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St Joseph's Primary School, Lisburn

Primary 4

Welcome to Primary 4 in St Joseph's!

Our teachers are Mrs Connolly and Mrs Hanna

Literacy: We read lots of stories together in Primary Four. One of our favourites is 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. We do lots of interesting activities together related to these books. In our groups, we read novels such as 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' and 'The Finger Eater'. In Primary Four we also love to read for enjoyment everyday, through Silent Reading. We can choose many books from our wonderful class libraries!  We write in lots of different styles, including recount, procedural, exposition, explanation, report and narrative. We enjoy using bossy verbs in instructions and using our imaginations during narrative writing! We also like to visit Lisburn Library to learn more about books!  

We love doing practical activities, solving problems and working together in groups.
In Primary Four we learn all about multiplication and division and numbers up to 999. We also draw graphs in our books and on the computer.  We have great fun learning about 2D and 3D shape and we also love to measure in metres and centimetres! We even get to start every maths lesson with a mental maths game and we have been working hard on building up our mental maths strategies.

ICT: We have a fantastic Interactive Whiteboard in our classroom which we love using. We also go to the computer suite once a week and use the laptops and new iPads in our classroom. We like to research on the internet and we are beginning to learn about Word Processing. We also enjoy using the digital cameras. We even get to make a photostory and simple powerpoints using the pictures we have taken! One of our favourite homework tasks is when we get to go on one of our topic rooms in Fronter!

The World Around Us: We learn about ourselves and make beautiful Memory Boxes. We also learn about our local city Lisburn and enjoy going on the Lisburn City trail! We love learning about Celebrations, but World War Two is one of our favourite topics! We even get to be evacuees for the day when we go to Castleward on our school trip. We also learn about living things, and get to go on a minibeast hunt around our school and in Castle Gardens. During Activity Based Learning, we do lots of fun activities to help us learn more about our topics!

The Arts: We are brilliant music makers in Primary Four!! We enjoy making sound stories like 'Hairy Scary Castle' using percussion instruments. We even learn how to play the Tin Whistle!

During our Art lessons, we learn about different artists and styles. We love to make pasta skeletons at halloween and make models of different buildings in Lisburn!

We have been working on drama in school this year and love to take part in Conscience Alley, Freeze Frames and Tableau activities related to our topics!

P.E: We have fun participating in gymnastics, dance, athletics and games throughout the year. We all love it when Freddie Fitness comes to visit us once a year!

Religion: We follow the Grow in Love programme and love to make up actions to go with our songs! This year is very special for us as we are going to make our First Holy Communion. We work really hard preparing for our special day, and we even make beautiful memory scrapbooks!! 



Class News Sheets 2018-19

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P4 Curriculum Meeting Information

Primary Four Topics


We have lots of fun in Primary Four learning about all our different topics.

We do lots of different activities during our Activity Based Learning sessions which help us to learn more about our topics!

Our topics for the year are:

  • This is Me!

  • This is Where I live! (Lisburn)

  • Let's Celebrate
    (Chinese New Year)

  • World War Two

  • Bugs and Beasts

Local Study: Castle Gardens


Primary 4 Celebrate Chinese New Year!