Year 4 2021/22

Welcome to the Y4 section of the website.

Our team this year consists of Mrs Plant, Mr Reardon, Mr Townsend, Mrs Harris, Mrs Careless and Mrs Carlyle.

Y4JP PE days are on Thursdays and Fridays.

Y4FR PE days are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

As always, we look forward to working with you this year. If you have any questions, please come and speak to any member of the Y4 team.

Summer 1 Term

Welcome back to school.

Our curriculum journey for summer 1 is: 'Do children have to earn a living?'

In our Geography topic the children will be investigating how people in the UK and the rest of the world earn a living. The children will explore various jobs in various sectors, before investigating industries around the world and looking at why some adults don't work and some children do.

In our Science topic of 'Living things and their habitats', the children explore will explore a variety of ways to identify, sort, group and classify living things. We will learn how animals are split into 'vertebrates' and 'invertebrates' and begin to consider the differences between living things within these classifications. We will use and create classification keys to group, identify and name living things from the local habitat and beyond and explore the idea that environments are subject to human-made and natural changes, and that these changes can have a significant impact on living things.

Y4 Downloads for Summer 1

Y4 Knowledge Organiser - Science - Living Things and Their Habitats

 

Spring 2 Term

Welcome back to school.

This half-term Year 4 is asking the question: 'Could you Beowulf?'

In history we will exploring the Historical period of the Anglo-Saxons and how this changed and shaped Britain, after the Romans left. The Anglo-Saxon age in Britain saw a mix of tribes from Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands invade Britain, The three biggest were the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes. The land they settled in was 'Angle-land', or England.

Whilst exploring the Anglo-Saxon period, we will be taking inspiration from the artefacts that have been discovered and designing and making our own Anglo-Saxon jewellery. In science we will be looking at electricity, which I am sure the Anglo-Saxons would have appreciated having.

Computing sees Y4 investigating and developing their own databases, using a range of software and applications.

Y4 Downloads for Spring 2

Y4 Knowledge Organiser - History - Anglo-Saxons

Y4 Knowledge Organiser - Science - Electricity

 

Spring 1 Term

Happy New Year to you all.

Our learning journey for this half term is: 'Can you feel the good vibrations?'

In Geography we will be immersing ourselves in the natural wonder of rainforests, where we will be exploring the physical aspects of these amazing eco-systems.

Did you know Rainforests are Earth's oldest living ecosystems, with some surviving in their present form for at least 70 million years? They are incredibly diverse and complex, home to more than half of the world's plant and animal species.

We will be creating our own rainforest podcasts in Computing and exploring how sounds travel in Science.

Y4 Downloads for Spring 1

Y4 Knowledge Organiser - Geography - Rainforests

Y4 Knowledge Organiser - Science - Sound

 

Autumn 2 Term

Our curriculum journey for Autumn 2 is 'The past has gone, is the future ours?'

In history, we will be transporting ourselves back in time to Ancient Egypt, exploring how they helped shape our world. Did you know they helped us learn a lot about maths, medicine and farming?

They also made their own paper out of reeds called papyrus, and wrote using pictures called hieroglyphics. The Egyptians settled in northeast Africa, and that's where the country of Egypt is today.

In science, the children will be exploring the three states of matter. The three common states of matter are: Solids, liquids and gases. We will be investigating the properties of these and linking this to the Water cycle.

Y4 Downloads for Autumn 2

Y4 Knowledge Organiser - History - Egypt

Y4 Knowledge Organiser - Science - States of Matter

 

Our Autumn 2 Learning

Our Y4 Music Lessons

In Music, we have continued learning how to play either the ukulele or violin with Graham and Heather. Before starting to use the instruments, we had to understand pulses and learn simple chants. Now, we are combining this knowledge to help play the instruments.

We will be learning to play Christmas songs over Autumn 2. We are really enjoying music and can't wait to share our skills!

Autumn 1 Term

Our first curriculum journey is 'Where on earth are we?!'

In geography we will be travelling around the globe and hopefully landing In Japan! Where we will be exploring the physical and human features of the country.

Did you know Fugu, Japanese pufferfish, contains one of the world's most potent toxins, tetrodotoxin and, but is considered a delicacy and the Japanese eat lots of it!
Hopefully, as our children explore our science topic of the digestive system we will find out why!

The national flower of Japan is the Cherry Blossom. In art we are going to be producing some amazing cherry blossom art pieces.

Y4 Downloads for Autumn 1

Y4 Knowledge Organiser - Geography - Japan

Y4 Knowledge Organiser - Science - Animals including Humans