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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 2018


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.


Our Spring Topic is….


Anglo Saxons

We will be travelling back in time to study the Anglo Saxons. We will study who they were and which parts of Europe they came from. We will place this period on the class timeline and we will in turn then look at:



Place Names

Conversion to Christianity


General Viking Life



In RE this term we will be studying the following units:


Jesus Light of the World

Old Testament: Moses – King David

Lent – Living as the Followers of Jesus Today

Holy Week


Our class Saint is St. Vincent de Paul…see what you can find out about him!!



We will play different invasion games and look at the skills of attack and defence. We will also test our gymnastic ability and produce simple routines on the floor and on apparatus.


As always if you have any concerns or worries or would like to speak to me,  

I am available after school each day.

Mr Allen laugh

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!