St Jude's Catholic Primary School

St Jude's Catholic Primary School

"Together, we learn, love and grow with Jesus"

Welcome to Year Four

Welcome to our Year 4 Information Page. On this page you will find our Y4 curriculum plan, our latest termly class newsletter, details of our homework projects for this half term and any other information about what we will be doing soon! 

You can also view our Year 4 photo gallery. 

Curriculum Plan and Homework

So that everyone knows what we will be learning about this year, below is our curriculum plan. 

To support our classroom learning, each half term Miss Unsworth will give us a homework project.  

This is the homework organiser for this term.


Coming Soon....

Termly Class Newsletter

Each term Miss Unsworth will send parents a newsletter.  This is our most recent newsletter:-

What are Year 4 learning this term?

Click on each subject to have a look at our knowledge organisers for this term.


If you have any questions or would like any further information about the curriculum or how you can further support your child's learning at home then please speak to your child's class teacher.  

If you would like any copies of the documents on this page, the school office will be happy to print them for you.  

Phonics and Reading

Systematic synthetic daily phonics is taught following the Read Write Inc Programme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1, beginning in the summer term of Pre-school. Pupils are grouped according to ability across the year groups. Progress is tracked throughout the year by the early reading and phonics lead and groupings are adjusted accordingly. Pupils in Year 1 have a National Phonics Screening Test in June. Pupils who do not achieve the expected standard re-sit the test the following year when they are in Y2.
When pupils complete the Read Write Inc phonics programme they begin 'No-nonsense spelling'.  This programme is taught throughout Key Stage 2.  If children complete the Read Write Inc programme and still require extra support with phonics in Key Stage 2 they receive  Read Write Inc intervention (Fast Track tutoring - Year 3 & 4 and Fresh Start - Year 5 & 6)

We use the Read Write Inc reading scheme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1 where books are fully decodable and correlate with where the child is up to in the scheme.  Children are also sent home a book which is very closely matched to their reading level from Oxford Reading Tree, Project X or Floppy Phonics and a book to read for pleasure with an adult, which will be from the school library.

In Key Stage 2 the reading schemes used are Oxford Ready Tree Treetops and Literacy World.  Children also visit the school library each week and take a book home to enjoy with an adult.

If you have any questions or would like any further information about the curriculum or how you can further support your child's learning at home then please speak to your child's class teacher.
If you would like any copies of the documents on this page, the school office will be happy to print them for you.


Year Four News & Gallery

17th March - This morning, Year 4 have been testing different materials in a circuit to see if they are conductors or insulators.

17th January 2022 - Year 4 have learnt a new rhythm in drums this week and recapped two they practised last week. On the video below, they have played all three rhythms together on their African Drum!

Wednesday 24th November - No Pens Day! We focused on speaking and listening. In Maths, Y4 have been using counters to create arrays to help them to learn their 6x tables. They also practiced their speaking and listening skills in Spanish and now know colours and names of animals in Spanish! Mrs Quinn even taught Year 4 how to sign their names in British Sign Language!

Thursday 18th November -  As part of their History topic ‘The Romans and their impact on Britain’, Y4 visited the Grosvenor Museum in Chester. The children took part in a Roman Workshop where they looked at why the Romans came to Britain, specifically Chester. The children also had the opportunity to carry shields and march through Chester City Centre on the Roman Soldier Tour! 

20th October 2021 - This afternoon, Y4 have been using atlases to locate countries on a map that have been effected by an earthquake. We discussed the Richter scale and the magnitude for different earthquakes.

8th October 2021 - Y4 really enjoyed their poetry writing workshop on Thursday with poet Matt Goodfellow. The children were really engaged and produced some amazing 'rebel writing'.


As a reward for their excellent reading at home, this afternoon the children have enjoyed reading a book in 'Starbooks Cafe' with a hot chocolate and biscuits!

Tuesday 5th October - Year 4’s Starbooks Cafe is officially open! The children have enjoyed ‘book tasting’ in their new reading corner today!  We have been reading poems by Matt Goodfellow - the poet who will be visiting school on Thursday for National Poetry Day!

 Take a look at our menu to see what books we will be reading this term. The class favourite at the moment is our AD-VENTI-UROUS fiction: The Firework Maker’s Daughter!

 On a Friday afternoon, the children who have been reading at home and had their diary signed at least 3 times that week will get a stamp on their Starbooks loyalty card and can enjoy reading a book with a hot chocolate! 

 There are also lots of prizes to be won when their loyalty card is full! 

1st October 2021 - This week, Year 4 conducted a science investigation to find out the melting points of different materials. The children have also been challenging themselves to complete the Daily Mile! 

17th September 2021 - This week, Year 4 have started their music lessons with the Wigan Music Service.  In Guided Reading, we have been reading 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'. We created freeze frames to help us to summarise the main events in Chapter 1 and 2.  Year 4 have been focusing on Speed, Agility and Quickness in PE. The children enjoyed playing invasion games.