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Year 4 Class 

Welcome to Year 4!

Class Teacher: Miss Mills

Classroom support: Mrs Frederick




Class Saint

Saint Joseph


Our Class Saint is Saint Joseph and this day is celebrated on March 19th 2022

In school celebration w/b 21st March 



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Creation and the story of Abraham to Joseph

Jesus teaches us how to pray


Creation and the story of Abraham to Joseph

Know the stories of creation, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Joseph from the Old Testament.

Understand from the story of creation that human beings are made in God’s image and likeness and that this needs to be valued and respected in other people.

Identify how God called and protected both Abraham and Isaac.


Jesus teaches us how to pray

Know that Jesus prayed to the Father and they will be able to identify some of the prayers that he learnt growing up in the Jewish faith.

Explain why it is important to call and to pray to God the Father.

Know some of the traditional prayers of the Church including the prayer of the Rosary






Give a personal point of view on a text.

Can re-explain a text with confidence.

Justify inferences with evidence, predicting what might happen from details stated or implied.

Skims & scans to locate information and/or answer a question.


Vary sentence structure, using different openers.

Comma after fronted adverbial (e.g. Later that day, I heard bad news.).

Write various non-fiction pieces.

Write narratives based on other cultures.

Legible, joined handwriting of consistent quality.




To know and use numbers

Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000.

Find 1000 more or less than a given number.

Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers.

Recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones).

Order and compare numbers beyond 1000.

Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.

Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers.

Read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value.


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What happens to the food we eat?

Animals including humans

Know the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.

Know types and simple functions of teeth in humans.

Construct and interpret food chains (identifying producers, predators and prey)

Working Scientifically

Use research to help answer scientific questions.

Carry out a test to see what contributes to tooth decay.

Present findings using written explanations and include diagrams, when needed. Make sense of findings and draw conclusions which helps them understand more about the scientific information that has been learned.

Gather and record information using a chart, matrix or tally chart, depending on what is most sensible. Group information according to common factors.




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How did the Romans change Britain?

Know at least three key things that the Romans did for this country.

Know why the Romans needed to build forts in this country.

Know that Rome was a very important place and many decisions were made there.

Know about the lives of at least two different Romans.

Summarise how Britain might have learnt from other countries and civilisations.



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Can we show expression through mosaics?

Explain some of the features of art from historical periods.

Use sketchbooks to help create facial expression.

Know how to show facial expressions & body language in sketches & paintings (animals).

Know how to use line, tone, shape & colour to represent figures & forms in movement & know how to show reflections.

Experiment with the styles used by other artists.





Could you be the next entrepreneur?

Know how to search for specific information and know which information is useful and which is not.

Select and use software to accomplish given goals.




Les Animaux

Learn and use numbers 31-40

Learn animal names (pets)

Ask and answer questions about pets

Read and translate a short passage about pets

Write sentences about pets









Class Texts

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 Journey to Jo'burg, Beverley Naidoo


Homework/Reading Expectations


Daily Homework

Daily Maths homework will be four questions practicing the four basic operations. They should be completed and returned daily.

Daily English homework will support the development and enrichment of vocabulary. Words will be taken from class texts or stories read in school. They should be completed and returned daily.


Weekly Homework

Children will receive two pieces weekly.

One piece of work will be English or Maths and rotated on a weekly basis.

One piece of homework will be based on learning in the wider curriculum. It will focus on either Science, History, Geography, Art, DT, French, Computing or PSHE (these subjects will be rotated on a weekly basis).


This homework will be handed out on Thursday and to be handed in on the following Monday.

Reading Diaries

Children are encouraged to read at home daily (for at least 20 minutes) and are expected to have their diaries signed by an adult at least 3 times a week.


Spellings will be given out on Monday and tested in the form of a dictation on a Friday.

Times Tables

Times Tables should be practiced regularly. Children are tested on their times tables every Friday.




Being Me in My World

Know my attitudes and actions make a difference to the class team.

Understand who is in my school community, the roles they play and how I fit in.

Understand how democracy works through the School Council.

Understand that my actions affect myself and others; I care about other people’s feelings and try to empathise with them.

Understand how groups come together to make decisions.

Understand how democracy and having a voice benefits the school community.






Children will use teaching points to keep the ball close & under control, to shoot effectively and to pass effectively.

Children will use knowledge of technique to suggest ways for peers to improve.


To develop children’s Agility

To develop children’s Co-ordination


Please ensure that all PE kit (including pumps) are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Thank you




Music continues to be taught by Mrs Amison.

Children will be learning to play the recorder in music lessons. This half term, they will learn to read and play notes B, A & G.

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

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Recent Trips/Workshops