St Mary's CofE Primary School - 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind...Love your neighbour as yourself.' Matthew 22 v37-40

St Mary's CofE Primary School

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


The class teachers in Year 4 are Mrs Quinn and Miss Harper. 

The teaching assistant is Mrs Hurdley.


Useful information

PE lessons take place both inside and outside on a Tuesday afternoon.  Please ensure your child has their full PE kit each week.  This includes...  Indoor kit - a plain white t-shirt, plain blue or black shorts and pumps.  Outdoor kit - a plain white t-shirt, plain blue or black leggings / jogging bottoms and trainers.


Spelling tests will take place on a Friday.  At the start of each half term, children will bring home a copy of their spellings to practise with you.  They will also practise daily in school.


Homework will be set on a Friday and must be completed and returned by the following Friday morning.  If homework is not completed, children will attend homework detention on a Friday lunchtime.  If children need assistance with their homework, they can attend homework club at lunchtime Monday - Thursday.

Topics Covered






Rotation 1

Stone Age/ Christmas project

Natural Disasters


Rotation 2

Vikings/ Christmas project


Ancient Egyptians

Year 4 National Times tables check

In June 2020, the new year 4 multiplication tables check will become statutory. Your child will need to take a short online test to make sure their times tables knowledge is at the expected level.

The multiplication tables check is an online test for pupils in Year 4. Pupils are asked to answer 25 questions on times tables from 2 to 12.  They are given six seconds per question, with three seconds rest between each question, so the test should last less than five minutes.

Questions about the six, seven, eight, nine, and 12 times tables are likely to come up most often as these are the hardest for most children to learn. It’s a good idea to focus on these tricky times tables with your child.

Please encourage your child to log in on the TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS game and practise as much as possible.

Year 4 – World Book Week


In Year 4, we have focused on the book FLASHLIGHT by Lizi Boyd.  The story is about a boy who is searching through the dark with his torch.  He discovers lots of different animals before dropping the torch.  The spotlight is then turned on him by the animals.


We researched different animals before creating a spider diagram of information.  This was then used to write a non-chronological report.


During Art, we sketched our own pictures based on those from the book.  We used white pencil crayons on black paper and full colour for the flashlight beam.

Our FLASHLIGHT artwork

Our FLASHLIGHT artwork 1
Our FLASHLIGHT artwork 2
Our FLASHLIGHT artwork 3
Our FLASHLIGHT artwork 4
Our FLASHLIGHT artwork 5


In Literacy, we are creating non-chronological reports.

We are using internet searches, books and videos to answer questions on a topic.  This information is then separated onto a spider diagram before being written up into a report format.  

Our topics include Roald Dahl, Sir Chris Hoy and Mary Anning.


Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl 1

Viking day!

On Monday 21st October 2019, Year 3 and 4 took part in Viking day.  The children dressed up and got the chance to experience life in a Viking settlement, rowing a Viking longboat, trading, how to make food and how the Vikings filled their spare time.


Viking day!

Viking day! 1
Viking day! 2
Viking day! 3
Viking day! 4
Viking day! 5
Viking day! 6
Viking day! 7