Year 4

Teacher/Maths Coordinator - Robert Hamilton
Teaching Assistant - Tina McHugh

Spring Term

Computing 

We will be looking at, analysing and creating our own computer games.

We will take digital photos of circuits & create power points to share information


Science 

Electricity

We are learning about how electricity helps us and how electrical circuits work.

We will be looking at many aspects of circuits including insulators and conductors and their purpose.

We will also be:

  • Carrying out investigations.
  • Recording our results.
  • Using our results to make predictions

Living things and their habitats

We will be learning to recognise that living things can be grouped in different ways.

We will be using classification keys to group living things in the local and wider environment.


Mathematics

In Maths this term we shall be solving various open investigations linked with many topics. We will be continuing to practise and consolidate our adding and subtracting with three-digit numbers and beyond.

We will be looking at some more division and multiplication problems including some that involve remainders.

Some of the other areas we will cover are:

– Time (including both the 24 and

12-hour clock)

– Measuring lengths and converting between different units of measurement (mm – cm – m – km)

– Mental addition and subtraction of

pairs up numbers that add up to

100.


English 

This term we will be building sentences using grammar. This will help the children in their extended pieces of writing based on the books we are reading; ‘Zoo’ and ‘Romulus and Remus’.    It will include:

  • present and past tense (eg. is or was
  • sentence openers (Later that day.
  • punctuation ( . , ! )
  • descriptive words (noun phrases)

We will also have a spelling focus each week.

Shared Reading:

We all read together, discussing the text in detail.  We talk about, characters, why something has happened in the story – what certain words mean & the message the author is trying to achieve. The children practice skills to complete comprehension questions.

Spanish 

We will be practising conversational Spanish, with a focus on sport.


Physical Education 

Tennis and swimming.


Music 

Some of the things we will be learning in music are: Learning to play the recorder, reading basic music notes and using pitch and harmonies during singing.


PSCHE

The children will be continuing to learn about and reflect on their feelings.


Art and DT 

In Art we’ll be investigating how the environment makes us feel about a place. 

In DT we will continue experimenting with our ideas using the ILICSR model to design and make a healthy smoothie.


Geography 

We will be exploring the reasons why early settlers chose the areas they chose to start their villages.

We will also be looking at where the names of various places originated from.


History 

We will be learning about the Anglo Saxons and what made them so significant in history, placing specific historical events on a timeline.

We will also find out about what life was like for people in this time period


RE 

We will be focusing on two different topics over the term.

– Why is Easter important to Christians?

– What happens when someone gets

married?