Welcome to Year Four’s Homepage! Year Four is an exciting year in which the children will continue to develop their independence in learning, both at home and school. We will focus on a variety of topics across the year such as The Romans, The Shang Dynasty and Shakespeare as well as celebrating Black History Month and the Global Goals. You can keep up to date by reading our class blog and homework will be posted in the ‘Related Documents’ section on the right hand side.
Please remember to sign your child’s reading record at least 3 times a week to show that they are reading at home. Thank you.
Year Four Team!
Class Teacher: Mrs Bergin/Mr McIntyre
Teaching Assistant: Ms Hall
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This half term, we have three weeks of focusing on science, then we get started on our Shakespeare project! We will study the characters, themes and plot of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in preparation for our own production of the play (together with Year 3) after half-term. We will also hone our map reading skills in Geography by studying Greece and the area around Athens, the setting of the play.
In Maths, we will consolidate our understanding of multiplication and division, working hard to understand the concepts behind all four operations. This will help us when we then get to grips with fractions and decimals!
In Science, we will study electricity, sound and living things.
In Art, we will be creating musical instruments before starting some mixed-media work to support our Shakespeare topic.
In RE, we will be learning about the ways in which Muslims show commitment to God.
Important dates for Year 4 in Spring 1
Monday 28th January: trip to Shakespeare’s Globe
Wednesday 6th February: KS2 maths morning
This half term, Year 4’s topic is The Romans. We will be reading lots of Roman myths and writing our own versions inspired by the gods and goddesses we have been learning about. In history, we will learn about the spread of the Roman Empire and life in Roman Britain.
In Maths, we will revise our understanding of place value, building on the 3-digit numbers we worked on in Year 3 to learn about 4-digit numbers. We will represent 4-digit numbers in different ways, partition them, order and compare them. We will also practise key skills such as rounding to the nearest 10 and 100 and learn Roman Numerals. We will also develop our understanding of addition and subtraction, both mental and written methods.
In Science, our focus will be ‘Animals including Humans’ and we will be learning about the digestive system, teeth and food chains.
In Art, we will be creating abstract pieces of art using simple shapes and lines, inspired by the work of Sonia Delaunay.
In RE, we will be learning about the miracles Jesus performed when he was alive and what they mean for Christians today.
Important dates for Year 4 in Autumn 1
Friday 21st September: Year 4 Class Assembly (2.40pm in the Church Hall)