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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Year 4 is a busy year for the children, full of interesting topics to explore and a range of opportunities to be enjoyed. Whilst we strive to help each child perform to the best of their ability academically, we also encourage the children to grow and develop as individuals, who think and care about others, and always do their best. Please see the Curriculum Overview sheets to discover more about the topics and subjects your child will be covering each term.

The children will be given a Homework Menu at the beginning of each term. They can earn points through completing different activities at home, independently and with family; the target is 12 points per term. Prizes may be given for children with the highest number of points!

Reading is so important within a child’s learning, as well as being very enjoyable. Please try to read a school book with your child daily, and don’t forget to sign their Reading Record – thank you. School reading books are changed on Mondays and Fridays. Please also encourage children to read books of their choice at home and ask them questions about what they have been reading.

Children will have spellings to learn each week; they will be given out on Mondays, to be tested on the Friday of that same week. The spellings will be a mix of a particular spelling rule of the week and a selection of the ‘key words’ for Year 3 and 4 from the Literacy curriculum.

By the end of Year 4, children should know all of their times tables from 0 up to 12. Children are tested every Friday on their tables. Please practise these at home so your child can recall the multiplication facts quickly, without needing to count on. It would also be helpful for children to learn the corresponding division calculations.

I hope the children enjoy their time in Year 4, are excited about their learning and challenge themselves to be the best that they can.

If you have any questions about Year 4, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Miss Sayer

Via Dolorosa

On the 5th April, More than Dance came to work with children across the school.  The children used their dance skills to …

Easter Egg Hunt

During the last week of term, the children had the opportunity to go on an Easter Egg Hunt around the school grounds.  …

Water water everywhere…

On 14th March, St. Cuthbert’s had a Science afternoon where parents were invited to join the children in an afternoon of discovery …

Hockey activities

Some of Year 4 travelled to Parkside for a morning of hockey activities with children from across the cluster.  Despite being a …

World Book Day

Today, our classroom was filled with a wide range of literary characters from all corners of the fictional world!  The children dressed …

The Tempest

This term, the children are reading Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ as their class text, and since Shakespeare was not written to simply to …

“I have a dream…”

On 16th January, it was Martin Luther King Day.  To honour the occasion, the children learnt who he was, why he is famous …

Dental hygiene

On 25th January, Year 4 enjoyed a workshop about how to look after their teeth, making sure their teeth and gums stay healthy.  They …

Library visit

After the children’s visit to the library last term, it was time to return the books they had borrowed and for them …