Miss Loughran
Year 4 teacher

Welcome to Year 4 at Holy Family with Miss Loughran!

We will be supported by Miss McAndrew.

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_3L

Please find below the details of our learning for Spring term 2:


Come and See

Listening and Sharing

We explore our experience of listening and sharing.

We reveal listening to the Word of God and sharing the Holy Communion.

Giving All

We explore how people give themselves.

We reveal Lent, a time to remember Jesus’ total giving.



Egyptian Cinderella

*Week 1, 2, 3,  4 – Finding tale: The Promise

*Week 5 & 6- The Promise Poetry (Abstract Noun Poetry)

* A/an used accurately eg. a rock/ an open book.

* Statements, questions, exclamations and commands to create an appropriate effect.

* Adverbs to express time, place and cause (then, next, soon, therefore, finally).

*Prepositions to express time, place and cause (before dark, during break, in the cave, because of him).

* Sequence ideas or events maintaining writing form, eg. bullet points for instructions, headings for an information text.

* Sequence ideas or events and use adverbs and prepositions.




* Measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)

* Measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes


* Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks

* Estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute

* Record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes, hours and o’clock

* Use vocabulary such as am/pm, morning, afternoon, noon and midnight

* Know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year

* Compare duration of events, for example to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks


* Add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts




* Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers

* Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant

* Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants

* Explore the part of flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.




Children will look at revisit where Egypt is within the world, then look at features of a river, the uses of the River Nile, why people settled and continue to settle along the River Nile, physical and human features of Egypt, comparing Egypt with the UK and digital maps of Egypt.

Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography (rivers)

Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom to a region worldwide

Locate the world’s countries, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water



Drawing/ Artist in Focus: Gustav Klimt

We will be appraising the work of Gustav Klimt, both painted and drawn. We will be developing our drawing skills through the experimentation of different pencils to create tone and texture. We will then be observing and drawing objects in the style of Gustav Klimt.

Experiment with the potential of various pencils (2B –HB) to show tone, texture, etc.

Encourage close observation of objects in both the natural and man-made world.

Observe and draw simple shapes.

Encourage more accurate drawings of people – particularly faces, looking closely at features and detail.

Make initial sketches as a preparation for painting and other work.



Young Coders (Computer Science  and Information Technology)

Experiment with a range of computer science activities.

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.





Good to be Me

The theme looks at healthy eating, mental health and emotional wellbeing, including strengths and challenges for us.

Say No to Bullying




The Dragon Song

Music from around the world



Numbers 1-39

Animal Descriptions


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