Year Four

Term Overview


English – dialogue.  The class will learn part of a story which has dialogue in it.  Then, they will be able to write their own story set in a school which includes dialogue.

Maths – we will be learning about parallel, perpendicular, horizontal and vertical lines; learning about 2-D and 3-D shapes; finding out about angles; understanding volume and capacity; working out and solving missing number challenges.  Throughout this half term, we will be re-visiting value of digits, negative numbers, comparing and ordering numbers, numbers on a number line, rounding, perimeter, ordering numbers and Roman numerals.

Topic – our Topic is ‘Rivers’.  We will be searching for rivers around the world by using an atlas; finding out about the different sections of a river; looking at the River Ganges in India.

Design Technology – linked to our Topic, we will be having a go at making a model river using old cardboard boxes (from home please) and mod roc – a material which will harden and can then be painted and decorated.

Art and Design – We will be looking at the artist Andy Warhol and the artistic movement known as Pop Art.  Also, we will be creating our own ‘pop art’ work.

Science – ‘Living things and their Habitats’.  We will be finding out about vertebrates and invertebrates and the living creatures which make up these groups.

PE – for 4 weeks, we will be doing Rugby, working on basic skills such as passing, running with the ball and ‘tag’ tackling.  After this, we will be doing Gymnastics, working on sequences which include travelling, jumping, rolling and balancing.

RE – We are studying Hinduism and finding out what is involved when people follow this religion.

Also, Miss Mayne will be teaching specialist French lessons.  Mrs Saint will be working on Personal, Social, Health and Educational themes. 

Outdoor learning every Wednesday

Each week, we will be taking some of our topic lessons outside of the classroom to utilise our fantastic outdoor facilities.  This will take place every Wednesday afternoon.  As the weather gets worse, please provide your child with suitable footwear (wellies) and waterproof coats to enable us to go out in all weathers.  During these sessions, we will participate in scavenger hunts, have a go at building shelters and make even stronger friendships. 

PE every Thursday.

This half term, we will be developing our fitness, strength, balance and flexibility.  The children need to come to school in their P.E kits every Thursday.  Please ensure that you send in your child wearing the correct school P.E kit along with additional layers now that the weather is getting colder (tracksuit bottoms, jumpers).



What is expected to be completed at home:

  • Reading- listen to your child read and leave comments in Reading Record books.
  • Spellings- Log books need to be brought into school every day.  
  • TT Rockstars- please make Mr McLaren aware if you are unable to access the internet at home.  We will be able to support your child with an alternative method.

Additional Resources

Class Information

Mr McLaren


Home Learning

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