Haslam Park Primary School


Year Four Goodall



Mrs Meadows

Miss  Louise 

Miss D Patel

Miss Sherwood

Mrs J Patel

Who is Goodall Class?


Dame Jane Morris Goodall DBE ( born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), formerly Baroness Jane van Lawick-Goodall, is an English Primologist and anthropologist. Seen as the world's foremost expert on  chimpanzees  Goodall is best known for her 60-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees since she first went to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania in 1960, where she witnessed human-like behaviours amongst chimpanzees, including armed conflict.

In April 2002, she was named a UN Messenger of Peace. Goodall is an honorary member of the World Future Council.


Year 4 Curriculum


Learning this half term

In English, we are reading the book 'Arthur and the Golden Rope'. We will be working on our diary skills, retelling a story, writing a non - chronological report and writing our own adventure story.

In maths, we are continuing our multiplication unit then moving onto  length and perimeter, fractions and decimals.

In PE, we will be doing gymnastics indoors and tag rugby outdoors. This will be on a Monday and Wednesday this term.

In science, we are learning about Electricity. We will be learning to make a circuit and investigating insulators and conductors.

In geography, we will be learning about rainforests. We will learn about the layers of the rainforests. Where in world the rainforests are? How we can help with deforestation.

In music, we are learning Changes in pitch, tempo and dynamics based on a theme of Rivers.

In RE, we are looking at What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

In art, we are looking at formal elements of art.

In PSHE, we ae looking at how to keep ourselves and our bodies safe.



At Haslam Park we need to wear:

  • white or green school shirt.
  • black leggings, jogging bottoms or shorts
  • school jumper in the winter months
  • black trainers
  • No jewellery should be worn on PE days.

Goodall Class PE days are MONDAY and WEDNESDAY. Later in the year we will be working with Edstart and Manchester United.


Every week your child will be set homework on Spelling Shed, TT rockstars and occasionally Purple Mash. You child will be listened to read in school but it is important that you listen to your child read at least three times a week and sign their diary. As we know reading is a life skill. 

Spelling Shed link : EdShed

Thank you for your support with your child's learning. 



Nationally all Year 4 children are tested on the knowledge of their timetables. We are doing lots of practice in class and it would be really useful if children practice this skill at home as well. 

Children can use Purple Mash or TT rockstars to help.


Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (ttrockstars.com)

Purple Mash by 2Simple

Wigan Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5QL

01204 333393