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Welcome
to Class 4A and 4B

Year 4 Learning Gallery

Welcome to Year 4. The Staff in Year 4 are Mr. Allan and Miss Rope, supported by Mrs Dhillon and Ms Sharma. 

Take a look to find out what our inquisitive Year 4 children have been doing this Autumn half term.

Year 4 Summer

 

 

 

 Half-Termly Curriculum Maps

Have a look at what our Year 4 will be learning about each term.

 

Autumn Half Term 1

This half term’s Gospel value is:

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Year 4

Mathematics

Our topics this term are reasoning with large numbers, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division.

 

During this half term children will be learning to…

  • 4-digit place value. Read, write, represent, order and compare
  • Find 10, 100 or 1000 more or less
  • Round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000  
  • Select appropriate strategies to add and subtract
  • illustrate and explain appropriate addition and subtraction strategies including column method with regrouping
  • Identify and explore patterns in multiplication tables including 7 and 9

 

Vocabulary: ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, digits, place value, value, multiple, nearest, round, approximate, addition, subtraction, commutative, inverse, subtract, add, estimate, partitioning, regroup, sum, different, inverse, column method, multiplication, division

English

During this half term our Power of Reading focus text will be:

The lion and the Unicorn

Writing opportunities include:

  • Writing in Role
  • Note Writing
  • Letter writing
  • Persuasive writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Story Writing

Grammar:

  • The grammatical difference between plural and possessive –s
  • Standard English forms for verb inflections instead of local spoken forms (we were instead of we was; I did instead of I done)
  • Apostrophes to mark possession
  • Apostrophes to show missing letters
  • Past tense and present tense
  • Progressive tense
  • Adverbs
  • Adverbs at the beginning of a sentence (then, next, soon, therefore 

Vocabulary:  foolishly, Royal, Highness, Rippled, astonishment, adoration, Scorn, Plain, Bleak, Coarse, Hooves, Spite, Thrust, Mocking  

Science

During this half term children will be learning about:

Electricity

During this half term children will be learning to:

  • identify common appliances that run on electricity
  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  • identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
  • recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit 
  • recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.   

 

Vocabulary: Electrical, appliance, mains, plug, circuit, component, cell, battery, positive, negative, connect/connectors, loose connection, short circuit, crocodile clip, bulb, switch, buzzer, motor, conductor, insulator, metal, non-metal, symbol, voltage, current.

Religious Education

During this half term children will be learning to:

  • show an understanding and reflect on our Mission Statement
  • show an understanding and reflect on our Class Saint
  • show an understanding and reflect on Our Lady of the Rosary

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Humanities: Geography

During this half term children will be learning about:

Spatial Sense and Water, Water, Everywhere

The children will be learning about:

  • the seas and oceans that surround each continent

  • the meaning of current and the impact of the North Atlantic Drift

  • climate change and plastic pollution are affecting our seas and oceans and ways in they can help to reduce this

  • the features of a river and

  • how to use the correct vocabulary to describe these features

  • that erosion causes changes in the landscape such as valleys

  • the ways in which rivers are important to humans

  • the name and location of 8 of the world’s rivers

  • the stages of the water cycle

  • geographical and scientific language to describe these stages

At the end of the Topic the children will answer the Big Question: Water on planet Earth – what are the facts?

 

Vocabulary: lines of latitude, lines of longitude, equator, tropic of cancer, prime meridian, tropic of Capricorn, scale, ocean, sea, climate change, pollution, human impact, north Atlantic drift, current, source, tributary, confluence, estuary, sediment, erosion, valley, mender, ox bow lake, habitat, fertile, agriculture, irrigate, trade and commerce, renewable energy, evaporation, condensation, precipitation

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Art

The children will be learning about:

Storytelling through Drawing

 Children will explore how artists create sequenced drawings to share and tell stories. Create accordion books or comic strips to retell poetry or prose through drawing.

Key Concepts:

  • That we can tell stories through drawing.
  • That we can use text within our drawings to add meaning.
  • That we can sequence drawings to help viewers respond to our story.
  • That we can use line, shape, colour and composition to develop evocative and characterful imagery.

