St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

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In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Your class teachers are:

4 Lilac - Miss R Hillary    4 Ash - Miss J Booth


JONK: Joy ONot Knowing

We will be starting our Year 4 adventure celebrating together the fact that we don't always know things and we will be reassuring children that this is not a bad thing! Rather it is an opportunity to explore, discover and learn. The delivery of JONK will equip our pupils with a toolkit to become successful, resilient learners and citizens who are ready to access the curriculum and learn as critical thinkers.  



Topic: Bright Sparks

Through our Science work this term, we will explore the use of electricity in our everyday lives and we will also have the opportunity to create our own electrical circuits.



Key questions:

What would life be like without electricity?

How can we control the flow of electricity?

Where does electricity come from?


Below are our interesting areas of focus for this half term in each subject:

  • Literacy texts: The Coming of Iron Man, Until I Met Dudley
  • Maths: Fractions, Decimals
  • Science: Electricity
  • History/Geography: Earthquakes
  • RE: The Easter Story
  • French: Les animaux
  • Music: Singing/Ukulele lessons


The children will be able to access their online homework on Fridays and will include: spellings, times tables practice and a reading, writing or maths focus that may link to the current topic. The children will access their homework via Showbie, MyMaths and TTRockstars. Children will also bring home a reading book each week, which should be read every night, and their diaries signed to say that they have done this. The children can change their home reading book as often as they wish.


Click on the document below for tips on how to use Showbie:

Year 4 Curriculum Map

Year 4 is an exciting year at St. Stephen's. We are really lucky to study some fascinating topics like The Romans, The Water Cycle and Electricity and we will also go on amazing trips to Ribchester Roman Museum and Manchester Science Museum. Please have a look at our Year 4 Curriculum Map which will give you a detailed overview of our learning this year in all subject areas. It also gives you extra exciting information about any trips, visits and additional learning experiences the children will enjoy this year.

Useful Websites

Below are some useful websites that you can use at home to develop your learning.

Curriculum Newsletters

Below you will find our termly curriculum newsletters with details of the topics we will be covering each term.

Useful information

Here you will find our year 4 targets along with knowledge mats for topics in our curriculum. 

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