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Year Four

Welcome to Kookaburra Class!

Our teacher is Miss Francis s.francis@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Garner and Mrs Hawtin.

 

 Welcome to Koala Class!

Our teacher is Miss Weller m.weller@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Wood and Mrs Hennessy.

  

Welcome to Kangaroo Class!

Our teacher is Miss Tustin k.tustin@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk. Our teaching assistants is Mrs Gilman and Mrs Hennessy. 

 

 

Summer Term 2019

 Welcome back - we hope you all had a great Easter break. Below is an outline of our learning over the coming two terms.

English

World War 2 will drive our English work throughout terms 5 and 6. The children will be reading Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. They will also be studying My Secret War Diary by Marcia Williams and looking at some war poetry. From this the children will be writing in a variety of genres such as diary entries, descriptions of events, character descriptions, letters and postcards. The children will also be using the various texts to continue developing and enhancing their spag skills and knowledge.

Maths

In Term 5, children will be estimating, comparing and calculating different measures, including money in pounds and pence. They will then be solving simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places. They will then be moving onto time: reading, writing and converting time between analogue and digital 12-and 24-hour clocks and solving problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days.

In Term 6 the children will be covering the areas of statistics, properties of shapes and position and direction. This will include: Interpreting and presenting data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs; solving comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs; identifying acute and obtuse angles and comparing and ordering angles; comparing and classifying geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes; identifying lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations; completing a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry; describing positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant; plotting specified points and drawing sides to complete a given polygon; describing movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/ right and up/ down. 

Science

Electricity is the topic for Science during the summer. The children will be learning about electrical safety; household appliances; conductors and insulators; constructing simple circuits identifying and naming the basic parts including cells, wires, switches, bulbs and buzzers. 

Learning in other areas of the curriculum is outlined in our curriculum newsletter below.  

Click here to see our weekly timetable

Click here to see our curriculum map

 Click here to see the reading, writing and maths expectations for Year 4

Curriculum Maps

Term 1 curriculum map

Term 2 curriculum map

Term 3 curriculum map

Term 4 curriculum map

Term 5 curriculum map

Curriculum newsletters

Terms 1 and 2 curriculum newsletter

Terms 3 and 4 curriculum newsletter

Terms 5 and 6 curriculum newsletter

 

Knowledge Organisers and Creative Home Learning

 The British Isles

British Isles Knowledge Organiser

British Isles Creative Homework

Rivers

Rivers Knowledge Organiser

Rivers Creative Homework

Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Egyptians Knowledge Organiser

Ancient Egyptians Creative Home Learning 

World War II

World War II Knowledge Organiser

World War II Creative Home Learning

Weekly Learning Letters

English in Year Four

Reading in Year Four

During Year 4, children will apply a growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to understand the meaning of new words. They will listen to a discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and reference books and use a dictionary to check the meaning of words. Children will draw inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and justify their inferences with evidence. 

By the end of Year 4, children should be able to real aloud a wider range of poetry and books written at an age-appropriate interest level with accuracy and at a reasonable speaking pace. They would of developed strategies to choose and read a wider range of books including authors that they may not have previously chosen.

In non-fiction, the children know what information to look for before beginning and is clear about the task. the children can use contents and indexes to locate relevant information. 

Writing and SPaG in Year Four

During year 4, the children will develop their use of paragraphs and in narrative, create settings , characters and plot. They will be able to write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught. They will use standard English forms for verb inflections instead of local spoken forms and be able to use fronted adverbials. Children will be able to choose an appropriate pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition and use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech. 

Maths in Year Four

 During year 4, the children will develop their understanding of place value through counting in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1,000. They will be able to count backwards through zero to include negative numbers. They will order and compare numbers beyond 1,000 and round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000. They will continue to solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in context, deciding on which operations to use and explain why. Children will be expected to know all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12. 

When working with fractions, the children will be able to recognise and show families of common equivalent fractions and count up and down in hundredths. They will round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number and solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions to two decimal places. In measure, children will develop their understanding of converting between different units e.g. kilometre to metre; hour to minute. 

In shape work, children ail compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes. they will identify lines of symmetry in two dimensional shapes presented in different orientations. They will specific points and draw sides to complete a given polygon.

Children will solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs. 

 

Have a look at what we have been learning in Year Four!