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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

  • Self-discipline: The children will learn about why self-discipline is important and will celebrate growth to new life through self-discipline.
  • New life: The children will learn how good news brings life and how the new life of the Easter message is spread through the power of the Holy Spirit.



Y4 will start this half term by developing our understanding of time. The children will learn to:

  • Convert between different units of measure e.g. hour to minute.
  • Read, write & convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 14 hour clocks
  • Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days


Y4 will also develop their understanding of fractions and decimals. They will learn to:

  • Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.
  • Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred and dividing tenths by ten.
  • Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number.
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼, ½, ¾
  • Find the effect of dividing a one or two digit number by 10 or 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths
  • Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number.
  • Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places.




This half term, the children will be reading the book The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith. A PDF of the book can be found here:


They will be writing their very own finding tale and an information leaflet. They will learn to:

  • Plan their writing by discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
  • Extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although
  • Use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense
  • Choose nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition
  • Use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause using fronted adverbials
  • Use and punctuate direct speech


This half term, our science topic is Living Things and their Habitats. The children will:


  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.




The children will be learning all about The Tudors this half term. They will:


  • Explore what life was like in Tudor times by looking at artefacts
  • Role-play and creating a comic strip timeline of events for The Battle of Bosworth.
  • Use evidence to find out what sort of man Henry VIII is and draw conclusions about the decisions he made during his reign as King.
  • Learn about Henry VIII’s six wives. After gathering evidence, we will decide whether what happened to them was fair and whether it would be acceptable in modern Britain.
  • Make comparisons between fashion for rich and poor Tudors
  • Explore what jobs were available in Tudor times and which opportunities were presented.
  • Investigate how England changed when Victoria became Queen and evaluate how it shaped modern Britain.


This half term, Y4 will be developing their printing skills. They will be studying the artist Kandinsky and evaluating his artistic style. They will create their own piece of art and will:

  • Interpret environmental and manmade patterns and form
  • Discuss the nature of effects able to modify and adapt print as their work progresses.
  • Explore images and recreate texture through deliberate selection of materials e.g. wallpaper, string, polystyrene etc.


This half term, the children will be learning about animals and habitats. They will continue to develop their reading, writing and listening skills in Spanish. They will also continue to develop their number and counting skills learning to count forwards and backwards up to sixty-nine.


This half term, the children will learn how to create their own web page. They will follow steps to build a basic web page using tags and elements to change the design and the colour of the web page. The theme of the web page will The Tudors where they show what they have learnt about their history topic.


This half term, the children will be developing their tennis skills. The pupils develop the key skills required for tennis such as the ready position, racket control and forehand and backhand groundstrokes. Pupils learn how to score points and how to use skills, strategies and tactics to outwit the opposition. Pupils are given opportunities to play games independently and are taught the importance of being honest whilst playing to the rules.