English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ

Welcome to Year 4!



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Welcome to Year 4's Class Page. I am really excited to welcome the new Year 4s back to school. Having previously taught the class, I'm looking forward to hearing about all that they have achieved during lockdown and over the summer. This year, Mrs Murrell, Mrs Bevis and I will be working together to identify any gaps in their learning and support the children on their educational journey. We are planning exciting topics to engage the children in their learning and support them to move forward so that they can progress following the interruption from Covid-19.


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:

P.E. in Year 4 is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Tuesdays, Mrs Cleary and I will be teaching fielding skills and on Wednesdays, Mr Howell from AllStar Sports will be teaching tennis. This term, children will need to come to school in their PE kit on our PE days. They will not be changing kits at school. 



This term, our homework focus is on reading. Please encourage your children to read everyday as this is hugely beneficial to their continual learning. 


Items from home:

Due to current circumstances and DfE guidelines, children are only allowed to bring in essential items to school. This includes lunch boxes, water bottles, coats, PE kits and rucksacks. Small toys and show and tell items MUST be left at home. Please make sure your child’s lunch box is named clearly. 

It is the children’s responsibility to take home their lunch boxes and water bottles, daily, to be cleaned and refilled with fresh water. 

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


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 to ensure the children are not drinking water past its best.


I really enjoyed teaching the children when I was supporting in Year 3 and am looking forward to an exciting year ahead.


Mr Lander