St Bernadette's Catholic Primary

With Jesus in our Hearts, we have:

The passion to learn,

The courage to fail,

The strength to love

Year 4 - Einstein Class

Welcome to Einstein Class


Our class teachers are: Mrs Ross - Monday to Thursday and Ms Turner on a Friday.    


This term our learning journey in History is the cause and consequence of Saxon Settlement in terms of why those who left their homelands converted from paganism to Christianity. In Geography, we are learning about the impact of climate change on tea production in India. In Science we are learning about states of matter in terms of how different materials change and respond to their environment. In Art we are exploring painting and mixed media where we compare and contrast different shades of colours of paint. We also experiment with paint to observe how it can be used to create different tones and effects.


During our class novel time we will be reading a range of exciting books and the children will have the opportunity to vote for their class novels, which will be shared as a whole class.


Please ensure your child’s reading diary and reading book comes into school every day. Please also ensure that your child brings a water bottle with them each day.


Monday – Spelling test

Tuesday – PE day (All children come into school in their PE kits)

Wednesday – Spellings set and homework set.


In Year 4 we don’t have a specific day for show and tell. However, if the children receive a certificate or trophy, or have something that is linked to our learning, they are very welcome to bring this into school and we will share as a class.


A normal day in our class

8:50am - 9:00am Morning task, individuals readers and response to marking feedback
9:00am - 9:10am Morning Prayer, register and lunches
9:10am - 9:30am 

Guided Reading (VIPERS)

9:30am - 10:30am Whole class teaching of English/Maths
10:30am - 10:45amBreak 
10:45pm - 11:55pm Whole class teaching of English/Maths
11:55am - 12:00pmTidy up and lunchtime prayer
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunchtime
1:00pm - 1:05pmAfternoon register
1:05pm - 1:15pm Handwriting
1:15pm - 3:-05pm RE, History, Geography, Science, PE, ICT, Art, DT, Music 
3:15pm - 3:20pm Get ready for home and class novel time
3:20pm Home Time 


We follow God Matters in Religious Education (the Portsmouth Diocese scheme of learning). The children learn two and half hours of RE per week in lower KS2 and are involved in Liturgical Prayer.


Things that help us learn

We will be continuing to use Google Classroom as our online learning platform in Year 4. The children have access to Times Table Rock Stars and Maths frame to support their times tables.  Children have access to Oxford Reading Owl to support home learning. Your child will need to record in their diary how much they have read. Weekly spellings are sent home to consolidate the understanding of spellings and spelling rules the children have been taught. Spellings for many children will be taken from Government issued statutory word lists.


Our Curriculum Map

Take a look at our class learning webs to view what the children will be learning throughout the year.


If you have any questions or there is anything urgent that you think I need to know, please contact the School Office either by phone at 01252 548123 or by email at

Autumn Topics 2023 - Termly Curriculum Web

Year 4 Curriculum Meeting Autumn 2023