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St William of York Catholic Primary School

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Class Teacher - Ms Shellien
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Williams & Mrs Jones 

Welcome back!

It is lovely to welcome all the children into Year 4. They have all grown so much !

The children have all settled in beautifully and are working hard. We have a very busy term ahead moving forward with a;; aspects of the curriculum.

We will be investigating The River Mersey and why it is so important to Liverpool. We will be visiting The Beatles Museum and the waterfront. We will be reliving the music of The Beatles and the 1960's.

We are swimming the term on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child has a full kit each week. 

if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact any of the Year 4 team.  


Topics For Autumn Term 2017
Religious Education

Come and See

Domestic Church - Family


Baptism/ Confirmation- Belonging


Advent/ Christmas- Loving




Stories in imaginary worlds, Creating images in Poetry, Stories that raise issues, Persuasive text to encourage people to visit.



Number – place value

Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9. 25 and 1000.

Find 1000 more or less than a given number.

Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers.

Recognise the place value of each digit in a four digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones)

Order and compare numbers beyond 1000.

Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.

Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers.

Read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero

Number- addition and subtraction

Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of column addition and subtraction where appropriate.

Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation.

Solve addition and subtraction two step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

Number – multiplication and division

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.

Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers.

Recognise and use factor pairs and commutatively in mental calculations.

Multiply two digit and three digit numbers by a one digit number using formal written layout.

Solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects.

Measurement- Area

Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares.



Why is the River Mersey so important to Liverpool ?

The location of the River Mersey


What effect did the Beatles music have on Liverpool?

The music of The Beatles

The 1960's

What life was like in the 1960's


We Built this city

Music Charanga . The work of The Beatles
Physical Education



Sound - Why was the sound of The Beatles enjoyed by so many?

Digestive System-  What happens to the food we eat? 

Spanish Numbers 1-31,Days of the week,Months of the year, Greetings, Birthdays, How are you feeling?, Hobbies and activities
Art & Design

Study of the work of Georgia O'Keefe

Georgia O'Keefe flower and landscape work

The history and work of great artists

Tone and Blending

PSHE Different Feelings, Talking about issues, Growing and changing, Changing Friendships 
If you have any worries or concerns please does not hesitate in contacting us.

 Ms Shellien, Mrs Williams , Mrs Jones .

Y4 Curriculum Overview

  • Our Mission Statement
  • Together Everyone Achieves More.
  • To go forward in Christ, to respect our neighbour and to always give our best.