St Lawrence


'Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.' (Proverbs 22:6)

Year 4

Class Teacher

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Cullum (Monday to Wednesday)

Mrs Ross (Thursday and Friday)

Ms Bull

Welcome to Year 4. We are very excited to be teaching you all this year.

Our Topic is Blue Abyss:

Grab your wetsuit. We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures.  What do real divers get up to below the surface?  Time to go a little deeper into our seas. Learn all about deep sea submarines that can withstand great pressure and travel to the deepest, darkest places on Earth. What are those bright lights in the distance? It’s a group of bioluminescent sea creatures. Look closely and create a colourful, 3-D art exhibition when you rise to the surface. Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let’s head into the Blue Abyss!

The books we are enjoying, alongside our topic are: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, One Plastic Bag and The Butterfly Lion.

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Your child has been given a homework diary in which they will record their homework every week. We ask that you check and sign this each weekend at the bottom of that week’s page. Their homework in Year 4 is set every Monday to be completed for the following Monday, and is as follows:

Spellings – the children will be taught a new spelling rule each week which we will practise daily in class using a variety of activities to help them to retain the pattern. They will have a test the following Monday. Please help your child by practising their spellings at home with them; they will be stuck into their homework diary on the ‘Spellings’ page. – this will continue to be set weekly for all children. Please advise Mrs Cullum or Mrs Ross if you are unable to access this at home.

Mathletics and Time Tables Rock Stars – these will be set on alternate weeks. (Just to remind you, the children will be doing the DfE Multiplication Tables Check in June.)

Reading – reading for pleasure is one of the most important things a child can do. Please listen to your child read at home – even if they are a fluent, independent reader – and sign their Homework Diary in the ‘Reading’ section once a week. You may also add comments or ask questions here.

If your child cannot complete their homework at home, a lunch time Homework Club has been set up for them to do it at school. It is important that they all do the homework activities we set in order to supplement their learning in class.

Year 4 Reading List


Year 4 PE days are Wednesday (swimming) and Friday (PE). May we remind you that the children should come to schools on those days in their PE kit.