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Catholic Primary School

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Year 4

Summer Term Topics 


Year 4

By the end of year 4, children should be able to confidently:

Locate 4 and 5 digit numbers on a landmarked line

Know that one-place decimal numbers represent ones and tenths e.g. 3.7 = 3 ones and 7 tenths.

Count in steps of 2, 4, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 1000.

Recognise negative numbers in relation to number lines and temperature.

Mentally add and subtract any pair of two digit numbers.

Subtract 3 digit numbers from 3 digit numbers and subtract from multiples of 1000

Multiply 1 and 2 digit numbers by 10, 100 and 1000; divide 1 and 2 digit numbers by 10 and 100 to understand place value in decimal numbers with one place.

Know and recite 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 9x, 10x times tables incl. division facts up to 12th multiple;

Write the equivalent fraction for fractions with given denominators or numerators,

Convert between units of measurement, e.g. cm to m, g to Kg and ml to L; convert between units of time and between analogue and digital times.

Identify acute and obtuse angles, compare and order angles up to 180⁰.

Interpret and present discreet data using bar charts and pictograms.


"My Maths" purple targets and challenges can be found here 
"My Maths" orange targets and challenges can be found here 

"My Maths" blue targets and challenges can be found here 


We will be learning how to write Play-scripts and Poetry


In grammar, we will:

  • Use adverbs to modify verbs
  • Use conjunctions to express time or cause
  • Use prepositions to express time and place
  • Understand that writing can be third or first person
  • Use adverbs and adverbials (prepositional phrases which act as adverbs)
  • Use commas after or before phrases and clauses
  • Use pronouns to avoid repetition or ambiguity and to add clarity and cohesion


IPC Geography

We will learn how particular places and habitats have been affected by human activities as well ascnatural features and processes, including the weather and climatic conditions.


IPC History learning targets

We will be using our knowledge and understanding to answer simple questions about the past and about changes in our habitat.


IPC Computing

We will be finding and using stored information about habitats and materials from a variety of sources and using the Internet to support and present our work in history, geography and science.


IPC Science

We will be carrying out simple investigations about habitats and materials.





In this unit we will explore how signs, symbols and metaphors can be used to communicate ideas and meanings about a journey. We will produce a mixed-media work, combining drawing, painting, collage and print-making techniques. We will learn about artists, craftspeople and designers who communicate their ideas through signs and symbols.


This unit builds on our study of a specific location in the local envi­ronment. It will also link with mathematics: pattern, shape, and scale.


We celebrated making our First Holy Communion in school this week. SAPTA arranged for us to watch a film at Woolton Cinema and we had lots of treats back at school.

Thanks to Miss Vallely as well for all of her hard work!

Take a look at our Science work investigating the viscosity of different liquids! Looking at the images, can you see how we tested the time it took for an object to fall through a liquid?

Viscosity of liquids experiments

Year 4 have been continuing their Shakespeare focus and this week have studied 'Romeo and Juliet'. 

A great debate was held in which the children argued their point of view whether Romeo was right to marry Juliet or not.

What do you think?


Liam, also, created a fantastic William Shakespeare drawing. Bien hecho Liam!

 As part of our IPC 'World Cup' topic, 4TD have been exploring the countries and cultures of Japan and Russia. Both in school and at home, the children have reseached information and completed 'country passports' on both Japan and Russia. They have presented their work to their classmates.

The children have, also, written about a well known Japanese folk story ' The Rice cake sellers' with an important moral to remember.

Take a look at the children working with clay and paint to make traditionally decorated Japanese pots.