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Welcome to the Year 4 page

In Year 4 the teachers are Mrs Bidder & Miss Paps

Multiplication check

In June the children will take part in a National Multiplication Check. This check covers timetables upto 12 x 12. It is therefore important that the children know their timestables quickly. Below are some links that can support with this. Also, when you go on to Purple Mash there is a game which is for multiplication and is set out how the multiplication test will be. You can also Google the test and other examples of the test structure are available. Below is the link for guidance on the check for the year 2021-2022 

Knowledge Organisers

Here at St Paul's we use Knowledge Organisers. These are banks of information that will support you child during a topic. Please use these to develop your child's knowledge, for extra information about what we are doing and for when your child is working from home. On each one are the skills that we teach the children in that topic. 

Welcome Meeting Powerpoint


English is very important to us. That's why we have 'Book Strings.' A set of age appropriate but challenging books in our class. We also have a poem every week that we use in class to develop our vocabulary. Some of the poems are covered over several weeks as they are longer or we take part of the poem. In Year 4 we also  encourage a love of reading. 

Please remember to read as often as possible at home. You can encourage your child by;

  • Read while you are out and about – There are many opportunities to read when you are out in the car, taking a walk or shopping in town.
  • Encourage your child to help you by reading signs and guiding the way.
  • Read yourself! It’s great for your child to see you as a reader too! This could be anything from books, letters and e-mails to receipts,newspapers and magazines.
  • Visit your library – it’s free to join! As well as visit your library taking out story books, use visits to the library as a time to find books about your child’s hobbies and interests.
  • Make time to read - Set aside a time for reading for the family – after school or before bedtime. Encourage independent reading but don’t be afraid to still tell a bedtime story. Bedtime stories create a feeling of security and love and make happy memories that we remember when we are older.
  • Don’t just read books - Variety is great! Encourage your child to read newspapers, TV guides, comics, poems, shopping lists, road signs and magazines. Ask your child to find out information from the Yellow Pages, the Internet, cookery books, etc.
  • Let your child read with younger children –Encourage them to read to other members of the family.
  • Talk about what they are reading. –Make time to discuss what they like or don’t like about the book they are reading.
  • Sharing Books - Sharing a book with a child, no matter how old, is fun! It is a time for closeness. 

We also now use Accelerated Reader in school. Please help your child to complete the quizzes at home. They will be assessed at least once a term. Here is the link https://ukhosted142.renlearn.co.uk/6712691/Public/RPM/Login/Login.aspx?srcID=s

Poem of the Week

I suffer in science

struggle in maths

eyes on the table

frightened to ask


Mr Mawhinney

face like a goat

must be a hundred

knows I can’t cope


Circles the room

stands by my side

speaks to me softly

sparkling eyes


“Here in this school

it’s my job to help

I don’t want a robot

just be yourself”


Does it so deftly

nobody sees

the rush as my blood

starts to unfreeze


Mr Mawhinney

face like a goat

must be a hundred

brilliant bloke


© Matt Goodfellow


Here are some prayers we use in our class.

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