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St Columba's Catholic Primary School

Every Person is Precious to God



Welcome to Year Four Spring Term 2023!

We would like to welcome you all back to Year 4! We have a great half term planned with lots of exciting learning and fun activities. 



In Literacy, we will be starting a fantastic book called 'The Roman Diary - The Journal of Iliona' by Richard Platt.  We will be using this book as a stimulus for our own writing.  Later in the term, we will be writing our own versions of some of the key events that happen to Iliona as she is taken to Rome as a slave.


 In Maths, we will be looking at fractions. Children will look at adding and subtracting fractions and converting mixed fractions to improper fractions using different methods and bar models. We will then move onto looking at decimals and introduce the children to tenths and hundredths. We will then write tenths and hundredths as a fraction and decimal and make links. Please ensure that your child is practising their times tables regularly at home as this will help them when multiplying and dividing larger numbers.  It will also support them with the end of Year 4 on-line multiplication skills check.  Your child should have their TT Rockstars login but if for any reason they don't, please see your child's class teacher.


Our RE topic for this half term is called 'Jesus the Saviour'.  The children will be having discussions about whether Jesus is man or God and why they think this. The children will also be able to retell the story of Palm Sunday and will be able to explain key events.


In Curriculum, we will be learning about the Romans in Britain.  We will be learning about the positive impact that the Romans had on life in Britain and how they brought aspects of their civilisation to Britain during their occupation.  Furthermore, we will learn about Queen Boudicca and her famous uprisings against the Roman occupation.  As part of this topic, we will learn about why the Romans built Hadrian's Wall, parts of which can still be seen stretching from East to West across England.


Our Science topic for this half term is 'Teeth and Digestion'.  Children will learn about how our food is digested and the simple function of the organs within the digestive system. We will then look at the different types of teeth and their functions as well as looking at how to keep teeth healthy. 


Children will continue to have PE on a Monday afternoon.   On this day only, they should come to school in their PE kit.  For the rest of the week, the children should be wearing their full school uniform.

Knowledge Mats

 Please find below the Knowledge Mats for this term's learning.  Please take the time to read through these with your child as it will support and enhance their learning.



Year 4 staff members

4 Rowan

Mr Cook – Class Teacher
Mr Cook – Class Teacher
Mrs Slater – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Slater – Teaching Assistant

4 Poplar

Miss Ahmed – Class Teacher
Miss Ahmed – Class Teacher
Mrs Ellis – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Ellis – Teaching Assistant