Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Miss Benyon

Hi, I’m Miss Benyon and I am currently one of the Year 4 teachers (class 4B).
I am part of the music team and can play the piano.

Class HLTA

Class HLTA

Miss. Ellis

Hello, I’m Miss. Ellis,
I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next
academic year.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Miss. McNally

Hello, I am Mrs McNally,
I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next
academic year.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Miss. Ambler

Hello, I’m Miss Ambler,
I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next
academic year.

Class 4B curriculum

Spring term

Our topic this term is


 ‘Why are the Rainforests important to us all?’

In this topic we will explore the Tropical Rainforests of the world. We will use artefacts and historical information to enhance and improve our reading, writing and history skills.

You can support your child’s learning by helping them research Rainforests.  If you do not have internet access at home, you can always use the library which will have plenty of books on the subject.

We will be learning about a wide spectrum of facts from the location of rainforests to the plants, animals and people that live in them.  We will also learn about how rainforests are to survive in our modern age.


As theologians we will :

  • Learn about the Christian Family .
  • Think about what it means to be part of a Christian family.
  • Start our Holy Communion journey.
  • Learn about The Mass.
  • Make links between actions of beliefs.


English – As writers and communicators we will :

  • Discuss the meaning of new vocabulary related to our topic.
  • We will skim and scan non-fiction writing for relevant features.
  • We will choose relevant information that can be used when we write non-chronological reports.
  • We will use paragraphs and sub-headings to present information.
  • We will write setting descriptions comparing rainforests with forests in the UK.
  • We will write persuasive writing and diary entries.
  • We will learn to speak clearly to an audience and participate in role play.

As readers we will :

  • Read and listen to a variety of texts.


PSHE  – we will be looking at friendships and getting on with each other.

  • We will focus on ourselves and why it is good to be me.
  • We will be doing this through drama, reflective time in class, whole class discussions and art work.



History  – As historians we will :

  • Examine how the location, size and landscape of the rainforests has changed over time
  • We will look at the early civilization of Ancient Mayans
  • We will use our skills of investigation and interpretation and knowledge of chronology to gain an overview of the place of Mayans in world history.


Geography  – As geographers we will :

  • Use maps, atlases and ICT to locate rainforests on the world map and explore the key geographical features.
  • We will develop our vocabulary relating to rainforests and understand their features.
  • We will use a range of sources to help us to understand settlements and land use,  economic   activity and use of natural resources. 
  • We will explore the effect humans have on the environment.


Design and Technology

Design Technology – As designers we will :

  • Create dioramas using design criteria.
  • We will select and use a range of tools and equipment relevant to the task.
  • We will evaluate our dioramas against the set criteria.




Maths  – As mathematicians we will :

  • Find fractions of amounts
  • Add and subtract fractions
  • Identify equivalent fractions and decimals
  • Tell the time using 24 hour, analogue and digital clocks
  • Count from 0 in multiples of 7, 9 and 25 and estimate numbers
  • Solve problems including fractions, decimals and time
  • Continue to develop our knowledge of times table facts up to 12X12
  • Continually recap previous learning through Maths Meetings


Science  – As scientists we will :

  • Investigate living things
  • We will look at rainforest plants and explore their requirement for growth.  We will recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.  We will recognise that environments change and this can pose dangers to living things.
  • We will set up enquiries and plan fair tests by identifying, observing and recording variables.

Physical education

PE – As athletes we will

  • Complete a unit of work on dance
  • Develop and perform routines
  • Explore themes surrounding balance, timing and rhythm


Computing  – we will be learning how to use spreadsheets and data. Children will learn about:

  • Cell locations using co-ordinates.
  • Different formulas for calculations.
  • Different types of data.
  • Line graphs to represent data.


Art  – As artists we will :

  • Develop our use of materials and increase our awareness of different kind of Art
  • We will produce artwork based on that of the Kayapo Tribe of the Rainforest. We will focus on patterns and materials used by them.


Music  – As musicians we will :

  • Study the carnival of the animals
  • Focus on timbre tempo and pitch


Homeworkthis will be given out on a Friday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the following Friday.

Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home on a daily basis and MUST be returned to school every day.  Children can be reading their own independent book from home or class reading area once they have finished the given book and completed a book review.  Children’s independent reading books are changed once a week in school.  Reading records are to be completed each time you listen to your child read at home.

School Trips

There are no school trips this term.

Year 4 Assemblies

 Our Year group Holy Week  Assembly will take place on Friday 3rd April at 2:30. 

PE Important Information

  • A P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps (indoor use) / sports trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school.  As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months.
  •  If your child has pierced ears, it would be much appreciated if you could remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.  Please note that staff are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons.  Long hair must be tied back.
  • Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school at all times.  All P.E. kit must be labeled clearly with your child’s name.  If it becomes lost, it can easily be returned to the rightful owner. If your child does not have their P.E. kit in school you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week.

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What happens in our class? have a look at all the blog post direct from the classroom. 

Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

As the calendar year for 2019 draws to an end we hope you have a happy and holy Christmas. Here are the Christmas production highlights for 2019 . https://vimeo.com/380447129   Key Stage One sing us out with their carol service  ........... see you next year. ....

Our new Library

Our new Library

On the 15th of November, our local MP came and led an assembly where she shared with the children her love of reading. Her favourite book was the MagicFaraway Tree by Enid Blyton. The children were enthused by her and asked many questions. She then officially opened...

Topics Displays

Topics Displays

Throughout school we have some fantastic topics that we are looking into. Our topic displays are eye catching and show a variety of learning skills through History, Geography, Art and DT. After each lesson children’s work is displayed under the question that they have...

Our New Library

Our New Library

St Paulinus Primary School has launched its new library! The children enjoy their moment of escapism and take advantage to choose their own book and read or share a book with their friends. .     

Last Supper Year 4

Last Supper Year 4

The Last Supper is the final meal that Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. The Last Supper is commemorated by Christians especially on Maundy Thursday. The Last Supper provides the scriptural basis for the Eucharist, also known as "Holy...

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