St Joseph's Rotherhithe


Anne Frank Class

Hello, and welcome to Anne Frank Class' page!

I am Miss Griffey and I am the Year 4 teacher. I look forward to working with you and your children this year! Please do look through our diary at all the exciting things we are getting up to this year!


Here are some of our weekly routines:


Homework is assigned on google classroom every Friday and is to be completed by the following Wednesday. It will consist of one piece of literacy and one piece of numeracy per week.


Year 4 children will also be given a new weekly spelling rule and times tables every Monday which should be practised every night in their spelling and time tables record books. They will need to learn these by Friday when they will be tested.


In St. Joseph's we recognise that reading is of the utmost importance for our children, that is why we have built 30 minutes of reading into our timetable Monday-Wednesday as well as a daily 3pm read. On top of this, we ask you as parents to read with your child every night for 30 minutes.


PE will take place every Wednesday afternoon. We ask that you send your children to school in full PE kit that day.


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to come and see me after school. I am always happy to see you!
Thank you again for your continued support.








Our Learning - Autumn 1

Autumn 1

Our class Topic is: I am Warrior!


In RE this half term we will be learning about where we come from in relation to our topic of People, our families trees and Jesus' family tree. 


In Literacy we will be studying Historical Stories! We will be reading Roman Invasion and using it to inspire us when we are writing our historical stories. We will focus on expanding our vocabulary and descriptions as well as including some year 4 grammar.


In Numeracy we will be covering the National Curriculum and focusing on Place Value, Number Lines and Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. We will also be doing additional fluency sessions to help all children catch up and reach their maximum potential after lockdown.


In History we will be learning about Roman invasion of Britain, the legacy they left behind long after they left and how they improved civilisation. 


In Science we will learn all about sound. We will look at different diagrams of the ear and discuss how sound travels from its origin to the eardrum. We will also look at the different pitches in sound and how the shape of an object can change this.


In Art Year 4 will be studying the mosaic artist Ed Chapman and recreating his work.


In PE we will be working on personalised challenges. This will focus on co-ordination, control, reaction and balance.


In addition there will be French lessons taking place on Tuesday afternoons.