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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 after the Christmas break.  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 Egyptian Cinderella' by Shirley Climo.  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 this famous fairy tale.


 We will be continuing with multiplication and division using our knowledge of all of the times tables and related division facts.  As the term progresses, we will be learning how to multiply and divide three digit numbers by a single digit number using formal written methods.  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 'Celebrating the Mass'.  The children will be learning about the different things used during the Mass and their religious significance.  In addition, they will begin to understand the importance of Mass for Catholics and make links between it and the Last Supper.


In Curriculum, we will be continuing our learning about Ancient Egypt.  We will be learning more about the ancient wonders of this amazing civilisation and how Howard Carter unearthed the treasures of Tutankhamun. 


Our Science topic for this half term is 'Sound'.  Children will learn about the different parts of the ear and the role they play in enabling us to hear.  Furthermore, we will be investigating how sound travels, how to change the pitch of a sound and the impact of sound over distance.  I'm sure we will all enjoy our journey into sound.


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