Welcome to Year 4!
Our text for the term is ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. This well-loved book is a about a boy called Hogarth who meets an Iron Man and has been described as a “modern fairy tale”.
We will be basing all of our writing based on this exciting story and excerpts of the film version of the book. 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.
- Recognising, writing and rounding with 4-digit numbers.
- Mental methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
- Formal written methods for addition , subtraction and multiplication.
- Properties of 2 and 3-D shapes
- Converting units of measure.
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Theme: What did the Romans do for us?
This term we will be looking at the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.
During our Art and Design lessons, our topic is portraits.
The children will be improving their drawing techniques, drawing self-portraits, a portrait of a Roman soldier or emperor and look at portraits in the style of Roy Lichtenstein.
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 music this term, the children will be focusing on rhythmic patterns, improvising and singing songs to perform.
In P.E. we are continuing with swimming lessons on a Thursday.
On Monday afternoons, PE will be taught by a Sports Coach and will be invasion games.
completing a range of Outdoor Adventurous Activities, tag rugby and netball too.
Computing In computing, children are learning about cartoon characters; this will include researching famous ones using the internet and creating our own using different software.
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.