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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


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Spring 2

In Spring 2 term, children in Year 4 will be exploring life as an Anglo-Saxon, digging deeper into the Geography of their time and learning historical facts. This will be reinforced in their English lessons when we will be studying the Old English epic poem, Beowulf. Children will have the opportunity to write their own poetry written in a similar style as well as use their descriptive skills to describe the characters. In RE we will be looking at 'Salvation'. Studying the Last Supper and asking important questions for example, why do Christians call the day Jesus died Good Friday?


Half term Projects

Each half term, your child will be given an optional project to complete based on topics they have learnt or will be learning in class. These projects are to be handed in during the first week back after half term. You may present your project in any way you wish, for example, a PowerPoint, a piece of writing, fact sheet, piece of art/photographs etc. 


February half term project: Our exploration topic after the holidays is going to be the Anglo-Saxons. For their half term projects, children are invited to research and study the Anglo-Saxon army and recreate or describe an item of their clothing or armour. The project may be presented as a fact file, model, power point, drawing or in any other way you wish to.

Project Deadline:Friday 1st march 2019




Year 4 Overview 


Autumn 1: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Autumn 2: Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

Spring 1: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Spring 2: Beowulf 

Summer 1: The Explorer 

Summer 2: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane


During each half term children will have the opportunity to write around their texts, using a range of grammatical features and text types. There will also be a poetry topic covering Flanders Fields and related poetry, during the Spring term.

Useful websites to use from home: - online reading provides activities related to the story being read - popular children's story read by performers free online, provided with hand on activity guides - provides a variety of online interactive games to help children deepen their understanding in certain areas of learning - tablet friendly games available - a wide variety of SPAG (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) games for children to explore - covers a wide variety of topics that children and adults can explore with educational videos to support understanding 


Autumn1: addition and subtraction with four digit numbers, multiplying 2 and 3-digit numbers by 2 digits. 

Autumn 2: Fractions and decimals, including money

Spring 1: Multiplication facts, negative numbers and Roman numerals

Spring 2: Measures including translation and angles

Summer 1: Time and statistics 

Summer 2: Targetted key areas for revision


Children also have short arithmetic and time tables sessions during the week to practice their skills. This can also be completed at home on Times Tables Rockstars.

Times Table 12x12 grid

Useful websites to use from home: - Help with your child's time tables ( your child would have received their login and password)  - a range of top tips, eBooks and activities to help your child with their maths  - wide variety of topics covered with interactive games and revision lessons  - interactive tablet friendly maths games  - toolkit designed for parents and adults with a wealth of advice and tips for teaching Numeracy 


Autumn 1: The Romans in Britain

Autumn 2: World War 1

Spring 1:Japan

Spring 2: Anglo Saxons

Summer 1: South America

Summer 2: Mountains and Rivers


Big Question Autumn 1

What do Christians learn from the Creation story?

Harvest Festival


Big Question Autumn 2

What is the Trinity?

Hanukkah Festival studied


Big Question Spring 1

What is it like for Christians to follow God?


Big Question Spring 2

Why do Christians call the day Jesus died 'Good Friday?'