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Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 webpage, we hope this page gives you all of the information about Year 4 that you need. If you would like information about anything else please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Finnen & Miss Bennett.

Spring Term in Year 4

English

We will be reading Escape from Pompei by Christina Balit and learning to: use a variety of verb forms correctly, organise paragraphs by theme and use adverbials for cohesion; and punctuate direct speech correctly, using dialogue to show the relationship between characters.

We will also be reading non-fiction texts about volcanoes, Ancient Rome, the eruption of Vesuvius and destruction of Pompei, and reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty.

Maths

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Measurement – area
  • Fractions including decimals

We will be deepening our understanding of multiplication and division; measuring area, and learning more about fractions including decimals.

Science

  • States of Matter
  • Animals including Humans

We will be exploring the different states of matter, learning about the functions of teeth and the digestive system within the human body, and constructing more complex food chains.

R.E.

  • Local Church
  • Eucharist
  • Lent/Easter
  • Islam

We will be studying topics related to ‘Community’, ‘Giving and Receiving’, and ‘Self-Discipline’ as well as learning about Islam.

Art & Design

Famous Buildings

We will exploring great works of architecture and design with a particular focus on the works of Christopher Wren.

Geography

Volcanoes

We will be continuing our study of volcanoes around the world.

History

Roman Britain

We will be learning about the Roman Empire’s invasion and occupation of Britain and about the lasting impact on Britain today.

Computing

Fake or Real

We will be looking at information online and considering how to assess reliability.

Music

Glockenspiels

We will be learning to perform short pieces on the glockenspiel whilst developing our understanding of musical theory and notation.

Design and Technology

Storybooks

We will be learning about building mechanisms and applying graphic design skills when making our own books.

P.E.

Gymnastics

We will be developing our gymnastics skills focusing on rolling and travelling low.

P.S.H.E.

Living in the Wider World

We will be thinking about belonging to a community, considering issues related to media and digital literacy, and exploring the world of money and work.

Spanish

  • What’s the Date?
  • The Romans

We will be expanding our Spanish vocabulary to include language relating dates and the Romans, and developing our understanding of Spanish phonetics and pronunciation.

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