St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary School

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Class Teacher: Mrs D Kane

Support Assistant: Mrs R Mistry


Our BIG QUESTION for this half term is

'What impact did the Ancient Greeks have on the world?'


Knowledge Organisers

Below are the knowledge organisers for this half term...

Books we will be reading this half term...


In English we will be learning about Greek Mythology . We will start by reading 'Pandora's Box'  before comparing the stories of 'Theseus and the Minotaur' and 'Perseus and Medusa'. At the end of this unit the children will then create their own mythological characters and write a short portal story. 

Later in the term we will then read and compare Epic and Lyric poetry before writing a Biography for an Ancient Greek God or Goddess.

Here are some some short versions of other famous Greek myths that children could explore...


This half term we will be working on Place Value and Addition & Subtraction


We will continue to strengthen our mathematical fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills regularly within lessons.

Each week children will be set homework tasks on TTRS but we also encourage children to adopt a 'little and often' approach - 3 minutes practice per day, 4 or 5 times a week is a good target!

All children have individual login details and we will challenging the children through termly battles.

 Click on the picture below to visit the website:

Multiplication Check

In June of 2024, the children in year four will be participating in a statutory multiplication check.

The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

To pass the check the children in this year group have to know their 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ,10, 11 and 12 times tables and related division facts by heart. Children will need to answer 25 questions and will be allowed 6 seconds per question so fluency is key!

We will be doing lots of work towards this in class, however practise at home will be vital. We encourage children to use a 'little and often' approach and recommend at least 3 minutes 4 times a week.

Please find below some useful links for other activities to help your child with their times tables. 


 Self Checking 3 4 and 8 Times Table Game Instructions.pdfDownload
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Homework will be set on a Friday and is expected to be returned the following Wednesday.

It will consist of a TTRS task, a Spelling Shed task and independent reading.

Children need to read at least 4 times over the whole week to count as Green Readers.

Children's reading records must also be dated, commented in and signed by an adult on each of those days.


Click on the image below to visit the Spelling Shed Website:

Take a look at our homework grid and have a go at some of the activities linked to our topic...

Resources to support our optional homework activities...

Click here to find out more about the ancient Greek philosopher 'Socrates'  

Click here to find out more about the ancient Greek poet 'Homer'


PE | Federation of Boldmere Schools

PE days are Thursdays and Fridays

On these days the children can come to school in their PE kits.

PE Kit is a red T-shirt and navy / black shorts or Plain Black /Navy Jogging bottoms and hoody in cold weather.

No Logos.  


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