Welcome to Year 4!
We will be reading the Iron Man by Ted Hughes in our English lessons. As well as reading the book, we will be looking at some scenes from the film to inspire our writing.
We are writing a variety of fiction and non-fiction text types, including explanation texts.
We are having a big focus on joined handwriting, spelling and correct grammar in all of our work.
- Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000
- Place value in decimal numbers, including money
- Negative numbers
- Roman numerals
- Converting between different measures
- Area and perimeter
Some useful websites for you to use at home are:
We are continuing with Fiction Express. This is exciting opportunity to engage your child in reading at home because they get to vote on ideas for the next chapters, which brings reading to life!
It is important that you read the chapter and complete home learning tasks each week in their English Home Learning Book.
Remember to record in your child’s planner every time you hear them read.
- Using maps to locate the world’s countries focusing on North America.
- Locating and studying environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, and major cities within North America.
- Identifying the position of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle
- Learning about the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)
- Understanding geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of North America.
This term we are continuing sound and exploring Electricity, which links in well with our text (The Iron Man).
Sound includes: how sound travels; the sound reaches the human ear; pitch and volume.
- identifying common appliances that run on electricity.
- constructing a simple series electrical circuit (identifying and naming its basic parts).
- identifying whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit.
- recognising that a switch opens and closes a circuit
- recognising some common conductors and insulators.
The children will focus on improving their paintings skills by mixing colours and experimenting with different brush sizes and strokes. The will then study the work of American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe before painting their own picture in the style of her work.
The children will analyse the benefits of a well-balanced diet in the context of sandwich snacks. They will get to taste a variety of breads before designing, making and evaluating their own sandwich creation.
In French this term, the children will be learning about food and likes and dislikes. In French lessons, we focus on correct pronunciation through playing speaking and listening games. We also read and write simple sentences in French.
In music this term, the children will be focusing on writing raps; improvising with instruments and performing to the class.
Children will be taught PE on a Monday afternoon with a Sports Coach and on a Tuesday morning with Mr Roberts.
Please ensure all children have the correct kit in school , including suitable shoes and warm outdoor wear.
In computing, the children will design their own quizzes using Scratch and make a comic strip by manipulating images and text in a publishing programme.
Why do some people think Jesus is inspirational?
The children will consider the impact that believing in Jesus will have on a believer’s life. They will reflect on the importance of Jesus for Christian’s today. They will have an opportunity to explore how Jesus is represented in art and reflect on the meaning of these different interpretations.