Welcome to Year 4’s page. Here you will find information about what we do in Year 4. You will be able to see photographs of some of our wonderful work and see some of our displays.
Year 4 Team
English in Year 4 will begin by looking at fiction through The Spiderwick Chronicles. We will use the book as tool to engage the children and discover the authors writing style. The non-fiction topic in English will cover the Shang Dynasty and lead to the children creating a non-chronological report.
During the Spring term Year 4 will be using the Power of Reading to aid the delivery of English. Throughout the first half term we will look in depth at Tom’s sausage lion by Michael Morpurgo. We will focus on the characters thoughts and feelings through role play and this will lead into the creation of a newspaper article. After half term our book focus will move onto The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.
During the first half term the children will be taught the key aspects of place value, addition and subtraction. This will move on to multiplication and division after half term. We will use a wide range of puzzles and problems to deepen the children’s understanding of number.
During The Spring term the children will be taught the key aspects of fractions and decimals. After half term we will move onto measures of length, mass, time, perimeter, area, volume and capacity. We will use a wide range of puzzles and problems to deepen the children’s understanding of these areas.
The Summer term will start with statistics where the children will learn to collect data, present data and interpret data. We will move onto shape where we will learn how to identify acute and obtuse angles, identify lines of symmetry and compare and and classify geometric shapes.
Science will look at healthy eating and teeth. The children will learn about the digestive system, food groups, human and animal teeth and the effects of drinks on our teeth.
During the Spring term the Children will be learning about electricity. We will be learning about everyday electrical appliances, fossil fuels, electrical circuits, conductors, insulators, switches and how to work safely with electricity. This will be achieved through practical hands on experimentation and investigations.
Throughout the Summer term the children will be learning about changing states. We will be comparing and grouping materials together according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. The children will observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled and identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
Our topic this term is all about the Egyptians and we will be investigating all about how the Egyptians used mummification to preserve the dead, the Egyptian Gods, how the tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered and how the decoding of the Rosetta Stone led to Hieroglyphics being translated.
Our topic for the Spring term is Rivers. We will be learning all the different parts of a river system and how rivers are formed. We will also discover famous rivers from around the world and use maps of the world to find their locations. We will look in detail at the rivers of the UK and how to find their locations using an atlas.
During the Summer term we will be learning about The Romans. We will be learning about life during the Roman times and how different classes lived very different lives. We will use world maps to discover to extent of the Roman Empire and the tactics they used during battle to build their empire. The children will also learn about the effect the Roam Empire had on Britain and how it helped shape the world will live in today.
Some of the children in Year 4 using Base 10 equipment to help them understand the value of each digit within 4-digit numbers.
We have been learning how to add 3-digit numbers together using the formal written method of column addition.
Year 4 children have been creating their own 2 step word problems.