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: Mrs Kirk,  Mr Price (Thursday PM)

Summer Term

The Meaning of Spring | Origin of Spring | Petal Talk


This half term we are learning about Fractions where we will look at fractions that are greater than 1, convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions, learn how to identify equivalent fractions and how to simplify fractions.  

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 and to practise their times tables.                                                    

                                                                             Ashley Productions Math Die-Cut Magnets, Beginning Fractions - Picture 1 of 1


Our writing stimulus is the text 'Float' by Daniel Miyares.  We will be using this text to write a narrative. We will enhance our writing by using adjectives, adverbs, fronted adverbials and expanded noun-phrases. We will focus on writing sentences with accuracy.  

In Guided Reading, we are using a range of short texts to help with the VIPERS skills. 

                                                                         Float : Miyares, Daniel, Miyares, Daniel: Amazon.co.uk: Books


Our topic for this term is Rivers of Yorkshire. During this topic, we will learn about where rivers come from, the main rivers in Yorkshire and how they are linked, the journey of the River Aire and how humans use the river.  We will visit Malham to look at the River Aire more closely.  


                                                                      River Aire - Kildwick to Steeton - Bradford City Angling Association


In Science we will be learning about Sound.  

                                                                    GK Quiz on Physics: Sound Wave



Our P.E days are Wednesday and 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



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:

Please give consent via Arbor for our upcoming trip to Malham.

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.