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Class 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Autumn Term 2021


Our text for the term is ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes.

We are basing all of our writing this term on this classic text about a boy and a misunderstood robot.

We will be writing a variety of fiction and non-fiction text types, focusing on including the correct structural and language features.

We will be having a big push on joined handwriting this year, spelling and the use of the correct grammar in all of our work.



Remember to practise your times tables up to 12 x 12 on TTRockstars at home.
This term we will be covering:
  • Recognising, writing  4-digit numbers.
  • Mental methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Formal written methods for addition , subtraction and multiplication.
  • Acute obtuse and right angles
  • Properties of 2D shapes
  • Perimeter and Area

Some useful websites for you to use at home are:

History: The Staffordshire Hoard
 This half-term we will be learning about the Staffordshire Hoard as a local history study.
  • Theories why the Hoard was buried.
  • Significant artefacts found  in the Hoard
  • What life was like in the Kingdom of Mercia during Anglo Saxon times.


Our art learning is based on Anglo-Saxon patterns. Children will practise their drawing skills and use clay to create their on Anglo-Saxon inspired art work.



This term we are looking at States of Matter and Sound.

States of Matter includes: grouping materials into solid;, liquids and gases; how particles behave; evaporation and condensation and the water cycle.

Sound includes: how sound travels; the sound reaches the human ear; pitch and volume.




In French this term, the children will be learning numbers up to 20.



In music this term, the children will be following the Charanga Music Scheme based around the song “Mamma Mia” by ABBA.



PE on Tuesday is with Mrs Towlson and Mr Withers and Mrs Barker will be teaching the children PE on a Wednesday. Please remember to wear your PE kit to school every  Tuesday  and Wednesday. Make sure you wear navy joggers and a navy hoodie, sweatshirt or fleece as gets cooler, as most lessons will take place outside.



Our topic for computing this term is Online Safety. We will cover:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Phishing
  • Malware
  • Plagiarism
  • Healthy Screen Time



Does a Beautiful World Mean There is a Wonderful God?

We are looking at the meanings in the creation story. We are also exploring big questions about the meaning of life.

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Incarnation – What is the Trinity?
We will describe how Christians show their beliefs about god, the trinity in worship (e.g in baptism and prayer) and in the way that they live.