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St Columba’s is a Catholic school with Christ’s teachings of love, peace and justice at the heart of all we do


Class Teacher- Mrs Hickey

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Walsh
Year 4 are extremely hard working and love to learn.

Our children in Year 4 aim to act as role models for the younger children in the school by setting a good example in behaviour and attitude for them to follow.  


RE: There are 4 units to study this term: Creation and the stories of Abraham to Joseph, Prayer, Advent and Christmas.


ENGLISH: The children will be developing their writing skills whilst focusing on the novel ‘James and the Giant Peach’ by Roald Dahl. They will look at and write a range of genres including story, poetry, explanation text, reports, instructional texts and many more. We will be reading the novel in class together and we will watch the DVD to make comparisons.


MATHS: The children will develop their understanding of: 4 digit numbers, recognising negative numbers, multiplying by 10/100/1000, solving problems, using decimal points, inverse operations, measuring, time revision, estimating, mental maths skills and fractions.


SCIENCE: The children will study 2 units this term: Electricity and Sound. We will focus on independent investigations throughout each topic.


ICT: The children will be developing their ICT skills through learning programming techniques. The children will continue to use ICT when publishing their work.


CREATIVE TOPICS: The class will study the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons in Britain. The children will have the opportunity to make Viking Jewellery and draw Viking Gods.


MUSIC: The children will be exploring rhythmic patterns using a range of percussion instruments.


PSHE / CITISENSHIP / SEAL: This term we will be following the PSHE Core values of Health and Well-Being, Relationships and Living in the wider world.


PE: Year 4 will be developing their Gymnastics and Dance skills this term. They will also be learning Games outdoors.


FRENCH: The children will begin to develop their French vocabulary and conversation skills. They will also learn how to say prayers in French.


Year 4 Reading List

Year 4 have been learning how to play the fife.