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St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Primary School

Year 4

Friday 10th March - Home Learning 

Read the story of Jesus in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights. Think about Jesus' thoughts and what he might have said and draw a speech bubble and a thought bubble. You can print off the sheet above or draw you own picture. 


Ask an adult or an older sibling to read the questions to you and see how many you can complete in the given time!


Please read for 30 mins today and ask an adult to sign your reading record.


Welcome to Year 4!

I hope that this page helps to keep you informed of learning and events taking place throughout the year.


Our Curriculum

Below is an overview of our curriculum for this term

Knowledge Organisers

To help re-enforce learning, please find a series of knowledge organisers for each topic. Regular reading and quizzing from these will help your child retain key facts and free up working memory to focus on the development of historical and scientific skills


PE day is on Monday during the Autumn half term. Children should come dressed in their PE kits on Mondays..



Swimming lessons are on Friday afternoons- children should bring their swimming kits to school and be collected from Castleton pool from 3.15pm. Essential kit should include a swimming costume or swimming trunks or shorts (not regular sport shorts) and a towel. Optional kit would include goggles and a swim cap.



Times tables, spellings, English and Maths homework are sent home every Friday. Please return to school by the following Wednesday.


If, when completing homework, your child discovers an area of the curriculum with which they are really struggling, then please let me know via e-mail or seesaw and I will do my best to offer support.


Home / School Reading

All children have been provided with a new reading pack that includes:

  • An Accelerated Reader book and a Reading for Pleasure book
  • A Reading Journal (please aim to fill this in three times a week, when you read with your child)
  • A Reading Activity booklet (your child can complete an activity in this booklet at any time but I would suggest using it for books that he / she has really enjoyed)
  • A Reading Bookmark (this contains question prompts that you can use when reading with your child and covers all eight reading domains or skills that your child needs to practise)


Reading packs should be brought to school every day.

Accelerated Reader

Along with the new reading packs, I am sure you will be aware that the school are now using Accelerated Reader to help boost children’s interest and engagement in reading.


Children have a wide range of books from which to choose (their Zone of Proximal Development). After completing their book, they take a short quiz that ranges from 5 to 10 questions, depending on the complexity of the text. This quiz may be taken at home or at school. Through these quizzes, children build up points and work towards a target so they can see their progress as they read through their chosen books.


You too can view progress through Renaissance Home Connect using the password and web link sent home.


Many children in our class have completed at least one quiz and seem very keen to read. Please support them in this new school endeavour, as fluent reading builds confidence, opens doors to new experiences and is the key to increasingly independent learning.

Year 3 and 4 spellings

The following spellings are statutory from the National curriculum. We will be looking at words with particular spelling patterns, as well as the words in the document below.