St James

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

In Year 4 we have some exciting and hands on activities planned for the term ahead. Your children are now beginning to develop some independence and are more willing to share their own ideas and opinions. This year we will continue to nurture and encourage your children to grow in confidence and independence, beginning the journey to become self-assured young adults.

Mrs Kitching and Mrs Smith

    Class Information


PE is every Wednesday and Friday. Please make sure your child has a named PE kit in school every week.


Reading is essential for your child’s learning. Your child should bring home a school reading book every day and we ask that you listen to your child read at least four times a week and record this in their reading record. Books are changed on a daily basis and we ask that children change their books at least once a week.


English and Maths homework is set on a Friday for the following Wednesday.
Spellings are set on a Friday for a test the following Friday.

Summer 1
Our Power of Reading book this half term is ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne. This is a classic story of a lonely girl, a friendly gorilla and their amazing night out.
We will be looking at how pictures can help tell a story as well as creating a back story for characters and writing from a parent’s point of view.

Summer 2
Our Power of Reading book this half term is ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ by Kate DiCamilo.
In this book we learn all about the true meaning of love and belonging and discover what is truly important in life.

Spelling lists Summer 1

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Topic Summer 1

Our topic for the first half of the Summer term is Burps, Bottoms and Bile. We will be learning all about teeth and the digestive system, investigating why we have different types of teeth and what happens to our food once we have swallowed it.

Topic Summer 2

Our topic for the final half term in Year 4 is Traders and Raiders. We will learn all about Anglo-Saxon and Viking England and the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings and the victory of William the Conqueror.

Summer 1 newsletter

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Summer 2 newsletter

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