Year 4

The highest quality care and education for all our children

At Oswald Road Primary School we aim to provide the highest quality care and education for all our children thereby giving them a strong foundation for their future learning. We create a safe and happy environment with motivating and enjoyable learning experiences that enable children to become confident and independent. We value the individual child and work alongside parents, carers and others to meet their needs and help every child to reach their full potential.

Year 4 Staff

  • Assistant Headteacher (Years 4-6)

    Jen Beech

    Assistant Headteacher (Years 4-6)
  • Teacher

    Hayley Craven

  • Teacher

    Christian Burton

  • Teacher

    Paul Salisbury

  • Teacher

    Helen Savage

  • Teaching Assistant

    Yasmin Atif

    Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant (SEND)

    Tasneem Rabbani

    Teaching Assistant (SEND)
  • Our curriculum
  • Spellings
  • Reading Expectations
  • Homework
  • PE & Swimming
  • Lunchboxes & Coats
  • Arrival & Collection of Children
  • PPA Cover

Our curriculum

Curriculum Overview Year 4 2023-24

If you have any questions about our curriculum please contact our Headteacher, Deborah Howard, to pass on to the Curriculum Lead.

You can view the PowerPoint from the ‘Welcome to Yeargroup’ meeting, held in September 2023, by clicking here.

Click here to view the Year 4 spellings

Reading Expectations

Click here to view our school reading curriculum.


For homework, we ask that the children read every day and practise their times tables on TT Rockstars as often as possible.

Spelling booklets will also be sent home at periodic intervals.

You may find the following documents helpful when reading with your child:

Reading Comprehension Parent Handout

Reading Comprehension Bookmark

Homework Policy

PE Days

  • Monday- swimming
  • Wednesday – Outdoor PE

PE Kit

Outdoor PE – shorts and jumper/sweater, t-shirt and trainer (jogging pants can be worn in very cold weather). Please ensure that your child’s name is on each item and they wear their PE clothes in to school that day as they will not get changed for PE.


Swimming will take place each week for all Year 4 classes. Children need swimming trunks (not swimming shorts) or a costume, a towel and a hat. All children must wear hats if their hair can cover their mouth or eyes. Children will not be able to wear goggles (the health and safety requirements of Manchester Swimming Team).


Please make sure your child’s name is on their lunchbox. All lunchboxes are kept in the classroom.


Coats and bags should be put in the cupboards provided in the classroom. Please name your child’s coat.

Arrival & Collection of Children

Years 4 children are to walk up to class by themselves by 8:40am. At the end of the day, they are to be collected from the main playground- parents should wait near the black pitch area.

Drop-Off: 8.30am – 8:40am

Pick-Up: 3:15pm



PPA Cover

Our PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time will be on Wednesday afternoon and covered by Ben Caldwell, Kieran Bentley and Nicky Appleby.



What's new


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Curriculum Spotlight – Maths

For Spring 1 we have developed a Maths article to demonstrate what we’ve been up to. Please click below to view all the interesting work we’ve completed this term. Read full article


Oswald Road Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share the commitment. For more information and resources, view our safeguarding page by clicking here.

Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy

To contact our Safeguarding Team, please email or

Our Safeguarding Page also features lots of useful resources on Online Safety, including information about the ‘Report Harmful Content’ button shown below.

SWGfL Report Harmful Content