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Year 4

Welcome Welcome to Year 4, where we strive to ensure all children enjoy their learning and feel valued! We aim to teach an exciting curriculum and challenge children to achieve their full potential.

Who’s Who? 4G – Morpurgo: Mrs Grout 4A – Kinney: Mr. Appleyard Other adults supporting children in year 4 – Mrs. Drenon, Miss. Charlton, Mrs. Davies and Mrs. Pitts.

What we will be Learning this

Year Spring 1 –

Burps, Bottoms and Bile Open wide – let’s take a look inside! We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside our bodies….

Topic:

In this topic, we will be learning all about our bodies, especially our digestive system. We will be starting with learning all about our mouth and teeth, before moving onto how our food is digested and eventually becomes our bodily waste! We will be creating working models of our digestive system and learning all about how to keep this system clean and healthy.

English:

In English, we will be writing our own stories based on a journey through the digestive system. We will also be writing explanation texts about the digestive system and how it works.

Maths:

In Maths, we will be becoming more confident with the number system, written calculations and improving our mental maths skills. We will also be looking at fraction and converting time from analogue to digital.

Spring 2 –

1066 It’s probably the most famous date in English history…we’re travelling back to 1066.

Topic:

We will be discovering a changing England, shaped by shires, protected by castles and ruled by foreign kings. We will use the famous Bayeux Tapestry to explore the significant events of 1066.

English:

We will be writing a job application for a job as a King, reading kennings poetry and writing diary entries.

Maths:

In Maths, we will be developing our understanding of decimals and money!

Summer 1 –

Potions Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid or a sticky goo. Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties….

Topic:

In this topic, we will be really focusing on our Science skills, learning all about changes of state, including solids, liquids and gases, and carrying out lots of investigations and tests. We will be learning about how potions have been used in history and then using all our learning to design and develop our very own spells and potions!
English:

In English, we will be writing recipes and poems based on our potions. We will also be writing stories and recounts, which will include witches, wizards and magical spells!

Maths:

We will be becoming more skilled in measuring perimeter and length. We will be exploring shapes by looking at angles and symmetry.

Summer 2 –

Road Trip USA! Buckle up, sunglasses on-we’re going on a road trip across the good old US of A! Topic: Flying from London Gatwick, and landing at FK airport New York, its time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. We will be developing our maps skills to navigate our way around lots of famous landmarks. We will learn about Native Americans and their traditions, and plan a road trip of a lifetime.

English:

We will be writing postcards, emails, myths and legends and poetry.

Maths:

We will be working on our geometry skills and looking at position and direction. We will learn about statistics and further develop our knowledge of area and perimeter further.

Homework In Year 4, children will receive homework every Monday. They are expected to return this no later than Thursday of the same week. Children will receive work based on what they have been working on during that week. Included within this, they will be given spellings and times tables journeys to learn off by heart.

All children have a reading book. Please listen to your child read their reading book at home at least four times a week. The more children read, the better they are!

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