Year 4

The staff and pupils of Year 4 would like to welcome you to our page. We hope you find it useful and enjoy browsing through the different school pages to learn about the different events which take place in our school. If you have any suggestions about how it could be improved, please contact a member a staff.

St Matthias

Miss Aina-De-Haan (Teacher)

Mrs Alexander (Teaching Assistant)

St James the Greater

Miss Leybourne (Teacher)

Mrs Alexander (Teaching Assistant)

What Year 4 are up to this term!

English

Term 1

In year 4, using the Michael Morpurgo version of Pinocchio, we will begin by looking at Newspaper Reports, where the classes will explore the features of newspapers and begin to plan and eventually write their own.

Following on from this, we will learn a form of perspective writing through diary entries, where your child will put themselves into the shoes of someone else to write from their point of view.

Term 2

In Term 2, we will be planning our own play scripts using Pinocchio as a stimulus, to eventually perform a production to you.

Throughout the terms, grammar, spelling, punctuation and reading will have a massive impact on your child’s learning and it will be imbedded in every lesson. It would be wonderful if you could support your child at home in these areas.

Maths

Term 1

The focus will be on Number and Place Value. The children will:

  • Understand the place value in four-digit numbers
  • Partition numbers
  • Compare numbers
  • Order numbers
  • Round numbers
  • Roman Numerals

Term 2

In term 2 we will continue to focus on Number and Place Value, focusing on:

  • Using all four operations in calculations
  • Knowing different methods to use for each operation
  • Solving problems including multi-step problems

Commutative and Distributive laws

Science 

Term 1

In term 1 our class area will be electricity. The children will be:

  • Learning about the hazards that could be encountered when using electricity
  • Constructing a simple series electrical circuit
  • Investigate the effect of including additional cells in a circuit
  • Identifying whether or not a lamp will illuminate in a circuit
  • Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit
  • Recognise some common conductors and insulators of electricity.

Term 2

In term 2 we will be looking at sound. The children will be:

  • Identifying how sounds are made
  • Recognising that vibrations from sound travels through a medium to the ear
  • Finding patterns between the pitch of a sound and the features of the object
  • Finding patterns of the volume of the sound and the strengths of the vibrations
  • To recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the source is increased.

Religion 

Term 1

The topic is ‘The Bible’. The children will be:

  • Discovering what the Bible is
  • Looking for Bible references
  • Understanding God speaks to us in the Bible
  • The Bible and the Divine Office
  • Reading and reflecting on different biblical stories.

Term 2

In term 2 the topic is ‘Trust in God’. The children will be learning about:

  • Advent
  • Visit of the Wise Men
  • Flight into Egypt
  • Mystery of the Trinity
  • Mystery of the Incarnation

In Physical Education, we will:

  • Learn about the importance of exercise
  • Understand that exercise has an effect on our body and level of fitness

Homework

Reading:  Each child will receive a reading book which should be read daily.

CHILDREN’S JOURNALS MUST BE SIGNED EVERY NIGHT AFTER THEY HAVE READ. IF YOUR CHILD’S JOURNAL IS NOT SIGNED THEN THEY CAN NOT DO THEIR QUIZ OR CHANGE THEIR BOOK!

Spelling: Children will be given a spelling list every MONDAY and tested every FRIDAY.

A spelling list will be stuck into homework books and learning journals every Monday. It is important that pupils bring in both their homework books and learning journals every day to ensure they have every opportunity to learn spellings. The pupils will have a spelling test on Fridays and incorrect spellings will be identified to parents, so that further work can be done on them at home.

Times Tables: The children will have a times table challenge every Friday. Based on their progress each week they will be informed which times tables they should be revising.

Some topics will require additional homework such as a research task. Children will be notified about this in class. All homework will be written into homework journals.

Year 4 Homework

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Year 4 Homework

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