Welcome to Year 4


Mr Stuart
Mr Stuart

Religious Education:

 “Learning and growing as the people of God!”

RE is very important at St Wilfrids. This year the children are being taught the year 4 unit of work. Our first topic is the Creation Story. RE is for 2 and a half hours a week.



 English is taught every day and covers a range of genres over the year including: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The English work is, where possible, linked with other areas of the National Curriculum.


Guided Reading:

 Guided reading takes place every morning, 9 – 9.30 am and is delivered over 5 days. Children can fully engage with a text through individual activities based on their book, iPad/laptop interaction, conversation and guided sessions with an adult. This encourages, challenges and promotes a passion for reading.



 Maths is taught every day and covers a range of mathematical concepts over the year including: shape, measure, fractions and calculations. We look to solve problems in a creative and kinesthetic way. An extensive knowledge of the times tables is required for many areas of Maths and children will have weekly times table tests to monitor their progress.


Guided Maths:

 Guided maths is delivered once a week. Children are given opportunities to revisit their learning and enhance comprehension and skill surrounding particular aspects of Mathematics. Children are encouraged to work both independently and as a group, and activities include iPad interaction, method practise and guided sessions with adults.



Computing is an integral part of the learning environment and is taught through a variety of curriculum subjects.  We have 4 laptops which are always accessible to the children, as well as 4 iPads. We now have a set of 25 laptop computers which we will use at least once every week.



History, Geography, Art and Design and Technology are taught through the topics. The first area we will be doing is "The Romans". This area will also be taught through Dance and Role Play.



PE is a very important part of the curriculum and all children are expected to take part in lessons.  Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times.  Children must not wear any form of jewellery or watches during PE lessons.  Long hair must be tied back to ensure your child’s safety.

The units of work covered in PE are: Dance, gymnastics, invasion games, games, athletics and swimming (Spring 1).



Please find time to read with your child every day and don’t forget to sign their diary!

Your child will receive homework each Friday.

Homework needs to be returned by the following Thursday!

Spellings – children need to learn their spellings by writing them out until they have been learnt.  A test will be given on Friday mornings, as well as a times table test.

All homework be completed and handed in on time.

Let’s have a fantastic year – GO YEAR FOUR!

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