Denholme Primary School

Happy Learners High Achievers

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

01274 832123

Welcome to Chestnut Class

Class Teacher: Miss Hartnett (Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs)  Miss Wilcox (Fri)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Kirk

Autumn Term

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This half term we are looking at Addition and Subtraction of four-digit numbers.  Within this unit we will learn how to add and subtract with more than one exchange, how to use and check efficient strategies and how to estimate answers.  We will also start our unit of work on Multiplication and Division.  Within this unit we we learn how to multiply and divide by 6,7 and 9, we will focus on 11 and 12 times table division facts and 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.


Our writing stimulus is a narrative titled The Great Chocoplot by Chris Callaghan. We will be using this text to help us rewrite our own version of this story. We will use our Writing Rainbow to help enhance our writing by using adjectives, adverbs, metaphors, personification and similes. We will focus on our proofreading skills this term, ensuring that we have perfected sentence structure and punctuation.


Our topic for this term is Connecting People and Places. During this topic, we will learn about the land use in our local area of Bingley, including when and why the canal and railway were built.  We will learn how to use maps and compasses and how to locate the countries of the United Kingdom.  


In Science we will be learning about Electricity. We will learn to identify common appliances that run on electricity and how to name and construct simple circuits.  


Our P.E days are Tuesday and Wednesday. 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


This year we will learn how to play guitars with Mr Boyes,  our lessons take place on Thursday mornings. 


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


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