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

Mrs Bushnell (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 5
In Term 4, we will be planning our own  narrative poems using Oliver and the Seawigs as a stimulus. We will explore what narrative poems are, what are the typical features found in narrative poems and begin to plan and eventually write our own, retelling part of Oliver and and the Seawigs.

Following on from this, we will learn more about writing from a character’s perspective through the form of autobiographies, using Oliver and the Seawigs as a stimulus. We will explore the purpose and features of a range of autobiographies. We will be focusing on the main character from our novel to examine his character and how he would describe his life in the story.

Term 6
In Term 4, we will be planning our own adventure stories using Oliver and the Seawigs as a stimulus.

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.

World Book Week

During World Book Week, Year 4 have been exploring Shakespeare’s play,  ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. We have explored the play through drama, looking at setting description and writing an alternative ending! As a class, we also created a poem describing our favourite character from the play; Puck. We are very proud of our poem and would like to share it with you!

A sprite named Puck helped the king,

Often engaged in a mischievous thing.

The diminutive pixie gets confused,

Designing his elaborate ruse.

He played with a magical flower,

To harness love’s awesome power.

He put it in Titania’s eyes,

So she falls for anything she spies.

As the cheeky fairy flew,

Lysander got the treatment too.

Then Demetrius, his heart on fire,

Helena”s the object of their desire.

Meanwhile, Titania spied the other sprite,

Now she loves Bottom with all her might-

What a mess to be fair,

Not a dream, but a Midsummer Nightmare.

 

We hope you like it.

St James the Greater

Maths

Term 5
The focus this term will be on properties of shape and geometry. The children will:

  • compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes
  • identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to 2 right angles by size
  • identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations
  • complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry
  • describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant
  • describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down

Term 6
In term 6, we will continue focusing on geometry before moving onto statistics. We will be focusing on:

  • describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant
  • describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down
  • plot specified points and draw sides to complete a given polygon
  • interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs
  • solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs

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 5
In term 5, 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 6
In term 6, 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

distance from the source is increased.

Religion 

Term 5
In term 5, we will be focusing on the topic of ‘The Early Christians’.The children will be learning:

  • That Jesus made Peter the Head of the Church.
  •  That the Church began at Pentecost.
  • – About what happened to Stephen and Saul.
    – About the challenges of being an apostle.
  • -About Paul’s missionary journeys.
  • – About the teaching of the Apostles.
  • Term 6
    The topic is ‘The Church.’ The children will be learning:
  • That the Church is a family.
  • That the Church is ‘good news’ for people.
  • About the different seasons in the Church’s year.
  • About the Communion of Saints and the Holy Spirits
  • About God’s call to individuals.
  • More about Mary to deepen their understanding and reflect on how she can help all of us.

History/Geography

Term 5

Our history topic in term 5 is Local History. We will be studying key events that happened around the area, from the roman invasion until World War Two.

Term 6

Our geography topic in term 6 will be Local Geography. We will be examining the human and physical geography of the local area.

History/Geography

Year 4 Homework

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Year 4 Homework

    ENGLISH

    Create a narrative poem about a film that you have seen.

    Write an autobiography about yourselves!

    MATHS

    Draw a geometric picture using as many 2D shapes as you can!

    HISTORY

    Create a leaflet about Charles Dickens

     

    RE

    Create a comic strip based off the Ascension and the Pentecost – what happened?

    FRENCH

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

    SCIENCE

    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!

    Year 4 Housekeeping Letters

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