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St Alban's Catholic Academy

St Alban's

Catholic Academy

First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NP

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

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Welcome to Year 4!

Please see our Meet the Teacher presentation on Sway.

The teacher in Year 4 is Mrs Patterson.

The LSA in Year 4 is Mrs Rowlandson.

 Below is some key information that you might need to refer to as the year progresses. Please feel free to talk to us at the end of the school day if you have any other questions or queries, or call the office if you wish to book a telephone appointment with us.  


We have PE lessons twice a week on a Monday and Tuesday. Children are expected to bring their full PE kits, which has their names on, into school. This includes plimsolls for indoor PE and trainers for outdoor PE. Please ensure that your child has the correct outdoor kit as the lessons will take place outside. Earrings must be taken out before PE lessons, either by the parent or the child- staff are not permitted to do this. Long hair must be tied back. 


It is expected that children are heard to read at home for at least 20 minutes. Your child must have completed the book and have their Reading Diary signed in order for their book to be changed. It is important to check your child’s understanding of what they are reading, especially as they begin to read longer and more complex books. This can be done through discussing the book with your child and through questioning them about specific aspects after or during reading.

We have reading time every day, and during the course of the week, children will read independently, with a partner or group and with an adult.


At the start of term children are given the spellings that are based on the Year Three and Four National Curriculum spelling list. Children should be encouraged to look for and learn spelling patterns in these words and other words.

It is more beneficial to work on spellings in short bursts; 5-10 minutes every day, rather than longer sessions. It is also very helpful to encourage your child to learn the meanings of these words (and other unfamiliar words) as well as helping them to develop their ability to apply these in context by writing a few sentences.


Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack into school for morning break. Fizzy drinks or sugary juices are not permitted. Only water should be brought to school in your child’s bottle.


Home Learning

Our Home learning activities this half-term reflect our topic and can be found in the page dedicated to that term's topic. Home Learning is set on a Friday and celebrated in class on the following Wednesday. Your child should complete their Home Learning in their notebook on Teams, where there is the option to upload files and pictures of their work too.