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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
October 1 2016

Year 4

Governors At St Albert The Great

Welcome to year 4!

We have thoroughly enjoyed returning back to school after a long time away from the classroom.

In English the whole school have been basing their learning around Journey by Aaron Becker. After a two week unit focusing on the fantastic book Year 4 had a go at imagining the next adventure of the story and writing their own narrative.

Later in the term we will moving on to focus on other fantastic books. Stay tuned!

Our class novel for this half term is The Deamon Headmaster by Gillian Cross. We are incorporating the novel in our daily shared reading lessons as a class.

In Maths we are currently working on place value. We have moved in to working with 4 digit numbers and rounding them to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000s. We have also dipped in to the history of the Romans learning all about their Roman Numeral system.

In Science with Mrs Ansell our first topic of the year is Animals Including Humans. See above for some pictures of our practical lesson learning all about the digestive system.

In Topic we are revisiting The Stone Age. We had an amazing first lesson getting in to the spirit of the way they lived by foraging for natural materials to have a try at cave art. See above for Pictures!

In PE we are mastering our Gymnastics skills. By the end of the unit we aim to be putting various shapes, balances, rolls and jumps in to high quality sequences.


Our PE days are every Wednesday and Thursday. Children can come in to school wearing their PE kit and stay in it for the whole day.

Children are expected to have their reading book and reading record in school every single day.

Many thanks,

Mr McIlroy.