Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

'Living, Loving, Learning Together'

Year 4

Hello everyone and welcome to Year 4's Class Page. I am Mrs Shaw, the Year 4 class teacher. Explore this page to see some of the fantastic, exciting things we have done this year. You can also head over to our 'Curriculum Page' to see more about what we are learning this year!


Your child has access to Purple Mash, Mathletics, Timestable Rockstars, Letter Join and Spelling Shed. Please allow your child to access these websites at home to continue their learning at home.


Reading is a very important aspect of learning, so we actively encourage children to read every night. Please listen to your child read and write what they have read in their Reading Record. Your child should bring in their Reading Record into school in their school book-bag every day.


Every Friday, homework will be given out or set online using Purple Mash and Mathletics, and this is to be handed in on Friday the following week. The purpose of this homework is to review what the children have learnt during the week. Year 4 will also complete arithmetic/reasoning tests in class which they are to take home and revise from. The children should identify areas of the test that they find challenging. The children are encouraged to come and see me in the morning if they are unsure on any of the questions and we can go through this together.


The children will also be given weekly spellings to take home to learn. Please practise these spellings with your child.


If you or your child are ever unsure on a piece of homework, please do not hesitate to speak to me. A positive work ethos makes all the difference to your child's learning, so your support from home is welcomed and encouraged.


P.E is currently taking place on a Wednesday where your child will take part in Gymnastics lessons led by a qualified Gymnastics teacher. Please ensure that your child arrives to school in full P.E kit ready for their lessons. It is vital for the children to wear full P.E kit so they can take part in the P.E sessions safely and comfortably.


Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Shaw.

Maths - Telling the Time

English - Celebrating World Book Day

Art - Trip to the Walker Art Gallery

Holy Cross Bake-off

Art - Using beans and lentils to create a mosaic

Cinema Trip - Trip to watch Willy Wonka at the Cinema

Computing - Creating animations

Science - Electricity: Creating Circuits

Religious Education - Judaism: Exploring the Torah Scroll

Religious Education - Hinduism

English - Reading: School trip to the library

Money Workshop

Design Technology - Creating Nightlights