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Year 4

Class Celebration

Welcome to Year 4!

The year 4 children will be in the classroom with me (Mr Holbrook) and Mrs High. Here is a little more about us both:

Mr Holbrook - Hello everyone, I hope you are as excited as I am for this year. I am brand new to the school, but I know a lot about you, as I worked closely with Mrs Falconer last year. Outside of school, I am a football enthusiast, with almost all of my spare time going into coaching, playing or refereeing! I would love to find out more about science and DT too!

Mrs High - My name is Mrs Lynne High and I am the teaching assistant who will be working in Year 4. Some of you might know me better as Miss Fenwick! I have worked at Catchgate School for just over 33 years, supporting in almost every age group. One of my hobbies is gardening, I love pottering and looking after my plants. I am keen to learn a lot about the children I will be working with!


Class Timetable

Mondays - Collective Worship, Maths, English, PSHE, Comprehension and Computing.

Tuesdays - Collective Worship, Maths, English, DT and Curriculum.

Wednesdays - Collective Worship, Maths, English and Forest School.

Thursdays - Swimming, Spanish, English, Maths, PE and Music.

Friday - Collective Worship, Maths, English, Curriculum and RE.


Our Curriculum

In the autumn term 2, our focus will be 'Light up the World'. In this we will be focusing on: 

Sound and vibrations in Science.

Mechanisms in DT.

Romans in History.

Algorithms in IT.

The Christmas Story in RE.

Focusing on Relationships in PSHE.


Class expectations

  • Children will respect other people's answers and listen whilst others are talking.
  • Children will always believe in themselves.
  • Children will bring forest school kits in on Wednesdays.
  • Children will make sure PE kits are within school and are taken home to be washed at half terms.
  • Reading records and spelling books to be brought to school each day and taken home. (Replacements can be bought at the office for 50p).
  • Children will read as often as possible and have this marked in their reading records. 


P.E: Our P.E day is on a Thursday. Please can children leave all P.E kit in school we will send home each half term to be washed.


Forest School: This will take place on Wednesday afternoon. Children need to wear suitable clothes, as they will be working outside for the whole session, and have a change of footwear suitable for walking on a muddy field.


Reading: Children will have opportunities to read every day, therefore they should always bring their reading records and reading books to school every day. It is very important to hear your child as much as possible. It develops their language skills and enhances their vocabulary.


Spellings: Spellings will be given to children on a Monday and a test will take place on a Friday. Please encourage your children to learn these spellings as they are words they need to know.

interest, island, knowledge, learn, length, library, material, medicine, mention and minute.

Times tables

All children have an individual target table to focus upon each week. They will be tested every Thursday. Your child will know the table they are on.




Homework is set for 10 weeks. The children can choose whichever tasks they wish in any order to gain a total of 100 points. The work can be done at any time over the term. Work can be returned to school as completed and stored in the Homework box, or returned in one go at the end of 10 weeks. The grid can be found above.


Any online homework, please email it to me:


Water Bottles: Children can bring water bottles to school so they can have a drink during the day; these bottles should only contain water as no juice is allowed. You can purchase a bottle from the office for £1.


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Rights Respecting Schools in the Spring term!


Our school has a continued commitment to helping children learn about and understand their rights. Here are the individual rights we will be exploring across the school linking to our weekly themes. Please ask your children about these articles and speak with them about how they impact them at home too.


Whole School Theme

Article of the Week

Staying Healthy - Keeping Fit

Article 25 – review of the treatment of care

Staying Healthy - Eating Well

Article 24 – health and health services

Chinese New Year 

Article 13 – freedom of expression

Keepping Safe Online

Article 17 - access to media and information

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Article 39 - recovery from trauma

Friends and Family - Valentine's Day

Article 5 - parental guidance and a child's evolving capabilities.

Educate and Celebrate

Article 2 - non discrimination

Looking after the environment

Article 8 - preservation of identity

British Science Week

Article 3 - best interests of the child

International Day of Forests

Article 6 - life, survival and development


Article 14 - freedom of thought, belief and religion

Contact Mr Holbrook

If you have any questions or queries, simply complete the form and I will get back to you.

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