Year 4

Mrs Winter and Mrs Quilliam welcome you to Year 4!!

Mrs Little has joined the year 4 team this year and is looking forward to helping the children in all aspects of their learning.

In Year 4 we learn about a wide variety of topics that excite and interest the children. They are becoming ever more confident and independent and can take greater control over their own learning.

The children are encouraged to talk about the things they excel at and things they are trying hard to get better at. This way the children progress well at their own level.

Year 4 is a fun, bright and safe environment where the children are happy to learn.


 Key Learning Indicators of Performance (KLIPS)  for Year 4

Useful websites

Twinkl YEAR 4 RESOURCE PACK     (go to and sign up with offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS)

White Rose Daily Maths Problems 

Oxford Owl ebooks - Class Login – sto4  Password – 1234

Easter Resources



Internet Safety:
Online Safety Guidelines

Online Safety Home learning activities


The Child Bereavement Network

advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus – A Story For Children

A book about Coronavirus, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Easter In France

This is a simple video teaching children about the Easter bells in France, Joyeuses Paques!

Easter – Holy Week

Some lovely resources to help celebrate Holy Week and Easter

Year 4 Home Learning

Activities for home learning

25 non-screen activities you can do at home by Pobble


Year 4 Home learning

Suggested activities for Home learning in Year 4

30 day Lego challenge

Spread the happiness indoor activities

NSPCC – Buddy’s Big Workout 2020

What a great effort from everyone at St Oswald’s! Buddy’s Workout was a huge success with everyone joining in and breaking a sweat to raise money for the NSPCC. Thank you and well done to our school council for planning and arranging the whole day! Remember to return your sponsor forms to school.

Y4 Design Technology Project

Please send £3.50 into school by Monday 2 March if your child wishes to take their model home. Thank you!

NSPCC Stay Safe Speak Out Programme – Friday 25 February 2020

Details about the programme taking place over the next few weeks!

Young Voices 2020

A memorable day at Young Voices at the M.E.N in Manchester. Everyone was fantastic and sang their hearts out. Well done once again to our amazing choir.

Online Safety – Top Tips and Platform Guides

Some information to help you guide your children in an online world. Here you will find some useful guides on everything from Tiktok, Snapchat and YouTube to top tips on smartphone usage and social media.

‘The Grinch’ at the Lowry

What an amazing experience for all at St Oswald’s. The Grinch didn’t disappoint. Everyone was on the edge of their seats for the entire performance and have been left with life long memories! Happy Grinchmas everyone!

KS2 Junior Production of ‘Bugsy Malone’ – Wednesday 11 December 2019

Ticket Deadline 9am Friday 29 November 2019!

The Pudsey Marathon for Children in Need

Whole School Visit to see ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’, The Lowry, Manchester – Wednesday 18 December 2019

Exciting opportunity to see this heart-warming musical! Children will be returning at approx 5.45 pm.

Young Voices 2020

Dear Parents of Young Voices Choir Children Your child can access the Children’s Music Room from the front page of the Young Voices website. This is your access code ‘YV2020’ for your child to view all the lyrics and dance moves. Have fun!

Young Voice Concert, MEN Arena – Friday 31 January 2020

Please return slip and payment to school by Friday 8 November 2019 thank you!

European day of Languages

Everyone had a great time celebrating European Day of Languages on Friday. Thank you to all our guests who came and read to our children. C’etait magnifique!

Y4 Visit to Formby Point & Southport Eco Centre – Tuesday 15 October 2019

Details of Year 4 forthcoming trip!

ParentPay Accounts

Reminder that all ParentPay account are to be settled asap. Thank you!

ParentPay Accounts

Please ensure ParentPay accounts are cleared by the end of term! Thank you.

Y4 WRIST Friendship Concert 2019, Thursday 28 February 2019

Details regarding WRIST Friendship Concert at Preston Guild Hall. Tickets on sale from the school office!

Year 4 Design Technology Project

Please bring £2.00 in if your child wishes to bring home their model!

The spooky house of St Oswald’s Click the link to view the video

Scrooge lyrics 2018

Ghost of a chance – 1 You’re here to work Scrooge, Scrooge Fezziwig’s Christmas Carol It’s snowing Fezziwig Rock and Roll Charity He didn’t take it with him Ghost of a chance – 2  

Meet The Teacher presentations

Our class presentations for this year.

Year 4 Visit to Formby Point & Southport Eco Centre, Tuesday 16 October 2018

Details of forthcoming trip!

Y4 Choir Auditions 2018, Wednesday 12 September 2018

Slips to be returned by Tuesday 11 September

Pobble Launch letter

Information about the exciting launch of Pobble!

Roblox and Fortnite – Information for parents

An increasing number of our pupils are accessing these gaming platforms so we’ve gathered some information on them for you to read.

