Year 4

Topic Overview Summer 1 Newsletter Term: Summer 1
Topic: Stig of the Dump

During English we will be exploring narratives and diary writing. In Maths we will be exploring shapes, measurement including volume and also time. As part of our topic, we will be researching about recycling and how different things affect the environment in which we live. As part of our Science work we will be investigating the human body, teeth and the digestive system.

Topic Overview Spring 2 Newsletter Term: Spring 2
Topic: The Titanic

During English we will be exploring biographies and historical stories. In Maths we will be exploring the four operations, looking at digital and analogue time and also converting time. As part of Geography we will be planning journeys to a variety of places. As part of our Science work we will be investigating sound, how sound travels and how we hear sound. If you have any ideas or comments to make about the topics we are covering in the Spring term it would be greatly appreciated. We really value your contributions in your child's education.

Topic Overview Spring 1 Newsletter Term: Spring 1
Topic: Magical Matilda

During English we will be exploring Character and setting descriptions, narrative writing and persuasive/balanced arguments. In Math we will be extending and challenging ourselves within the number topic, specifically learning how to tackle word problems, as well as the properties of shapes and fractions. As part of Geography we will be looking at lines of longitude and latitude and plotting the most significant lines. As part of our Science work we will be investigating solids, liquids and gases and how we change between the states as well as looking at the water cycle.

If you have any ideas or comments to make about the topics we are covering in the Spring term it would be greatly appreciated. We really value your contributions in your child's education.

Topic Overview Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Wind in the Willows

During English we will be exploring Mystery and Suspense story writing, Formal letter writing and Instruction writing. In Math we will be extending and challenging ourselves within the number topic, specifically learning how to tackle word problems, fractions and converting between analogue and digital time. As part of Geography we will be looking at different types of maps including aerial and ordinance, as well as plotting a route to take for a specific journey. As part of our Science work we will be investigating living things and how they can be grouped using classification keys.

If you have any ideas or comments to make about the topics we are covering in the Autumn term it would be greatly appreciated. We really value your contributions in your child's education.

Topic Overview Autumn 1 Newsletter Term: Autumn 1
Topic: The Roman Empire

During this half term our learning will be centered around the Roman Empire. During English we will be writing a newspaper article all about Pompeii, as well as writing a recount as someone who survived the volcanic eruption. Also we will be looking at how we can write a persuasive letter. In Math we will be extending and challenging ourselves within the number topic, specifically learning how to tackle word problems, solve missing number problems and looking at mental addition and subtraction.During History will look the impact of the Roman Empire on Britain and the British resistance including Boudica. As part of our Science work we will be looking at all things electricity and making our own circuits! In PSHE we will be looking at New Beginnings and the importance of rules and right and wrong and as part of Computing we shall learn all about search engines and improving our copy and pasting skills.

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