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St Columba's Catholic Primary School

Every Person is Precious to God


 Welcome to Year Four Autumn Term 2023!

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



In Literacy, we will be starting a fantastic book called 'The Wind in the Willows  by Kenneth Grahame.  We will be using this book as a stimulus for our own writing. 


In Maths, we will be focusing on area this half term. We will look at what area is and how it is measured. Our second topic will focus on times tables, the main areas will be 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables where we will learn to chant them confidently and be able to answer a range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions in relation to our knowledge. This will also help us to prepare for our times tables tests in the summer term. 


In Science, our first topic of this year will be States of Matter. We will dive deeply into looking at solids, liquids and gases and how the particles of each of the states of matter are different. We will also look at how to identify different States of Matter in our everyday lives. Children will take part in lots of different experiments and have the chance to use a range of vocabulary to showcase their learning. 

Our RE topic for this term is called 'The Bible'.  In this unit, we will be learning about a range of different Bible stories and how different people showed faith in God. Children will also have a chance to understand how to find a Bible reference using the books, chapters and verses within a Bible. 


In Curriculum, we will be learning about why most of the world's cities are located near rivers. Children will learn the different parts of river, the journey a river takes from source to mouth, name and locate the major rivers in the world and lots more!


In Art, children will be doing the topic 'storytelling through drawing'. They will learn about two illustrators, Shaun Tan and Laura Carlin. They will practise their drawing skills using different materials. By the end of the unit, they will then create their own comic strip.

Interesting Websites

Fascinating facts about rivers - National Geographic Kids (

Facts about Rivers for Kids (

Solids, liquids and gases — Science Learning Hub


Children will have PE lessons on a Tuesday 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 Poplar

Miss Ahmed – Class Teacher
Miss Ahmed – Class Teacher

Mrs Thomas- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hall-Teaching Assistant

Mrs Williams-1:1 Support

Miss Jeffery-1:1 Support

4 Rowan 

Mrs Fatima- Class Teacher 

Mrs Hall- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Ellis- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Barton- 1:1 Support

Mrs Irvine- 1:1 Support