Welcome to Year 4

Overview

In Year 4 there are three classes.  The pupils’ timetable is structured as follows:  Spellings, following the RWI scheme; Maths, following the NCETM planning; and English, which is based on fiction and non-fiction texts linked to our topic themes. Reading Master lessons are based around a variety of genres where we encourage children to explore vocabulary, use inference, make predictions, explain, develop retrieval skills and summarise events. The wider curriculum subjects are taught either discretely or through a whole school creative and connective approach.

 

To see more of the learning and activities we do in Year 4, see our Year 4 blog below.

Curriculum

Below are some information sheets for parents and carers outlining English and maths expectations for each year group.

English:

English writing handouts years 3 and 4


Maths:
Year 4 Maths

 

Home Learning Apps

  

Year 4 Blog Posts

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Workshare Success!

What an amazing turn out for our workshare this afternoon! Thank you to everyone for coming and helping to celebrate the children's learning across the school. 🎖️
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Year 4 Electricity

This term in year 4, we are learning about electricity in Science. Last week, we started by exploring what a complete circuit would look like and what is required to make a bulb light up. This week, we used our complete circuits to test if materials were insulators or conductors. Our topic this half term is 'Electrify', linked with our book 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. Later in the term, we will be using our electricity knowledge to create our own Iron Men with headlamp eyes!
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Year 4 Outdoor Learning

This week in Outdoor Learning, each year 4 class has written a poem about winter.
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Year 4 Times Table Breakfast Cafe

We had a great turn out for our Year 4 Times Table Breakfast Cafe! Everyone enjoyed a range of times table quizzes, board games and activities to help them learn their times tables. View copy of the presentation Download parent information leaflet Online times table games
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Year 4 Iron Man Poetry and Art

Year 4 have started the new term to an incredible beginning. We began the week by exploring our focus for this half term, The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. In Writing, we have discovered figurative language such as alliteration, similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia. We have found examples of this in The Iron Man and created our own examples to write short poems about the Iron Man. In Art, we explored sketching techniques and practiced hatching, contour hatching, cross hatching and smudging. Our final piece, is a chalk drawing of The Iron Man. See some examples of our work below!
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Year 4 Roman Catapults

Last week, year 4 made Roman catapults. We worked hard in our talk partner pairs and learned lots of new skills including using a junior hacksaw and hot glue guns safely. When they were complete we tried them out!
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Roman Towns in Year 4

This week we have also been summarising our learning about the Romans. We have such a huge range of knowledge about the Romans and their powerful empire since we have been researching them in our History lessons. This week, we learned about Roman towns. We also discussed and considered what makes a good historian and how we know so much about these Roman towns. We discovered that many cities today contain remains from Roman times.
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Volcanic Eruptions in Year 4

In Geography and Writing this week, year 4 have been learning about the stages of a volcano erupting. This is going to help us with writing an explanation text about how a volcano erupts. We started the week by learning about tectonic plates. We used this jigsaw to understand that where they meet is often where earthquakes and volcanoes occur. We demonstrated where volcanoes happen using a map and finally sequenced the events of a volcano erupting.
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Y3/4 Football at the Nest

Well done to the Y3/4 children who attended the World Cup themed football event today at the Nest.
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myHappymind in year 4

Here are some year 4 children enjoying their myHappymind lesson. In the celebrate module, we have been learning about character strengths we have and how we show them. The children used some time to reflect about which character traits they have used recently and wrote about them in their journals.