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

Mr Seale (Teacher)

Mrs Murphy (Teaching Assistant)

St James the Greater

Miss Leybourne (Teacher)

Mr Smallwood (Teaching Assistant)

What Year 4 are up to this term!

English

Term 1

In term 1, we will be exploring different genres of writing using our Power of Reading book ‘Charlotte’s Web’ as a stimulus. We will begin by looking at writing setting descriptions, trying to immerse ourselves into the setting of the barn. We will be focusing on the five senses and using exciting adjectives to improve our writing. We will then be looking at persuasive letters. We will focus on the features of persuasive writing before trying to include this in our own work. We will also focus on the structure of letters to improve our understanding of the purpose of writing a persuasive letter. Finally, we will be looking at diary entries, focusing on a character’s perspective from Charlotte’s Web. In order to achieve this we will be focusing on the various features of a diary entry as well as using various drama activities such as hot seating to help us with characterization within our writing.

Term 2

In term 2, we will continue looking at using ‘Charlotte’s Web’ as we write an alternative version. We will focus on the different characters, settings and plot of the story, looking at how we can adapt this in order to create our own piece of writing. We will be developing our understanding of writing in the first person for this piece of writing.

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

Maths

Term 1

In term 1, we will be focusing on place value of 4-digit numbers (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones). We will begin looking at the value of individual digits within a number, before moving onto finding 1000 more or less than a given number, ordering and comparing 4-digit numbers and rounding numbers to the nearest `10, 100 and 1000. Throughout this topic we will be using various types of equipment to identify, represent and estimate particular numbers. We will then look at counting back to negative numbers before introducing ourselves to read and write using roman numerals.

Term 2

In term 2, we will be focusing on the four different mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We will look at the formal written method in order to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers. We will use these techniques in order to find the inverse of particular operations. We will then apply our knowledge to two step word problems in context. Throughout this year we will be focusing on recalling multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 in order to help us recognize factor pairs and use the distributive laws.

In Physical Education, we will:

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

Science

Term 1
In term 1, we will be examining living things and their habitats. The children will:

  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things

 

Term 2
In term 2, we will be thinking scientifically about animals including humans. The children will:

  • describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
  • identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
  • construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey

Religion 

Term 1
In term 1, we will be focusing on the topic of ‘The Bible’. The children will be learning about various aspects about the Bible, including:

·         The differences between the old and new testament

·         How to locate scriptures in the Bible

·         The story of how God called Abraham

·         The story of God’s call to Joseph

·         The story of Moses following God’s call and the beginning of the Passover

·         The story of David being chosen by God and how he trusted in God

Term 2

In term 2, we will be focusing on the topic of ‘Trust in God’. The children will be learning about:

·         How it is not always easy to trust God, but understanding the importance of doing so

·         God’s promise to Zechariah

·         How Mary had to trust in God

·         How Joseph had to trust in God and that it is okay to need help to trust in God

·         How God fulfilled his promises

History/Geography

Term 1

Our geography topic in term 1 is Local Geography. We will be studying the local area in depth, including reviewing the local land usage, in addition to this we will be practicing various field techniques, such as sketch maps.

Term 2

Our geography topic in term 1 will be North America. We will be examining the human and physical geography of North America and how it differs to our own environment.

History/Geography

HOMEWORK

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Year 4 Homework

    ENGLISH

    Can you describe a setting that is special to you?

    Can you keep your own diary for at least a week?

    Write a letter persuading Mr Seale and Miss Leybourne that you should have break time instead of Guided Reading lessons for the rest of the term.

    MATHS

    How many ways can you represent a four-digit number? Make a poster!

    Using a dice, can you try to create the largest or smallest number possible?

    GEOGRAPHY

    Create a sketch map of your town

    Create a fact file about your local area.

    RE

    Create a comic strip based off the story of God calling to Joseph, Abraham, Moses or David. What happened?

    Draw what the Bible means to you.

    Write a prayer to God about something important to you.

    FRENCH

    Create a play script in french based on all the language you have learnt so far!

    SCIENCE

    Create your own habitat for an animal you may find in your garden (of your choice).

    Create a poem about MRS GREN

    Can you make your own Carroll diagram to sort animals of your choosing?

    Create a poster of the human body. Annotate describing the simple functions of the digestive system and the different types of teeth.

    Research and create a poster of the food chain.

    What is your favourite animal? How are we similar or different to these animals? Research their digestive system and their types of teeth!

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