Vocabulary: sketch, visual notes, drawing, richly, narratives, illustrate, charcoal, graphite, ink, pastel, rubbing, comic, poetry, appreciate

 

 

 

Computing

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Modern Foreign Languages: Italian

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Personal Social Health Education

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Physical Education

During this half term children will be learning to Swim

Children will develop water confidence. They will develop a range of strokes and the techniques involved them. To develop water safety skills and an understanding of personal survival. To learn techniques for personal survival. To identify fastest strokes and personal bests.

Vocabulary: rotation, tread water, glide, front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, surface dives, dolphin kick

 

 

Autumn Half Term 2

This half term’s Gospel value is:

This half term’s Gospel value is:

Year 4

Mathematics

Our topics this term are multiplication and division and discrete and continuous data.

During this half term children will be learning to…

  • Identify and explore patterns in multiplication tables including 7 and 9
  • Distributive property including multiplying three 1-digit numbers
  • Mental multiplication and division strategies using place value and known and derived facts
  • Short multiplication
  • Read, interpret and construct pictograms, bar charts and time graphs
  • Compare tables, pictograms and bar charts

 

 

Vocabulary: multiplication, division, multiply, times, even, odd, same, different, patterns, table, digits, representations, factor, product, ones, tens, placeholder, ten times the size, ten times as many, ten times greater, one-tenth the size, one hundredth the size, one hundred times as many, one hundred times the size, groups of, array, product, multiplied by, pictogram, tally, frequency table, compare, scale, data, vertical horizontal, bar chart, axis, 

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States of Matter

During this half term children will be learning to:

  • Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius
  • Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

 

Vocabulary: Solid, liquid, gas, state, change, melting, freezing, melting point, boiling point, evaporation, temperature, water cycle, matter, air, oxygen, ice, water, water vapor, steam, heated, heat, cooled, cool, temperature, degrees Celsius, melt, melting point, freeze, freezing point, solidify, boil, boiling point, evaporate, evaporation, condense, condensation, precipitation, infiltration.

Religious Education

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Humanities: Geography

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Music

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Design and Technology

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Shell Structures: Gift Box

      

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Computing

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Modern Foreign Languages: Italian

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Personal Social Health Education

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Physical Education

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Spring Half Term 1

This half term’s Gospel Value: Generosity

This years’s British Value: Individual Liberty

Year 4

Mathematics

 

Our topics this term are calculating with multiplication and division, fractions and time.  

 

During this half term children will be learning …

 

  • Division using partitioning
  • Short division
  • Explore different interpretations and representations of fractions
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Represent fractions greater than one as mixed number and improper fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator including fractions greater than one
  • Analogue to digital, 12- hour and 24-hour
  • Convert between units of time

 

Vocabulary: division, divide, partition, same, different, equal, parts of, groups of, share, known fact, known, unknown, multiple, multiply, derived facts, distributive law, vinculum, whole, explain, representation, part, equal parts, numerator, denominator, fraction wall, equivalent, time, digital, analogue, minute, to, hour, past, second, months, years, weeks

English

During this half term our Power of Reading focus text will be:

The Iron Man

 

Writing opportunities include:

* Analysing the characters and story, exploring key themes of the book

* Making predictions about the book based on pictures and the story so far

* Discussing and reviewing the story and justifying our opinions with persuasive language

 

Grammar:

* The grammatical difference between plural and possessive

* Fronted adverbials

* The use of paragraphs to organise a text
* Proper use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech

* The continued use of correct sentence structure including clauses, alternative verbs and paired adjectives

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Science

 

The children will continue learning about States of Matter:

* Learning about Solids, Liquids and Gases and their definitions

* How different temperatures affects what state of matter a material is and how the states of matter may change e.g., ice becomes water when heated, and water becomes water vapour

* Understanding the water cycle and how water moves around the Earth

 

The children will begin learning about Living Things and Their Habitats:

* The different groups of animals; fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals – their definitions and classifications

* The difference between vertebrates (animals with backbones) and invertebrates (animals without backbones)

* The habitats of animals across Europe and human effects on them e.g., deforestation

 

Vocabulary for States of Matter: solid, liquid, gas, evaporation, condensation, solidify, molecules, temperature

 
Vocabulary for Living Things and Their Habitats: fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, mammal, habitat, invertebrate, vertebrate, classify, organisms, behaviour

Religious Education

 

The children will follow the Big Question, “Can we use Parables today to teach others?”

