Saint Mary's

Catholic Primary School, Congleton


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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Year 4 are lucky to have two teachers: Miss Bloor (Monday & Tuesday) and Miss Owen (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). Our classroom is a calm and happy place where we love learning! On this page you will find information about what the children will be learning in class. 


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Our class book for Writing this half-term is 'When the Giant Stirred' and we are enjoying following the journey of the island people as they have to leave their beloved island. The children have written some excellent descriptions of the island and the people's every day life looks like.



We are learning to use speech sandwiches with accurate punctuation to make our stories have cohesion. As well learning how to link paragraphs using strategies such as fronted adverbials. 






In Guided Reading we’re studying the book called Ariki and the Island of Wonders by Nicola Davies. Ariki is an apprentice Star Walker living on Turtle Island (having washed ashore as a toddler) with her Guardian, Arohaka and her mischievous pet pig, Bad Boy.




Termly overview: 



Multiplication and Division:


      Factor Pairs                    Multiplying by 10                    Part-whole model



Religious Education

Jesus, the Teacher – the children will learn about the Presentation in the Temple and how Jesus was born a Jew and then Baptised by his cousin, John the Baptist. The children will learn that Jesus called people to follow him and he travelled around teaching people the way to live.


Jesus, the Saviour – the children will learn that Jesus is truly God and, as man, truly human. They will know about Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and reflect on the importance of Holy Week for us. The children will be encouraged to reflect on how we can show our love for Jesus, reflect on His suffering, and what it means for us when he died on the Cross. We will understand the importance for us of the resurrection of Jesus.


In History we are learning about the Anglo-Saxons. 

  • We will look who the Anglo-Saxon's were and where they came from
  • Why is Sutton Hoo important
  • How did Christianity arrive in England
  • How did the Anglo-Saxon rule end



The children will identify how sounds are made and how sounds change and how they travel through medium.



The children will create simple series electrical circuits, identifying and naming its basic parts.




Science Week - making a pendulum to explore time

DT: Mechanical Systems: Making a slingshot car

Water Cycle models