Across the Year Group: Mrs A. Mundy, Mrs S. Bull
PE Days : Tuesdays
Our learning journey in Year 4 is a blend of year group and whole school projects. Below is a short description of each project accompanied by the project planners, which details the key texts, vocabulary, subject coverage and expected outcomes.
Autumn 1 – Which Viking God makes the best superhero?
In history we ask key questions such as:
What image do we have of the Vikings?
Why have the Vikings gained such a bad reputation?
How did the Vikings try to take over the country and how close did they get?
We look at a range of sources to help us understand and try to answer these questions.
The key question linked to our writing for the Vikings is ‘Which Viking God makes the best superhero?’. We approach this question framed by the superb book: ‘Odd and the Frost Giants’ by Neil Gaiman which introduces us to the Viking Gods. Through this quality text we meet different Viking Gods which have helped use to decide which Viking God we think is the best.
Autumne 2 – What was it like during the Blitz?
This half term we will be looking at the impact of the World war on different places around the UK. We will be focussing on cities and towns which were affected and how they changed during this time as part of Geography.
We will write a historical information text focusing who, where, what, and when.
Write and perform poetry about being in the blitz and write a portal narrative based on ‘Blitzed’ by R Swindells.
For the final two weeks we will have a Science and D.T. focus based around electricity. Alongside learning about electricity and making circuits they will design and create a ‘steady hand game’.
Spring 1 – What are the planets made of?
The whole school begins the Spring Term with a Space project.
Spring 2 – Do you have to be big to be strong?
In Year 4 your child will be developing into an increasingly fluent reader. The focus will now be on building comprehension, but it is still important that children use their phonics skills to tackle new words. There are plenty of opportunities for the children to read for pleasure and we link this to our use of the Accelerated Reader software where children are encouraged to ‘quiz their books in order to reach their targets.
- Useful websites include: www.readingeggspress.co.uk
By the end of Y4 a child should be able to write down ideas quickly. The grammar and punctuation should be broadly accurate. There is a list of spellings for Year 3 and 4 these can be found on the following website.
Other useful websites are: www.pobble365.com
In Year 4, your child will develop their mental and written calculation skills using larger positive numbers and fractions. They will meet negative and decimal numbers, as well as some Roman numerals. They will convert between units of measurement, find perimeters and areas, and learn more about angles and symmetry.
Multiplication tables to 12 x 12 are a key focus in Year 4. Find out more about the Year 4 Multiplication Check here https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/multiplication-tables-check#information-for-parents
Useful websites are: https://whiteroseeducation.com/1-minute-maths
Maths: 20 minutes maths each week. This will be set either online or on paper (alternate weeks)
Reading: 20 minutes reading each night
Spellings: Weekly spellings practice for a spelling test on Friday
To find out more about your child’s curriculum please contact your child’s class teacher or click this link to go to the national curriculum.