Welcome to Year 4!
We are reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney in our English lessons.
We are writing a variety of fiction and non-fiction text types, including: a biography; a description of a haunted house; a diary entry and a play script.
In all of our writing, children follow the process of:
- Writing a first draft
- Editing and Improving
- Presenting a final version
Children have the opportunity to participate in a range of speaking and listening activities, such as role play and performing play scripts.
In addition, children will read their own writing aloud using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume to engage their audience.
We are having a big focus on joined handwriting, spelling and correct grammar in all of our work. The spelling (English Appendix 1) and grammar (English Appendix 2) will be taught in accordance with the Primary National Curriculum 2013.
- Mental calculation
- Written addition and subtraction up to 4-digits
- Multiplication and division using formal written methods
- Decimals and fractions
- Converting between different units of measure; including time.
- Problem solving
- Geometry – triangles, quadrilaterals & translations.
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 Home Reading Log.
- Understand where the Vikings came from.
Understand how and why the Vikings invaded Britain.
Understand how some kings in Britain dealt with the Viking invaders.
Understand how Vikings lived and worked.
Understand what happened during the Viking invasions and know what Viking warriors were like.
Identify and describe Viking artefacts.
Know some Viking gods and what they represent.
This term we are studying animals, including humans. Children will:
- 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.
Our science lessons include lots of investigations, giving children the opportunity to bring science to life and test their scientific ideas.
In French this term, our topics are: 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.
The children will be able to:
- engage in conversations, speaking in sentences
- develop appropriate pronunciation and intonation
- appreciate songs, poems and rhymes in French
- understand basic grammar, including masculine and feminine
In P.E., we are practising our athletic skills and also our striking and fielding skills in order to play summer games.
Children also have the opportunity to swim every Thursday.
This term, we will be programming, using ‘Scratch’.
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.