Out Lady of Grace Catholic Junior School

As we continue to celebrate the Easter season we welcome children back to school for our new term. School begins on Tuesday 23 April at 8.50 am.

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Year 4

Termly updates have been added below

Welcome to Year 4 Spring Term!



Year 4 is bursting with exciting and inspiring learning activities in all subjects throughout the year. The class teachers, Miss Mulholland (4M) and Miss Harrison (4H), encourage children to display a growth mindset when facing challenges and to try their very best in all areas of school. The devoted, enthusiastic teaching assistants are Mrs Marshall, Mrs Lay and Mr Yost.



This term in Literacy we will write our own 'Monster Tale', explore the features of a newspaper and read, compare and contrast a range of persuasive texts. In poetry, we will explore poetic features with a focus on limericks. We will be writing some detailed recounts, discussion texts and reports during our Big Write. 

Our class novel this term is Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson. 



This term in Numeracy we will be focusing on fractions and decimals, time (24 and 12 hr clock) and roman numerals, as well as securing our four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will work on solving one and two step problems involving these operations numbers.

Additionally, we will interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts, time graphs, tables, tally charts and pictograms.

It's important that all children know their times tables, up to 12, by the end of year four.


Homework in Year 4:


Numeracy: MyMaths (online homework) given on Monday and needs to be completed by Wednesday.
Literacy: Given on Wednesday and needs to be handed in on Friday.
Weekend Homework (Science, RE or Topic): Given on Friday and needs to be handed in on the following Monday.

Spellings: Spellings are given to the children every Monday and tested every Friday.

Times tables: Children will be be tested on their times tables every Wednesday. 


Daily Reading: The children are also asked to read daily and make an entry into their reading records.
(Further details about how to help your child can be found on the Home Learning page of the website


Year 4 after school clubs

Monday: Computing club and choir
Wednesday: Homework
Thursday: Tennis
Friday: Football and drama

All clubs run from 3:15pm - 4:15pm

4M's Viking Shields

3..2..1.. Action!!

Judaism workshop

Year 4 Computing


This term the focus of computing is on coding. Using an online software tool called Discovery Education we will learn to create code using block coding.   Learning to code is not just about learning to write code. Children enrich their learning and develop many essential life skills through computational thinking. Coding provides pupils with powerful challenges to solve yet many won’t be successful the first time so it helps them to develop resilience and the understanding that it doesn’t matter if they get it wrong, have another go.

During the process of coding, pupils will need to develop the following skills: problem solving, reasoning, questioning, evaluating and predicting outcomes as well as debugging. 


At the end of our Autumn term we display our learning below.  With super effort we have learned many new skills.  We applied all those skills to assemble a multimedia poster.  Next term we will apply those skills in a further project to support our learning.   





Computer Club


Computing club used the hour of code website today to code dance moves.  If you would like to try this at home the link is shown here.



Computer Club 

Today the computer club created art using a very exciting app called Thisissand.  Look below to see the outcome.  We should be proud of the beautiful work we created. 

Ici on Parle Français!


Year 4 have worked extremely hard learning new French phrases which we met in our French text Je Suis Trop Gros.  Developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a new language is a challenge.  Year 4 have demonstrated their excellent attitude to learning in French using whole class listening, partner work and challenge work to make progress.  The outcome of our written work is shown below.  Bon effort Year 4!

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La Reine des Neiges - Je voudrais un bonhomme de neige

Envie de chanter entre amis ? Voici les paroles ! Learn to sing in French. Listen and copy!

Les Trois Petits Cochons - raconté par Capital Koala

Les Trois Petits Cochons racontés et enregistrés par l'équipe de Capital Koala: