Year 4

In Year 4, RE lessons build on previous knowledge of the seasons of the church with other units including creation, prayer, the ancestors of Jesus, our responsibility as Christians and Jesus’ relationship with his father. In addition to this, collective worship takes place to encourage children to reflect and pray in the silence of their hearts.

Grammar lessons focus on consolidating basic punctuation and using a range of punctuation to improve independent writing, using varied connectives to link sentences together and including WOW (weird or wonderful) words to produce mature and imaginative writing.

Maths lessons will consolidate their knowledge of mathematical facts by learning different techniques for rapid recall of number facts, written methods of the four number operations and problem solving skills.

Science lessons focus on planning for fair tests, making predictions, recording results in a variety of ways and explaining the results using scientific vocabulary.

In addition to the subjects above, Year 4 children will spend the entire year learning all about the Tudors. They will find out all about Henry VIII’s reign and marriages and the lives of the rich and poor during Tudor times. The children will also enjoy a class trip to an authentic Tudor house to bring the lessons to life.

Find out what Year 4 are studying over the year:

Y4 Termly Curriculum Plan For Parents- Summer 2018
Y4L&I Termly Curriculum Plan For Parents - Autumn 2018
Y4 Termly Curriculum Plan For Parents - Spring 2019

Year 4 Blog

Spring 1:

January 2017 – Sutton Coldfield Fire Service visited Y4 to share and advise safety around the home, with pets and family. This also tied with our Electricity topic that we learnt in Science!




Autumn 2:

November 2016 – Mr Rickus – I.C.T e Safety Online. Mr Rickus advised and taught Year 4 how to be safe online whilst using tablets, iPads, computers and laptops. We all learnt a great deal how to be safe online!


December 2016 – In R.E we leanrnt about the Jesse Tree and how it is important with our religion. We all focused on different Bible characters and presented back to the class!


Autumn 1: This half term, the children in Year 4 have enjoyed:

  • Learning about the Romans in history
  • Learning about electricity in Science
  • Looking at the works of Bridget Riley in Art
  • Writing descriptions based  on Matilda
  • Practising times tables
  • Learning about the music of Abba in music
  • Learning the body parts and colours in French
Holy Week (4/29/2017)


Well done to Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 for leading us through our Holy Week prayer journey following the footsteps of Jesus.
We watched Palms being waved to welcome Jesus on Palm Sunday by Year 4 and then Year 3 led us through the events of Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper where we witnessed the first celebration of the Eucharist with the breaking of bread. Finally, Year 5 concluded our journey, as they led us through the stations of the cross and we witnessed Jesus’ love and compassion for us even as He was been put to death.

Prayer Project (Spring 2015) (4/28/2015)

Prayer Project

We have recently taken part in a prayer project, along with Bishop Walsh, Holy Cross and St Nicholas’ Schools. Each house group had a different theme to write a prayer about. Read our selection of prayers and look out for our Academy Prayer, produced by a selection of students from each school.


St Joseph's Prayer Project Selection

Catholic Primary School