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We hope you're all managing to access Google Classroom, it has been lovely to see so many of you in our Google Meets and completing the set work.

Your home-school days for next week will begin at 9:15 am with our daily Google Meet.  During this meeting, we will explain the day's work and answer any questions you may have.

You should work throughout the day, at your own pace, until no later than 3:15 pm.  Make sure that you have had a full lunchtime and regular breaks. 

We will be here to answer any questions during school hours. 

Spring Term 2021

We hope you all had a safe and peaceful Christmas and wish you all the very best for 2021.


Although it's not quite the start of term that we were hoping for, remote learning will begin on Thursday 7th January, using Google Classroom as our platform. Just to remind you, all login details are in the home-learning exercise books which were sent home last term. 





A little treat from the children who wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas...

Away in a Manger - Year 3 & Year 4

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Dear parents/ carers 

Today the children have been given a login and password for Times tables Rockstars. This is an on line website which will help your children with all aspects of their times tables in a fun, challenging and  interactive form. 

Please can you encourage your child to use this site as often as possible as this will not only help with their tables knowledge but also with all aspects of Maths. 

Many thanks for your continued support

Ms Shellien and Mrs Williams 



Good morning childrensmiley

We hope you  are all well and looking forward to returning to school on Wednesday. We have missed all of you  and are eager to discuss the work you have completed whilst being at home !smiley

Remember we will be recapping everything that you have studied , so anything you don't understand, we will go through again with you. yes

Remember to go through everything on our home learning page as new activities are uploaded daily. 

We would like you to pay close attention to the SPaG activities for today and tomorrow as they will help you with your sentence construction. 

Do  your best, we can't ask for anything more! smiley

Hello children yes

We hope you are all working hard at home! We are looking forward to seeing you back at school next week.smiley

We hope that you have all been keeping up to date with your work from our class page. Always try your best !


Just a few notes for you, next week our times table focus is the 7x table. If you go to the home learning page and click the  times tables button, you will see a link to BBC bitesize Supermovers. This should help with your learning until we can 'CHA CHA CHA' together again.smiley


If you click the Spag button you will find next weeks spellings. 

Don't forget Literacy and Numeracy activities are also there for you to complete each day. 


October is the month of the Holy Rosary, if you click the R.E button in home learning you will find some activities for you to complete. 


We are missing you all so very much , take care until we see you again soon. smiley




Hello Year 4 smiley

We hope you are all keeping safe and well at home. We are so sad that we will not all be together next week but that does not mean our learning should stop.


This week we would like you to focus on the 9x table , keep practising this everyday like we do in school. Maybe 'CHA CHA CHA' to it!  

In the home learning pack under the maths section you will find work focusing on 1000's, 100's, 10's and 1's, please try to complete this work. 

There are reading activities for you to complete under the literacy section of home learning. Remember to read as widely as you can over the next week. 


We would like you to do some research on how the dockland area has changed over time in Liverpool. You could do this on line or ask older relatives for their memories.

We would also like you to explore how the water cycle works. Try to prepare a presentation on either of these topics to be delivered when we return to school. 

Our music focus next week is on the work of The Beatles. If you can, listen to a song by The Beatles called Blackbird. We will discuss this piece of music when we return to school. 


There are home learning packs( paper copies) at the school office for those who require them. These pack are also available on the website under the home learning button.  You can choose to do the acItvites on the class website or in the paper pack.

Either way all learning will be revisited upon our return to school.


Keep checking back on the website for fresh activities.

Keep being the best that you can possibly be and we will all be together again very soon. smiley


Welcome back year four- at last!

Year four teachers.

Ms Shellien.

Mrs Williams

Miss Murray


Welcome to the year four website page.  We hope all of you and your families are well and keeping safe.   The children have made a lovely start to the year; they are adapting to new routines and are approaching all their learning with enthusiasm and confidence. I am sure we that we will have fantastic year.

