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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

Summer 2019


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 They will also be given an activity on Children are also give optional topic homework


Spelling Test takes place each Wednesday


Mental Maths (times-tables plus mental addition and subtraction) will be tested regularly!!

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



Our Summer Topic is….




We will study the most famous and iconic bike race in the event that is seen live by millions of people each year. During the summer term we will not only follow the race itself but will also look at the following:

  • The major geographical features of the UK and France.
  • A closer look at the capital city, Paris.
  • The history of the D Day landings.
  • The art work of Monet.
  • Going to school in France.
  • Celebrations such as Bastille Day

…..And much more!!



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

  • Easter
  • Pentecost
  • The Old Testament
  • Special roles and responsibilities




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











This term we will concentrate on striking and fielding games such as cricket and rounders as well as some athletics in the build-up to sports day. Children should have their PE kit in every day because the PE time might change!


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

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!