Welcome to Year 4

Year 4 is a year where children really begin to find their feet. They are getting older and wiser and can begin to fulfil the potential they have shown

throughout their early school years.

We have 25 children this year, with many different personalities that help make our classroom a lively and vibrant atmosphere. The children have

come in with a terrific attitude and hunger for learning and this will in doubt stand them in good stead for a fantastically enriching school year.

Like year 3, much of the work produced in this early part of the school year will centre on the children’s topic ‘Inventions that changed the World’.

During the topic children will investigate and discover inventors from around the world that have invented useful and amazing inventions that help us

in our everyday lives. They will discover how they come up with their ideas and about the materials and their properties that help make the amazing

inventions. The children will also become designers and inventors through our computing and DT work!

In Literacy the children’s work will be based on a text called The Iron Giant’. The children will discover the adventures of Hogarth and the Iron giant.

They will develop their writing through the use of descriptive language like adjectives, adverbs, similes and onomatopoeia!

The children will produce various forms of writing during this time including diary entries, newspaper report and letters, whilst also letting their

imagination run wild writing their own stories.

In Numeracy the children will focus on the calculations policy where they will learn a multitude of mental and written methods encompassing the 4

operations of mathematics. Alongside this they will tackle shape, measures, and times whilst honing investigative skills in solving real life maths

problems.

Finally, in science the children will focus on materials, solids, liquids and gases and light.

Please feel free to browse our Year 4 blog where you can see first-hand the wonderful things we get up to.

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