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Year 4 Curriculum

Autumn 2

This term we are looking at the book, The Firework Maker's Daughter by Phillip Pullman. We will continue to work on our narrative writing by writing a retell, changing an element of the story. We will then write a diary entry from Lila's perspective, as she comes to the end of her journey.

In Maths, we will move on to learning about multiplication and division, and the written methods associated with these operations. We will ensure these are embedded before moving on to learning about fractions. We will take part in lots of practical learning to show our understanding of equivalent, improper and mixed fractions.

For Encompass this term, we are moving on to 'Somewhere to Settle'. This is a subject we studied last year, but now we will move onto comparing different settlements in Europe, the UK and America, before deciding where we would like to settle and why.

Our Science topic for Autumn 2 is Solids, Liquids and Gases. We will classify objects under these headings and investigate the differences between the three states of matter. Finally, we will experiment with changing states of matter through processes such as heat and cold.

 

Take a look at the Year 4 overview for the Autumn term below.

 

                           

 

English

This term, we will be focusing on the book 'Cliffhanger' by Jacqueline Wilson. We will be looking at both story and non-fictional styles including persuasive writing!

 

Maths

To begin Year 4, we will focus upon recalling and improving our knowledge of Place Value. We will then move on to skills such as rounding and estimation, before moving into written methods including addition and subtraction through column method. Finally, we will end the term by beginning to look at shape and geometry.

 

     

 

Science

Our topic for Science is Animals and Humans: Teeth and Digestion. We will look at the roles each organ plays in the digestive system including practical activities replicating the churning of food in the stomach. We will also research the importance of teeth in the digestion process, and how the different types of teeth have different roles.

 

                                                                 

 

Encompass

This term we will look at the history topic of the Romans. We will research what the Romans have done for us and how life in Britain changed after the Roman invasion. 

                                                         

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