 

Students will be:

  • Learning about a number of parables and what we can learn from each of them
  • Asking and responding to questions about Jesus’ experiences and the lessons he shared. Why Jesus came to Earth.
  • Retelling the narratives of the New Testament and their relevance today
  • Learning about the Disciples, in particular the role of John the Baptist
  • Understanding Jewish worship of God

 

Scripture Links: 

Luke 2: 22-32 

Luke 4: 14-22 

Matthew 5: 44 

John 15: 12 

Luke 8: 4-8

Matthew 18: 23-35 


Vocabulary: Jewish, Jew, Synagogue, Sabbath, Temple, Ark, scrolls, Torah, Old Testament, Rabbi, teacher, presentation, Simeon, light of the world, mission, Good News, parable

 

 

Humanities: Geography

 

This half term, we are learning about ‘The European Traveller’:

  • Using atlases and globes to find the countries and capitals of Europe
  • Understanding key human features (cities, towns, roads) and physical features (rivers and mountains) of European countries
  • Studying trade links and tourism in Europe
  • Looking at different European weathers, climates and biomes

 
Vocabulary: atlas, continent, capital city, urban, rural, coastal, occupations, trade, import, export, climate, the Mediterranean, marine

Music

 

This half term, we are learning about:

* Writing lyrics

* Singing, playing and improvising
* Developing listening skills

Art 

 

For Art, the children will be:

* Learning how to draw with pencil and charcoal, including shading and using light

* Using pencils and charcoal to create self-portraits and develop their understanding of facial features

* Learning different techniques for drawing and depicting the same image in different ways

  

Vocabulary: sketching, shading, crosshatching, contour, tone, texture, portrait, pressure, personality, distance, appearance

 

 

Computing

 

The children will be:

* Taking part in Safer Internet Day

* Learning about the Internet and researching Internet safety

* Video editing by combining a variety of software, including Internet services, on a range of digital devices

 
Vocabulary: E-safety, clips, timelines, split, transitions, titles, voiceovers, export

Modern Foreign Language - Italian

 

The children will be learning about:

* The tradition of La Befena (the Epiphany)

* The days of the week, months of the year and seasons

* The Birthdays – when their birthday is, singing the birthday song, talking about presents

Personal Social Health Education

 

The children will be learning about being “Created to Love Others.” This module will explore:

* Our relationship as individuals with others

* Our calling to our friends, neighbours and family

* Developing healthy relationships

* Keeping safe

 
Vocabulary: stereotypes, safety, friendship, community

Physical Education

 

The children will be doing football (outdoor) and gymnastics (indoor).

 

Football will help children learn about:

* The importance of teamwork and communication

* Overall fitness as well as coordination

* Passing, throwing and shooting

 

Gymnastics will help children learn about:

* Balance and core strength

* Engaging with music to create different shapes
* Being creative and engaging positively with others

 

Spring Half Term 2

This half term’s Gospel value is:

This half term’s Gospel value is:

Year 4

Mathematics

Our topics this term are decimals and area and perimeter.

During this half term children will be learning …

  • Decimal equivalents to tenths, quarters and halves
  • Compare and order numbers with same number of decimal places
  • Multiply and divide by 10 and 100 including decimals
  • Perimeter of rectangles and rectilinear shapes
  • Area of rectangles and rectilinear shapes
  • Investigate area and perimeter

 

 

Vocabulary: fractions, decimals, equivalent, decimal points, tenths, whole number, round, nearest, multiple, length, perimeter, centimeters (cm), breadth, double, millimeters (mm), meters (m)

English

During this half term our Power of Reading focus text will be:

 Varjak Paw

Writing opportunities include:

  • Recount (diary entries)
  • Poem
  • Newspaper Report
  • Narrative (written from another point of view)

Grammar:

  • Apostrophes to mark singular and plural possession
  • Adjectives
  • Verbs
  • Nouns
  • adverbs
  • Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct
  • speech

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Science

During this half term children will be learning about: Electricity.

