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St Austin's

Catholic Primary School

"In our school, where everyone is special. We will love and serve as Jesus taught"



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Year 4


What's the matter ?


Year 4 have been investigating 'states of matter' this week.

The children had lots of fun with balloons filled with liquids, solids and air.

We then looked at particles and discussed how they move.



Our Collective Worship theme this week has been 'Memories'. We have chosen Gospel readings in which memories and remembrance is important. We,also, read and talked about the words of Jesus during The Last Supper..'Do this in memory' and the children explained the point in the Mass when these words are spoken.  The children,also, brought in a special item which holds a memory for them and gave reasons for this.

Domestic Church - Family


LF3: The Story of Jacob

Year 4 have studied the story of Jacob and Joseph and his amazing technicolour dream coat. The children took sections of the story which they acted out, then we talked about the choices made and reasons for actions.



  • Stories with historical settings
  • Newspapers
  • Stories from other cultures
  • Explanations



  • Place Value
  • Rounding whole numbers and decimals
  • Roman Numerals
  • Addition and Subtraction with written methods
  • Multiplication and division facts
  • Factors
  • Multiplication with written methods
  • Equivalent Fractions
  • Decimal fractions
  • Decimal equivalents
  • Addition and subtraction of fractions
  • Number word problems
  • Word problems with various units of measure.




'Come and see' topics of:

Domestic Church - family

We will look at who we are, our own families and the human family of Jesus, studying some of his ancestors.

Baptism/Confirmation - belonging 

Who do we belong to, which groups? We will study being called into the Christian family and the Sacraments we take.

Advent/Christmas - Loving

We will study the gift of love and friendship and the great gift of Jesus Christ, given to us by God



  • All Living Things and Classification.
  • Habitats
  • Food chains
  • Environmental care and damage
  • Digestive system 



The Tudors

Including a study of: 

  • Henry VIII and his wives
  • Elizabeth I
  • Tudor life
  • The Spanish Armada




Looking at various artist, including Miró and reproducing some of their work.


Across the curriculum, we will be using multi media to create, produce and publish work.



Develop the skill of 'scan' listening though games. Look at graphic scores and perform them with percussion instruments. Listen to 'Sleigh Ride' and improve rhythmic skills by working in 3-time.

Create our own graphic score in groups and perform for the rest of the class. Develop awareness of how sounds can represent words and create an atmosphere. Hymns for mass preparation.