Year 4 – Padley

Welcome to Padley!

The site in Derbyshire where the Padley Martyrs were discovered.

Our PE days this half term are Mondays (orienteering) and Tuesdays (hockey).

Our class teacher is Miss Hickling and our wonderful teaching assistant is Mrs. Adams.

If you are a parent of a child in Year 4, you can follow us on Twitter (@Stlizclass19) to see what we are getting up to in class each week and keep up to date with any class notices.

Meet the Teacher 

Please find below the Year 4 Meet the Teacher presentation for the 2023-24 year. It outlines who is who in Year 4, an overview of our curriculum, reading expectations, communication and reporting, and uniform expectations.

Meet The Teacher – Year 4

St. Elizabeth’s has a Franciscan heritage, so our school values are based on Franciscan values. In Year 4, our class value is service. We understand service to be the action of showing God’s love to others with a willing heart. This means helping others, without the anticipation of reward. As written in Matthew’s gospel 20:28, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others.” Prayer and worship are an integral part of our day. Our R.E. topics last for around 4 weeks and our learning is summarised in the R.E. knowledge organisers, which will be added to this webpage when we start each new topic.

Homework is usually set every Thursday and is due the following Thursday. For some topics, however, we may set overarching projects, which are to be undertaken over several weeks. You will be given plenty of notice of the final due date in these cases.


We encourage the children to use TTR and My Book Blog at home. We also ask that the children practice the words in their spelling log each night at home, revisiting words learned in previous weeks. Children are expected to read at home for at least 10 minutes every day and the more often they read the better!

Children are asked to bring a water bottle to school each day. They are encouraged to drink water throughout the day to aid concentration. Healthy snacks (fruit and vegetables) are needed for break times to keep the children going until lunchtime. Please note that we are also a nut-free school due to allergies, so please do not send your child to school with any nut-based products for their snacks and lunches.