Welcome to Year 4!
WELCOME TO YEAR 4!
Who were the Romans and what influence did they have?
We will look at the lives and ways of living of The Romans and The Celts. We will also go on a trip to The Collection at Lincoln.
How can we light up our lives?
This is a topic based on electricity and circuits, where we will learn about the dangers of electricity and how to use it safely.
How do you un-boil an egg?
Another science topic based on reversible and irreversible changes. Again we will carry out lots of investigations to find out about changes.
Can you show me the way to …. ?
This topic focuses on our local area of Balderton, Newark and Fernwood, where we learn and use lots of geographical skills.
Why did Robin Hood choose Nottinghamshire?
This topic builds on our local area topic by looking at our wider local area. We focus on the history of Nottingham and Sherwood Forest, including the legend of Robin Hood, which we will gain an insight into when we have a 1 night residential at Sherwood Forest.
How are plants and animals suited to their environment?
In this topic we will look at the habitats in Sherwood Forest and around our school. We will look at food chains and learn how to use branching diagrams.
September to February half term – Swimming on Thursday mornings.
February half term to July – Tuesday morning PE session covering gymnastics and athletics.
Friday afternoons – Hockey, Football, Netball, Tag Rugby, Cricket and Tennis.
In English we will cover these genres of writing over the year, building on and improving our existing skills:
Stories about imagined worlds
Information texts and reports
We use the English objectives to plan the above units of work and link where possible to our topic work:
Secure decoding of unfamiliar words
Read for a range of purposes
Retell some stories orally
Discuss words & phrases that capture the
Identify themes & conventions
Retrieve & record information
Make inferences & justify predictions
Recognise a variety of forms of poetry
Identify & summarise ideas
Correctly spell common homophones
Increase regularity of handwriting
Plan writing based on familiar forms
Organise writing into paragraphs
Use simple organisational devices
Proof-read for spelling & punctuation
Evaluate own and others’ writing
Read own writing aloud
Use wider range of conjunctions
Use perfect tense appropriately
Select pronouns and nouns for
Use & punctuate
Use commas after fronted adverbials
Speaking & Listening
Articulate & justify opinions
Speak audibly in Standard English
Gain, maintain & monitor interest
We use the maths objectives to plan our own units of work.
Know all tables to 12 x 12
Secure place value to 1000
Use negative whole numbers
Round numbers to nearest 10, 100 or
Use Roman numerals to 100 (C)
Column addition & subtraction up to 4
Multiply & divide mentally
Use standard short multiplication
Geometry & Measures Compare 2-d
shapes, including quadrilaterals &
Find area by counting squares
Calculate rectangle perimeters
Estimate & calculate measures
Identify acute, obtuse & right angles
Use first quadrant coordinates
Introduce simple translations
Use bar charts, pictograms & line
Fractions & decimals
Recognise tenths & hundredths
Identify equivalent fractions
Add & subtract fractions with common
Recognise common equivalents
Round decimals to whole numbers
Solve money problems