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Autumn Term 2019
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In English during Term 1 we will be enjoying the adventures of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest. Pupils will be recounting the legend and have the opportunity to create their own embellishments. We will be concentrating on description and ways of making our writing more exciting through the use of adverbs and adjectives as well as extending our sentences through the use of conjunctions. This will culminate in an emersion into to the life of an outlaw during our ‘Outdoor Day’ towards the end of Term 1. The story provides numerous opportunities for role play activities and character exploration.
Spelling tests will be on Friday mornings, following a structure of spelling rules and high frequency words.
We will start by embedding our place value knowledge of numbers up to 10,000 moving on to rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. We will also look at counting backwards through negative numbers and develop our knowledge of Roman numerals. Following on from place value, we will be looking at using formal methods to add and subtract numbers up to four digits which we will then apply to problem solving. There will also be measurement work, notably length and perimeter. Pupils will continue to develop fluency, apply reasoning skills and challenge themselves with problem solving tasks based on each area of study.
There will be a large focus on Times tables throughout the year. A chosen times table will be looked at in maths lessons weekly with homework set on TT Rockstars. Children will be tested on the chosen times table every Friday and their results will be sent home.
For further learning in other curriculum areas please refer to our curriculum newsletter below.
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Knowledge Organisers and Creative Home Learning
Weekly Learning Letters
- Year 4 Learning Letter 01 13 09 19 (0.28 MB)
- Year 4 Learning Letter 02 20 09 19 (0.29 MB)
- Year 4 Learning Letter 03 27 09 19 (0.29 MB)
- Year 4 Learning Letter 04 04 10 19 (0.29 MB)
- Year 4 Learning Letter 05 11 10 19 (0.25 MB)
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!