Year 4

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Mrs Locke
Class 9 Teacher
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Mrs Stent
Class 9 Teacher
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Miss Entwistle
Class 10 Teacher
Leader of Learning 

Welcome to Year 4!

Class 9 - Mrs Stent teaches in Class 9 from Monday - Wednesday and Mrs Locke teaches on Thursdays and Fridays. Miss Butler is the teaching assistant based in Class 9. 

Class 10 - Miss Entwistle teaches in Class 10 and Mrs Richardson is the teaching assistant based in Class 10. 

Our Curriculum for the Autumn Term:

English

In writing, we are beginning with a unit on narrative. Our focus text is 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers. During this unit, we will be looking at using expanded noun phrases, co-ordinating conjunctions and speech punctuation before planning, writing and editing our own short stories.

This will be followed by a poetry unit, where we will explore the use of alliteration and creative language before writing our own poems. 

We will then move on to focus on recounts. This unit will link with our History topic and will explore using sub-ordinating conjunctions and the use of emotive language. We will write our own emotive recounts linked to our History topic - Settlers and Invaders.

Grammar - The Year 3 targets will be integrated into our Year 4 grammar and writing targets, which will be taught through texts relating to our topics.

Guided Reading is taught daily and this term the children will focus on a range of narrative texts, play scripts, poetry and non-fiction texts. 

Mathematics

In maths, the children will follow the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This term the children will learn:

  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division

Arithmetic is taught alternately each week and focuses on the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

The children will also complete a daily Math Skills sheet which focuses on the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Topic - Science & History

During the first half term, we are exploring States of Matter in Science – The children will look at the three states of matter and their properties. They will complete an experiment looking at the conditions in which objects change state. 

We will then move on to focus on our History topic - Settlers and Invaders. The children will look at Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons, exploring why the Vikings invaded and settled in Anglo-Saxon Britain. The children will end this unit by making Anglo-Saxon bread in DT. 

The children will then move on to our second Science unit - Sound. The children will explore how the human ear works and exlore sounds as vibrations. 

RE

During Autumn 1, we are looking at The Gospel in RE. The children will consider the question – ‘What kind of world did Jesus want?’

In Autumn 2, the children will learn about Incarnation and consider the question – ‘What is the Trinity?’

PSHE

This half term, we will discuss and look at Diversity during Autumn1. We will be exploring what Diversity means and how we don't discriminate others. We will appreciate the Diversity we have in the UK as well as exploring different cultures around the World.

After half term, we will be looking at Friendships. We will be exploring different emotions and when we may have felt these. We will think about how to respond to how other peple are feeling.

PE

PE is taught twice a week. This term, the children in Year 4 will be learning PE from our Real PE scheme for indoor PE focusing on Personal skills during Autumn 1 and Dance during Autumn 2.

In our outdoor PE, for Autumn 1, we are learning key skills and rules for Hockey. In Hockey we will be learning how to hold a Hockey stick, how to dribble and push pass. Children will learn about attacking and defending skills as well as how to play team games. 

MFL

For the first half of the autumn term, the children will have a weekly French lesson where they will learn to talk about where they live, the type of house they live in and the different rooms in the house.  They will also learn the months of the year and be able to say when their birthday is.

Music

After half-term, in Music, the children will be taught to play the hand chimes and will practise playing a Christmas carol.  They will revisit earlier work on rhythm and pulse as well as simple notation.  There will be the opportunity each week to listen and appraise a piece of music from a wide variety of musical genres, with the opportunity to find out more about the composer or performer.

Spelling and Homework

Homework will be set and homework books will be sent home every FRIDAY and are due back in on the following WEDNESDAY please.

The children will be expected to complete the following:

1) Learn their set spellings each week, ready for the test on Thursday.

2) My Maths or Times Table Rockstars internet task (these will alternate).

3) One other piece of homework which will link to the week's learning (this could be Maths, English or Topic based). 

Children should also read several times each week and regularly practise their times tables.

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