St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Year 4

Our Christmas Wish

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Instead of a Christmas Nativity, this year we have reached out to the community and sent our wishes to the local care homes and the ICU wards at Aintree hospital.

Our class value is JUSTICE.


In year 4 we understand what it is to have Justice and we try hard to demonstrate this value in our every day lives.


Here in our school:

Let us be peaceful at all times.

Let our rooms be full of happiness

and respect for each other.

Let love be in our hearts

Let us show justice when needed

Let us support others in achieving their goals. 

Let us remember

In learning together,

We grow together

And succeed together.


"'Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

Martin Luther King




Class Teacher: Mrs Dunford


Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gallagher 



In Year 4 we place a lot more emphasis on the children developing greater independence and becoming self-motivated learners, allowing them to thrive for the rest of the Key Stage. During this year, the children will continue to develop in their maturity and are expected to enter into greater communication about their own learning.


What happens in Year 4?


The Year 4 curriculum offers a rich and stimulating learning experience which children thrive and flourish in. We aim to, where possible, guide the children to make links across the subjects and to real life situations.


Our classroom is co-operative and resourceful. We have lots of things in our classroom that help us learn including working walls for Maths and Literacy. The children are encouraged to use a range of resources to allow independent learning.  We try hard to do our best in all aspects of the curriculum and we strive to show pride in our work.


We are going to explore a wide range of interesting topics in Year 4, including The Vikings and The Ancient Egyptians. For further information please look at our Year 4 curriculum map.


For our homework. we focus on daily reading (of at least fifteen minutes) and spellings and times tables which are given out every Friday, ready for a test the following Friday. 

Your child will be responsible for the daily return of their Reading book and Reading Log as each class has a short reading session at school. It is extremely helpful if you encourage discussion about the plot, characters and what may happen in the story. Your help in this is much appreciated.


PE kits should be clearly labelled with your child’s name and left in school and available for use any day of the week.

Please remember to send your child to school with a healthy packed lunch in a sealed box. School dinners are nutritionally balanced. Children in KS2 may also bring in a piece of fresh fruit for their break time snack (grapes must be halved).

Children are encouraged to bring named water bottle into class containing water only. Children need to ensure these bottles are refilled during break time and lunch time so that this does not impact on their learning time.




We will look at how to be smart and safe when using the internet. To begin the year, we will be reminding ourselves of our prior e-Safety learning, and extending this further. 

Useful websites:




We hope that all children in Year 4 will have the opportunity to develop a responsible and mature attitude towards each other and in their approach to their work. There will be a strong emphasis on each child ‘doing his/her best’ in order to achieve their potential. Our aim is to encourage independence in working yet also promote co-operation in group situations. Good effort and behaviour will be positively reinforced.


Remember that if you have any concerns at any time, members of staff are always available at the start or end of the day for a quick word. Please arrange an appointment if a longer chat is needed.

Year 4 Recommended websites     Times table Rock Stars in preparation for the multiplication check towards the end of Year 4

Activities, tests and worksheets for Key Stage 2 maths, English and science. Aimed at pupils, with separate sections for parents.

A fantastic website with many interactive and informative resources

77 Free Online Math Games for Kids. Key Stage 2, Primary/Elementary Ages 8-11 Years.


In Year 4 we aim to give our best in order to enjoy and achieve in everything we do!



Thank you for your support.

Mrs Dunford


Year 4 Spellings and Homework

HAST Spring 2020