Welcome

Welcome to Year 4 at St. Joseph’s. We have a dedicated team of adults working with the children here to provide them with a friendly, nurturing, learning environment, which will enable them to reach their full potential.

You can email the class teachers at:
year4@st-josephs-jun.croydon.sch.uk


Home/Remote Learning

In these difficult and testing times, St Joseph’s are committed to helping you and your child/children continue their education. Please click on the button below for all the learning materials prepared for your child’s class to use while we are closed.


Latest Year 4 News


The Year 4 Team

Class Teachers

Mrs R. Ugbo
Mrs M. Steen-Plomer

Teaching Assistants

Mrs N. Parry
Mrs M. Zengin
Ms P. Barrett
Mrs J. Cox
Miss T. Woodhouse



Year 4 age related objectives

  • I can read and understand stories
  • I understand how paragraphs or chapters are used to collect, order and build-up ideas
  • I can identify effective language to describe a setting
  • I can predict what will happen next
  • I can find features of a story that raise an issue or a dilemma
  • I can identify features authors use in fantasy and science fiction stories
  • I can identify the differences between narrative and play-scripts
  • I can identify features of myths
  • I can draw inferences
  • I can identify the features of a newspaper report
  • I know the difference between fact and opinion
  • I understand how information can be organised effectively
  • I can scan texts in print or on screen to locate the information I want
  • I can prepare for factual research
  • I can identify the features of an explanation
  • I can identify the features of persuasive texts
  • I can tell the difference between types of non fiction texts
  • I can locate and sequence words in alphabetical order
  • I can identify ways in which authors use similes and create imagery in a poem
  • I can recognise and evaluate simple forms of poetry including free verse
  • I can identify root words and prefixes and suffixes  in reading and spelling
  • I can understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically, (see the word list)
  • I can use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
  • I can use the first two or three letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both of these in a dictionary