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St John’s A Church of England Academy

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Year 4

Teachers: Mr Hardy and Miss Phillips

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Harris and Mrs Bullimore

Mathematics Overview

This year in maths we will be learning about:

  • Number and place value with numbers past 1000 and rounding numbers to the nearest 10.
  • Addition and Subtraction with numbers up to and including 4 digits.
  • Multiplication and division focusing on mental methods and formal written methods.
  • Fractions including decimals and percentages looking at equivalence and working to 10ths, 100ths and decimal numbers.
  • Measurement including weight, length, capacity, money and time.
  • Geometry (properties of shape) focusing on quadrilaterals and triangle, angles, area and perimeter.
  • Statistics interpreting including bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs and reading scales.

English Overview:

This year in English we will be focusing on different genres of writing. We will be looking at stories with a historical setting, dilemmas, setting in an imaginary world and from other cultures. We will also be looking at narratives, descriptions, information texts, newspapers, persuasion and information texts, letters, recounts, notes, leaflets and poetry.  As part of this we will focus on the organisation of paragraphs, the use of single and multi-clause sentences, using the possessive apostrophe accurately, using fronted adverbial, punctuating direct speech accurately, composing and rehearsing sentences orally and to read their own writing out aloud.

Science Overview:

Autumn Term

We will be learning about sound, how sound is made and travels and aspects that affects it. We will also be comparing states of matter (solids, liquids and gases) the affect temperature has on them and how the processes are involved in the water cycle.

Spring Term

We will be learning about living things and their habitats in local and wider environments. We will also be learning about animals including humans including food chains, digestive system and teeth.

Summer Term

We will be learning about electricity with a focus on constructing circuits using bulbs, switches and buzzers, identifying complete circuits and recognising common conductors and insulators.

Topic Overview:

Autumn – A taste of India

During this topic we will be using maps, atlases, globes and computer mapping to locate countries. We will be focusing on building knowledge on the United Kingdom and the wider world, types of settlement and land use, comparisons of forms of transport and comparisons with Lincolnshire and India.

Spring term – China

During this topic we will be focusing on the earliest civilization and where and when the first civilizations appeared. We will be learning about the traditions and customs of China and the Great Wall of China.

Summer term – Gladiators/Romans

During this topic we will be focusing on the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. We will be looking at Julius Caesar, successful invasions, British resistance and Romanisation of Britain. Understanding settlements and trade links and using fieldwork to observe, measure and record human and physical features in the local area.