Welcome to Year 4

Class teachers: Mr Sverha & Mrs PARRY

Teaching assistant: Mrs Bacon

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Key Information

Homework

Homework is set on a Thursday and is due the following Tuesday.

Reading

Children should be reading approximately 15 minutes a night. Please make sure to record reading in their reading record.

Children have easy access to our school library and below are links to the Lovereading4kids website where you can find a wealth of different books - the books you see on this website are available at a variety of retailers.

Books of the Month          Dyslexia Friendly          Books for Boys          Reluctant Readers          Children's Book Chart

 

PE/Forest School

P.E. is on Wednesday afternoon every week.

Forest School is every other Thursday

Swimming - starts on Thursdays after Easter 2020

        Term 2 Topic        

MEDWAY VS MEDITERRANEAN 

(Geography based topic)

Key vocabulary:

location, route, network, distance, direction, grid reference, settlement type, economic activity, buildings, landscape, leisure, seaside resort, beach, coast, sea, physical, human, land use, features, traffic, vehicles, compass 

GEOGRAPHY

  • Can they describe the main features of a well-known city? 
  • Can they describe the main features of a village? 
  • Can they describe the main physical differences between cities and villages? 
  • Can they use appropriate symbols to represent different physical features on a map? 
  • Can they explain why people may choose to live in a village rather than a city? 
  • Can they explain how a locality has changed over time with reference to human features? 
  • Can they find different views about an environmental issue? 

HISTORY

  • Can they research  what it was like for a child in a given period from the past and use photographs and illustrations to present their findings? 
  • Can they compare how our locality changed over time?

SCIENCE - SOUND

  • Can they explain how sound sources vibrate to make sounds?
  • Can they explain how vibrations change when the loudness of a sound changes?
  • Can they explain how sounds travel to reach our ears?
  • Can they describe the pitch of a sound?
  • Can they describe patterns between the pitch of a sound and the features of the object that made the sound?
  • Can they explain how sound travels through a string telephone?
  • Can they identify the best material for absorbing sound?
  • Can they create a musical instrument that can play high, low, loud and quiet sounds?

 

 Year 4 Curriculum Expectations

Maths

English

Science