Year Four 2020 - 2021

Hello and Welcome!


Welcome to Year 4 and welcome back to school.  I am very excited about the New Year ahead and I’m looking forward to us having a happy, productive and fun school year. 

The children will be returning to school after a long period of time at home. I know that many of you have worked so hard to keep up the children’s education at home and your efforts with this have been incredible, a huge thanks to you all.  I want to assure you that we are aware that the children may be anxious about their return to school, as might you be also.  We will be doing everything possible to assure the health and well-being of your children and our families. 

Science Topic.

This terms science topic is called ‘Animals including Humans’.  The class will identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.  The children will also identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.  Working scientifically children will be asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them furthermore setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.


Class Topic.

This terms class topic is ‘Modern Europe’ the children will Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe.  Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography including climate zones, rivers and mountains, locate the capital cities of the British Isles.  Use maps, atlases, globes and digital mapping.  We are also going to study Spain in greater detail looking at different cities, food, Spanish words and phrases and culture.


Reminders and practical information.

Pupils will receive homework for Maths and Literacy once a week, as well as their individual reading books. Please could parents continue with their good work listening to their children read and asking questions to check their understanding. In regards to Mathematics, a small amount of time dedicated to reinforcing multiplication table knowledge each week is always beneficial.



Swimming takes place on a Thursday afternoon at the Aquatic Centre on Oxford Road.  Please can you ensure your child has the correct swimming kit and provide a towel.  Transport to and from the pool is provided.

Steel Pans.

Mr Yankey will be in school to teach the children steel pans on a Thursday.  The class will be split into three and each small group will get one term of steel pan tuition.


P.E will be on a Friday morning and is lead by Manchester City every child will participate and they are expected to have the correct P.E kit in school. This is a white t shirt, black shorts / leggings and P.E pumps.  Furthermore could children have their kit in school every day as they may need it for other activities that happen over the week.

If there are any questions you would like answered please feel free to ask either one of us before or after school or alternatively make a an appointment at the office. 

Many thanks for all your support,

Mr Isherwood.

Year 4 teacher.





Including History, Geography, Art and Design



Autumn 1

Modern Europe

Domestic Church – Family People.

Baptism / Confirmation – Belonging called.



Autumn 2

 Advent / Christmas loving Gift.

Local Church Community.


Paco - MCFC

Spring 1

Meet the Artists.

Euacharist / Giving and receiving

Lent Self Discipline



Spring 2

Serving – New life


Paco - MCFC

Summer 1

Sports Tournaments

Inter-relating / Building bridges.



Invasion Games.

Summer 2

Universal Church.  Gods people.


Bat and ball games.




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Contact Us

Holy Name RC Primary School

Denmark Road, Moss Side, Manchester, M15 6JS

T: 0161 226 6303


Head of School: Damian Regan
Executive Headteacher: Catherine Gordon

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