0161 330 3169

Elgin Street, Ashton-under-lyne, Lancashire, OL7 9DD


Canon Johnson C of E Primary School

Welcome to Year 4

Teacher - Miss L Buckle (Mrs S Harrison every Monday afternoon and Mr T Edwards every Tuesday and Wednesday morning)

Supported by - Mrs R Hussain

Our thoughts during our weekly Class Worship…

Year 4 Long Term Overview 

Year 4 Newsletter Spring Term 1 - What are we learning this half term?

Music lessons… playing the Glockenspiel…

Year 4 Newsletter Autumn Term 2 - What are we learning this half term?

Diwali Dance Workshop…

Year 4 Newsletter Autumn Term 1 - What are we learning this term?

Our visit to Ashton Central Mosque…

Below is the Meet and Greet PowerPoint and the Moving Up Booklet from our Meet and Greet meeting.

If your child is new to our school, please have a read of this also.



 Moving up to Year Four 2023.pdfDownload
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Your child will receive homework on a Friday and we ask for it to be returned on Thursday. Homework will reinforce your child’s learning and is therefore extremely valuable.


Your child will also been given passwords to Times Table Rockstars (TT Rockstars) and Purple Mash which they can access at home. Children can use Times Table Rockstars to assess their speed and accuracy when recalling their times tables and they can work on their Computing skills using Purple Mash. There are lots of other resources to be found on Purple Mash too, including games to help consolidate children's Maths and English knowledge.


Reading is incredibly important and your support in this learning process is vital. We want to encourage a love of reading!


10 Benefits of Reading 

  1. Children who read often and widely get better at it – after all, practise makes perfect. 
  2. Reading exercises our brain – Reading is a much more complex task for the human brain than for example, watching TV. Reading strengthens brain connections and builds new connections. 
  3. Reading improves concentration. 
  4. Reading teaches children about the world around them. 
  5. Reading improves vocabulary and language. 
  6. Reading develops a child’s imagination. 
  7. Reading helps children to develop empathy – as children develop they begin to consider how they would feel if placed in certain situations. 
  8. Reading is fun – dreaming with your eyes open! 
  9. Reading is a great way to spend time together. 
  10. Reading promotes achievement in all subjects. 

We issue every child with a banded reading book which they should read at home and bring back to school each day. Books will be returned every Thursday so that children can choose a new one. Children also have access to the KS2 library - where they can select a book of their choice. This will also be changed weekly. Every child has a reading journal which should be signed to show they have read at home. We check this each morning and reward children regularly for reaching reading milestones.


KS2 children have also been given passwords to use Reading Plus. This ensures quick progression in fluency and understanding.



Our P.E. lessons take place on Mondays and ThursdaysPlease ensure your child has a full P.E. kit in school (plain blue shorts/navy joggers, white T-shirt and pumps).  On Mondays, Year 4 will complete Yoga and Thursdays they will learn how to play different sports with a Sports Coach. Every Wednesday children in Year 4 will go swimming. Your child will need their swimming costume and a towel.

Please ensure earrings are removed on PE/Swimming Days.


If you have any questions or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to ask.

We look forward to working closely with you to help your child be the best that they can be!


Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Buckle, Mr Edwards and Mrs Hussain

Maths - Canon Johnson Visual Calculation Policy


Autumn 2 Science Unit: Living Things 

Autumn 2 History: Ancient Egyptians

Autumn 1 Science Unit: What's that sound? 

Autumn 1 Geography Unit: The Americas

Autumn 1 Computing Unit: Coding

Autumn 1 Design and Technology Unit: Mindful Moment Timer. 

Autumn 1 Music Unit: Mamma Mia