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Welcome to Class 4


Our teacher is Miss Hourigan.  Mrs Taylor teaches us on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Storton and Miss Braithwaite as well as parents and friends who come in and help us too. 


These are the days when we need to have extra things in school, as well as our reading books.


Monday:  PE.- September- January 2016. Please make sure pumps and trainers are in school.

Swimming from February- July 2017

Tuesdays: P.E. Please make sure pumps and trainers are in school. This will be outside so dark sports pants and jumpers can be worn.


Thursday: Flute lesson.  Please make sure all flutes are in school

Friday:  Homework set / Homework due in. Mathematics, Spelling and reading .


Find out more about Lancashire Music Service through the link below.


Important information -


PE - PE will take place on a Monday and a Tuesday afternoon. In February Y4 will have swimming lessons on a Monday afternoon.  Can we ask that all children have the required PE kit in school. It is really important to have pumps and trainers in school, depending on the weather. For outdoor PE on Tuesday's dark sports pants and jumpers can be worn, trainers can also be worn.


Homework and spellings - this will be given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Friday.  It is vital the children attempt their homework, particularly spelling as it will aid their learning throughout the year.


Reading -

We place a great emphasis on reading at St Laurence’s Primary School and feel it is very important that the children read every night. Reading record books should be signed by parents three times in a week to indicate the pages read. On Fridays,  reading books will be checked, so books along with records must be in on this day.


Rewards -

Children are given team points for their behaviour, participation and general attitude to their school life.

Children will also recieve team points for their work in their books, these go towards their team houses and the winning team gets extra play time at the end of the half term.

Golden time will be take on Fridays and will involved games, activities or an extra play time.

Children can also be nominated for the Friday worship stickers. Children can be nominated by any member of staff or Pals (junior children who assist infant children at playtimes)


Equipment (Please ensure all items are clearly named) -

School bag

PE kit in a suitable bag: White T-Shirt, Blue or Black Shorts and Plimsolls.

Winter uniform: White or Light Blue Shirt or Blouse and Tie*, Long or Short Grey Trousers / Grey Skirt or Pinafore, Royal Blue Pullover or Cardigan

Summer uniform: White or Grey Socks, Shoes or Sandals. Royal Blue/White Gingham Dress, Royal Blue or White Polo Shirt *The ties are blue with a stripe (elasticated) for Early Years. (Both are obtainable from school.)


What we're up to in Year 4

As well as working hard in our English and Maths, we spend a lot of time in the afternoons researching and learning about our topic.


For the next few weeks our theme is Hunted.  Within this topic we will learn all about habitats and identifying a variety of living things in their natural environments.  In English we start looking at Folk-tales, specifically Brer Rabbit, and creating our own. We will then move on to debate texts on Hunting and having our own debate, we will then look at Hunted Poetry and create our own.

As we continue our learning, I will update this page with things that we have done.


Miss Hourigan.

We follow the 'Lancashire Themed Booklets' support materials.  Please open the attached PDF file and scroll down to the Year 4 page to find out about our 2016-2017 curriculum.

Year 4 Curriculum Summer 2

Please click on the file to see our Curriculum letter showing what Year 4 will be learning this term.