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Methley Primary School, Savile Road, Methley, Leeds LS26 9HT

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Methley Primary School

Welcome to

Methley Primary School

Welcome to Year 4 with Miss Waddle and Mrs Dring

Year Four

Our Current Learning-

Our current topic is Animal Life  

As Scientists we will be learning to...

  • Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.
  • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.
  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.


  • To use results to draw simple conclusions.
  • Set up simple practical enquiries.
  • Record my findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts and tables.
  • Gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
  • Record findings using simple scientific language, drawings or labelled diagrams.
  • Make careful observations.
  • Set up simple practical enquiries.


Updates and Reminders 

Christmas card orders to be in by Wednesday 16th October

 PE kit needs to be in school on a Monday through till Friday

Swimming is on a Tuesday

Please find pictures and updates about learning and activities on our class Dojo site


Books to be brought in on a Monday to record weekly spellings,  and a Friday for teachers to award house points for great effort in all homework- reading, spelling and maths


To read four times a week with a focus being able to find the gist of a passage. 

Reading can be any text, newspaper, magazine, cooking instructions, novels, comics etc.

Reading to be recorded in home reading record. 



Throughout the year the children need to keep practicing and learning all of the year 3/4 words. It is important that they can use the wrods in sentences and understand their meaning. Weekly spellings can be found on the Class Dojo.

Image result for year 3 and 4 spelling list


We are focusing on place value, additon, subtraction, multiplication and division term.  The children will given the option to bring home any word problems to try in addition to their work on the key instant recall facts. 


The homework focus for the children this half term is to learn all the timetable facts as we will be sitting thenational timetables test  in the summer term

For examples click on Instant Recall Facts link below. 

Year 4 Key Instant Recall Facts 

Useful websites

 Top Marks Maths Games

Multiplication Maths Games

Times Tables and Division Revision



Study Ladder

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