St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4


Class Teacher

Mr Pritchard


Teaching Assistant

Mrs Darlington (Monday, Tuesday and Friday)

Mrs Seeny 1:1


Mr Pritchard would like to welcome you to the Year 4 class page. Here you can see all the exciting things we get up to throughout the year.

The class teacher for Year 4 is Mr Pritchard and the teaching assistant is Mrs Darlington.

Here you will find out lots of important information about topics, trips and other activities. As well as photographs and examples of our wonderful work.


Class Value


Our class value in Year 4 is Justice.

Useful Information



Homework is given out weekly on a Friday. Activities will follow on from things we have been learning about that week.

Homework is due in on a Thursday so that we have time to mark the children's work and get their next piece ready. It is vital that homework is completed on time and to a high standard.


The children will also have spellings to learn each week.

The children have their spelling test on a Friday.


Part of the year 4 objectives for Maths is that the children know all of their times tables to 12 x 12. Please encourage your child to practice their times tables at home.


If you encounter any problems with homework completion please see Mr Pritchard or Mrs Darlington.



We are really excited about reading here in Year 4.

Please encourage your child to read at  home each night and don't forget to sign their reading records. Books can be changed as often as needed. When children have finished the school scheme books, they then become 'free readers'. This means that the children are able to choose their own reading material from the school library. We know how busy life can be and we really appreciate your support.


Our texts this term include Flotsam by David Wiesner, Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl, Fox by Margaret Wild and The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy.


We will continue to build on their mathematical skills this term with a focus on using and applying. We place a strong emphasis on the learning of times tables as well as the related division facts. Below are the key areas we will be covering this term:

· Number—Number and Place Value including decimals and fractions.

· Addition and subtraction, using inverse operations and problem solving

· Mental and written multiplication

· Mental and written division

· Properties of 2D shapes

· Measures, including length and perimeter

· Time

· Statistics


You can help by helping your child practice their times tables (helping them recall
number pairs that total 100 – e.g. what do you need to add to 27 to get 100?)
 and to practice their mental Maths skills.  Ask them to explain their learning.

Show them how often we use mental Maths in everyday life (for example: letting them measure ingredients for a recipe or work out the change at the supermarket).



This half term we have been learning about the Trinity. We had a whole day devoted to the study of the Hindu faith. Later in the Autumn term we will be looking at Peace and exploring the topic of Christmas.



This term we will be looking the digestive system and what happens to the food we eat,  and living things and their habitats.

This term we will be having our gym sessions on a Tuesday with the Beth Tweddle Gymnastics Academy and Judo training on Thursdays.

Please ensure you child has a full PE kit in school on Tuedays and  Thursdays. We ask that the girls do not wear earrings on PE days if they cannot remove their earrings themselves.


How can you help at home?


• Help your child learn their spellings and high frequency words.


• Read with your child daily and complete the Reading Record book.


• Provide your child with a water bottle.


• Label all belongings and items of clothing with your child’s name.


• Help your child organise themselves to complete their homework. 


• Talk to your child about their homework and what they are learning.


• Ask your child if they asked any good questions today at school.


• Please ask your child if they have brought home any letters from school.


If you wish to discuss any of this information further please don't hesitate to pop in to see us for a chat before or after school. Longer appointments are available on request.  

Thank You for your continued support.

Mr Pritchard & Mrs Darlington


If you are interested in finding out about more of what we do in Year 4, please explore the HAST, Year 4 curriculum overview and whole school overview documents below: