St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Reddish

Welcome to Year 4HM We have had a very busy start to Year 4 and have learnt lots! In this next term leading up to Christmas we will continue to be active learners exploring the curriculum and finding out lots of interesting things! Keep up to date with all of our learning right here!!

Meet the team:

In Class 4HM we have:

Mrs Montgomery: Class Teacher    Mrs Mackenzie: Teaching Assistant           Mr Ali: Teaching Assistant

In RE this term we are looking at Belonging- we are exploring how and why God chose people and linking this back to our previous learning in the family tree of Jesus. We will be looking at the call of Samuel and David and comparing these. We will also be exploring the calling of the disciples.

We will be looking at the Sacrament of Confirmation, the signs and symbols linked with this and the order of service. We will be exploring why this is such a special Sacrament.

In literacy we are writing adventure stories. We will be exploring what makes a good adventure story. We will be focusing on how we can build the scene in the readers imagination. We will post our stories later in the term!

We have started by looking at a WAGOLL - What a good one looks like - we have worked together to find out what our success criteria is for writing an Adventure story!

We are Explorers!

Last term we developed our geography skills by looking at the world- we explored the lines of longitude and latitude and focused in on the polar regions. We explored the human and physical features of the artic and antarctic.

We have started to look at the work of explorers and will continue this term as we research the history of polar exploration!

In science this term we have been investigating Solids,Liquids and gases. We have begun to plan fair tests recognising the variables in an investigation. We have been investigating how objects melt- we have made predictions and recorded conclusions.

REX! We had a special visitor in our class! We have decided that Rex is an additional member to our class!

We have thought about World Mental Health Day. We will continue to shine a light on the importance of mental health in school. Take a look at our learning...

Check out our journey through Forest school so far...

Meet the Teacher: Wednesday 11th September 3.30pm

It was lovely to see the parents who could join us for our meet the teacher meeting.  If you were unable to attend please see the attached power point. Please contact us if you have any queries.  

Share the Learning

Each term we will provide a brief overview of the learning taking place in our class. Please find attached this terms information.

Family! In RE In Autumn 1 we were looking at what being part of a Family means to us. We are one Family who love and care for each other. We will be looking at our own family trees and Jesus'. We will be reflecting on the part we play as members of God's family. We have asked the children to discuss their own family trees with you.

Autumn 1- In Science we have been looking at classification keys. We explored our outside space with our classification keys to see if we could identify the different invertebrates! We found lots of creatures and used our keys to for the unusual ones! 

Children will be given spellings and times tables to learn every Monday.  They will be tested on Friday and you will be informed of their results weekly.  You will find updated lists of the spellings on this page each week.

We will be Looking at the x7 tables this week-  by the end of year 4 children should have quick recall of all times tables KEEP PRACTISING! 

Spellings:  This week we are looking at Spellings from our Year 4 list

building answering  believing  considered  continued   tries   describes   experiments



This term we will be swimming every Wednesday.  It is important that swimming kits are in each week.

Please ensure indoor PE kits are now in school. They are to be left in school for the half term. PE is taught every Thursday.



  • Year 4 trip to Chill Factor Wednesday 20th November
  • Swimming is every Wednesday
  • Recorders is on a Wednesday
  • Forest school is every Thursday- Please remember your kit - rain does not stop us!