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Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 class page


Your 4CH staff are: Your 4NB staff are:
Miss Higgins Mr Briggs
Miss Nigat Miss Brunskill
Mr Wilson Mrs Malik
Miss Emery (SCITT Student)

Latest news

Spring 1

In Spring 1, we will be focussing on Ancient Rome and the invasion of Britain in our Theme lessons and this links in perfectly to our Pompeii unit in English.  Again, we will continue to focus on wellbeing in PHSCE lessons as well as concentrating on physical health, too.  Our Science topic will be States of Matter and this will contain an in-depth focus on the water cycle, exploring how materials can change state between gases, liquids and solids and at what temperature this happens.   Maths lessons will consist of focussing on Multiplication and division.

Spring 1 - Overview Planning - The Romans

Autumn 2 Review

We have enjoyed a wonderful first half-term back in school and Year 4 have settled well and made us very proud with their positive attitude towards their learning.

During Autumn 1, our theme of ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’, provided a wide range of opportunities for Year 4 to talk about and share their own emotions and feelings. They produced some amazing and very colourful pieces of art, using colour and shape to reflect the level of intensity of each emotion. We had everything from deep red and sharp, black straight lines to represent anger and fear, to green nature themed images to signify calm and peacefulness.

Through English we continued our learning about feelings and emotions by reading the thought provoking ‘Sad Book’ by Michael Rosen.  Year 4 made some very thoughtful predictions and mature observations about the content of the story. They showed great empathy towards the author following the death of his son.

This half terms learning about Maths has enabled the children to solidify their understanding of place value and they are now much more confident when manipulating numbers in excess of 1000. They have experienced partitioning and rounding as well as looking at negative numbers. 

Our science focus gave us the chance to travel on a journey through the human digestive system, as there was much to learn about the mouth, the oesophagus, the stomach and intestines. Year 4 approached this topic and its related experiments with great enthusiasm – ask them about the eggs in vinegar and how we replicated digestion using a pair of tights. This exciting area of learning culminated in a piece of creative writing that showcased their knowledge, humour and vivid imaginations.

Autumn 2

This half term, we are going to be learning about the wonderful continent of Africa through our Theme lessons and also incorporating elements of the continent in our English lessons.  We are going to carry out research on the Maasai tribe and compare their lifestyles to ours in England.  As well as this, we are going to spend time collecting data about the rainfall and temperature in Kenya and compare it to the climate that we experience in Keighley.  Through the question ‘Why do people chose to live in one place rather than the other?’ we are going to study the different lifestyles of people living in Africa and write a diary entry in the perspective of a person who lived in a part of Africa that we had researched.  Further Theme lessons include- recreating artwork by the African artist Elisha Ongere and exploring the history behind Benin artwork (including the perception of it when it was shown to a European audience in the late 1800’s).

In English, we would are reading the book “The Lion King” and creating an alternative scenario based on a certain event in the book.  In order to create a fantastic piece of writing, we are going to learn how to include the relevant punctuation for direct speech as well as expanding our vocabulary and looking carefully at our word choices when writing complex sentences.

In Maths, the focus of the half-term is on addition and subtraction.  We are also going to consolidate our learning by looking back at Place Value as well as our times tables.

Autumn 2 Overview Planning - Into the Wild

 

Autumn 1 Review

We have enjoyed a wonderful first half-term back in school and Year 4 have settled well and made us very proud with their positive attitude towards their learning.

During Autumn 1, our theme of ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’, provided a wide range of opportunities for Year 4 to talk about and share their own emotions and feelings. They produced some amazing and very colourful pieces of art, using colour and shape to reflect the level of intensity of each emotion. We had everything from deep red and sharp, black straight lines to represent anger and fear, to green nature themed images to signify calm and peacefulness.

Through English we continued our learning about feelings and emotions by reading the thought provoking ‘Sad Book’ by Michael Rosen.  Year 4 made some very thoughtful predictions and mature observations about the content of the story. They showed great empathy towards the author following the death of his son.

This half terms learning about Maths has enabled the children to solidify their understanding of place value and they are now much more confident when manipulating numbers in excess of 1000. They have experienced partitioning and rounding as well as looking at negative numbers. 

Our science focus gave us the chance to travel on a journey through the human digestive system, as there was much to learn about the mouth, the oesophagus, the stomach and intestines. Year 4 approached this topic and its related experiments with great enthusiasm – ask them about the eggs in vinegar and how we replicated digestion using a pair of tights. This exciting area of learning culminated in a piece of creative writing that showcased their knowledge, humour and vivid imaginations.

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Autumn 1

We have a wonderful half-term in Year 4 planned and we have thoroughly enjoyed coming back into school.  The children have been enjoying our new routines extremely well and the staff in Year 4 are very proud with how easily the pupils have adjusted back into a “normal” routine.  

