St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

This week is the second of the season of ADVENT. We now light the first two purple candles on our Advent Wreath. The first purple candle represents HOPE. The second represents LOVE. What do you do to show your family and friends that you love them?


Welcome to Year 4!

 Our Teachers are

Mrs Eland and Mrs Hartley.

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Rowlands. 

Remembrance Day

Leading up to Remembrance Sunday, our class all wrote some beautiful poetry and prayers. We then went outside to our Gathering Circle and held a beautiful Assembly where we read our poems and said our prayers. It was very moving and we were all very peaceful. We then planted our poppies in the ground, thinking of the fallen soldiers as we did so. 

    This half term our RE theme is


We will be learning about the promises God made to both Mary and Zechariah and how Joseph had to put his trust in God when an angel appeared to him.

We will have the chance to reflect on why sometimes it can be difficult to put our own trust in God.

Act of Charity

Year 4 have chosen to support the work of Water Aid this year.

Fundraising has been under way with a raffle to guess the name of the bear. The lucky winners have been picked I'm sure they will enjoy eating their prizes! 

Thank you to the children for organising this and for all your support so far. Our current fundraising total is: £20.09

This half term we are learning all about


We will be learning about the worlds seas and oceans and the life that exists there.

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The Deep!

Y4 had a fab time visiting The Deep. Hopefully they have shared with you some of the interesting information they discovered whilst they were there. Make sure to also ask them about the mystery of the parrot fish!

Observational Drawing

 We had a lovely, tranquil time in our class today. We put some calming ocean music on and drew objects from the sea, such as shells, pebbles and even seaweed. We created some lovely artwork just with our pencils and shading. 

David Miller

We have been studying the work of under water artist David Miller. Keep a look out for pictures of our own similar acrylic paintings coming soon.

Last Half Term....

A Yucky Investigation

 In our Topic lesson, we recreated the roles of the digestive system using a pair of tights, some food, a plastic cup and a bag. We had great fun squashing together the ingredients and squeezing them down the tights before squeezing out the mixture through the paper cup. It was quite disgusting!

Super Salads!

As part of our topic Y4 were asked to design an interesting and exciting plate of salad that would encourage Y1 children to eat more healthily. Have a look how they got on, I think their end products definitely fulfilled the design brief. Some of Y1 enjoyed visiting us and picking out their favourites too.

Future dates

Tues 27th Nov - Trip to The Deep

Mon 3rd Dec - Christmas craft afternoon

Weds 19th Dec - Y3 & Y4 Christmas party day

Thurs 20th Dec - Christmas jumper day


PE day is on a Wednesday.  Please make sure you have an indoor and outdoor kit in school for every lesson.

This half term we will be developing our skills in...




Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. It will alternate between Maths and English.

Please learn spellings sent home. It will help you in class. Remember to sign in the spelling log when you have worked with your child on them!

In Year 4 we ask that you read at home each night. Even 10 minutes is great! It's always lovely to snuggle up with a good book.

Book Donations

In the Y4 classroom we have a selection of books for the children to choose from when they have reading time but we would welcome any donations of books that your child has finished with at home that other Y4 children may enjoy reading.  

Thank you for the books already sent in Y4 were very excited to get their hands on them!