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Year 4

We are delighted to welcome you to Year 4.


This web page will be updated with useful information and photographs of the fantastic work we have done in class and at home, so please check it regularly.

The key concepts we will consider this half term are: 


Does change always make things better?

What does it mean to be a citizen?

Autumn 1




In Literacy, we will be writing a magazine article based on the legend of The Loch Ness Monster for a children's magazine. We will then continue our learning by writing an adventure narrative based on the theme of The Loch Ness Monster.


We will explore the concept questions of 'Is being part of a COMMUNITY the same for everyone? and Is TRADE necessary?'







Children tested a magazine article toolkit in a carousel.


As mathematicians, we will be looking at Place Value and the idea that as we move the position of a digit, it has a different value. We will use this knowledge to help us compare and order numbers and use the <   > and = signs. We will look at rounding numbers and then adding and subtracting numbers up to 4 digits using a formal method.



As Scientist we will be learning about animals including humans. We will learn to identify and describe the functions of different human teeth, name and describe the functions of organs in the digestive system and to be able to create and use food chains to identify producers, predators and prey.


In this unit, we will focus on the substantive concept of nature and answer the question 'Why are food chains important in nature?'


Children having a look at what types of teeth they have in their mouth.


As historians, we will be researching 'The Roman Empire'. We will find out where Rome is and how it got its name. We will learn about some key people and events from the time of the Romans and find out how they became so important.  The Punic wars helped the Roman Empire to spread, so in year 4 we will be finding out all about that time in History.




In PSHCE, we will be learning how to take care of our mental wellbeing, understand how our feelings can change over time, investigating respectful relationships by understanding what personal boundaries are and privacy both personally and online. We will then learn about caring friendships and  further elements respectful relationships by being able to recognise respectful behaviour, understanding what it means to treat other and being treated politely and learning about differences in people.

We will focus on the disciplinary concept: What does it mean to be a citizen? And the substantive concept of relationships.





In computing we are coding using 2Logo. 2Logo is a text-based coding language used to control an on-screen marker to create mathematical patterns. In this unit we will learn common commands and constructs of the Logo programming language. Develop our ability to compose algorithms for drawing mathematical structures and turn these into Logo code.



As theologians we will be learning to retell some of the main parables of Jesus and explaining how and why these might be a source of guidance for Christians; how Christians put these teachings in to action in the 21st century. We will also be answering the key question 'What does love your neighbour really mean?' by describing and explaining Christian attitudes about how to treat others. Lastly, we will look at the importance of love for all as part of Christian life, and the ways this might be expressed. Our Key concept question will be: 'What does it mean to be a good citizen?'


 Article 14:  Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights.


Invasion Games: Basketball

We will send and receive a basketball using chest and bounce passes. We will move into spaces to receive passes and dribble with a basketball with control. We will use simple tactics to outwit opponents and apply simple attacking principles in an invasion game. We will evaluate and recognise our success.