 

Children will be able to:

  • compare and give reasons for variations in how components function
  • use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.
  • compare and give reasons for variations in how components function
  • associate the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
  • design and construct simple electric circuits for a purpose
  • use and understand recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram

 
Vocabulary: circuit, symbol, cell, battery, current, amps, voltage, resistance, electrons

Religious Education

The children will follow the Big Question “Know that Jesus is truly God and, as man, truly human. Reflect on what this means for us".

Students will be learning to:

  • know, and appreciate, that Jesus is truly God and, as man, truly human; we can share in His life.
  • know that Jesus came to show us the way to live
  • know that when Jesus died on the cross he took away our sins
  • know what happened in Holy Week; Palm Sunday – Jesus entering Jerusalem, Holy Thursday – The Last Supper, Garden of Gethsemane and Peter’s Denial, Good Friday – The Crucifixion and suffering of Jesus Christ and Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of the Lord
  • Think about the importance of Holy Week for us
  • Reflect on the suffering of Jesus.
  • Begin to understand why Jesus died on the Cross.
  • Think about what this means for us
  • Reflect on the importance for us of the resurrection of Jesus

Scripture Links: 

Luke 2: 41-52

Luke 19: 44-46

Luke 8: 40-56

Mark 11: 1-11

Mark 14: 17-31

Mark 14: 32-42

Mark 15 


Vocabulary: Man, God, saviour, Son of God, miracle, resurrection, sacrament, Lamb of God, Palm Sunday, Messiah, king, Romans, Holy Thursday, Passover meal, Last Supper, Gethsemane, betray, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, tomb, risen

Humanities: History

The topic for this half term is ‘The Romans: Empire and Invasion'’

This half term, we are learning about:

  • Who were the Celts? Who were the Romans?

  • Empire, Invasion and Army

  • Is there archaeological evidence of the Romans in London?

  • Celtic and Roman Religion – Beliefs and Attitudes

  • Did the Romans Improve Life in Britain? 

 
Vocabulary: Celt, tribe, Iron Age, invasion, aqueduct, sewer, paved road, village, excavation, archaeology, settlement, Londinium, archaeological, resistance, rebellion, site, pagan, paganism, gods, goddesses, Latin. forum, currency

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Computing

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Modern Foreign Languages: Italian

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Personal Social Health Education

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Physical Education

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Summer Half Term 1

This half term’s Gospel value is: Courage

This year’s British value is: Individual Liberty

Year 4

Mathematics

Our topics this term are solving measures and money problems and shape and symmetry.

During this half term children will be learning …

  • Convert units of measure
  • Select appropriate units to measure
  • Use strategies to investigate problems: trial and improvement, organising using lists and tables, working systematically
  • Classify, compare and order angles
  • Compare and classify 2-D shapes
  • Identify lines of symmetry

 

 

Vocabulary: mass, capacity, length, kilograms, grams, liters, millimetres, centimetres, kilometres, units, cheap, cheapest, expensive, most, least, solutions, organise, combinations, investigation, quarter, half, increasing, decreasing, combination, systematically, organise, record, angle, smaller, order, turn, greater, acute, obtuse, right angle 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English

During this half term our Power of Reading focus text will be:

Noah Barleywater Runs Away

The children will be:

Writing opportunities include:

  • Identifying features of a non chronological report. 
  • Planning and writing a non chronological report. 
  • Interviewing characters from the story and writing eye witness accounts.
  • identifying features of an instruction text.
  • Planning and writing an instruction text.
  • Write a narrative including characters, setting and plot. 

