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The classes in Year 4 are: 

Fir Class

Miss McGarvey  


Spruce Class

Mrs Allen


Pine Class

Mrs Sheppard


The Year 4 Teaching Assistants are Mrs Hickling and Mrs Schofield.

1:1 TA Mrs Duske



Year 4 Stars of the Week


Look out to see who is wearing the star badges each week.


Year 4 Active Champions


 Fir Class - Drue-Adele

Spruce Class - Reid

Pine Class - Miranda


Year 4 Spellers of the Week

Fir Class - Niamh

Spruce Class - David

Pine Class - Enya



Term 3

Here are a few of the things that the children will be learning this term:


This term we will be reading 'The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane' this will be our focus in both our English and Reading learning. We will be exploring the plot, characters emotions and themes within the text. Through this we will complete a range of writing in a number of different styles.


In maths we will be continuing on with some multiplication problem solving. We will then be moving on to look at some data handling learning as well as some fractions.


Science we will be learning all about Electricity. We will discuss what electricity is, how to be safe around it, how it powers our homes as well as learning all about simple circuits and the components needed to be successful.


Within our History learning, we will be learning all about London. We will discuss how the city has changed over time, historical events that occured and the impact that these have had on us today. 


In DT we will learning all truss bridges and what is required to make this a stable structure. We will go on a design process which will include drawing, annotating, making and evaluating. 


This term is also a swimming term for year 4. 

Spruce class - Tuesday

Pine class - Wednesday

Fir class - Thursday


Please note that on the first week back. Spruce class will be swimming on Friday, as Tuesday is an INSET day. 


Term 2 


We are reading this story in English, the children will be using the structure of the story to write their own imaginary world stories.  The children will think about the characters and settings in the story.


In Maths the focus this term is division and multiplication. The children will develop fluency with their times tables and use this when multiplying and dividing larger numbers. 


Year 4 will be developing their skills in Netball and Gymnastics in PE.


In Geography the children will begin to learn about erosion and deposition in rivers, transport in cities and  the countryside and the associated pollution and trade between countries.  These topics will then be revisited at a later date. 

In History the children will recap their knowledge of the Stone Age and Bronze Age and learn about developments and change during the Iron Age.

The Science lessons will begin to learn about different types of rock and soil, they will develop their knowledge of solids, liquids and gases and begin to learn about how sounds are made and heard.


In DT we will be continuing to learn about levers, how they work and their uses.  The children will design and make their own linked levers.


The children will continue to look at the work of different artists this term with a focus on abstract art..  



Term 1 


In English the children are reading 'The Wild Robot' by Peter Brown. The story follows Roz the robot as she adapts to life on the island where her crate crashed. The children will be writing poems, recounts, persuasive arguments, descriptions and fact sheets using the story as their stimulus. 

In Maths the children will begin the term with some work on place value  in 4digit numbers and will be looking at patterns in numbers and ways to count large groups. 






Music- This term the children have really enjoyed learning the song Mamma Mia. They have thought about the pulse as well as learning the tune and lyrics and adding percussion.  


Year 4 Timetable

 Swimming (Term 1, 3, 5)PE KitsReading Books
PineWednesday All weekDaily
SpruceTuesday All weekDaily
FirThursdayAll weekDaily



Please send PE kits in on Monday and they will be returned on Friday to be washed over the weekend. We will be trying to do PE on the days when the weather isn’t it’s best, but please provide your child with tracksuit bottoms as the weather gets colder. 



Term 3 is a swimming term, please see the timetable above. If possible, please ensure that your children are not wearing earrings on swimming days as these can not be worn in the pool. 



Children are now able to visit our library ad enjoy the large range of new books. Books from our classroom libraries will also be available, children are welcome to read their own books at home to count towards our ‘Race to Read”. 






In Year Four, we encourage children to read every day. Home school reading records are expected to come into school every day. Now that most of the children are reading longer books we ask that reading records are sent in showing the pages which have been read. Please make sure your child understands what they have read by asking them some questions. Please sign and comment in their home school reading records whenever your child has read as they can then move up a place on our new Race to Read challenge chart. This is an opportunity for the children to receive certificates and other rewards for the amount of times they have read at home. There are also lots of books to read on Bug Club. 



Home Learning 


Each week the children will have 10 spellings to learn, these will be set on Spelling Shed, if for some reason you can not access this please let the class teacher know. The spellings will all be based on a pattern or rule.

Times tables that we have been learning will be available to practise on TT Rockstars. Some reading comprehension and maths questions will also be sent home each week, these should be returned by Wednesday. 







Google Classroom

Google Classroom  - via realsmart needs to be set up, to allow you to access your child's online learning and live videos with teachers. To do this please do the following: 


1) Click on this link


2) Choose school  - St Katherine's School & Nursery  - Kent  and press continue 


3) Username  - your child's name in lower case e.g.   ruthpowell


4) Password  - stkaths123 


5) Here you can access many different Apps - such as Bug Club. Also there is Google Classroom. 


6) Click on Google Classroom and you should see your child's class name. In there is the work for the week and from next week you will be able to access live stories.