St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Reddish


Welcome to 4MG's class page. 

Welcome back to school!  We have got lots of exciting learning to get our brains working.  We will be learning lots as well as getting back into our daily routine and of course spending time with our friends.  On our class page you will find lots of answers to any questions you may have. This is the place to come to find out all about the exciting things that we will be doing this year. It's also a chance to look at what fun we have had so far :)

 In 4MG we have:

Miss Gleeson - Teacher

Miss Brown - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Aiello - Teaching Assistant

Miss Gleeson
Miss Gleeson
Miss Brown
Miss Brown
Mrs Aiello
Mrs Aiello


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.  They will be sent home every Monday and you will find updated lists of the spellings on this page each week.


In Year 4, we are learning our timestables from 2 to 12. Keep practising at home on TT rockstars! The details on your login can be found in your reading record.


W/C 4th January spellings and timestables

This week we will be looking at our 11 and 12 timestables.

Group 1

Group 2

 RE - Chosen & Advent

RE - Advent

We are thinking about how Advent is a time of preparation- getting our hearts ready for the birth of Jesus at Christmas.  We have made our Advent promises and will be thinking about the important words as we journey through Advent

In RE, we will be exploring the Sacrament of Confirmation. We will build on our knowledge of Baptism as the first Sacrament we received.  We will be exploring how we are all chosen just as the disciples were chosen by Jesus. We will be looking at the different stories in the old and new testament when people were called by God. We will explore what it means to belong- in our families, our school, clubs etc and link this to our faith and what it means to confirm our faith. We will learn about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how these impact our lives. During the Month of November we will also be focusing on the month of Remembrance.

During December, we will be focusing on Advent and learning about the symbolism of the Advent wreath.

Science - Living Things

4MG's Classification key
4MG's Classification key

In science this term, children will develop their understanding of living things such as pondlife (following our fieldwork trip), birds, trees and woodland animals. The children will be looking at how living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. They will explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment. They children will also focus on changes to the environment and what impact this can have in the long term to the living things. Year 4 will spend some time bird watching, identifying trees at St Josephs and recapping what we found in the pond during our fieldwork trip.

Geography - UK Regions

Geography - Autumn
Geography - Autumn

We will be learning about the 12 regions of the UK (9 of them being in England!) They will be researching the regions and comparing the North West to the South West, finding our similarities and differences in the human and physical features. The children will also further develop their knowledge of compass points. Year 4 will use atlases, Google maps, DIGIMAPS and aerial photographs to enhance their map reading skills and identify the key cities within the regions.



Homework books will be sent out on a Thursday to be returned by the following Tuesday.

Please read with your child every night and sign their reading diary.

During this current time we will not be having indoor PE. 

 Games will be every Friday supported by Kris from City in the Community.  Please do not leave Games kits in school- Bring in Games kit each Friday.  Can you also send in a lightweight rain jacket as we will aim to get out in most weather.

The curriculum has been reviewed for 2020-21 and these will be used in our year groups going forward.



4MG's Learning

Our pledge to Anti-Bullying. What part will we play?

4MG River Mersey Fieldwork Trip


Well done to the children who have been selected for their Achievement, Commitment and Effort in 4MG!

Who will it be next time...?