English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ

Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome to Year 4's Class Page. 


Welcome back to a new and exciting year where we will build on existing learning experiences. This year, Mrs Wickens and I will be working very closely together to ensure we provide an inspiring and enriched Curriculum. This will create high – quality learning opportunities, which will develop and motivate your children’s knowledge and understanding as well as be a learning community in Christ.  


We believe that communication between school and home is key to helping us support your children. If you have any queries or concerns, please do get in touch. I can be reached via email at 


Physical Education:

PE in the Autumn term is on a Tuesday and a Thursday.  Children will be going swimming on Tuesday mornings at Splashpoint. Children will need to come to school in their PE kit on our PE days and will not be changing kits at school. 

PPA Cover

Dr Townsley will be covering PPA every Tuesday morning.  


The Curriculum


This year we shall have three termly topics: I am an Explorer, Romans and It's all Greek to me. Please see the topic map (below) for more information on what we will be learning. Also don't forget to check Google Classroom regularly for photos, updates and homework. 



Please encourage your children to read everyday as this is hugely beneficial to their continual learning.


Children should also regularly practice their times table knowledge in order to increase their fluency and speed. Learning the Times Tables need not a tedious chore! Learning them can be fun through multiplication and division games that you can find on  We would like your child to practice these daily.  


There is a homework grid on Google Classroom with 9 activities to be completed over the course of the Autumn term. Please choose 1-2 activities to complete each week and upload them to Google Classroom or bring them in (and we will file in a folder). These activities are linked to our in-class learning and will benefit your child’s learning experience in school.


Every week, I will also set a spelling test to go alongside our weekly spelling lessons.



We encourage the children to take responsibility for their belongings and to bring the equipment they need as appropriate each day. Please remind them to check that their water bottles, PE kits, school clothing and personal items are named to save confusion. They will each have a peg in the classroom and a personal tray.


Water bottles:

Please make sure your child has a named water bottle in class (this should only contain water, no juice or squash). Please help your child fill their bottle with fresh water each day to ensure the children are not drinking water past its best.


We are all looking forward to an exciting year ahead.


Mrs Lbieb and Mrs Wickens