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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 Ancient Myths. We have been emersing ourselves into the mythical tales of the Gods and Goddesses and are working our way towards writing our own Ancient Myth.

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

Our class novel for this half term is Bill’s New Frock written by Anne Fine. 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 our first topic of the year is Animals Including Humans. We have had great fun learning all about the digestive system. In our first lesson we explored the mechanical digestion phase in our mouths where a combination of chewing and saliva helps us break down our food molecules.

In History we are revisiting The Stone Age, where we will be learning how the lives of ancient Britons changed during the Stone age. In Georgraphy we are exploring earthquakes, where we will be exploring why some earthquakes cause more damage than others!

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 Tuesday and Friday. 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.