Holy Family Catholic Primary School

To work, to pray, to play in the Light of the Lord

Welcome to Year Four!


  In Year Four  we are very lucky because we have Miss Wharton, Mrs Archdale , Mrs Woolley, Mrs Merdani and Miss Pickard 

We are very excited to have lots of fun this year whilst working very hard of course. Keep visiting our page to find out all about the wonderful things that we will be doing. 

15th October - Assessment week

Even though we are doing lots of assessments in year 4, we still love having lots of fun!

15th October - Times Tables fun!

Every week in Year 4 we are busy practising our times tables. We know that the more we practise the better we get at them. Today we had a group of children who achieved their bronze award. They had to get 90 or more for three weeks to achieve their badge. Our class were very proud of them!

11th October - This Green Moon 

We had an amazing day at ‘This Green Moon’. We learnt all about different Victorian games, played conkers and even had time to toast some marshmallows. 

10th October - Philosophy lesson 

Today Mrs Crosthwaite came in to teach us about philosophy and debating. We were debating whether ‘A lie is always a lie.’ We have to really think about the answers we were giving. Some us believe that you may not to tell the whole truth sometimes as it might hurt someone’s feeling whereas others believe that a lie is always a lie and it doesn’t matter what the situation is. 

9th October - Music lesson 

Today we were lucky enough to have a music lesson with Miss Lee. We had a great time and loved warming up our vocal chords! 

8th October - French

We have been learning lots this half term with Mrs Merdani. We have been learning about the different parts of the body in french and then we created our own monster and labelled it.

7th October - Fanwood Scout Camp

Today we had an amazing time at Fanwood Scout Camp! Thank you Mrs Duffy for organising such a fun day.

On the nightline we had to give our partner clear instructions in order for them to get around the obstacle course and reach the end successfully. We got very wet and dirty!

After that, we took on the traverse climbing wall challenge. We learnt how the strongest muscles in our body are in our legs, so it was important that we used our legs to push us up. 

We even had time for hot chocolate at the end!

3rd October - Maths Theme Park 

Today in Maths we had to use our problem solving skills. This week we have been learning how to add and subtract decimals so we though we would challenge ourselves by planning a 7 day holiday for two people with a £1000 budget.  Miss Wharton was very impressed with our calculating in our books! We know that sometimes we make mistakes in maths, but mistakes are proof that we are trying. 

30th September - Art skills 

For the last couple of weeks, we have been using our sketch books to improve our techniques when drawing. We started by using our pencils to make intricate and detailed marks, paying close attention to tone. We also learned about cross hatching which is a popular artistic technique, used to add shadow and dimension to drawn objects. We then used what we had learnt to create an image of Queen Victoria. 

24th September - Collective Worship 

Today Callum, Zsofia and Leon planned and delivered our first pupil led worship. They themed their worship all around serving others in our world. They began by reading ‘Jesus washes the disciples feet’ and explained how Jesus was trying to teach his disciples that he wanted them to go and serve others in the way that he had served them. Some children in our class shared ways in which they have serve others. 

13th September - Religious Education 

This week in RE we have been learning about how the Bible is filled with stories of God's relationship with us. We focused on the story of 'The Good Samaritan' and what the message within the story could be. In groups we created a drama performance to show our own interpretation of the story. 

12th September - Maths Place Value 

This week we looked at four-digit numbers for the first time. We explored what a thousand is through concrete and pictorial representations, recognising that 1,000 is made up of ten hundreds. 

6th September - Classifying materials 

Today we were classifying a range of materials into solids or liquids. As a class, we talked about how materials have different properties which help us to classify them as either solids or liquids. One of our materials was vinegar, we really didn't like the smell! 

6th September - The Magic Finger 

Today we started our new Guided Reading book 'The Magic Finger' by Roald Dahl. We used our inference skills to predict what we think the book might be about. We had some amazing ideas: 

Eddie - I think that she uses her magic finger to turn inanimate objects into real life objects.

Amanda - I think she uses her magic finger to control things. 

Zsofia - I think she uses her magic finger to create potions to cast spells on people. 

Teanna - I think she looks angry so she uses her magic finger when someone has done something bad.