Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

'Living, Loving, Learning Together'

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4's Class Page

I am Miss Davey, the Year 4 class teacher. The children are also supported in their learning by Miss Shields. The children in Year 4 are fantastic learners. Explore our Class 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!


Year 4 will attend Gymnastics on a Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure your child comes into school with their full PE kit on Wednesday ready for Gymnastics. It is vital for health and safety reasons that the children have the correct PE kit.


A positive work ethos makes all the difference to your child's learning, so your support from home is welcomed and encouraged. Reading is a very important aspect of learning, so we actively encourage children to read every night. It is important that your child has a book bag so they are able to take home their Reading Record and Reading book. Book bags can be purchased at the main office.


Every Friday, homework will be given out and is to be handed in on Thursday the following week. The purpose of this homework is to review what the children have learnt during the week. Year 4 will also complete weekly arithmetic/reasoning tests which they are to take home and revise from each week. 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. If you or your child are ever unsure on a piece of homework, please do not hesitate to speak to me. The children will also be given spellings to learn.

Playing the guitar


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World Museum - Ancient Egypt Workshop

Computing Animations

Learning to play the guitar

The Titanic

Year 4 have been learning about the Titanic. They looked at different primary sources from the time of the Titanic disaster and sorted them into what we felt were reliable sources and less reliable sources. Year 4 learnt the difference between primary and secondary sources. The children worked together to order the events of the Titanic.

We created our own digestive system.

Night Lights

WW2 Trip to Stockport Museum


In Science, Year 4 have been learning all about Electricity. We have made simple circuits testing bulbs, buzzers, switches and motors. We also tested a range of different objects in the classroom to find out if they are insulators or conductors. 

World Book Day

Year 4 enjoyed celebrating World Book Day. We enjoyed parading our outfits for the whole school to see! We love reading in Year 4.

Learning about Islam

Geography - The British Isles

Collective Worship

Cake Sale

Science - The Water Cycle 

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Tudor Art

Year 4 experience World War Two in Virtual Reality

Mr Mills kindly visited Year 4 to teach them about virtual reality. The children got the opportunity to experience World War Two in virtual reality. The children experienced the battlefields as a soldier in WW2. The children experienced being an evacuee sleeping in the underground train stations. They also visited a memorial site for WW2 soldiers. The children enjoyed experiencing virtual reality!

RE - Community

A visit from a WW2 soldier


Equality - Language as a barrier

In Year 4, we had a good discussion about how language can be a barrier. We spoke about how sometimes people can join our classroom who don't speak the same language as us - we spoke about different ways we can make sure they feel welcome. We tried the difficult task of ordering ourselves in order of height without speaking! We then read a wonderful book called The Way Back Home about an alien and a boy who became great friends even though they did not speak the same language. We then created instructions of how to fix an aeroplane without using any language. In Year 4, we make everyone feel welcome.

Year 4 are enjoying cooking sessions this term!

Equality - The King and King

In Year 4, we learnt what marriage is, who can married in the UK and why people choose to get married. We read a beautiful story called King and King about a prince who didn't want to marry any princesses but fell in love with a prince. They got married and became King and King. We discussed how the prince was right to follow his heart and shouldn't have married a princess in order to please the queen. We created wedding invitations for the princes. We discussed how there are no outsiders at our school.

Science - States of matter - Solids, liquid and gases

In Science, we have been learning about different states of matter - solid, liquids, and gases. We looked at how the particles differ in a solid, a liquid and a gaseous state. Below you can see photos of us sorting different cards into solids, liquids and gases. 


In RE, we have been learning about Community. We have discussed all the different communities that we belong to. We discussed how people have different roles in the community and we discussed the different reasons why people do these different things. We looked at the Church community and all the different jobs within the Church parish, such as; the priest, the deacon, cleaners, flower arrangers, etc. We matched the different job role name with the picture of that job.

Science - Sound - Creating our own musical instrument

The children have worked hard creating musical instruments. They created instruments that could make a high pitched sound and a low pitched sound. 

Have a Merry Christmas from Year 4!


In RE, Year 4 have been learning about Gifts. We spoke about how we can give 'loving gifts' at Christmas that do not cost any money, such as, the gift of; listening, love, caring, kindness, a helping hand, etc. We spoke about how Jesus was a gift from God and how we can celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. The children enjoyed using role-play to remember the story of the Wise Men and how they travelled a long way to bring gifts to baby Jesus to celebrate Jesus's birth.

Learning our times tables

Year 4 have been working hard to learn all of their times tables! We have been focusing on learning our 6, 7 and 9 times tables!

North America

Year 4 have been learning about North America in Geography. We enjoyed our lesson labelling the different countries in North America on a map. We also worked as a team to match the different countries' flags with descriptions about the countries. In Geography, we also have been learning a range of map skills, including; learning how to read map symbols and use grid references!


In RE, Year 4 have been thinking about what it means to be chosen or to be 'Called'. We spoke about different situations we have faced when we have been chosen to do something and all the feelings that were involved in being chosen. We listened to a story from Matthew Gospel about how Jesus's disciples were called. Andrew and Simon left their fishing nets on the floor and followed Jesus. We used role-play to act out this moment. We also had a wonderful Collective Worship where we celebrated and rejoiced the end our Called topic. We spoke about how we can go forth and respond positively to being 'chosen' this week.
Thank you to Parents/ Guardians who attended our Year 3 and 4 Maths Parent Workshops. If you were unable to attend the session you can access the materials used from the link below.

Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

We love writing...

The Giants came to Liverpool

Trip to the World Museum

Year 4 enjoyed a trip to the World Museum. We began the trip in the Planetarium, where we watched an amazing film all about space. Then, we took part in a very exciting workshop where we learnt about what astronauts wear in space! We then got to explore the rest of what the World Museum had to offer. We especially enjoyed visiting the Ancient Egypt floor!

Judaism - Making Torah scrolls

Year 4 explored a Torah scroll, we then made a Torah scroll of our own. We practised writing in Hebrew on the scroll! 

Art - Mosaics

Look at the wonderful mosaics we created using rice and lentils! 

Collective Worship

As we have reached the end of our RE topic 'People'. Year 4 planned a Collective Worship session to celebrate the end of the topic. The Collective Worship Ambassadors led the session. We listened to scripture from the a Bible about Jacob and his sons and we listened to lovely prayer about family. We are thankful for the wonderful things our family does for us.
The Collective worship Ambassadors in Year 4 helped to create a beautiful Collective Worship table for our class.

A WW2 soldier visits Year 4 in a time-machine

Year 4 had a very exciting morning as they got the opportunity to meet a real-life soldier from WW2. He travelled to our school in a time machine to see us! He told us stories about the war and explained what life was like as a soldier in WW2. The children had already prepared lots of questions to ask him - so we had plenty to ask! The children also got to see the different weapons the soldier used in WW2 and what kinds of equipment he would carry. The WW2 soldier Jack said he would write us a letter when he travels back in his time machine so we look forward to hearing from him!

Roman Mosaics

Year 4 have been learning about Roman Mosaics in Art. Look at some of the fabulous mosaics they created. 

Joseph - Jesus's human father

Year 4 spoke about what we know about Joseph, Jesus's human father. We discussed the love and care that he gave to Jesus. We then designed our own stained glass windows all about Joseph, decorated with symbols which represent his role in Jesus's life and the love he gave. 

Joseph and his technicoloured dreamcoat

In our RE lesson today, we continued learning about people in Jesus's family tree. We already learnt about Abraham. Today, we learnt about Jacob and his sons. In particular, his favourite son Joseph. We watched a cartoon which told Joseph's story. We had a discussion about Joseph's story and gave reasons for his actions. We then painted our own technicoloured dreamcoat!

Family trees

Year 4 are learning about 'People' in RE. We have been talking about our own family trees. We have created our own class family tree. Each child in the class decorated their own apple to represent their family or a family member of their choice. The children then created their own family trees in their books and then we learnt Jesus's family tree!!

The Romans

Year 4 created real-life sized Roman soldiers for our classroom display!

Place value in Maths

Year 4 have been working hard using a range of different equipment to represent different 4-digit numbers! Here are some picture of us working together to use counters to represent a range of different numbers.

The Giants Workshop

Thank you parents and guardians who attended the Giants workshop. The children created fantastic t-shirt designs which represented their hopes and dreams for the future. The t-shirts looked amazing! We are looking forward to the Giants visiting Liverpool from the 4th October - 7th October! 

Rugby Tots

Year 4 enjoy Rugby Tots sessions on a Tuesday afternoon. Make sure to remember your full PE kit! Year 4's throwing and catching skills are improving.