Grammar:

  • Apostrophes (possession and plural possesion) 
  • Fronted adverbials
  • Inverted commas
  • Paragraphs
  • Appropriate choice of pronoun or noun to aid cohesion and avoid repetition  

 

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Science

During this half term the Science topic is Animals including Humans 

The children will be:

 *Describing the functions of the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine.

creating and label diagrams of a food chain and a food web.

Identifying different types of teeth and the function of these teeth.

* Describing how to care for their teeth.

 

Vocabulary: crown, dentin, enamel, pulp, faeces, large intestine,small intestine, oesophagus, bloodstream, stomach

 

 

 

 

 

Religious Education

 

Humanities: Geography 

During this half term the topic is 'Heston Detectives'

The children will be learning:

* Where in the world is Heston?

* Ordnance Survey Map Symbols; 4 figure grid references

* Fieldwork: How is land used in Heston?

* Pollution in Heston and Hounslow

Vocabulary: continent, hemisphere, primer meridian, compass, topographic maps, ordnance survey, grid reference, urban/rural settlements

Music

This half term, we are continuing to learn about:

* Writing lyrics

* Singing, playing and improvising

* Developing listening skills

 

 

 

 

 

Art and Design

 

Computing

 

 

Modern Foreign Languages: Italian

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Personal Social Health Education

During this half term children will be learning :

* that God is Love as shown by the Trinity – a ‘communion of persons supporting each other in their self-giving relationship’;

The human family is to reflect the Holy Trinity in mutual charity and generosity.

* That the human family is to reflect the Holy Trinity in mutual charity and generosity. The Church family comprises of home, school and parish (which is part of the diocese).

* To know that God wants His Church to love and care for others.To devise practical ways of loving and caring for others.

* Money - To understand what we spend money on and to understand ways to save and the benefits of saving

Physical Education

Tennis 

In this unit pupils develop the key skills required for tennis such as the ready position, racket control and forehand and backhand ground strokes. Pupils learn how to score points and how to use skills, strategies and tactics to outwit the opposition. Pupils are given opportunities to play games independently and are taught the importance of being honest whilst playing to the rules.

 Key Skills

 * Physical: underarm throwing, catching, forehand, backhand, ready position

 Social: collaboration, respect, supporting other

 Emotional: honesty, perseveranc

 Thinking: decision making, understanding rules, selecting and applying skills and tactics

 

Dance 

Pupils focus on creating characters and narrative through movement and gesture. They gain inspiration from a range of stimuli, working individually, in pairs and small groups. In dance as a whole, pupils think about how to use movement to explore and communicate ideas and issues, and their own feelings and thoughts. Pupils will develop confidence in performing and will be given the opportunity to provide feedback and utilise feedback to improve their own work.

Key Skills

 Physical: performing a variety of dance actions, using canon, unison, formation, dynamics, character, structure, space, balance, control, technique

 Social: collaboration, consideration, inclusion, respect

 Emotional: empathy, confidence

 Thinking: observing and providing feedback, selecting and applying skills

 

 

Summer Half Term 2

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Year 4

Mathematics

Our topics this term are position and direction, reasoning with pattern and sequences and 3-D shape.

During this half term children will be learning …

  •  Describe and plot using coordinates
  • Describe translations
  • Roman numerals up to 100
  • Place value of other number systems
  • Number sequences and patterns
  • Use understanding of 3-D shapes
  • Identify 3-D shapes from 2-D representations

 

 

Vocabulary: axes, x-axis, y-axis, coordinates, squares, vertex, vertices, isosceles, equilateral, scalene, right angle, up, down, left, right, units, translation, symmetry, symmetrical, line, shape, 2-D, 3-D

English

During this half term our Power of Reading focus text will be:

Poetry 

 

Writing opportunities include:

  • poetry

Grammar:

  • Similes, metaphors
  • Alliteration
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Question marks
  • Exclamation marks
  • Noun phrases expanded by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and preposition phrases
  • Fronted adverbials (Later that day)
  • Use of commas after fronted adverbials

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Religious Education

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Music

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Art and Design

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Computing

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Modern Foreign Languages: Italian

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Personal Social Health Education

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 Homework

Homework Timetable

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