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Dewsbury Road, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF2 9DD

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School

Walking with Jesus. God's love in action.

Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 section of our school website! In Year 4, we focus on becoming independent investigators and are working on developing our reasoning skills across all areas of our curriculum. 

I am the Year 4 teacher and my name is Mrs Rundle.


This term, we are working on our Africa topic and are enjoying looking at the history of the Kingdom of Benin and some African geography. We have been looking at artwork by a South African artist called Gakonga and making our own versions of Ethiopian pocket idols. 
In literacy, we are reading the book Butterfly Lion, which links in with our topic work. We can sustain our writing for a long time, and our biggest focuses in our writing now are paragraphing and varying the structure of our sentences by using devices like fronted adverbials and dialogue. We are working hard on our use of speech punctuation too.

We love reading in Year 4, and are excellent at showing our understanding of what we have read through reading comprehension. We love to read all kinds of different things and like to follow our interests with what we read. 
In maths, we are working hard on our times tables so that we know them all by the end of the year, ready for Year 5. We really enjoy challenging ourselves to use our reasoning and problem solving skills to solve tricky questions, and are becoming more resilient every day by keeping going with problems that really make our brains work! 

Earlier in the year, we looked at the history of fashion from 1066 to the present day in our Fantastic Fashion topic, and studied the lives of the Anglo-Saxons during Spring Term. We produced some amazing textiles work as part of our work on fashion and learned a lot about invasion, settlement and land use during our work on the Anglo Saxons. 
We have also done some fantastic home learning this year, and are great at working with members of our family to deepen our understanding of things that we have looked at in school.

One of the highlights of Year 4 has to be our trip to Robin Wood, and this year was no exception. The children represented our school well and pushed themselves out of their comfort zones as they rode the giant swing, climbed to the top of the trapeze and sent arrows flying like Robin Hood in archery. We have seen the benefits of the trip since we got back to school, with children growing in confidence and working in groups really successfully. 
We are now enjoying our last half term in Year 4, and are busily working on our final ukulele performance with Mrs Robinson.
If you have any questions about what goes on in Year 4, please don’t hesitate to speak to me after school, or to make an appointment through the office.  





Please find information about our Curricular Key Skills here:

Year 4 Key Skills

Look here for class letters and parents' information.

Autumn curriculum letter

Year 4 topic web



Robin Wood 2019

Day 3 is done

Danielle McGee (dmcgee) on: Robin Wood 2019

All 3 groups have completed their final 3 challenges, eaten lunch and are now getting ready for the walk back down the big hill! 

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Lake Team

Danielle McGee (dmcgee) on: Robin Wood 2019

Successfully completed Knights QuestStruggling to get into a straight line!

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River Team

Danielle McGee (dmcgee) on: Robin Wood 2019

River Team lining up to zoom down the Zip Wire!River Team on their way to Nightline

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Getting ready for Day 2!

Danielle McGee (dmcgee) on: Robin Wood 2019

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Day 1

Danielle McGee (dmcgee) on: Robin Wood 2019

We have all had a superb day!  The children have all challenged themselves and tried new things.  We finished the day off with a team challenge evening.  The children are now in bed to get plenty of sleep as they have an action packed day ahead!

We will upload some photographs tomorrow 

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Danielle McGee (dmcgee) on: Robin Wood 2019

We have arrived and all managed to climb the mighty hill!  The children are now busy making their beds

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