Parochial C of E Primary School | Keppel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 6NN

Tel: 0161 3436070
Twitter: ParochialCofE

Proud member of the Forward as One Multi Academy Trust.
Forward As One Church of England Multi Academy Trust
(A Company Limited by Guarantee),
Registered in England & Wales, Registered office,
Newnham Street, Bolton, BL1 8QA
Company Number: – 08212263

Contact Information
Call: 01204 333741

Parochial CofE Primary And Nursery School, Ashton-under-lyne

Growing Together in God

Miss McIlvenna, Mrs Finlay and Mrs Kennedy


This half term we will be learning all about Mexico


Core skills and success – you do the maths


In maths this half term we will start by learning how to find the perimeter of a shape. We will then move on to fractions. We will be able to compare and order fractions, convert mixed number fractions to improper fractions and find equivalent fractions. We will also look at adding and subtracting simple fractions and solving problems involving fractions.


This year, Year 4s will take part in the compulsory Times Tables Check. Children will answer 25 questions, with only 6 seconds to answer each question.

How can you help at home?

Please ensure that you regularly practise and test your child on their times tables.  At the end of Year 4, children should know the all times tables up to 12x12.  It is always useful to practise the times tables as this really helps children with a range of mathematics work in school.  If you have access to the internet, please visit the following sites to support your child's learning at home.

Links to support home learning:





In English, we will be starting our Shakespeare project based on the story of King Lear, which will finished with us performing part of the story at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. During this project we will use a variety of drama techniques to support our understanding of the story and its characters. We will write a variety of short stories, descriptions and diary extracts based upon our drama work. 


 How you can help your child? Encourage your child to read their reading book and ask them questions about the text which they are reading.

It is important to read a variety of texts with your child.  This can be anything from their reading books to newspapers and leaflets.  This will help to extend your child’s vocabulary and their understanding of different text types, which will in turn help to improve their writing.

Links to support home learning:

Was Judas - Christianity's great traitor - wrongfully condemned? | The  Independent | The Independent


Exploring Easter as a story of betrayal and trust  

In RE we will;

  • To give children the opportunity to reflect upon the importance of power and the effect of betrayal, trust and forgiveness. 

  • To deepen pupil’s understanding of the concept of salvation.  

  • To focus on the significance of the incidents of betrayal and trust in the Easter story. 


  • What does it mean to trust someone?
  • How did Peter and Judas betray Jesus? 

Key Vocabulary 

Judas, loyalty, Gethsemane, betrayed 



As scientists, we will be learning about living things and their habitats. We will learn about the different groups that living organisms can be split into. We will use a variety of sorting keys and trees to help us sort the different living things based on their features.


Key Vocabulary 

Amphibians, Birds, Classification keys, Environment, Fish, Human impact, Invertebrates, Mammals 

Name negative human impact 

Name positive human impact 

Name some invertebrates 

Reptiles, Vertebrates

Living Things and Their Habitats 6 Books Collection 9789123745883 NEW | eBay



Mexico | History, Map, Flag, Population, & Facts | Britannica


In geography this half term we will be learning about Mexico. We will be able to locate it on a variety of maps and will be able to talk about its climate, using what we know about the Tropical lines of Caner and Capricorn. We will also learn about the different biomes that can be found in Mexico and the wider world. 

  • Can you locate Mexico on a world map and make predictions about the climate? 
  • What different types of biomes would you find in Mexico? 
  • What is the physical geography of Mexico? 
  • What is the human geography of Mexico? 
  • How do Mexico, Spain and England compare? 


Key Vocabulary 


‘NE, SE, SW, NW’    ‘Tropic of Cancer’  

‘Tropic of Capricorn’  ‘Southern Hemisphere’  

‘Northern Hemisphere’  

Temperate forest’  

‘Rivers & Lakes’  




‘Aztec ruins’ ‘Mountain range’ ‘Volcanoes’ 







Monday - Grammar / spellings or Comprehension  (due in Wednesday).

Wednesday - Maths (due in Friday).


Please read regularly with your child and sign their reading record. Children must bring their book into school every day, they will be changed once they have read their book and completed a book review. 

 How Much Homework Is Too Much for Students?