0161 330 3169

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


Canon Johnson C of E Primary School

Welcome to Year 4

Teacher - Mr N Ward

Supported by - Mrs S Harrison, Mrs J Watling and Mrs T Crolla

Year 4 class email address  Year4@canonjohnson.co.uk

Year 4 Long Term Overview 

Below is the Powerpoint from our Meet and Greet meeting.




Your child will receive homework on a Wednesday and we ask for it to be returned on Monday. Homework will reinforce your child’s learning and is therefore extremely valuable.


Your child has also been given passwords to Times Table 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.


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. Children also have access to the KS2 library - they can select a book of their choice. 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.


Your child has also been given an Oxford Reading Buddies password where even more reading resources can be found.



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 Fridays. Please ensure on Friday your child comes to school in a full P.E. kit (plain blue shorts, white T-shirt and pumps). If you prefer, please send your child to school in a navy tracksuit with their PE kit underneath. On Mondays, Y4 will go swimming your child will need their swimming costume and a towel


If you have any questions or would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to ask.


Thank you!

Mr Ward, Mrs Watling and Mrs Crolla. 

Maths - Canon Johnson Visual Calculation Policy


Autumn 1 Science Unit: Land Sea and Sky 

Autumn 2 Science Unit: Shaping Up

Spring 1 Science Unit: What's that Sound? 

Spring 2 Science Unit: The States of Matter

Summer 1 Science Unit: Electricity 

Autumn 1 Geography Unit: The Americas

Spring 1 Geography Unit: Rivers and the Water Cycle

Summer 1 Geography Unit: Earthquakes and Volcanoes 

Autumn 2 History Unit: Ancient Egypt 

Spring 2 History Unit: Roman Britain

Autumn 1 Computing Unit: Coding 

Autumn 2 Computing Unit: Online Safety 

Spring 1 Computing Unit: Spreadsheets

Spring 2 Computing Unit: Logo 

Summer 1 Computing Unit: 

Autumn 2 Art Unit: Art and Design Skills .

Spring 2 Art Unit: Formal Elements of Art 

Spring 1 Design and Technology Unit: Making A Slingshot Car 

Summer 1 Design and Technology Unit: Electrical Systems: Torches 

Autumn 1 Music Unit: Mamma Mia 

Autumn 2 Music Unit: Glockenspiel Stage 2 

Spring 1 Music Unit: Stop! 

Spring 2 Music Unit: Lean On Me 

All parents should have received an email with TEAMS log in details for their child.

If you have not please email Mr Ward on year4@canonjohnson.co.uk