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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Please visit our Year 4 Learning Journey.

Staff in Y4

Mr France & Mrs Drazek

Mrs Simpson

Mr O'Nians & Miss Astridge

Autumn 1 - Tudor Power
As historians, we will investigate the Tudor period of history including:
  • Hardwick Hall (more glass than wall)
  • Studies of artefacts and architecture
  • Tudor life - daily life of ordinary Tudor folk
  • Tudor Power - who held the power in Tudor times - the monarch, the church, the nobles or the people?
  • European exploration and discovery during this time period
We will develop the skills to:

  • Use evidence to ask questions and find answers to questions about the past.
  • Suggest suitable sources of evidence for historical enquiries.
  • Suggest causes and consequences of some of the main events and changes in history.
  • Describe the characteristic features of the past, including ideas, beliefs, attitudes and experiences of men, women and children.
We will read stories with a historical setting. As well as refining our ability to read words accurately we will develop our inference skills whilst learning about different time periods.

As authors, we will plan, write and edit stories our own stories in a historical setting. This will include developing the skills to develop characters, settings and plots with imaginative description and dialogue.  We will become more skilled at using devices such as conjunctions to signal time changes, shift attention, inject suspense and change the setting.   Of course our spelling and handwriting will also improve and we hope to secure pen licences! 

In maths lessons we will be securing our basic number and measurement skills:
  • Place Value
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Measurement: Length and Perimeter

Other subjects
Design and Technology and Computing: Using different media to tell stories and provide information.
Art: Observational drawing , for example, historical artefacts
PE: including swimming (Y4DF) and basketball

Autumn 2 - Amazonian Adventure
As geographers...

We will be reading factual texts about the Amazonian plants and animals, the environment of South America and environmental issues associated with the region.  We will also begin a Book Study - 'How to Train Your Dragon.'

Our written work will be working towards producing an 'Amazon Animal Encyclopaedia.'  We'll be focusing on the skills needed to write factually and accurately.

In maths lessons we will continue to secure our calculation skills, and develop our times tables knowledge:
  • Multiplication
  • Division
Other subjects
Computing: using coding to tell a simple story. 
Art: studying the art of Henri Rousseau and creating our own rainforest art.
PE: including swimming (Y4DF) and dance.
Music: preparing for our Christmas Concert.
Design and technology: making lanterns for our Christmas Concert.

Richard Hanks,
5 Aug 2018, 23:13