P.E. kit in school every day.
  • Children can bring their own healthy snacks to school for break time. They are allowed to bring a ‘treat’ for snack on Fridays.
  • Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct school uniform, including the correct coloured jumpers and black shoes or trainers.
  • Please remind your child that we have a NO chewing gum policy in school. Many think they can pull the wool over our eyes – but we have not been fooled!



As well as the subjects listed above, we will also be teaching the children essential enterprise skills that will help them to be successful in the future. 


At Christmas, we will also be planning and running a stall for the Christmas Fair. 

There are a wide range of useful websites that your child can use to enhance their learning.  Here are just a few that you might find useful:



This is really useful for all round research.  Most areas of the curriculum are covered and you will find information relating to most topics we have been learning about in class.



This is a great website to remind you of things you have been learning about in class.  There is a section about English, Maths and Science.