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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 & Miss Murray

Year 4 have returned to school after the lovely long Easter half term full of fresh enthusiasm for the Summer Term.

This term we will be taking part in an exciting new project based upon the river boat 'The Danny'.

A 1903 steam tug boat. the children will be taking part in a school based workshop followed by an exciting river cruise.


Year 4 are rapidly improving their chess playing skills. We all enjoyed taking part in the Delancey Challenge and eagerly await the result! 

Competition for the Year 4 chess team is hotting up as we approach the St George Hall competition which will take place in June.


Topics For Summer Term  2018 
Religious Education

Come and See

Pentecost- Serving New Life.

We will be exploring, by the way we live our lives, the way we live with others and by our words and actions, how to have an attitude service. 

Reconciliation We will be exploring networks of friendship and relationships which enable human beings live together. We will show that through and in Christ, every human being is offered the power to reach out in forgiveness and peace, to receive and offer reconciliation.

Universal Church We will be exploring why some places around the world are special.

We will be celebrating the fact that Christians believe that diversity of the world and its people is Gods's gift.

We will reflect on the fact that Jesus in his life and gospel challenged people to appreciate diversity and to create with it a harmony that reflects the unity of Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.



We will be exploring the text How To Live Forever by Colin Thomas.

Roman Literature 

We will looking at newspaper reports, recounts and plays through the study of the Roman myth.

'Romulus and Remus'

We will be reading the novel 'How To Train Your Dragon'. We will explore stories with a historical setting. Information texts and non-chronological reports will form part of our study of the Vikings this year. To finish the term we will be exploring form poetry and stories from other countries.

Our key skills focus will be:

*Using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.

*Vary sentence length.

*Use short sentences to speed up event.  




Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places. 

Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number.

recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼,½ and ¾.

Find the effect of dividing a one or two digit number by 10 or 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths.


Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.

Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.

Time-Covert between different units of measure

Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12-and-24-hour clocks.

Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days.


interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs.

Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.

Geometry:Properties of shape

Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size.

Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes.

Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations.

Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry. 

Geometry-Position and Direction

Describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant.

Plot specified points and draw sides to complete a given polygon.

Describe movements between positions as translation of a given unit to left/ right and up/down.




Our focus this term will be map work and skills.


We will be continuing our work on the Romans and what they left behind in britain.

We will continue to discover why the Romans were so powerful and what we can learn from them.

In the second half term of summer we will be posing the question 'Were the Vikings always victorious and vicious?'



Music Exploring the music of Bill Withers. Particulary the song 'Lean on Me.'
Physical Education

We will start the summer term with an opportunity to improve gymnastics. In the second half of the summer term we will move on to tennis. 



We will be exploring our exciting topic of electricity. Where and how do we generate electricity? How can we use electricity safely and efficiently? How circuits are formed? 


A study of different environments.

Spanish Numbers 1-31,Days of the week,Months of the year, Greetings, Birthdays, How are you feeling?, Hobbies and activities . A specialist teacher will be helping us this term.  
Art & Design

We will be focusing on the work of Kevin Jones- a Crosby wildlife artist and the sculptor Athony Gormley. We will be sketching wild animals and plants eco systems. 

PSHE What makes me feel this way?  Doing the right thing -  New baby - Looking after friendships 
If you have any worries or concerns please does not hesitate in contacting us.

 Ms Shellien, Mrs Williams , Miss Murray

Awards Ceremony - 11.07.18

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Year Four’s brilliant performance from this morning’s award ceremony ...


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Year 4 have been learning about the Tug boat 'The Danny' they also took part with some shanty singing and dancing.

Chess Year 4 have completed the Delaney challenge. We are pleased to announce our winner is Heidi Moss Farrel. Our runner up is Daniel Mc Givern. Heidi, Daniel, Isobel, Sam, Junior, Tyler and Owen did so well that they have been invited to the mega! Congratulations to all our children and a big thank you to Mr Clark for his excellent teaching and support.

Year 4 performing some Bollywood dancing during their P.E lesson

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Year 4 have been learning about Hinduism

Year 4 trip to Dewa in Chester. Despite the cold weather year 4 had an exciting and interesting day in Dewa!

We used our design technology skills to create a Christmas decoration

Year 4 had lots of fun creating a timeline to show the duration of the Roman Empire.

Peel Holdings came to our class to share a game with us. We explored the logistics of business.

We have been enhancing our mathematical knowledge using concrete materials

Y4 Curriculum Overview

Journey in Love

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