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Our Lady's Catholic Academy

Together in faith, hope and love.

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Year 4


Welcome to year 4! 


We have a very exciting Autumn term planned for children where they will be going to York to explore the Viking Center and The Dig, learn about new and surprising ways to do maths, writing newspaper reports on the Vikings and exploring, making up our own adventure stories, learning about the story of creation among many other things. They will also be learning about the Indian festival of lights, cooking, archery, gymnastics, music and of course Christmas. So all in all, it's going to be a thoroughly enjoyable, fast paced and thrilling learning journey for Year 4. 

Accelerated Reading: 

Children are encouraged to read books at school. When they have finished reading them, they need to go on the following link and complete their quiz.


The children will be learning about The Vikings for their Topic this term. They will learn about the countries where the Vikings came from, why did they leave their shores, identify on the map which countries they invaded, how they sailed across the ocean, their long ships and their life style including their food, farms, animals and clothes. We will also be making our own Long ships. 


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Religious Education:

Our ethos as a school is "Together in Faith, Hope and Love" which ties in beautifully with the catholic values that we aspire to follow. During this term we will be learning about the following in class:

  • The story of creation
  • The story of Abram
  • The story of Abraham's sacrifice
  • The work of CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development)
  • Learning how to pray through Jesus

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We will be learning about the following for English during this term.

  • Newspaper reports.
  • Direct Speech
  • Adventure Stories
  • Character Description
  • Setting Description
  • Edit and Improve own work



In our Maths lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Place Value

  • Addition and Subtraction

  • Multiplication and Division

  • Decimals

  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

  • Measures, Shape and Space



In our Science lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Electricity

  • Sound

  • Working Scientifically


We will be learning about Gymnastics and Archery in PE this term. PE is on Mondays. Please ensure that the children have weather appropriate PE kits in school and right size pumps as well. Earrings are not to be worn during PE for health and safety purposes.