Cherry Orchard, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9AN

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus

Welcome to Year 4's Class Page 

It is Year 4's class assembly next Friday. All family members are welcome to come and watch! 


Homework 15/09/17 - 26/09/17 



Our English topic focuses on the story 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo. The children have been asked to research information on an African animal of their choice. They can present this in any way. For example a poster, PowerPoint presentation or even a fact file. We will be presenting these during next week in English lessons.  



We have been looking at all of the homophones we know and how we can remember which one is witch/which  The children have been given a spelling list of homophones that they need to practice and will be tested on these on Tuesday.



The children have been given a number on questions reinforcing their understanding of rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.  The children need to keep practicing their times tables as they need to know all up to 12 x 12 by the end of year 4. 


We have begun our new RE topic in Year 4, focusing on the creation story. The children have been asked to research a story from the news where people are treating God's creations people, animals or the earth with respect. they can print this out and stick it in their homework books are write a brief description in their own words. We will be looking at these stories next week in RE lessons. 

Autumn Term Learning in Year 4 

Maths - Year 4 have begun recapping their knowledge of place value with numbers up to 1000. Throughout the next few weeks we will also be focusing on addition and subtraction. 

English - This half term we are looking at the story 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo. We have been exploring the language features the book uses and how they can improve our own writing. The children will eventually be writing their own stories of a similar theme. 

Science - The children in Year Four this half term will be investigating around the topic 'State of Matter'. We will be investigating the differences between Solids, Liquids and Gases, reversible and irreversible reactions and the Water Cycle. The children will be exploring new terminology such as evaporation, condensation and solidifying. 

RE -  Our first topic in RE begins by focusing on the Creation Story. We ahve been looking at how we have been made in the image and likeness of God and researching organisations that support and look after the things that God created. We will also be exploring other stories from the bible, including stories from Abraham and Joseph.