Year 4 Design Technology Project

Details of project for Year 4 next week!

Freddie Fit 2018

Thank you Freddie, once again, for your fun filled visit to St Oswald’s. Everyone had a great time working out and pushing themselves to achieve their personal best.

Year 4 Tennis Competition

Our Tennis team of Year 4 pupils were competing last week in the group stages of the Year 3/4 Tennis Competition. This was their first chance to represent St Oswald’s and they didn’t disappoint as the team won their group and are now off to the South Ribble Finals at the end of April. Excellent […]

Y4 Japanese Workshop

Details of Japanese workshop for Year 4 on Monday 12 March!

Pupil Pupil Premium Application Form (Free School Meals) for Y1,2,3,4,5 & 6 Pupils


Safer Internet Day 2018 #SID2018

This year our focus for Safer Internet Day was to Create, Connect and Share respect online. We looked at ways to be kind online and how best to share respect with one another.

Year 4 visit to International Aid Trust Centre – Tuesday 30 January 2018

Forthcoming details of visit to International Aid Trust!

Year 4 Visit to UCLAN – Wednesday 7 February 2018

Details of the forthcoming visit to UCLAN!

The 2017 Junior Production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Ticket Arrangements

Ticket request deadline 4 December at 9.00 am!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lyrics

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lyrics

Year 4 Visit to Formby Point & Southport Eco-Centre – Thursday 19 October 2017

Details of the forthcoming visit Formby!

Super Learning Day 2017

All the children had a fantastic day learning new skills during our 10th anniversary Super Learning Day. Activities included Salsa, First Aid, Maypole Dancing, Edible Art, Mindfulness, Yoga, Golf, Rugby and Gaelic Football.  We had a special visit from some Minions who performed a dance to the whole school and the Year 6 leaders did […]

Egyptian tomb discovered at St Oswald’s!

Year 4′s Ancient Egyptian work is on display in an underground tomb complete with authentic smells and spiders!

Computing Week 2017

Minecraft comes to St Oswald’s! We all became game designers this term during our Computing week, bringing to life the world of Minecraft and creating our own games. We had a great time experimenting with the Zombies, Iron Golems and the rest of the Minecraft Universe and unearthed some real talent in all our classes. Check out the gallery and click on the links to play the Minecraft games designed by some of our children!

Harry Potter Day – celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter

Reading List for Y4

Reading_List_4 Some great books that your child might enjoy now they are in Year 4. Longton Library are always happy to help children discover new authors!

Spellbinder visits the Juniors 2017

The juniors were visited by Spellbinder today who told some great stories based on the theme, ‘Heroes and Villains’. Year 6 also enjoyed seeing him for their last time after 7 years of visits! Thank you Spellbinder.

Year 4 animations

We have been using Stop Motion to make short animated films. Have a look!

An exciting day in Year 4 – Terrific Scientific and Animations!

An action packed day in year 4 yesterday – we learnt about negative numbers, then we took part in the live science lesson from the BBC then we had a go using the Stop Motion app to make our animations. We had great fun!

Are you a Supertaster? Year 4 scientists investigate.

Year 4 took part in the BBC Terrific Scientific programme this week, carrying out an investigation to see if we were Supertasters, tasters or non-tasters. It depends how many taste buds you have! It’s not easy to count them! Have a look at the pictures!

Year 4′s musical instruments

Year 4 have been putting their scientific knowledge about sound to good use, making musical instruments which can produce different pitches. They can explain how they work too! There are some great ones. Well done all!

Christmas came a little early in Year 4!

Year 4 enjoyed playing pass the parcel to find their Christmas presents today. Lots of new books have gone home tonight. We hope you enjoy them. Please bring them back to school once you’ve read them so that others can enjoy them too. You might even like to do a short book review to say whether you enjoyed the book or not and whether you would recommend it to your friends. Happy Christmas everyone!

Year 4 celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation

We had a very special day with Father Phillip and the Catechists preparing to receive the Sacrament for the first time. Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a special occasion.

Young Voices Concert – Manchester Arena – Thursday 9 February 2017

Payment & ticket arrangements!

Christmas Carol Concert – St Oswald’s Choir, Holy Trinity Church, Formby, Saturday 17 December 2016

Details for purchasing tickets!

Joseph 2016 Lyrics

Junior Production 2016 – Lyrics

Year 4 Visit to Formby – 24 November 2016

Details and arrangements for Year 4′s visit to Formby!

Super Learning Day 2016

Another successful Super Learning Day at St Oswald’s. This year we had lots of new activities and everyone had a super day. Well done everyone and thank you to all our visitors who helped make the day a huge success.

