Miss Lawne
Year 4 Teacher

Welcome to Year 4 at Holy Family with Miss Lawne

We hope that during the year you will enjoy finding out about all the wonderful things we will be learning in our lessons. To keep up to date with what is happening inside our classroom follow us on twitter @HolyFamilyL8_4L

Come and See 

  • Called: Children will learn to know and understand the response of being chosen and confirmation (a call to witness).
  • Other faiths: Islam
  • Gift: Y4 will learn about the gift of love and friendship. They will learn about Advent and Christmas.



Y4 will be learning to add and subtract with 4 digit numbers. They will use the column method to learn how to exchange, when necessary. Y4 will be developing their skills of multiplication and division. It is very likely that Y4 children will have a times tables exam in summer term. Y4 will develop their 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 times tables. They will also work on their 25, 50 and 100 times tables.



This half term, Y4 will learn to write a warning tale and a letter of discussion. Their writing will be closely linked to their history topic, The Romans. The children will learn how to check and edit their own work, use adverbs and adjectives to add detail to their writing, use fronted adverbials and write in paragraphs.



Y4 will be studying ‘Animals including humans’. Children will learn how to describe the function of basic parts in the human digestive system and identify different types of teeth in humans. Y4 will construct and interpret a variety of food chains. They will learn to identify producers, predators and prey in food chains.


Children will continue to learn about the Romans and their invasion on Britain. This is a topic that Y4 have been thoroughly enjoying! They will learn to understand the problems that Julius Caesar faced when attempting to invade Britain, the reasons why the Romans wanted to conquer other countries.


Design and Technology

This half term, Y4 will create a shell structure. Children will use computer aided design to create a net of a box. Their project is to design and make a box that closes and is strong enough to hold a roman coin. Children will then evaluate their own product. Y4 will develop their construction skills by learning to create L-braces, tabs, gusset support and folds. They will measure in cm and mm.



Children will learn about ‘School Life’. In this half term, they will learn school subjects and simple opinions, time (on the hour, half past), to read and write numbers 1 – 20 and the alphabet, which will link to Christmas.


This half term, Y4 will study the computing topic ‘We’ve Got the Power!’ In this computing activity, Y4 will be exploring the power of social media as a force for good. We will ask children to start a campaign to correct one of the many wrongs in our world and use social media to gain support and gather momentum for their cause.



This term, Y4 will be taking part in basketball sessions with Mersey Mavericks. The children will develop their passing, shooting and dribbling skills.