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Year 4

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Mr Atkins

Welcome

In Year 4, the children experience a wide range of subjects and a variety of learning opportunities. Each half term, we will focus on a different History or Geography unit and in English we will use a range of books as inspiration for our writing. Over the year, we will also complete Art and DT units as well as RE, Music, French, PE and Computing every week. 

In Year 4, the children are still developing their independence and are encouraged to achieve to the best of their ability.  We provide a challenging learning environment where all children are supported to make progress in their learning. All lessons are planned carefully to make them exciting and stimulating. 

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me via the class Seesaw app.

Mr Atkins

Maths

At St Alban’s we follow a Mastery Approach to teaching Maths, ensuring children have a firm understanding of the different Mathematical concepts through Varied Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving. During the Spring Term we will be covering a range of Maths topics such as:

  • Multiplication & Division
  • Area
  • Fractions
  • Decimals

We also complete weekly Times Table quizes to prepare for the end of year multiplication check.

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English

In Year 4 we focus on a variety of different genres. This half term in English we have been learning about Narrative texts, using the text 'The Water Horse' as inspiration for the children's writing.

Later in the half term, our focus will turn to Explanation texts based around the theme of Volcanoes.

Reading also plays a vital role in our English curriculum. Each week we focus on developing our reading and comprehension skills by exploring the different reading domains of:

  • Vocabulary 
  • Retrieval
  • Summarise
  • Inference
  • Prediction
  • Compare, contrast and comment
  • Author's choice

PE

Throughout the year, Y4 experience a range of sporting activities. During the Summer term, Y4 will prepare for sports day by working on their athletic skills. In addition, they will have the opportunity to develop their understanding and skills of striking and fielding through playing Kwik Cricket.

RE- Come and See

As a Catholic School, the teaching of the church is at the heart of everything we do. As well as daily worship, we follow the Come and See Scheme. Our topics for the Summer Term are:

  • New Life
  • Building Bridges
  • God's People
  • Other Faith Week

Science

During Summer term, Y4 explore themes of Electricity and Sound. The children plan and complete a range of investigations, reporting their findings in a suitable way.

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History

What legacy did the Ancient Greeks create?

National Curriculum: Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world

Key areas of learning: 

  • Ancient Greece-When and Where
  • Battle and Warfare
  • Law and Democracy
  • Daily Life in Ancient Greece
  • Sports and The Olympics
  • Arts and Literature
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Geography

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Italy and The Lake District

Two places on the same continent. How are they similar? How are they different? This term we will undertake a comparison study between Italy and The Lake District to investigate these questions, exploring both the physical and human geography of these areas.

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Useful Links:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ttrs/online/play

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

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