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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Year 4 – The Meerkats

Welcome to the Year 4 Class page

Dear Parents,

 I hope you all had a great Easter break! I hope everyone is refreshed and ready for what will be a fantastic Summer term! If you would like an overview of what we will be covering in class this term, please see overleaf.


We have essentially finished our Rivers topic, despite the short Spring term. Our new topic is the Romans, and I am personally very excited as this usually gets much enthusiasm from the children. Our trip for this topic will hopefully be to the Roman Baths (in Bath!), however due the costs involved this will likely be in Term 6.


  • Creative – We will be making Roman shields in class. For their creative homework, I would like children to make a Roman or Celt weapon (such as a sword/bow/spear) or armour (such as a Roman helmet). This will go towards recreating a battle between Romans and Celts!
    • This will be due on Friday 4th May and is compulsory!
  • Written – This is not compulsory but if the children would like to get engaged with their topic at home, then it would be great to display this around the school!
    • Write a story as Boudicca or a Roman Soldier, about the Roman invasion of Britain. (We will be looking at this in class, so they may want to wait until we have covered this).

I will be planning activities for parents to come and join us – so please keep checking bags for letters early this term!

Other reminders

Guided reading and spellings will continue as normal. Please remember to check the class page on the school website for additional practice in spellings and maths (including great times table games), as well as Mathletics.  

As per last term, forest schools will continue every other Thursday afternoon. I am hoping to change our PE slot to Friday afternoon – so please ensure both kits are in from Wednesday onwards!

If you have any questions about any of the above (including homework!), or anything else, then as always, please come speak to me on the playground, in the mornings, or at the door after-school!

Many thanks,

Mr. Marshall


For your information...

P.E lessons  will now rotate around Wednesday and Friday afternoons depending on the week, so please make sure it is in on this latter half of the week. Forest School and Art will continue to take place on alternate Thursday afternoons.

Reading books will be changed every Thursday.  It is essential that you read with your child as often as possible and note this into their reading record. Please ensure that your child brings their book to school every day.

Spellings are handed out every Monday during lessons.  The children then have a week to learn them and complete the attatched homework before returning to their spelling teacher the following Monday.

Guided reading homework will be given out on a Monday and is expected on your child's day:

Tuesdays: Reegan, Chinomso, Haydn, Izzy, Oli, Elina, Tulah, Ana, Oisin, Wiktor

Wednesdays: Owen, Max, Edie, Sara, CC, Aidan T, Jojo, Sophie, Aidan R, Izzy G

Thursdays: Cayden, Stanley, Jovial, Chinelo, Holly, Josh, Evie, Ana Cat., Bailey, Isabella