Year 4

Summer

English

This term we will be looking at the non-fiction text, 'How to stay alive' by Bear Grylls. We will be producing our own recounts, instructions and posters as we get practical making our own shelters and rafts. We will then be looking at the book 'Asterix the Gaul' and we will be creating our own fictional narratives. We will be planning, editing and up-leveling our work. 

Maths

In Maths we will be focusing on decimals, working with money and multiplying by 10 and 100. We will then turn to look at Geometry. Looking at properties of shape, position and direction. We will continue to work hard learning our times tables. 

 

Theme

We will begin this term by looking at volcanoes, we will be making our own and watching these erupt in the classroom. We will also be looking at where volcanoes are located around the world. Exploring which ones are active. We will be using atlases and maps to help us. We will then be moving on to our History work as we investigate the Romans impacted on education in Britain and the legacy they left behind. 

 

Science- In Science we will be exploring solids, liquids and gases. We will then move on to look at sound, pitch, volume and distance. 

 

Spring- Welcome to Year 4

 

English

This half term we will be exploring texts including The Trojan Horse. In our Writing we will; plan and write a historical narrative, create characters, a setting and plot in a narrative, use fronted adverbials, use expanded noun phrases effectively, high quality vocabulary and use Inverted Commas.

In our Reading we will focus on our VIPER skills, with particular reference on vocabulary, retrieval and inference.

Maths

In our Maths work we will be continue to focus multiplication and division. We will be encouraging the children to take ownership of their learning and discuss their own approaches to solving Maths problems. We will continue to learn our times tables on a regular basis, it would be great if you could support with this at home.

Theme

In our theme work we will be focusing on Geography where are main focus will be physical geography- researching Rivers and Mountains . In Science we will be investigating the digestive system, our teeth and their functions.

 

Autumn - Welcome to Year 4

Mr Anderson and Mrs Parkhouse make up the Year 4 team.

English

This half term we will be exploring texts including Plague by Ann Turnbull. In our Writing we will; plan and write a historical narrative, create characters, a setting and plot in a narrative, use and maintain correct tense, use expanded noun phrases effectively and use Inverted Commas.

In our Reading we will identify main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph and summarise these and we will focus on vocabulary, retrieval and inference.

Maths

In our Maths work we will be continue to focus on Column addition and subtraction. We will be learning about measurement with particular reference to length and perimeter. We will be encouraging the children to take ownership of their learning and discuss their own approaches to solving Maths problems. We will continue to learn our times tables on a regular basis, it would be great if you could support with this at home.

Theme

In our theme work we will be focusing on History, where we will look in depth at the impact the The Plague and the impact it had on Europe and Britain. In Science we will be investigating Electric Circuits.


 
Useful Websites:
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/
www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/0/
www.topmarks.co.uk
www.ttrockstars.com
www.spag.com
www.readtheory.org
www.spellingframe.co.uk
www.mathsframe.co.uk

 

Year 4