Year 4

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Class Teachers

Miss Cherid

Miss Krueziu

Mr Zvinba

PE Day

Monday Mornings

Book Bags

Please ensure your child brings in their book bags DAILY

Breakfast

Please ensure your child has breakfast before coming to school as it can affect their focus and concentration. If you want further information for breakfast club, please speak to a member of the office staff.

Water Bottles

Children are allowed to bring in water bottles with water. Fruit juices and squash are not allowed. Water bottles also need to be made from plastic and not glass.

Autumn Term

Literacy

Below are the topics we will be covering during the Autumn term.

Punctuation and Grammar

  • Direct speech/inverted commas
  • Commas in lists and complex sentences
  • Colons
  • Paragraphs
  • Apostrophes to mark singular and plural possession (eg. the girl’s name, the boys’ boots)
  • Appropriate choices of pronouns and nouns.
  • Noun phrases
  • Adjects, adverbs and similes
  • Grammatical difference between plural and possessive

Writing

Long Burst 1:

Stories from other cultures

Key Features:

  • Develop atmosphere
  • Develop setting
  • Text organisation (paragraphs)
  • Opening, problem, build-up, climax, resolution
  • Adding depth to the character description
  • Varied sentence structure and length
  • Descriptive language - effective similes
  • Dialogue move the action on
  • Withholding information for intent.

Long Burst 2:

Chronological Report

Key Features:

  • Headings and subheadings
  • Captions
  • Introductory paragraph
  • Topic sentences
  • Subheadings: questions and statements
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Factual statements
  • Consistent use of tense (present and past)
  • Collating information from several sources
  • Effective note taking
  • Summary
  • Subject specific vocabulary
  • Time conjunctions

Numeracy

Below are the topics we will be covering during the Autumn term, if you would like your child to revise over these topics prior to the lesson, encourage your child to use IXL.

Autumn 1

  • Number & Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Measurement: Time

Autumn 2

  • Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
  • Geometry: Properties of shapes
  • Statistics
  • Measurement: Length & Mass
  • Measurement: Volume & capacity
  • Four Operations in the context of volume, capacity, length & mass

Cross Curricular

This term, year 4’s topic will be Geography with a focus on Asia and earthquakes.

Autumn 1:

Key skills:

  • Revisit work on the UK and counties and cities.
  • Identify and locate the position of Asia on the world map in relation to tropics, equator, longitude and latitude and time zones.
  • Investigate the different topography of Asia
  • Locate the countries and capital cities within Asia.
  • Land use patterns (farming & food production)

Autumn 2:

Key skills:

  • Investigate the cause and effect of earthquakes
  • Investigate the Gorkha earthquake in Nepal and evaluate the effect on the population, settlements and infrastructure.
  • How does a country have enough resources.
  • Link to RRS - auction of needs - what are the most important needs.
  • Examine how aid is distributed

Science

Autumn 1: Living Things and Their Habitats

Key Skills:

  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
  • Gather, record, classify and present data.

Autumn 2:  Animals including Humans

Key Skills:

  • Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
  • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

Fundamentals

Year4 - Fundamentals of Mathematics

Year4 - Fundamentals of Reading

Year4 - Fundamentals of Writing

Links to useful websites to support with learning

Times Tables Rock Stars

Top Marks Maths Games

Year 4 Highlights

Past Year 4 Highlights

Year 4 Links

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