Welcome to Year 4 Birch Class Page

Why do people leave their homes?

Project Overview

Throughout this REAL Project, we will explore what it feels like to have to leave your home in a hurry. We are using the book ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna as our stimulus and will learn about what it is like to be a refugee from our expert, Mrs Sloan. We will find ways to help the crisis in Ukraine by raising awareness and funds to support them.

Mini Outcomes

  • Find out about the crisis in Ukraine, what is a refugee?
  • To volunteer… at a foodbank, aid centre, drop off centre or around school  etc.
  • Sponsored event – for Ukraine donate via CAFOD or St Teresa’s parish.

Final outcome

To present a leaflet or Blog: How you can help a refugee


Curriculum Coverage

English Reading and writing: Narrative, diary
Maths Money, Time, Statistics, Properties Of Shape, Geometry, Position And Direction
RE New Life, Building Bridges, Islam, God’s people
Geography Mapping skills: Europe
Science Animals including humans, Living things and their habitats
Computing Animation, Making Music
Design & Technology Food technology
PE Dance
Art Paint techniques and modelling
Music Learning to play the ukulele
PSHE  Jigsaw Scheme – Relationships, Changing me

Year Group Information

Take time to prepare for the Year 4 Times tables check. Log in to TT Rockstars and select ‘Soundcheck’ to see how well you do. This year the Year 4 test will take place between the 13th June and the 24th June. It is really important that your child attends school everyday for these two weeks.

Pupils will need to wear their PE kit every Thursday and bring their ukulele to school every Friday.

Reading records (blue book) and home readers must be in school every day.

Please make it a priority to read with your child and sign their reading records at least three times a week.

Homework is given out on a Friday. Children will be given 2 pieces of homework per week – Maths and English on SEESAW.

Spellings will also be set on Spelling Shed for pupils to learn – please let us know if there is a problem getting online.

Pupils are also expected and will be monitored online by class teachers that they complete the following activities:

Reading Plus – complete 2 comprehensions per week.

Maths Shed – 30 minutes per week. 

Times Table Rockstars – regular practise.

If your child does some additional home learning, or if they build or make something inspired by our project, please post pictures on Seesaw, or email us at school.


Remember to follow our Twitter page and keep up with what we are doing on the school website.

Did you do your First Holy Communion last week? Find all our pictures on:

Twitter: @year4_STOL

Website: https://www.stteresaoflisieux.co.uk/

Mrs Whitehead, Miss Barker, Miss Regan and Mrs Rimmer.

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