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Welcome to Year 4

Times Table Rockstars


As a school, we are signed up to the wonderful online resource that is Times Table Rockstars.


It is a times tables game where the children can play a variety of challenges in order to improve their understanding of times tables. I can even set challenges!


This is a great resource to help with learning of times tables that are set for home learning each week.


The children have all been given their individual login details (recorded in their homework books) and were shown how to use the resource. They are already becoming quite competitive! A little bit as often as possible will make a huge difference! 


Just a reminder, details as follows:




Go to Login - School Pupils.


When School name box appears, type: CT1 1NE (St Thomas' Catholic Primary School Canterbury should appear).


Then enter unique individual username and password.


Enjoy and practice those times tables

Terms 5 and 6

Wednesday 10th July

Parent Showcase - Computing


Today, year 4 were able to demonstrate their knowledge of creating algorithms and coding using the programme Scratch. Thank you and well done to the parents who were able to attend, I'm sure the children wowed you with their expertise.

Schools Cricket Day out

Friday 28th June 2024


Today, year 4 and year 3 made there way to the Spitfire Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury for a cricketing experience of a lifetime. 


The children began the day with a tour of the ground which included an active quiz. We then used the same facilities as the professionals - the state-of-the-art The Ames-Levett Sports Centre to practice bowling, fielding and batting, coached by the coaches of Kent County Cricket Club. We had the chance to learn more about the sport and have fun as well as developing skills such as teamwork and resilience. 


We were also fortunate to see players from Kent train before meeting many of them, who took the time to speak to use and sign autographs.


We finished with lunch in the Pavilion - where the players eat.


What a wonderful day!

Digital Time Capsule Workshop

Thursday 27th June 2024


Today year 4 welcomed the Canterbury Archeological Trust to take part in a fun workshop. The session included looking at the importance of objects and how we express ourselves through the things that we use every day. We looked at finds from East Wear Bay to understand what they were used for and who might have used them. We also discussed about whether we think that these things were important to people in the past and why.


What a fun time!

Bounce Beyond Workshop

Monday 17th June 2024


Today, year 4 welcomed Karen from Bounce Beyond UK to lead us in a high energy bounce workshop based on mini-rebounders that combined elements of Numeracy, Science and Literacy, as part of National School Sports Week.


This unique workshop was fun, fully inclusive, low impact and boosted self-esteem, confidence and enhanced cognitive development, coordination and balance.


Bounce Beyond we are massively passionate about getting children active. Not only educating the children on the benefits of exercise but demonstrating that exercise can be fun!


We thoroughly enjoyed our workshop - thank you Karen.

Wednesday 12th June 2024


Today, year 4 visited the Roman Museum and The Beaney in Canterbury to supplement our learning on Roman Britain.


The museum was full of artefacts including helmets, accessories, mosiac pictures, coins and weapons.


First, we were introduced to the guides, Suzanna and Sam, who took us on our leaning journey through the museum.


We made our way through the museum, listening and discussing key features, some that we had already learnt in lessons.


We were able to create our own Roman coins, fire catapluts and take part in an archeological dig.


This was great fun!

6th June 2024

Year 4 Minlympics


Year 4 were welcomed to the annual Minilympics day, hosted by King's School staff and pupils. 


The children had a fantastic day where they took part in a variety of events including;

  • Hockey introduction and masterclass led by Hockey Olympian Sean Kerly
  • Cricket skills
  • Athletics
  • Rugby


The children engaged fully, with enthusiasm, in every single activity. It was an absolute joy to watch them participate with such energy and sportsman and woman-ship.


A wonderful day had all round.


Wednesday 15th May 2024

RE Celebration


During our class RE Celebration, we showed our parents some of our learning so far. The focus was The Early Christians - we were able to demonstrate the story of Pentecost.


Thank you to all those parents who were able to attend.

Class Assembly



Today, Year 4 welcomed parents and the school family to watch our class assembly. We were able to demonstrate our learning to-date. This included showcasing our driver subjects: Computing and History, as well as providing an insight into our English learning – Greek Mythology. In RE, we were able to highlight Pentecost through drama and dialogue.


Thank you for all those parents who were able to attend.