Year 4 Autumn Term


In maths year 4 will be developing their understanding of place  value, looking at numbers up to 10,000. We will practise formal methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also continue to practise mental recall of times tables to 12x12 as it is essential that all children know these by the end of Year 4. We will also be studying fractions and decimal numbers, ordering and caluclating with these. Linked in with our HIstory topic, we will learn to read and write Roman Numerals. 


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 In English Year 4 have been reading online articles and written reports about Plastic Pollution. They have discussed thie issues involved and have written their own reports on this subject. We will also be reading The Spider and the Fly by Tony Diterlizzi. We will analyse the language features used and retell the story in our own words. We will also be anaysing newspaper reports and rewriting the story in this form. We will continue to develop our understanding of grammar and spelling. 

Our class novel for this half term willbe Tiger, Tiger by Lynne Reid-Banks. 


Year 4 are exploring the human Digestive system, teeth and diets.  We will study the journey of food from the mouth to its final destination, learning the names of the organs and processes involved. We will also be making our own 3D, working models of the digestive system. Later we will look at teeth and learn about their dfifferent names and functions. We will discuss healthy diets and learn about healthy lifestyles. 


Year 4 are studying


In topic the children are exploring  The Romans. 


In computing the children will be learning to create comics using Comic LIfe on the ipads, inserting images and text. They will also use different programs to create data bases to sort animals and plants from local habitats. Using purple mash to publish our work will enable us to practise typing and editing skills. 


The children will be looking at Romans mosaics. They will study how this technique has been used by subsequent artists such as Gaudi. They will continue to practise and refine drawing techniques. 

Design and Tehnology

The children will be using wood to create photograph frames. They will practise measuring, cutting and constructing skills and they will evaluate their work analysing how they could strengthen and improve their product. 


The children will be developing their skills in gymnastics, basketball and parkour, as well as increasing their knowledge and understanding of the relationship between the body and exercise to improve fitness levels. They will be wearing their Fitbits trying to increse their daily exercise levels. 









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