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St. Martin de Porres

Letters & Homework

Welcome to Year 4!


This year we will be learning about...


In maths we will be looking at the place value of four-digit numbers. We will practice partitioning and rounding. Following this, we will use the compact column method to add numbers and number lines to find the difference between two numbers. 


In literacy we will be describing characters and settings. We will do this using expanded noun phrases and similes. We will also be using personification to make non-living things seem real in our writing. Following this, we will learn about Caribbean poets for Black History Month.



In year 4, children have the exciting opportunity of learning the guitar. Sessions will take place every Monday and children will be issued with their own guitar to take home sometime during the Autumn term.


Our IPC topic this term is ’Roman Britain’. We will be looking at the reasons why they Romans wanted to invade Britain and learnt about Boudicca, the queen who resisted them.


In Science, the children will be learning all about sound and how it travels through different materials. 


In RE we will be looking at Hinduism. We will focus on Hindu values and compare them with our own values.

Other important information


Year have regular PE sessions throughout the week. Please ensure that your child brings in their PE kit on Monday and takes it home to be washed on Friday.


In addition to this Year 4 will also have guitar lessons every Monday morning. Please ensure that your child brings their guitar to school every Monday.

Homework and spellings

Homework and spellings will be given out every Friday. Homework needs to be handed in to the class teacher by the following Wednesday at the latest, so it can be marked.



In year 4, your child will start to choose their own books to take home. With our supervision, they will sign out each new reading book and inform us when they have finished the book. We will hear each child read at least once every week, but please help your child by reading with them at home every day.

Class assemblies

Once every half-term, each class in the juniors is expected to present a short assembly to the rest of the junior school. St Martin de Porres’ class assembly will be on the 6th November 2019.