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Station Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 8EU

Pilsley Primary School

Inspire, Respect, Achieve

Year 4/5

Welcome to the year 4/5 class page!

We have two Y4/5 classes and you will find everything that you need to know here.

In Year 4/5 we encourage the children to become more independent in their learning and to set challenging goals. We have a busy curriculum and combine learning with having lots of fun!


Children will experience a variety of genres that include fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They will analyse how these texts are written and will then have the chance to write them using the knowledge and skills that they have acquired.  Where possible, we link our English topics to other curriculum areas.   We teach grammar and punctuation discretely.



In Maths we aim to improve the children’s grasp of the number system so that they are able to read and write numbers (Y4 to 10,000 and Y5 to 1,000,000).  We aim to improve calculation methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division which we will then encourage the children to able to use in reasoning and problem solving situations.  We use the ‘mastery’ approach to teach this subject.


Other curriculum

This year, all of our year 5 children attend weekly swimming lessons.  During this time, the year 4 children have a music lesson; they are learning to play the viola.  Some of our main topics this year include: Anglo Saxons, Vikings, Egyptians, Rivers, Mountains and volcanoes.


How you can help

Parents can help their children’s learning by encouraging them and supporting them to complete homework tasks.  These tasks will be based around learning spellings and times tables alongside an extended piece of work related to what they have been learning in Maths and English each week.

If you any queries, please pop in and see Mr James or Miss Allanson.