English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ

Welcome to Year 4!

Year 4 Parent Welcome Meeting


Mrs Lbieb                                                               

Class teacher                                                                  


Welcome to Year 4’s Class Page!! I am really excited to be part of your child's experience of school and aim to give them the best possible educational journey. Mrs Novis, Mrs O'Reilly and I will be working closely together to ensure that your children have a great year!


We are planning exciting themes linked to your child’s interests to engage children in their learning and support them to move them forward in their learning. Throughout the year we will be going on trips and having workshops that will help us understand our topics.


We believe that communication between school and home is key to helping us get to know your children as quickly as possible. If you have any queries or concerns, please do get in touch.


Physical Education:

P.E. in Year 4 is on Wednesdays and Fridays. P.E. is a critical part of the children’s learning and development so please do make sure that your child has the correct P.E. kit in school.



Spelling homework will be given out on Mondays, and there will be a spelling test on Fridays. The children will also be given English and Maths homework on Wednesday, due in on the following Monday. In addition to that, please do remember to keep reading with your child. This is just as important now as it was when they first joined the school, so we would ask you to read with them every evening, or as regularly as you possibly can.


PPA Cover

Mrs Fordham will be teaching in the classroom on Wednesday mornings to cover my half day of PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time. Mrs Fordham and I will be regularly communicating about the children’s needs and learning and she is looking forward to continuing to work with the class.


Book Bags:

Children read individually and as part of a guided reading session on different days during the week. Please make sure your child brings their book bag to school every day with their reading diary and school reading book – this will help us ensure we are able to read with your child on their allocated day. Thank you.


If your child needs to change their reading book, they need to put it with their reading diary in the designated basket. They will then have the opportunity to change their book at some point during the day.


Library books – children are also welcome to borrow a book from the class library. They will need to sign these out in a folder in the classroom.


Water bottles:

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


A final reminder please name all belongings! As a team we try our best to support your child in looking after their belongings, however if they are not named it can make the task very challenging.


I really enjoyed meeting the children on transition day; I have heard lots of lovely things about them from the Year 3 team and am looking forward to an exciting year ahead.


Mrs Lbieb