Welcome to Year 4’s homepage! Year 4 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 Ancient Greece, the Romans, and Shakespearean London, as well as celebrating Black History Month and learning about the rivers, earthquakes, and volcanoes.

We will also have a big focus on times tables in Year 4!  The children will work on improving their fluency and confidence in recalling multiplication facts up to 12 x 12.  Please help them to practise these at home.

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.

Have a look at our class blog to see what we have been learning.

 

Year Four Team!

Class Teacher: Ms Risby
Teaching Assistant:  Ms Clayton

Timetable

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading folder.

Reading folder.

PE kit to be worn into school.

 

Reading folder.

Homework due in.

Reading folder.

Instruments brought in for class band.

Spelling test

Reading folder.

 

Spring 2 

This half term, Year 4’s topic is the Romans. We will be exploring who the Romans were and why the Romans invaded Britain. 

Our writing this term will be inspired by the tale of ‘Firebird’ by Saviour Pirotta. 

In maths, we will be exploring fractions. We will also be practising our times table knowledge up to 12 x 12, so we become really confident!

Autumn 2 

This half term, Year 4’s topic is the Americas. We will be locating and exploring different cities, countries and states on the North and South American continents. 

We will be writing persuasive travel brochures and writing a letter to one of the characters in our class book. Year 4 will also be learning about different cultures by exploring and re-telling African tales. 

In maths, we will be exploring measurements in mm, cm and m and calculating perimeters of different shapes.  We will also explore multiplication and division and learn the 6, 7 and 9 times tables. 

In science, we will be classifying living things and learning how scientist create keys to group and identify living things. 

In R.E we will be learning about Jesus’ new commandments. Later in the half term, we will be reflecting on what Christians mean by peace at Christmas. 

For our art project this term we will be using collage to illustrate the contrasting climates in North and South America. 

 

Autumn 1

This half term, Year 4’s topic is Ancient Greece

We will then be writing letters and our own fictional stories with Ancient Greek settings, inspired by Greek Myths. We will be immersing ourself in the construction of the Parthenon in Athens and writing newspaper reports from the scene.

In history, we will be using a range of sources and artefacts to build a broader picture of the Ancient Greece, its impact on Britain and continued legacy and influence today.  For the last two weeks, we will be studying the legacy of the Empire Windrush as part of our Black History Month focus, and in art we will study and celebrate the work of black artists.

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, using both mental and written methods.

In science, our focus will be ‘Sound’ and we will be busy pursuing enquiry questions to help us gain a thorough understanding of sources of sound, sound vibrations, pitch and frequency.

In RE, we will be learning about the miracles Jesus performed when he was alive and what they mean for Christians today.

Our art this half term will be inspired by the work of Paul Klee.

 

Important dates for Year 4 in Autumn 1

Friday 23rd October: Year 4 Class Assembly – this term we will be sharing ‘our learning video’ virtually with parents and carers.