Our Lady of Lourds

St Norbert's
Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Year 4                                Mrs Franklin                    

                                                         The Kingfishers

Writing Standards

Writing Standards

Writing Standard KPI



Year 4 is the second year of Key Stage 2.

The school day starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm. 


Class Teacher: Mrs Franklin

Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Beavis

Welcome to Advent 1 2022

Our Year 4 Termly newsletter is loaded onto the Year 4 Microsoft Teams Account and gives useful information about this term.  

Our Year 4 Knowledge Organiser outlines what we are covering this term and are uploaded to the Year  4 Microsoft Teams Account.

Dates and News 

Please see the diary dates tab on the website.


We are introducing a new policy regarding PE Kit. Children will need to come into school wearing their PE kit on their PE days, which are listed below. 

Year 4 - Wednesday

This will maximise the time spent in PE by cutting out time spent changing, it also means PE kits can be washed weekly, as opposed to termly, which is more hygienic. This policy requires that children wear the correct kit, this consists of a school logoed navy t-shirt, navy shorts or navy/black tracksuit trousers (not leggings) and a navy/black jumper along with trainers to be worn to school and plimsolls/indoor shoes incase PE is in the hall. 

If your child does not turn up at school in their kit on their specified PE day they will be doing PE in their uniform and school shoes. It is a legal requirement of the curriculum for children to take part in PE weekly.

Please visit our policy page to read our uniform policy.


Homework will be uploaded to the Year 4 Microsoft Teams Account every Friday. Homework is expected to be completed by the following Wednesday. Work should be completed at home by either printing off and completing the sheet or writing the work in their own notebook at home.  Due to COVID-19 arrangements children are not required to bring this into school.  The following Friday a video of the answers and any methods for working them out will be uploaded. 


See our English page for Reading updates.

See our library page for recommended reading lists.

Recommended Reads for Year 4 are also uploaded onto Microsoft Teams at the beginning of each term.


Currently we are working on ensuring that all the Year 3 & 4 Statutory Words are learnt.  A copy of these have been uploaded onto the Year 4 Microsoft Teams Account. Children will focus on a group of ten each week that they will practice in school and at home.  They will be tested on a Friday.

Times Tables

By the beginning of Year 4, pupils should know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x tables confidently. Please help your child to practise their times tables and corresponding divisions at home.by the end of year 4 pupils should know times table 2 – 12 confidently.

Start of the day

The school gates open at 8.30am, where the children are welcomed on to the playground to talk with friends or walk the daily mile, before the start of the school day at 8:45am. 

Break time

Children may bring in a healthy snack to eat at morning break. Milk is available for those who have signed up for it. 


Children can bring a packed lunch to school or sign up for a hot meal provided by Farm Kitchen. Please contact our school office for more information on how to sign up for school lunches. 

End of the day

School finishes at 3.15pm

Supporting Your Child At Home

You will find useful information and resources to help support your child at home on our curriculum pages.

Parents Meeting Teachers

Parents' Evenings are held in the Advent and Lent terms - a 10 minute appointment with your child's teacher to discuss progress. At other times, please feel free to come and see us if you have any concerns or worries about your child at school. 


For anything further, an appointment can be made to discuss your concerns in more depth, or you can email the school on enquiries@st-norberts.lincs.sch.uk


We want parents to feel welcome in our school. Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to help, for example, by accompanying classes on outings.



As we are a Healthy Eating school we prefer that sweets and cakes are not sent into school. This includes birthday cakes.

If you wish, donate a book to your child’s class and write a birthday message inside. Check the Recommended Reads for Year 4 for any ideas.