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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.  

Click on the logos below for links to some recommended websites:



Learning at Home


If you are unable to come in to school due to having to self isolate, here is your learning.  

Don't forget all the above websites have extra learning for you to do.. Your log in details and  passwords are in the books you took home last term. Please email us if you are having any difficulties.  Happy learning!

The classes in Year 4 are: 

Fir Class

Mrs Loveland 


Spruce Class

Mrs Allen


Pine Class

Mrs Sheppard


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

Nurture TA Mrs Coates

1:1 TAs Ms McIntyre and Mrs Halford



Year 4 Stars of the Week


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


Year 4 Active Champions


 Fir Class - Oscar

Spruce Class - 

Pine Class - Leo


Year 4 Spellers of the Week

Fir Class - Lily

Spruce Class - Albie

Pine Class - Archie

Well done Fir Class you are the 6th highest scoring class in the school.


Children in Need


Remembrance  Day


Term 2 - Location, Location, Location


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 be doing a 'virtual field trip' to Rochester to look at land use and make comparisons with other places they know.  Being unable to take the children to Rochester due to covid restrictions they will watch a video to complete their learning.





Well done to all the children in Year 4 for coming in to school so nicely. This is some of the well-being artwork which they created this week.


Term 1 - Robots!


The children in Year 4 will be finding out about robots and their many uses in today’s society. They will have a go at designing and making their own robots in DT and will learn how to sketch 3D robots in art,


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. 


In art the children have been learning about Op Art. They have recreated a number of pictures and learnt about some artists.


Science - Year 4 are learning about forces and Magnets. The children have been enjoying investigations and have made rocket poppers and looked at magnetic fields.


Music- The children have had lots of fun exploring the sounds made by different instruments and have created their own pulse and rhythms. 


Year 4 Timetable

  Swimming (Term 2) PE Kits Reading Books
Pine No swimming this term All week Daily
Spruce No swimming this term All week Daily
Fir No swimming this term All week Daily



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 bes, but please provide your child with tracksuit bottoms as the weather gets colder. 



Year 4 swam in Term 1, they won't swim again until later in the year. Please see emails sent with dates and ask the class teachers if you are unsure when your child is swimming. 



Children will not be using the school library due to current restrictions, all children will have books to read from their class library and will be bringing home books to read. 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. 


Every Friday afternoon the whole school will be participating in ERIC (Everyone Reads In Class) time for ten minutes. All adults and children will be reading at this time to encourage and inspire everyone to enjoy reading. 


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 avaliable to practise on TT Rockstars.  If you would like more activities to do at home look at the top of this page for 'children learning at home' or visit the websites at the top of this page.