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Year Four

Welcome to Dormice Class!

Our teacher is Mr Chadwick d.chadwick@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk and our teaching assistant is Mrs Crowe.

 

 

Welcome to Bats Class!

Our teacher is Mrs McCarville s.mccarville@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk and our teaching assistant is Mrs Etheridge.

 

 

Welcome to Hedgehog Class!

Our teacher is Mrs Genc c.genc@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk and our teaching assistant is Mrs Gilman.

 

 

 

Summer Term

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

English

Did you know that dishwashers work by cats entering secretly through the back (that’s the clicking sound you hear) and work as a team to lick all plates and cups clean? They receive a free meal and you have clean dishes and cutlery – everyone is a winner! Pupils will be exploring explanation texts further using appropriate language. In D.T. they will be designing their own magnificent contraptions and explaining how they work and can improve your life as we video an advert for each product. Linked with our topic work, pupils will be writing poetry for the first time this year, in a variety of styles. Within their own anthologies will be a poem inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s paintings. In term 6, the class text is intriguingly called ‘The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas’! This text takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster as we experience the main character’s dilemmas. Pupils will have to search their conscience. We will be visiting the Kent Show during this term to fully immerse in the sights, sounds and smells that mirror the setting of the book.

Maths


Our mathematics work through terms 5 and 6 will focus on measurement (money and time) and extensive work on strands of geometry - namely angles, shape, symmetry, position and direction. The year will finish with statistical work based on data sets generated from sporting activities out on our field.

Science


Electricity is the topic in Science during term 5. We will look closely at how we use and make electricity whilst producing our own working circuits of increasing complexity – perhaps to guard our priceless van Gogh paintings! What materials are conductors or insulators? The unit will have a focus on health and safety. We will visit Dungeness power station to look at one method of generating electricity. In term 6, the focus will turn to sound - identifying how sounds are made and travel. Pupils will learn why sounds alter in strength, pitch and volume and the influence distance from source makes. Pupils will even have a go at making their own telephones, using string and plastic cups.

 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 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

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt  Knowledge Organiser

Ancient Egypt Creative Home Learning

I Wonder Why

I Wonder Why Knowledge Organiser

I Wonder Why 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!