Year 4

Teacher/Maths Coordinator - Robert Hamilton
Teaching Assistant - Violet Reid

Autumn Term

COMPUTING 

We will be learning how to use technology safely. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

  • Communicating online
  • Personal information
  • Staying safe/ getting help

Later on, we will be learning about coding and programming, including De-bugging, programming languages and screens.


ENGLISH 

We will be studying a non-fiction text about ‘Arctic Explorers’.

Children will learn about the many obstacles Mathew Henson faced before realising his dream of reaching the North Pole, as did Shackleton, who we will also be reading about.

Another book we will be reading is ‘Iron Man’.  This book will allow the children to bring out their creative side as it has many possible scenarios.

Children will be demonstrating their writing skills through letters and newspaper reports.


MATHEMATICS 

We will be looking at a range of topics on the year 4 curriculum this term. We will look at the place value of numbers up to 2000 and numbers with decimals.

We’ll be adding and subtracting three and four digit numbers using formal and informal methods.

We will also explore the properties of 2D shapes and angles.

We will look at multiplication and division too. The children will learn how to multiply a two digit number by a one digit number. They will also solve division problem including ones that give remainders.

We will look to build up the children’s confidence with two-step word problems involving all aspects of the curriculum including fractions.

We will learn to tell the time in 12h and 24h and solve problems along with it


SCIENCE 

Our first topic in science this term is ‘Sound’.

We will be looking at how different sounds are made, understanding how vibrations cause sound, and finding patterns of pitch between different objects.

After half-term, we will be studying the topic ‘States of matter’.

We will study solids, liquids and gases and how they can be separated. We will also be looking at different melting points and the impact of heating and cooling materials and liquids.

GEOGRAPHY 

Our geography topic is ‘Our European Neighbours’. We will be looking at various European countries and cities and comparing them with our own.


HISTORY 

We will learn about ‘Early Civilisations’, finding out when and where the earliest civilisations appeared and the amazing achievements of these civilisations. Furthermore, we will explore when and why writing and number systems started to be used, as well as finding out how trade developed.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

In PE children will be taking part in multi-skills football and a range of team games.


MUSIC 

We will sing using the correct pitch and tempo, including harmonies whilst singing.


R.E 

We will be learning about how and why Hindus worship at home and in the Mandir. We will also learn about why the bible is a special book


ART & DT 

In art the children will use their knowledge of traditional fairy tales and pantomime to create their own stage setting.

In DT we will be designing and making a board game for younger children using different materials, cutting, pasting and painting.


PSHE 

Children will be reflecting on our feelings, interactions and relationships.