Year 4

The theme for our learning this first half term is ‘How the Earth Began’- an exploration of stories and theories around the beginning of our planet. This will include the study of different faiths, cultures and scientific theories. We will explore the similarities and differences between these stories and use them to inspire our own! We will also be studying living things and their habitats as our Science focus.

As writers...

We will be developing our story writing skills by creating our own creation stories inspired by the wide range of religious, cultural and ancient tales that we have studied. We will also practise our oral storytelling skills when recapping stories we have read and performing our very own. After this will be practising our critical writing skills as we write reviews on educational videos that explain the Scientific view on Earth’s creation. 

As mathematicians...

We will consolidate our knowledge of number and place value. This includes developing our skills in ordering and rounding numbers. We will also revise and develop our ability to calculate addition, subtraction and multiplication accurately. To do this we will look at both written and mental strategies.

As scientists...

We will be learning about living things and their habitats. To do this we will explore classification keys and understand the different groups that living things can be placed in. We will undertake practical experiments to help us understand animals and the habitats they choose. We will also look at the food choices that they make.

As philosophers…

As part of our ‘How Earth Began’ topic, Year 4 will be studying the creation stories from a wide range of different cultures and faiths. These stories may include tales from the Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Sikh faiths, as well as tales from Mayan, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Chinese and Aboriginal civilizations and cultures. With each tale we will explore their similarities and differences.

As technicians…

In their Computing lessons, Year 4 will be learning touch typing, researching and e-safety skills. They will be focusing on creating a presentation to show what they have learnt about creation stories.

As historians and geographers...

Linked to our topic, we will be studying Earth’s formation, including looking at the internal layers within the Earth’s core and externally at how rivers are formed. This will include looking at the Earth’s water cycle and why it is essential for life. We will also    develop our map reading skills and learn how to identify the equator, the tropics and the hemispheres.

As athletes...

We will be developing our passing, catching and team work skills through tag rugby lessons. We will also be learning new techniques in swimming lessons.

 

Please click below to see the latest versions of the Year 4 newsletter, homework and curriculum topic overview.

Year 4 Newsletter - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019

Year 4 Homework - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019

Year 4 Topic Overview - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019