Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

Live, Love, Learn. Together we will soar to new heights

Brunswick Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 2JE

01744 678670


Year 4


Welcome to the Year 4 class page!

Our teacher is Mrs Bradshaw and we also have the support of Mrs Derrick and Mrs Martin.  

We are really excited about the year ahead and can't wait to share our learning journey with you all!


Click the link below to see the exciting learning that will be taking place this year in Year 4.

Year 4 Curriculum Map

RE Come and See

Topic 1 - Domestic Church - Family: People

Learning Outcomes

Know and understand:

  • Our family trees 
  • The family of God in Scripture
  • Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above

Topic 2 - Baptism - Belonging: Called

Learning Outcomes

Know and Understand

  • The response to being chosen
  • Confirmation: a call to witness

Topic 3 - Advent - Loving: Gift

Learning Outcomes

Know and Understand

  • The gift of love and friendship
  • The Church's seasons of preparing to receive God's gift of love and friendship in Jesus




We are reading Why The Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo. We are producing some amazing writing from this book, so watch out on Twitter for photos!


In Maths, this term, we will be completing work on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction.

During Place Value, we will represent and partition numbers up to 10,000, show numbers on a number line, find 1000 more and 1000 less, round large numbers, investigate negative numbers and learn Roman Numerals.


In this topic, we will learn about food chains, the digestion system and teeth. Here is our key vocabulary for this topic:

Digestive system, digestion, mouth, teeth, saliva, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, nutrients, large intestine, rectum, teeth, incisor, canine, molar, premolars, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, producer, predator, prey, food


In this topic, we will learn about daily life in Ancient Greece, as well as their beliefs, gods and goddesses, and the first Olympic Games.


Our PE days are Monday and Friday, unless we have Forest School so watch out for a Marvellous Me about this. Please make sure your child has the correct coloured t-shirt, navy shorts and black pumps. A navy tracksuit is permitted when the weather is colder. 


In Art, we are learning about Vincent Van Gogh, a Dutch painter, who lived in the 1800s. His paintings are world-renowned. 


Year 4 are very lucky that this year, they will learn how to play a brass instrument. Eventually, they will be able to bring this home and practice everything they have learned in school. We can't wait to begin our lessons!