Year 4

Summer 2022

Welcome back to our last term in Year 4! We hope that you had a lovely Easter and that you were able to spend some time relaxing and having fun. We’re sure that you enjoyed eating lots of chocolate eggs too.

We are going to be busy this term. Here is a taster of what we will be doing:

English

Writing genres we will be looking at this term:

* Discussion balanced argument  (fact and opinion

* Classic poetry

* Story with chapters

* Modern Poetry (Haiku and Cinquain)

* Formal Letter

Maths

Areas of Maths we will be learning this term:

*Division – dividing 2 digit and 3 digit numbers by 1

*Decimals

*Money

*Time

*Statistics

RE

  • In RE we will be learning about the important seasons in the Liturgical year - Easter and Pentecost.
  • We will also going to be following our new RSE programme – Life to the Full.

Science

Materials – States of matter (Summer 1)

  • Know what is meant by solids, liquids and gases and group some materials according to this
  • Know that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled
  • Know the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.

Electricity (Summer 2)

  • Know and identify the basic parts of a circuit (including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers)
  • Know what is meant by conductor or insulator and name some common conductors
  • Know and describe the function of a switch in a circuit.

Computing

  • Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour using technology.
  • Produce and upload a podcast.

History

Ancient Egypt

  • Know about, and name, some of the advanced societies that were in the world around 3000 years ago.
  • Know about the key features of Ancient Egypt

Geography

Rivers

  • Know and label the main features of a river.
  • Know the name of and locate a number of the world’s longest rivers.
  • Explain the features of a water cycle.

Mountains

  • Know the names of a number of the world’s highest mountains.

Art

  • Know how to show reflections
  • Use photographs to help create reflections
  • Experiment with the styles used by other artists

Design and Technology

  • Communicate ideas in a range of ways, including sketches and drawings which are annotated
  • Know which material is likely to give the best outcome
  • Evaluate products for both purpose and design
  • Link scientific knowledge by using lights, switches or buzzers
  • Use electrical systems to enhance the quality of the product

PE

On Tuesdays children will have Cricket with Mr. Sigley

On Wednesdays children will have Hockey with Port Vale coaches.

Please ensure that children have their outdoor PE kits in school.

  • Outdoor PE kit consists of a blue polo shirt, navy or burgundy jogging bottoms, navy or burgundy sweatshirt or hoody, trainers and socks (girls should not do PE wearing tights)

Year 4 Newsletter - Summer 2022

Spring 2022

Happy New Year! We hope that you had a lovely Christmas break with your loved ones. We had a fantastic Autumn term, finishing off with the success of our Christmas concert – ‘Countdown to Christmas’. We were so proud of all of the children.

We are hoping to continue to build on the children’s fantastic learning this term.

The children will learn through discrete subjects. Below are some of the things that we will cover during the Spring term.

English

Children will learn about and write a:

  • Persuasive Advert - Non-fiction
  • Modern Poetry text
  • Fairy Tales and Play scripts
  • Persuasive Argument
  • Poetry with a theme (Romans/ The World)

Maths

  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division – Formal written methods
  • Measurement – Finding area
  • Fractions – Unit and non unit fractions, equivalent fractions, adding fractions
  • Decimals – Tenths and hundredths
  • Mental maths : All 12 x 12 times tables (x and ÷)

R.E.

  • Christmas
  • Moses and King David
  • Special roles and responsibilities
  • Lent and Holy Week
  • Easter
  • Our class Religious Faith: Hinduism
  • We will also continue to learn more about Our class saint - Blessed Carlos Acutis.

Geography

  • Know the names of and locate at least eight major capital cities across the world.
  • Know what is meant by the term ‘tropics’.
  • Know where the equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn and the Greenwich Meridian are on a world map.
  • Use maps and globes to locate the equator, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and the Greenwich Meridian.

History

Romans including:

  • Impact of Roman foods on British society
  • Difference in meal structure between Romans and Celts
  • Difference between Roman and Celt entertainment and the impact of Roman entertainment on British society
  • Impact of Roman religious beliefs on British society
  • Boudicca and primary sources
  • Roman emperors and the Roman legacy

Science- Living things and their habitat

  • MRS GREN
  • Classifying Vertebrates
  • Invertebrates
  • Local habitats
  • Environmental change
  • Endangered species
  • Climate change

Art

Art from historical periods (Roman art)

  • Line, tone, shape and colour to represent movement
  • Printing onto different materials
  • Mosaics

Class artist – Georges Seurat

D & T

Cooking—Designing, baking and evaluating biscuits

PE

  • Dance – Choreograph a dance routine
  • Gymnastics – Practise balances and create a sequence
  • Health Related Exercise – Circuit exercises

Year 4 Newsletter - Spring 2022

Autumn 2021

Welcome back to the start of a new school year. It is lovely to see your smiling faces and be back in the classroom with you all again. We hope you have had a lovely summer break and feel refreshed, ready for this new term.

The children will learn through discrete subjects. Below are some of the things that we will cover during the Autumn term.

English

  • Poetry with an animal/weather theme
  • Character descriptions
  • Newspaper report
  • Story in an imaginative world
  • Classic poetry
  • Recount – write a diary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Suffix and prefix spelling rules
  • Punctuation including direct speech

Maths

  • Place Value
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Measurement – length and perimeter

R.E.

  • Celebrating the Eucharist
  • Creation and the story of Abraham
  • Jesus teaches us how to pray
  • Sharing in the life of Christ
  • Advent
  • Christmas
  • Other Faith: Hinduism
  • We will learning more about our class saint - Blessed Carlos Acutis, who was an amateur computer programmer. He is best recognised for creating a website to document Eucharistic miraclesaround the world.

Geography

  • UK Rivers
  • UK Mountains
  • 4 figure grid reference
  • 8 point compass rose
  • Plan a UK car journey using a map

History

  • Romans including:
  • Roman and British History
  • Invasion of Britain
  • Housing

Science – Autumn 1: Animals including Humans

  • The Digestive System
  • Teeth
  • What happens to my food?
  • Food chains - Predator, prey and producer

Autumn 2: Sound

  • Pitch
  • Higher and lower
  • Soundproofing

Art

  • Create texture in art
  • Facial expressions
  • Know how to use line, tone, shape and colour to represent figures and forms in movement
  • Integrate digital images into artwork
    • Class artist – Georges Seurat

D & T

  • Textiles – Running and backstitch

Year 4 Autumn 2021 Class Newsletter