Menu
Home Page
  • Search
  • Translate

Year 4

Spring 2

 

 

In Spring 2, we are continuing our learning all about Ancient Greece. We will be getting to grips with the gods, learning about the Olympics and diving into democracy! Through understanding the Ancient Greeks, we will begin to understand their legacy and how they have shaped the modern world. Furthermore, we will move to the modern day and conduct geographical studies of Greece and other European countries as well as brushing up on geographical skills such as using ordinance maps and compass directions. 

 

In English, we will be reading 'Mark of the Cyclops, a fascinating mystery novel set in Ancient Greece. Join Thrax and Nico as they begin to find out the mystery behind the smashed wedding vase. Year 4 will then get the chance to create their own mystery novel. 'Who done it?' Let's find out!

 

Alongside this, in maths we will be working on our knowledge of fractions and decimals. Furthermore, we will continue to revise out X tables in preparation for the 'MTC'. You can find out more about the MTC here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct5cDctLVTI

 

Please remember to keep practising via TT Rockstars and EdShed at home.

Spring 1

 

In Spring 1, we will be learning all about Ancient Greece. We will be getting to grips with the gods, learning about the Olympics and diving into democracy! Through understanding the Ancient Greeks, we will begin to understand their legacy and how they have shaped the modern world. 

 

In English, we will be focussing on Greek myths and legends, reading the classic tales of Theseus and the Minotaur and Perseus and Medusa. They will be even writing their own myths as well! Alongside this, in maths we will be working on our number knowledge and multiplication facts. Please remember to keep practising via TT Rockstars and EdShed at home. 

Autumn 2

During Autumn 2, we will be exploring Science through our topic 'What does it take to be an engineer?' and our Focus text in English 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes.

 

In English, we will look at different text types including instruction texts to tell someone 'How to Trap a Teacher' and 'How to Trap an Iron Man'. We will also explore narrative text and write our own story inspired by 'The Iron Man' story of the journey of the Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon on his way to Earth.

 

During Science lessons, we will explore electricity through building circuits and experimenting with what makes the lamp light up. We will explore buzzers, switches and other elements while learning about electricity safety too. We will explore and discuss different ways to generate electricity and how these different methods can have positive and negative effects and consequences. 

Autumn 1

During Autumn 1, we will be exploring Science and Geography through our topic 'Where do the rivers go?' and our Focus texts in English 'The Rhythm of the Rain' and 'Once Upon a Raindrop'. We will link our learning across subjects through drama lessons exploring the water cycle and explanation text writing. 

 

Our first focus this term will be exploring solids, liquids and gases through our science lessons. We will then move onto exploring the water cycle through some interactive lessons creating the water cycle in a bag and performing the water cycle through drama. Children will then explore rivers in their Geography lessons from the different parts of a river to why cities grew around rivers. 

 

In  maths this half term, we  will be exploring place value, addition and subtraction, through using using concrete, abstract and pictorial methods.

Autumn 1 - Science - States of Matter 

We have been learning about states of matter (solids, liquids and gases) and how these can change state with a change of temperature. We have learning about freezing, melting, evaporation and condensation. Afterwards, we had lots of fun with our class competition of who could melt the ice cube the quickest! There were some very inventive ways of melting the ice such as putting it under a running tap, rubbing it in our hands, putting in somewhere warm on our bodies like in our elbow and rubbing it on the carpet. 

Art - Autumn 1 - Rivers - Sketching and Watercolours

We explored different techniques of sketching to create our river scene. When we had sketched it, we experimented with different water colour techniques to find which methods would suit our river picture. Finally, we created a river scene using what we had learned about sketching and water colours.

Welcome to Year 4 2021

 

Welcome back to the new school year and to Year 4! the Year 4 team are looking forward to getting to know you all and starting our exciting Year 4 together! Please find below some useful information about Year 4.

 

The teachers in Year 4 are: Mr Toms, Mrs Harrison and Mrs Oldham
The main adults who support teaching and learning in Year 5 are: Mrs Porter, Mrs Wilson and Miss Cook. 

 

Home-learning:

  • Maths, times tables and spelling homework will be allocated weekly.

  • Spellings will be given on a Friday and tested on the following Friday - the children will have chance to practice their spellings in school as well.

  • Reading: Please try to encourage/listen to your child read at least 3 times a week

  • Our PE day is Wednesday (we will do an indoor and an outdoor session on this day) and children will need to come to school in their PE kits on this day. Please make sure you are wearing the correct PE uniform of black shorts or trousers, a white top and a black hooded jacket.

 

Our Learning Challenge topic for this term is a Science and Geography topic called 'Where do the rivers go?'. The children will be learning about solids, liquids and gases, the water cycle and rivers. 

 

If you have any questions about your child's time in Year 4 then please don't hesitate to get in contact with us via Class Dojo or through the school office. 

 

The Year 4 Team

Year 4 Recommended Reads

Please find below the Year 3 and Year 4 Spelling Word List. Children need to be able to spell all of these words by the end of Year 4.

Here are some fun ways to practise your spellings at home! Why not try a different one everyday?

Top