St Joseph's School - A Catholic Voluntary Academy

Class 4 2023/2024


Year 4 Reading Passport


Over the summer, each class teacher has been compiling a list of 20 books to read by the end of the year. These books are a mix of different texts, authors and text types. These can be read by the children, or read to them depending on your child's reading stage. 

Children will be coming home with their own reading passport. This will show the 20 books for your child to read by the end of their class year. Over the year, the children will have the opportunity to read these books at home, and then you can sign the passport when the books have been read at home. All of the books that are on the passport are available from each class reading area, though you may have some copies at home. 

After a book has been read and signed by an adult, a stamp or a sticker will be added to the passport in class to show that that book has been read. Once your child has read all of their books for the year, they will receive a certificate, a prize and their name will go onto our school Wall of Fame display. 

We hope that this will help to encourage the children of St Joseph's to develop their love of reading for pleasure, and to help them to find new authors, text types and books that will spark their interest. 

Happy Reading!

Class Newsletter - Autumn Term 2023

Topic Homework - Autumn Term 2023

Autumn Term 2023 - What we have been up to so far....

Super speech

Year 4 had fun in science yesterday when looking at classification keys

This afternoon Year 4 went on a bug hunt
We searched for lots of different mini beasts during our science lesson in order to find out what lives in our school environment

Year 4 are enjoying more gymnastics with Becky.

More stretching, jumping and fun in gymnastics this afternoon!

Commando Joe mission 6 

Commando Joe - Mission 5

Year 4 did a wonderful job today during their Commando Joe. They had to create a suitable settlement for Leif Erikson and his Vikings.

We had some very creative settlements and some super explanations for them. 

Overall, the children worked incredibly hard and myself and Commando Tom praised them on their improved communication skills.

Jorvik class trip

Wow! Some super topic homework completed all about the teeth


WOW! We have had some very creative and detailed complex sentences today in Year 4. 

We have been working so hard these past few weeks on sentence structure in class, and we are finally focusing on our third and final sentence structure: complex sentences. 

I am proud of your hard work Y4, and I can’t wait to read your own independent sentences later on in the week

Commando Joe

Well done everyone for today! You were really thinking about how to communicate with one another, and you all worked great as a team. You were all incredibly positive… even if the benches were a little wobbly at times

Football ⚽️

Yesterday, Y4 worked hard to develop their control of the ball. They worked on passing the ball to their partner and stopping it with control.

Great effort!