Year 4 2023 - 2024

Mr Dalton

Year 4: Mr Dalton’s Class

Summer Term 2024

Hello and welcome to our Year 4 class page. This is where you will find out all the relevant information you need about what we are learning at school.

My name is Mr Dalton and I am very excited to be teaching at St Mary of the Angel’s again this year. I am supported by Mrs Thompson-Jones and we have some really interesting things coming up this term.


This term, we will be learning all about Rivers and Mountains. Following on from our history-based topics, we will be focussing more on geography skills. We will study a wide range of objectives such as learning about the journey of a river and how mountains are formed. We will also aim to try and name as many famous British and international rivers and mountains. Alongside our geographical work, we will also complete some interesting art and DT work including completing a challenge to make a bridge out of lollipop sticks.


In English, we will be using the fantastic Celia Godkin book ‘When the Giant Stirred’ as inspiration for our writing. We will use this beautiful book about a boy’s trip to the rainforest to help us create an information board about the rainforest. Alongside this we will be using Jen Green’s non-fiction book ‘Rainforests in 30 Seconds’ to assist us in finding out key information. Throughout this, we will be continue having a significant focus on basic skills such as handwriting, punctuation and grammar. During our guided reading sessions, we will focus on understanding the author’s voice, using our rainforests topic as inspiration for our texts.


After embedding our understanding of the four operations, we will move to working on maths in more practical areas. As we get closer to the Multiplication Tables Check we will continue to focus on improving our skills in this area. We will also start to look at using our maths skills to help us better understand areas such as money, time and statistics. Between these difficult tasks, we will continue to use our skills for interesting investigations.


In RE, our topic is The Early Christians. This is a really interesting and important topic where the children will learn about how Christianity spread from a few believers to a religion followed by billions of people. Initially, we will look at the events around the Ascension and Pentecost before looking at events of the lives of the Apostles. We will also find time to take part in a variety of Liturgical Prayers around some of the themes that come up throughout the year.

Other Subjects

We also have lots of exciting learning planned across other subjects such as Science, Music, PE, Spanish, Forest School, Computing, Art and Technology.

PE Days

Tuesday afternoon: Cricket with Cheshire Cricket

Thursday afternoon: Tennis Investigation with Mr Dalton

Forest School

Unless stated otherwise, our Forest School dates for this year are as follows:

28th September

23rd November

1st February

28th March

6th June

Please ensure that your child comes to school on these days dressed accordingly to the weather forecast in old clothes which you don’t mind getting dirty.  During the winter months it will be imperative that the children are wrapped up with multiple layers.

Homework in Year 4

At home, there are many things you can do to support your child. On Friday, work will be set on Google Classroom with details of activities that can be completed on Atom Learning. There are also activities to complete on Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars which children are encouraged to complete as regularly as possible.

With regards to reading, Children should continue to read every night and noted each time in their reading diary. This will complement the reading that children will be completing in school individually and during group Guided Reading. During these sessions, next steps will often be suggested, which will give hints for how to support reading at home.  

Open Invitation

You are always welcome to chat with myself after school, or to make an appointment. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mr Dalton

Year 4 Teacher


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St Mary of the Angels Primary School, Rossall Grove, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH66 1NN