Year 4 2016 - 2017

Miss Opdam

Welcome to our Year 4 class page: Miss Opdam, Miss Waterhouse and wonderful children!

Please keep checking this page to find out all the fantastic things that Year 4 are getting up to. If you have any questions or suggestions please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Miss K Opdam

Key Information

PE Days



Outdoor kit needed



Outdoor kit needed



Swimming kit needed


Reading Books:

Please ensure you have signed the reading record located in your child's planner so I am aware your child has read their book. Your child should change their book as often as possible.

Curriculum: Summer 1:


The Mission of the Church / The Early Christians

“Through the Church Christ fulfils and reveals God’s plan to unite all things in him. Christ gave his Church a structure in calling and choosing twelve apostles. With them and their successors he shares his mission, his power and authority. In the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost the Church was revealed and its mission to the nations was begun… The ultimate purpose of this mission is to share in the communion of life and love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” Religious Education Curriculum Directory

Year 4 will learn that Peter was chosen by Jesus to play a special role in the Church and that Jesus gave his followers a mission – to spread the Good News to others. They will learn that Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to help his followers and that Pentecost was the beginning of the Church. They will learn about the missions of Peter and Paul and about Stephen the first martyr of the Christian


At Home:

You could help your children by:

• discussing with them the life of St Peter and that he was the first Pope

• reading the missionary journeys of St Paul in Acts of the Apostles (Ch 16 ff)


In addition to daily reading and writing, children will be taught spelling, grammar and handwriting objectives for their year group.

We are currently working on the story 'The Pied Piper' and we are reading a range of texts based on the story, including the version written by Michael Morpurgo.

The main grammar objectives we are concentrating on this half term are:

  • to use and identify past progressive and present progressive tense

  • to use and identify past simple tense

  • to recognise and use adjectives, adverbs and verbs.

We are coninuting to draft, write and edit in our own writing and read aloud too. 


The main objectives we are concentrating on this half term are:

  • compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size

  • identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations

  • complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry. 

  • describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant

  • describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down  plot specified points and draw sides to complete a given polygon.

  • interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs.

  • solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.


We are learning about 'The Plague' 

Here are the objectives that will be covered within this topic:


  • a study over time tracing how several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality (this can go beyond 1066)

  • a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality


  • Looking at recycling and rubbish - use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.


  • Drawing developed into printmaking, rotating and translating images

  • Looking at famous printmaking artists.


Files to Download

Year 4: News items

NSPCC Childline Assembly, by Miss Barnes

Year 4 Recorders, by Miss Opdam

Year 4 Gardeners, by Miss Opdam

Year 4: Blog items

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Year 4: Gallery items

French Day, by Miss Opdam

Great Grounds, by Miss Opdam

Year 4 Visit Jorvik, by Miss Opdam

Year 4: Calendar items

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Contact the School

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Floatshall Road,
M23 1HP

Tel: 0161 998 3419
Fax: 0161 945 6507