Welcome to our page for Year 4 children!
Our teachers are: Mrs. Walker and Miss. Payne
Our curriculum is: Year 4 Curriculum Map
Spring 1 2023
This half-term we are using the text the ‘Firework Maker’s Daughter’ to write a newspaper about the events of the story. We will be starting our cross-curricular topic on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. In this topic we will learn the history of the Viking invasion and the key people who lived in East-Anglia in that era. We will be using some of our knowledge to design and build an Anglo-Saxon hut. In Maths, we will be focusing on fractions and decimals and then will be moving onto our money topic. This will include how we can solve addition, subtraction, division and multiplication questions involving money. In Computing we will be using algorithms in Logo to draw shapes. In Science, we will be learning about ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’, including what living things need to survive, and will consider different ways to group living things. During PSHE lessons, we will be looking at our identities as well as the community and how we can work together. During P.E. lessons we will be learning the basic skills of table tennis as well as going swimming. Our R.E. topic is Hinduism, where we will be learning about key celebrations and how worshippers respect their Gods. For French we will be learning the French vocabulary of animals and pets.
Autumn 2 2022
This half term we are continuing our topic of ‘Roman Britain’. We will be writing an explanation text in English using the book ‘Escape to Pompeii’ by Christina Balit to support us. Our explanation text will focus on how a volcano erupts. After this unit, we will be writing a historical narrative, exploring the effect the eruption had on the Roman city of Pompeii. In history, we will be developing our knowledge of Roman Britain further, exploring the legacy the Romans left behind. In maths, we will be moving onto the topic of geometry (shape). We will learn to compare and classify shapes, identify different types of angles and find lines of symmetry. We will continue to learn about Christianity in RE, however we will focus on the Ten Commandments this half term. In our Science lessons we will continue to investigate states of matter, focusing on the water cycle and the different processes that occur at each stage. In PSHE, our topics will be ‘Managing Risk and Safety’ and ‘anti-bullying’. We will be looking at different ways we can seek support and help others.
Autumn 1 2022
This half term our topic is ‘Roman Britain’. We will become historians and make our own enquiries into all areas of Roman Britain using artefacts, books and through meeting a very exciting visitor! In Guided Reading, we will be honing our inference, deduction and retrieval skills using ‘Romans on the Rampage’ by Jeremy Strong. Through the text ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker, we will be exploring the features of a narrative in English and using those skills to create our own fantasy narratives.
In Maths, we will develop our number sense through learning about the place value in four digit numbers and the application of this to solve addition and subtraction problems. In Science, we are learning about states of matter. When doing this, we will be exploring how particles move and how materials change from one state of matter to another. During PSHE sessions, we will be exploring different emotions we go through in life and ways in which to regulate and manage these.
Summer 2 2022
This half-term we are continuing with our topic ‘Angry Planet’. Using the text ‘The Street Beneath My Feet’ by Charlotte Guillian, we will write explanation texts and poems exploring how the earth is structured and what lies below the ground. In Maths, we will be learning about time, including telling the time on analogue and digital clocks, before looking at position and direction. In Science, we will explore electricity through looking at the different types of electricity and creating our own circuits using wires, batteries and switches. This will directly link to our Design Technology project where we will be using a circuit to create a light up warning sign for a volcanic eruption. We are continuing to learn about mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes in Geography. Our R.E. focus continues to be Sikhism, particularly looking their festivals and key stories. P.S.H.E. will enable us to explore the human life cycle, what it means to grow up and the responsibilities we have now and will have in the future.
Summer 1 2022
This half term our topic will be ‘Angry Planet’. Using the texts ‘The Iron Man’ and ‘The Iron Woman’ by Ted Hughes, we will write newspaper reports and write a story exploring pollution and the effect it has on the planet. In Maths, we will develop our use of the four operations in the context of decimals, time, money and statistics. In Science, we will investigate sound through looking at how we hear noises and how they change over distances. We will then be learning about mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes linking to our topic. We will study how they are created and the impact natural disasters have on the planet.
RE will focus on Sikhism, particularly looking their key symbols, place of worship and their main beliefs. PSHE will enable us to explore how to stay safe and the effects of different medicines.
Spring 2 2022
Here is 4R's class assembly:
This half term, we are beginning a new English topic on Myths and Legends. We are going to be reading a range of Viking myths and legends from a book called ‘The Dragon’s Hoard’ and by the end of the topic, we will have written our own Myth or Legend. In Geography, we are learning about settlements and land use, linking to our previous History topic on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We can also use our knowledge that we learnt on our trip last half term to support us.
In Maths, we will be revisiting division and moving onto other topics such as Fractions. We will also be continuing to practise our times tables to support us in our learning. In Science, we are beginning our topic on Animals, Including Humans, where we will explore how our digestive system works and how food chains are created.
In R.E., we are continuing our topic on Hinduism, learning about the stories of the different Gods and Goddesses and how Hindus use these during their worship. In PSHCE, we will be looking at how to manage money. In P.E., we are continuing with our Swimming lessons and will be beginning our topic on Cricket.
Spring 1 2022
This half-term we are beginning our topic on Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We are using the text the ‘Firework Maker’s Daughter’ to write a newspaper report on key events. We are going to learn the history of the Viking invasion and the key people within the era. This will be complimented with our trip to West Stow on 4th February 2022.
In Maths, we will be continuing to develop our multiplication and division skills and the methods that we use to solve these calculations. In Science, we will be learning about Living Things and Their Habitats, including what living things need to survive in their habitats. We will also be thinking about different ways to group living things.
In R.E. we will be beginning our topic on Hinduism, learning about their celebrations and how worshippers respect their Gods. During PSHE lessons, we will be looking at our identities as well as the community and how we can work together. In P.E. lessons we will be learning the basic skills of table tennis as well as going swimming.
Autumn 2 2021
Here is 4C's class assembly on The Romans:
This half term we are continuing with our topic on ‘Roman Britain’. Using the text ‘Escape from Pompeii’, we will write explanation texts on how a volcano erupts and write a story exploring the impact it had on the Ancient Roman city of Pompeii. We will further develop our knowledge and understanding of Roman Britain, focusing on the legacy they have left us like our legal system, some of our language and buildings.
In Maths, we will develop our multiplication and division skills, including learning our times tables to 12 x 12. During Science lessons, we are continuing to investigate states of matter, including what happens to the particles at the different points of the water cycle.
We continue to focus on Christianity in RE lessons, particularly looking at the Ten Commandments. During PSHE lessons, we will be discussing anti-bullying and finding ways support ourselves and others. This will link to anti-bullying week.
Autumn 1 2021
This half term our topic will be ‘Roman Britain’. Using the trilogy ‘Journey’, ‘Quest’ and ‘Return’ by Aaron Becker, we will write recount texts in role as a character from the books and write a fantasy story based on the world they explored.
In Maths, we will develop our sense of number through learning about the place value in four digit numbers. In Science, we will investigate states of matter through looking at solids, liquids and gases and the adaptions to the particle arrangements that take place when they change from one state to another. We will then be learning about Roman Britain, linking to our English work.
We will study the invasions of Britain by the Roman Empire and the impact it had. RE will focus on Christianity, particularly looking at the different saints. PSHE will enable us to explore our emotions and find appropriate strategies to manage them.