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Year 4

Welcome to Year Four

Teacher: Mr J Bennett

Teaching Assistant: Miss K Laughton

Welcome to Year 4

Hello everyone! A warm welcome to our Year Four class page. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for another exciting term of learning. Our topics this term is the Amazon, where we look at both South America as well as rainforests and rivers.  


Please revisit this page to find regular updates, useful websites and to explore what we have been learning about in class. 


Our Learning

As part of our topic, Year 4 used role play to imagine what it would be like to be part of a new community and what we could do to help these people. 

Father Henry visit

Father Henry came in to visit our Year 4, 5 and 6 children with a relic from St Bernadette. He explained what the relic was and why they are important. He then answered any questions that children had about their faith. 

Year 4 have been investigating how areas can be represented differently.


Thank you to Ann from CAFOD who came in to talk to us about Catholic Social Teaching. We looked at different values and thought about how we could show these in our lives. We also looked at some of the work that CAFOD does in different countries around the world following in the word of Jesus.

In Science we are investigating different states of matter

For enterprise week, Year 4 have been designing and making Christmas bouqets.

Year 4 iProgram

In computing, Year 4 have been using iProgram to investigate how programming works. 

Year 4 RSE- Get up!

Year 4 explored the Gospel story of Jesus healing Jairus’ daughter. The story was repeated in various ways, and through times of discussion, imaginative reflection and creative response, the children learnt that they are created by God out of love and for love: they were designed for this purpose, which should inform how they live. The class created storyboards to show the sequencing of the story of Jairus' daughter.

For anti-bullying week, Year 4 designed hands and how they could be used to reach out.

In Literacy we are writing a non-Chronological report around Roman Britain

Our class read for Autumn 2 is Thieves of Ostia. Here are some of our questions we have around the book.

In maths we have been looking at multiplication

Our second topic this year is Roman Britain.

Remembrance Poems

In Spanish we have been looking at ourselves and our families

Our first topic this year was Roman Invasion. Take a look at our display of work.

Important Information:


Homework- Homework will be given out each Friday and is due in the following Friday. Homework will usually consist of spellings, timetables practice, and either a SPaG , reading comprehension or a Maths worksheet.


PE- PE is on a Thursday. All children must have the correct school PE kit of white t-shirt and black shorts. (Track suits may be worn as the weather turns colder). Please ensure that all children have trainers to enable them to fully participate. 


Times tables- In Year 4 children are expected to know all their times tables with the introduction of the final 6, 7, 9 and 12 times tables. Please be logging into TTRockstars regularly to improve accuracy and confidence in your times tables. This will be checked daily in class. 


Reading- Children will have the opportunity to take a school reading book home and also have access to reading for pleasure books both in the classroom and in the school library. We challenge each child to aim to read their school book at home every evening. Please bring your book to school daily, along with your signed reading record (by an adult), to show you have read at home. We will hand out dojos each week for those children who are reading daily. 


If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at school or arrange a meeting,

Thank you 


Mr Bennett and Miss Laughton