Year 4

Welcome back to the start of a new year at St. George & St. Martin Catholic Academy.  I hope everybody has had a fun-filled, safe and happy summer! We have had a brilliant start so far, and I feel very excited about the year ahead with the children. This newsletter will give you more information about what is going on in the classroom and what the children will be learning.

This term is going to be very tropical in Year 4 as our topic is ’Rainforest Rangers which will be taught through a Creative Curriculum. We began with our Launch Day on Tuesday 11th September, when we joined in with lots of rainforest themed activities including art work, music and making our own tropical bromeliad plants!

The children will learn in cross-curricular lessons which will cover all areas of the National Curriculum.

Here is a taster of just some of the things Year 4 will be learning…

In English

Reading / comprehension

Persuasive writing — letters

Writing adventure stories

Explore characters / issues/dilemmas

Gather and sort key information from non-fiction texts and ICT sources.



In Maths

Recall multiplication facts up to 10 × 10, the corresponding division facts

Ordering/partitioning/rounding 4 digit numbers

Fractions of shapes / quantities

Shape and symmetry

Data handling—collect and interpret data

Solving 1 / 2 step word problems involving numbers, money or measures



A  Creation and the story of Abraham

B Jesus teaches us how to pray

C Advent


In Topic

Climate and Weather

Layers of the Rainforest

Animal and plant species


Causes and effects of Global warming

Causes and effects of Deforestation

The Water cycle

People of the Rainforest

Tribal life / traditions

Uses of natural materials

Sounds of the Rainforest instruments

Art— Henri Rousseau