St Michael's Primary School

Together we achieve

Year 4

Welcome To Year 4


Miss Lake (teacher)

Mrs Vincent (TA)



Miss Norman (teacher)

Mrs Goodchild (TA)

This is what we will be covering this year:

Our topic this term:

 Oceans & Coasts

This term we will be reviewing the world's continents, oceans and coasts before exploring the features of the different layers of the oceans. We will also be looking at how different features of coastlines are formed and exploring Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Once we have learned about life in the oceans, we will be designing, sewing and evaluating our own 3D sea creatures.



In year 4, we complete reading, online maths skills and projects. We learn our times tables and spellings in school every day but still need to practise them at home too.


Reading should be completed at least 5 times each week and recorded in diaries. We complete an online Accelerated Reader quiz in school or at home (link is at the bottom of this page) when we have finished our book to show how well we understood what we read. Reading diaries must be signed by an adult each time a child reads. The number of times read is counted up on a MONDAY.


On a TUESDAY we hand in our projects once a term. We can choose from different options but must turn them in via Google Classroom by the date given. The options, date and classroom code are stuck in the back of our diaries and are in the document below.


On a WEDNESDAY we turn in our online maths skills linked to the skills we have been covering in class. The My Maths website login details are stuck in the front of our diaries and the new task will be accessible from Thursday morning.. 


On a FRIDAY we are tested on our spellings. They are stuck in the back of our home-school diaries and are on the document below. Our marked test will be returned on a piece of paper.

Other Useful Information

  • Our PE days are Thursday and Friday for both Giraffes and Zebras. PE will take place outside (weather permitting) on a Thursday and inside on a Friday. On these days, please make sure children come in wearing full PE kit (trainers, plain black leggings/joggers, plain white t-shirt and red school jumper) Earrings must be removed or taped up and hair must be tied up if it can be.
  • Please ensure that all belongings (including drink bottles, lunchboxes, coats, hats, scarves, gloves, jumpers/cardigans) are clearly named so that any lost items can be identified and returned to you.

Some handy questions to ask when listening to children read

Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites.