St Mary's Catholic

Voluntary Academy

Part of the St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Remember to keep logging on to Times Tables Rockstars! 


Class Teacher:  Mrs J Brewell

Teaching Assistant:  Mrs S O'Leary



Term: Lent 1


What a busy term we have had!  Our potions work culminated in each child designing , making and evaluating their own potion.  There were some spectacular concoctions indeed!  Here are a few of them:



Term: Lent 2


In Year 4, our topic for the term will be ‘Raiders and Traders’.  We will travel through the Dark Ages and find out about life for both the Anglo-Saxon and Viking settlers and how they shaped our country.  Our topic-based English will include work on newspaper reports, myths and legends and historical narrative, with interwoven work on spelling, punctuation and grammar.  Reading comprehension will remain a key focus too. 

In maths we will begin the term with a review of the work we have covered in Term 3 (Lent 1), then get straight underway with our new work, which will include further practice of multiplication and division, place value work and addition and subtraction of 4-digit numbers, and symmetry. 

As well as covering the history of this period, in art, we will investigate patterns of the time and recreate our own in a similar style through printing.

In RE we will initially continue to think about ‘Giving and Receiving’, a topic which has already produced some extremely thought-provoking work.  Then, in the four weeks leading up to the Easter break, we will be considering ‘Self Discipline’, as we prepare for first, the horror of Jesus’ betrayal, trial and crucifixion, and then the joy and triumph of His resurrection.

Finally, swimming continues each Monday until Easter, so please ensure that your child brings their kit into school.

As ever, my door remains open, should anyone wish to speak to speak to me at any time.  I am also looking forward to discussing your child’s progress at Parents Evening soon.


Mrs J. Brewell, Class Teacher




Homework gets underway again in term 4 (Lent 2), which will consist of spellings for a weekly spelling test, reading and a weekly reading journal activity, times tables practice and a maths sheet, which will either consolidate the work we have covered that week or revisit work previously covered.