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St. Mary’s Catholic Academy
part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

“Every individual will develop knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence and belief to take in life's journey. Together we will excel, love and serve through the Catholic Faith without limitations.”

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Spring 2017


Homework is given each Wednesday and is due back in the following Monday

Children will be given spellings to learn and interactive maths work via IXL Children are also give optional topic homework

Spelling Test takes place each Wednesday

Mental Maths (times-tables plus mental addition and subtraction) test every Wednesday

 Mental Maths skills remain important so please continue to practise these at home.


We are continuing with our topic “le Tour de France” during the next half-term.

We will taste some typical French foods and compare Leek with a town in western France, St Gilles Croix de Vie.

We are also looking at the art work of some famous French artists. Can you think of any

Édouard Manet  


Pierre-Auguste Renoir  Edgar Degas

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In PE we will be back outside to take part in various invasion games next half-term; netball and tag rugby, Hopefully the temperature will be a little higher!

Please ensure your child's PE kit is in school every Monday for the week ahead. A reminder that PE kit is a white t-shirt with school logo, royal blue PE shorts, Royal blue hoodie, black pumps and trainers for outside.  Children can wear tracksuit bottoms  for outside games until the weather improves.    

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On Monday 3rd April Year 4 are going on a school trip to Tatton Park with Year 5 for an Anglo-Saxon day. This will complete our learning of the Anglo-Saxons.

Further details of this visit will be shared after half-term but here is the link to the Tatton Park website for a sneaky peek of what we will enjoy

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As always, if you have any questions or queries, I am always available after school to discuss with you.


Kind regards

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RE: Baptism of Jesus

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Science: Circuit Making with Mrs Arden

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Remembrance Day Assembly

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Remembrance Day Assembly 3

Year 3 and Year 4 Curriculum and Expectations

With the new National Curriculum, the Department for Education has produced new expectations for the end of each curriculum year. These will replace the old system of levels and provide you as parents with a clear idea of what the children should be achieving at the end of the year.

Below you will find the expectations for Year 3 and Year 4  in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. We have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.

As a school we shall report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at parent's evenings during the year.

The following terms will be used:

·         Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.

·         Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .

·         Your child is on track to exceed the end of year national expectations.


Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.

End of Year Expectations for Year 4

In Year 4 we love learning our timetables. Check out these videos that help us along.....

Seven Times Table Song (Cups by Anna Kendrick Cover) with Classroom Instruments

The 3 timestables along with Uptown Funk! You can't beat a sing song at the end of a maths lesson!