The year four team will continue to use the website to communicate important messages as and when they arise so please check our class page as regularly as possible. Please find an overview of our topics for the autumn term – This term we will be exploring Sound and the River Mersey.


What will my child need in school?

Can you please provide your child with the following items to ensure all new systems put into place run smoothly:

A water bottle (to be taken home each evening and returned to school.)


A book bag.

Packed lunch bag (please do not send your child to school with their lunch in a backpack.)

PE kit and trainers/pumps.


Communication with parents.

Due to social distancing guidelines, having a quiet word with parents about any concerns you may have about your child at the end of the school day (at the classroom door) will be very difficult.  Please, if you have any concerns whatsoever, contact the school office and we will telephone you as soon as possible. 



Year four normally attend swimming lessons in the Autumn term.  We are waiting to hear from Sefton Council when swimming lessons will resume as they are piloting revised procedures to minimise risk in and around the pool area.  At the moment, it looks as though it will be at least four weeks before any children will be able to attend, We  will provide you with specific dates when we receive them ourselves.  All children require their PE kit in school as we will have a weekly PE lesson outside, on a Thursday, until swimming is permitted.  


Reading books.

As of next week, reading books will be sent home on a Monday and they must be returned to school on a Friday unless your child is instructed otherwise (some pupils will begin short novels soon and they will require longer stretches of time to complete them.)

Please share these books with your child. Question them on the content and the vocabulary. It may be a good idea to read their book more than once!



Under the current circumstances, we have decided to send the children's homework books home and they will remain at home.  The children will be given a paper copy of their homework to complete every Friday website.)  It is important for you to support and monitor your children's homework to maximise the progress they make during the course of the year.  We will always discuss the children's homework task in school and speak to any children who have found it difficult.  Homework tasks will always mirror what we have been learning in school so the children should be able to complete it independently.  It is an expectation that all children complete their homework tasks.  Every now and again we will ask the children to bring their books into school so we can see if they require any further support and the children will be informed of this in advance.

The children will continue to have a weekly spelling test and tables test.


Year 4 Tables Tests.


Year 4 children will be sitting national table testing screening in May/ June 2021. This will consist of tables up to the 12x . The test is administered electronically and consists of 20 questions. The children will be fully prepared before this takes place. It is essential that the children continue to practice their tables at home and your continued support will be greatly appreciated. We will distribute more information closer to the time.


Topics for the Autumn Term


Religious Education


Domestic Church- Family

Baptism/ Confirmation- Belonging

Advent/ Christmas- Loving




The children will be exploring as our vehicle text The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy.

We will be using this text as a stimulus for our writing and grammar focuses. 

Wring outcome: twisted narrative and persuasive letter. 

Creating images in Poetry ( link to Geography topic)

Stories that raise issues (link to Geography topic)

Persuasive texts to encourage people to visit Liverpool.(link to geography topic)




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, 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 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.



Why is the River Mersey so important to Liverpool?

Locate world countries, Europe. 

Describe and understand key aspects of rivers

Describe and understand key aspects of water cycles

Describe and understand key aspects of types of settlements and land use, economic activity and trade links.  

The location of the River Mersey.



The Anglo- Saxons


Introduction to the Anglo  Saxons




Art and culture

Kings and more. 


What effect did The Beatles have on Liverpool? ( link to music topic)

The music of The Beatles ( link to music topic)

The 1960's ( link to music topic)

What life was like in the 1960's ( link to music topic)




Charanga- The work of The Beatles


Physical Education

Ball skills




Sound- Investigate  how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.

Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.

Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from  the sound source increases.

Find patterns between the volume of sounds and the strength of the  vibrations that produced it. 

Find patterns between the pitch of the sound and the features of the object that produced it

Explore how to make a radio.


Digestive system- What happens to the food we eat?


Art and Design

Study of the work of Andy Warhol/pop art

The work and history of great artists.

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