Year 3/4 Gymnastics Lancashire Finals

St Oswald’s Year 3/4 Gymnastic team had previously won the South Ribble finals and were now representing South Ribble as they competed against 16 other teams from around Lancashire. After the long journey to Blackpool and a super opening ‘Olympic-style’ ceremony, the team were ready to complete 3 routines in front of professional gymnastic judges. […]

St Oswald’s Euro 2016

St Oswald’s celebrated the Euro 2016 with a tournament for Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. The competition lasted all day with the group stages in the morning and the semi finals and finals in the afternoon in front of the whole school. Congratulations to everyone who took part with lots of excellent teamwork!

An Amazing Week of Art

The children worked so well this week to produce some excellent pieces of ‘Modern Art.’ The whole school followed the topic of FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD and studied an artist to produce their work ready for our well attended art galleries. Thank you to everyone who supported this fantastic event.

Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition

A Year 3 and 4 team were taken to Walton-le-Dale High School to compete against 14 other teams. After a long morning of fantastic team work and excellent performances, St Oswald’s won the event. Great work team! Now on to the Blackpool Finals in July!

Sport Relief 2016

Everyone at St Oswald’s came to school in their sporting gear to do their mile for Sport Relief. We had three special guests to help us warm up and cheer us on; Joe Garner, Jermaine Beckford and Liam Grimshaw. We all had a brilliant time and a few autographs too! Here are a selection of […]

Winter Welly Walk

A fantastic effort by our children in completing the Winter welly walk. It was great fun and all for a great cause. A big thanks to everyone who sponsored our welly walkers and to Mr Gordon for organising the event. Well done everyone!


WOW! What an amazing show!! A huge congratulations to all of KS2 for working so hard to perform such a fantastic performance of Oliver. The Year 6 children deserve a special mention for their outstanding acting and singing. Well done!

Parents Guide to The New National Curriculum

A useful guide to the New Curriculum for all parents.

Friendship Week

Imagine Nation came into school during Friendship Week to teach us about bullying. Year 4 used drama to explore verbal, physical and indirect bullying, learning strategies to deal with bullying and support good friendships.

Year 4 Trip to Formby Point

Year 4 had a great day trip to Formby Point. We learnt all about the habitats there as part of our Science. The coastal changes which we saw evidence of will help us in our Geography too. Can you see who we took along with us?

Learning Journeys for reading, writing and maths.

This booklet has been designed to help parents know where their child should be by the end of each year as they travel through primary school. It starts with the Reading journey and moves on to the Writing Journey and Maths Journey. It is a useful guide as to what is expected in each of the […]

St Oswald’s Golden Jubilee Flower Festival

This weekend we had a beautiful flower festival to celebrate our Church’s Golden Jubilee. Our church building was completed in November 1965 and has been the heart of the Catholic community in Longton for the past 50 years.

Year 3/4 Sports Day

With the heatwave hitting the UK, Years 3 and 4 had a difficult task to compete in their events for Sports Day. Both years did brilliantly trying their hardest for their houses. Well done to everyone for giving it their all during this very hot day!

Year 3 Guild Performance.

Year 3 have worked incredibly hard these past three weeks to create a stunning recorder performance for the Guild Hall Friendship Concert! Thank you to all the parents who came to support this great event! Click the links below to see how amazing they were.

Jubilee CD recording

An exciting morning at St Oswald’s as we record our Jubilee Celebration CD.

A Wonderful Art Week

This week every classroom was transformed into its very own art gallery.

Reading tips for parents

St Oswald’s Cat Watch 2014

Our science investigation: Where do our cats go when they go out and about?

Christmas jumper day for Save the Children

Year 4 invaded by Super Heroes and friends!

Year 4 had a wonderful day dressing up as Super Heroes and eating delicious cakes.However, the party was gatecrashed by two strange looking bat bunnies! Year 4 used their special powers to prevent them from becoming distracted and managed to carry on with their work. Thank you for all the generous donations for Children in […]

Year 4 visit to Formby Point and the Eco Centre Southport

Year 4 spent a wonderful day exploring the different habitats at Formby Point and considering the various forms of coastal defences on the beach. The weather was perfect for us and the children all gained much new knowledge to complement their studies in class.

Blast Off!

Click the above link to see our rocket taking off.

Rocket science on Super Learning Day.

We had an out of this world experience with our rocket science this super learning day. Solving clues, building rockets, investigating our fuels and firing our rockets made for a busy but exciting day in mission control. Well done to everyone that took part. Super learning at its best!

Year 3 and 4 keep Fit with Freddy!

Year 3 and 4 have had another great time doing lots of exercise with skipping, hula hooping and dancing. He had new challenge with the boys versus the girls for the ‘Strength Test’ where it ended in a draw! Thanks again Freddy!

Ancient Egypt comes to Year 4

Year 4 had a great time in Ancient Egypt. We ploughed the fields, sowed the corn, harvested the crops, made the bread, and built pyramids. Do you recognise any of our Ancient Egyptian visitors?  

