Year 4

Autumn Term 2020 Topic

Welcome back to the start of a new academic year at St. George & St. Martin Catholic Academy. What a strange year 2020 has been so far!  I hope everyone has come out of lockdown and the summer holidays healthy, safe and happy. It’s time to find a new normal, which we have started extremely well as we’ve started to settle into Year 4 life, and I’m excited for the year ahead. 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 the start of new things at SGSM, as we move away from our traditional topics, and towards subjects taught more specifically, with their own individual mini-topics. This will begin as soon as we have all of the children settled back into our routines, and once we have plugged any gaps that have appeared due to the last 6 months.

Here is a taster of just some of the things that we will be aiming for in Year 4 this term...

In English-


Reading skills and questions

Newspaper report

Poetry with a theme

Character descriptions

Stories in imaginative worlds

Classic poetry

Diary writing


In Maths-

Place Value

Number: Addition and Subtraction

Number: Multiplication and Division

Measurement: Area and Perimeter

Measurement: Time


In Science-


The digestive system

Food chains




A  Creation and the story of Abraham

B Jesus teaches us how to pray

C Advent

D Christmas


In History-

The Iron Age



In Geography-

UK rivers

UK mountain regions

Planning a journey


In Computing-

Create a quiz

Give a robot instructions


In D&T-

Plan and create a textile product using stitching techniques.


In Art-

Pencil skills

Sketching techniques

Facial expressions

Body language

Digital art



Celebrating differences


Expressing yourself safely

Character traits

Negative characteristics


In PE-

Circuit training

Developing fitness



Autumn Newsletter 2020 Year 4