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Year 4

Year 4 will be reading the range of books listed below, which covers all the subjects in this year's curriculum:


  • The BFG
  • A Thief in the Village
  • Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • The Breadwinner
  • Myths
  • Make it Change
  • Long Walk to Freedom
  • Return
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Gulliver
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • The Works 2

The topics we will be covering this term are:


English - The BFG - narrative, descriptive writing.  Biography writing - Nelson Mandela.


Maths - Place value, addition and subtraction.  Perimeter, multiplication and division.


Science - Acids and alkalis, reactions.  Habitats, food chains.


History - Local history, sources of evidence.  Britain and the wider world in the 19th century.


Geography - Countries and continents.  South Africa - climate and features.


Technology - Designing and making a juice drink.  Design and make friendship bands.


ICT - Word processing, Powerpoint.  Using the internet.


Art - Colour and tone.  Abstract art.  Traditional pattern; printing.


Music - Exploring rhythmic patterns.  Exploring arrangements.


PE - Gymnastics, health and fitness.  Basketball, healthy and fitness.


RE - Why do Christians follow Jesus?  Celebrations.


PSHE - Being healthy and happy.  Staying safe.


Outdoor Learning - Orienteering.  Map-making.  Planting and growing.


Children can log onto and do as many Nuggets as they can in English, Maths and science. If you have forgotten your user name and password - contact the school office and they will remind you of the details.


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Class Timetables

Relevant to our Year Group:


This year, we will be rewarding children who read at home every evening with a sticker and a table point at the end of the week. There will be an additional reward for children who have managed this for the whole half-term.
As well as hearing your child read every evening, here are some activities you might like to try at home to help develop their comprehension skills:
  • Write about their favourite character from the book they are reading.
  • Write a list of adverbs to show how a favourite character moves. (Try acting them out.)
  • Draw a picture of the most important event in the book.
  • Design a new front cover for the book.
  • Write the blurb for the story.
  • Write a different ending for the story.
  • Change the setting for one of the scenes. How does this alter the story?
  • Can they turn the story into a script?
  • Use playdough and make a short animation of the book.
  • Share books or comics that you loved as a child!
We would love to see any work completed at home.


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