World Cup fever hits St Oswalds.

World Cup forever strikes St Oswalds.!

Year 4 visit International Aid

Year 4 visited The International Aid Trust as part of their R.E. topic ” The Life of the local Christian Community.”

Freddy visits Year 3 and 4

Year 3 and 4 have put Freddy through his paces once again. Well done everybody!! We hope to see Freddy back again soon.  

Year 4 visit Formby Point.

Year 4 recently visited Formby Point and the Eco Centre at Southport.

Y4 Maths Targets

Here are the targets that Y4 are working towards this year.

Home and Family Guidelines for online safety

Important information!

Year 4 Science – Bones

Year 4 had an exciting time handling real animal bones to bring to life their learning about skeletons in Science.

Enterprise Day in Year 4

Our Favourite Recipes by Year 4.

Year 3/4 Sports Day 26.6.13

Years 3 and 4 had their Sports Day, it went well and the weather was kind.

Year 4 Egyptian Workshop Day 18.6.13

Year 4 Egyptian Workshop Day with History Alive.

Freddy Fit Summer 2013 for Year 3 and 4

Year 3 and 4 have once again had a great time with Freddy! This time he has helped us know how to keep our heart healthy.  

Year 4 Science with Mr Hutton

Year 4 experimenting with Mr Hutton.

Year 4 Egyptian Art

Year 4 creating Egyptian Art.

Year 4 Parent Assembly

Year 4 held a special assembly for family and friends.

Year 4 Science with Mr Hutton

Year 4 Investigation of Solids and Liquids.

Year 4 Drama Workshop

Year 4 had an excellent Drama Day.

Freddy Fit 2013 for Year 3 and 4

Years 3 and 4 had a super time with Freddy Fit on Red Nose Day and everyone looked amazing with their ‘red’ hair!

Book Day

Year 4 dressed up as their favourite book charaters for Book Day.

Year 4 Hall i’ th’ Wood visit

Year 4 have been on a visit to Hall i’ th’ Wood.

Year 4 Visit to International Aid Trust.

On the 25th of January, we visited International Aid Trust as part of our R.E. work about life in the local Christian community. Here are some of the children’s thoughts: “I learned that people love and care so much about unfortunate people.” “I learned that a lot of people are in trouble and we can […]

Year 4 visit to Hall i’ th’ Wood

Details of the forthcoming class visit to Bolton – please read!

Year 4 Christmas Pop-Up Books

Year 4 took their own Christmas Story pop-up books to read to year 2. They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Year 4 Coastal Pictures

Year 4 enjoyed making their own coastal scenes.

Guild Market Day

Year 4 Guild of Needlework worked very hard designing and sewing mobile phone covers and hair craft. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed using their new sewing skills. The afternoon was a great success.

Year 4 Visit to Formby

Year 4 went on a trip to Formby Point to learn about the coast as part of their Geography work.

Year 4 History Alive Egyptian Day

Year 4 had a brilliant time dressing up and experiencing life as Ancient Egyptians for the day.

Year 3/4 Sports Day

Years 3 and 4 were very lucky with the weather for their Sports Day. They supported each other brilliantly and were proud to  show their parents their skill and great attitude.

Year 4 and S 7 Soccer Academy

Year 4 had a wonderful time when S 7 Soccer Academy came in to do Maths through Football.

Years 3 and 4 Sportsday

Year 4 Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Year 4 dressed up in their 1960′s outfits as part of the Jubilee Celebration Day. They all made a fabulous effort and had a wonderful day.

Our Jubilee Line!

Year 4 paramedic visit

Mr Organ, who is a paramedic, came into school to talk to year 4 about his work. The children and staff found his talk fascinating , especially as we got the chance to look round an ambulance!  We are learning about self-giving in R E and people who give to others through their working life.This will lead […]

Year 4 World Book Day

We all dressed up as book characters for World Book Day. Look what a lovely time we had.

Year 4 visit to Hall i’ th’ Wood

Year 4 had a wonderful time at Hall i’ th’ Wood being Tudors for the day.

Y4 Torches

Year 4 enjoyed using their knowledge of electricity and D T  skills to make torches.

Building project – Y3/Y4 toilets & cloakrooms

Please keep “bags” to a minimum!

Year 4 Poetry Slam

Year 4 have been enjoying performing and writing poetry. Last week we had our Poetry Slam and we have our own Poets’ Corner in the classroom.

Year 4 Pop-up books

Y4 made great pop up books for a younger audience !

Top Tips for Writing Y3 & Y4

Writing tips to download

RE at St Oswald’s

Parent’s Religious Education letter for the Autumn Term

The Year 4 Reader

Sheet to download

Year 4 Photos

Photos from Year 4