Minorca Mount, Denholme, Bradford. West Yorkshire BD13 4AY

01274 832123

Denholme Primary School

Happy Learners High Achievers

Welcome to Chestnut Class

Class Teacher: Miss Hartnett

Teaching Assistants: Miss Moralee & Miss Clay

Autumn Term

When is Autumn 2023 - Calendar Date


This half term we are looking at Multiplication and Division.  Within this unit we will learn how to multiply and divide by 6,7,9,1 and 0, and we will learn 6,7,9,11 and 12 times table multiplication and division facts.  We will also learn how to multiply three numbers.    

We will also be continuing with our school wide push towards increasing times tables fluency, so please encourage your child to work on their key instant recall facts alongside their spellings and any other homework they are given.   This will be essential for when they sit their times table test.  Remember to use TT Rockstars. See further information below.

                                                                                Rainbow Multiplication Square


Our writing stimulus is a text titled The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit.  We will be using this text to write a letter.  We will enhance our writing by using adjectives, adverbs, fronted adverbials and expanded noun-phrases. We will focus on our proofreading skills this term, ensuring that we have perfected sentence structure, tense and punctuation.  

In Guided Reading, we are using the text, 'The Eye of the Wolf' by Daniel Pennac. 

                                                                           Railway Children (Exclusive) - Wordsworth Editions        The Eye of the Wolf: Amazon.co.uk: Pennac, Daniel: 9781406352573: Books


Our topic for this term is Connecting People and Places. During this topic, we will learn about the Leeds - Liverpool Canal and Bingley Five Rise Locks and we will learn the history of the Keighley Worth Valley Railway.  

                                             Forever on the Rise | Bingley Five Rise Locks           KEIGHLEY AND WORTH VALLEY RAILWAY: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with  Photos)


In Science we will be learning about States of Matter.  

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P.E / Swimming

Our P.E days are Friday. Children will need to come to school wearing their full school PE kit: 

Plain black jogging bottoms, Plain black hooded jacket, Plain black shorts, Red school PE t-shirt, Plain black trainers

Year 4 will go swimming every Monday until February.  Don't forget to bring your towel, swimming costume or trunks.  Long hair must be tied back.  You can bring a piece of fruit to eat after the lesson.  



Homework is sent out weekly. It will be sent out on a Monday and needs to be returned the following Monday.  Please encourage your child to practise times tables at least four times per week using TT Rockstars. 


Key Information:

Our Times Table test will be taking place in June.  In class, we have been focusing on times tables practise and the children are learning how knowing your times tables confidently helps them in all aspects of Maths. It is important that children are becoming familiar with the format of the times table test, particularly the timed element.  Please ask you child to practise several times a week, ideally every day for 20-25 minutes. Here are some links to websites which have tests similar to the one your child will take in June: 







If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Year 4 team.