In Autumn 1, our theme is Emotions.  We are exploring different emotions and how to express our feelings through artwork, drama and speaking and listening activities. We also are going to focus on listening intently to everyone’s worries and working together to find solutions to make a positive impact on our pupils and this has helped to create a stimulating, safe working environment.

Through English we will explored feelings and emotions by reading the magnificent book ‘The Sad Book’ by Michael Rosen.  This magnificent book covered a range of feelings which the author feels  throughout his life.  At the end of the unit, we created our own excellent, detailed letters to give to Michael in our assessed piece of writing.

In Maths, we are focusing on place value. We will be looking at numbers up to 1000, how to partition and how to round up and down as well as looking at negative numbers.  We will be practicing our times tables throughout this term to ready ourselves for the times test in the summer.

In science, we are going to be looking at the human body and how we digest food. We look at the journey the food takes and what happens to it in the different organs.

Autumn 1 Overview Planning- Emotions

Summer 2

What are we learning about this half term?

This half-term, we will be basing our lessons around the Viking Warriors.  Through our Geography objectives, we will be writing a letter in the role of a Viking warrior to a Viking King explaining what part of Britain would be ideal to invade and giving reasons to explain why.  We will also tie this in with understanding the difference between the UK, GB and the British Isles.  As part of our History topic, we will be explaining how historic items and artefacts can be used to help build up a picture of life in the past and also researching two versions of an event and explain how they differ.  We will be focussing this part of the topic on the Lindisfarne raids and writing in the role of monks to show the impact that the raids had on their lifestyles.

Maths will lead on to Fractions and Decimals after we have completed our Multiplication Times Tables Check in the first part of the half-term.  We will also be consolidating what we have learned throughout the year as well as preparing our basic skills so that we are ready and prepared for Maths in Year 5. 

Summer 2 - Overview Planning- Warriors

Summer 1 Review

Last half term, we used a thematic approach to our teaching and learning. This meant that we connected many areas of the curriculum together and integrated them within a theme which was around Africa.

We focussed heavily on the lifestyles of the African population and understanding the difference between living in rural areas in comparison to living in urban areas.  We carried out research into the Maasai tribe and compared their lifestyles to ours in England.  As well as this, we used reading texts such as Safari Journal in order to further our knowledge of what it would be like to visit a Kenyan tribe and go on a real-life safari.  We also collected data in order to compare the climate in Nairobi to the climate in Keighley. 

Through the question ‘Why do people chose to live in one place rather than the other?’ we studied the different lifestyles of people living in Africa and wrote a diary entry in the perspective of a person who lived in rural Kenya. Further Theme lessons included recreating artwork by the African artist Elisha Ongere and exploring the history behind Benin artwork (including the perception of it when it was shown to a European audience in the late 1800’s).

In English, we read the book The Lion King and created an alternative scenario based on a certain event in the book. In order to create a fantastic piece of writing, we learned how we can include the relevant punctuation for direct speech as well as expanding our vocabulary and putting this into our writing.

In Maths, the focus of the half-term was on Multiplication and Division. We consolidated our learning by looking back at Addition and Subtraction as well as various Place Value questions such as rounding.  We concentrated on ‘Deep’ challenges in Maths and evidenced this through investigatory tasks.

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Summer 1

This half term, we will be using a thematic approach to our teaching and learning. This means that we are connecting many areas of the curriculum together and integrating it within a theme which is Africa.

We will be focussing heavily on the lifestyles of the African population and understanding the difference between living in rural areas in comparison to living in urban areas.  We will be carrying out research into the Maasai tribe and comparing their lifestyles to ours in England.  As well as this, we will be using reading texts such as Safari Journal in order to further our knowledge of what it would be like to visit a Kenyan tribe and go on a real-life safari.  As well as this, we will be collecting data in order to compare the climate in Nairobi to the climate in Keighley. 

Through the question ‘Why do people chose to live in one place rather than the other?’ we will be studying the different lifestyles of people living in Africa and writing a diary entry in the perspective of a person who lives in rural Kenya. Further Theme lessons will include recreating artwork by the African artist Elisha Ongere and exploring the history behind Benin artwork (including the perception of it when it was shown to a European audience in the late 1800’s).

In English, we will be reading the book The Lion King and creating an alternative scenario based on a certain event in the book. In order to create a fantastic piece of writing, we will be learning how we can include the relevant punctuation for direct speech as well as expanding our vocabulary into our writing.

In Maths, the focus of the half-term will be on Multiplication and Division. We will be consolidating our learning by looking back at Addition and Subtraction as well as various Place Value questions such as rounding.  We will be concentrating on ‘Deep’ challenges in Maths and this will be evidenced through investigatory tasks.

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Summer 1- Overview Planning - Africa

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