Year 4

The theme for our learning this first half term is ‘Extreme Earth’- an exploration of extreme events in the Earth's history, such as erupting volcanoes, terrifying tsunamis and epic earthquakes! We will explore how these natural disasters occur, how they affect people, communities and landscapes through a series of informative and thought-provoking lessons!

As writers...

We will be developing our report   writing skills by creating non-chronological reports about volcanoes. To do this we will learn how to convey information clearly and precisely to the reader. We will then create our own newspaper reports using real life natural disasters that have occurred in History! Additionally, we will develop our creative writing skills with our very own extreme weather poetry!

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 everything we need to know about states of matter! We will be finding out about the differences between solids, liquids and gases, and how different materials can change state. We will undertake practical experiments to help us understand the processes of the water-cycle, including evaporation and condensation.

As philosophers…

This year we will study a range of different faiths from around the world. During this half term we will further our understanding of Sikhism and in particular look at the important role gurus play in this faith. We will then use comparative skills to look at how Sikh leaders compare to the leaders in our diverse community.

As historians and geographers...

Linked to our topic, we will be studying how natural disasters including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis occur. We will also be looking at how natural disasters impact the physical and human features of areas from around the world. 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 our swimming lessons!

Please click below to see the latest versions of the Year 4 newsletter and homework.

Year 4 Newsletter - Autumn Term - Sept 2018

Year 4 Homework - Autumn Term - Sept 2018