St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Year 4


Welcome to Year 4!


Our Class Teacher is Miss Hewitt and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs McShane.


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


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


Thank you to our wonderful families for your continued support with your child's 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 English. 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 Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and The Ancient Egyptians. For further information please look at our knowledge organisers below or visit our curriculum tab.


For our homework, we focus on daily reading (at least fifteen minutes), spellings and times tables. Spellings will be given out each Monday and tested the following Monday. Times tables will be tested each Friday.

Your child is responsible for the daily return of their reading record and school reading book. It is extremely helpful if you encourage discussions with your child about the plot, characters and predictions about what may happen in the story. Your support with this at home is much appreciated. 


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 revisiting how to keep ourselves safe online. 

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




Performance Poetry

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We enjoyed learning ‘From a Railway Carriage’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.