Year 4

I would like to begin by saying a huge Happy New Year to everybody! I hope you all had a warm and cosy Christmas, spending time with your nearest and dearest. Here’s to a new year, hoping 2019 brings you all good health and happiness. After a very busy and successful Autumn Term, we are ready for round two at St George and St Martin’s, with a lot more fun and excitement waiting 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 in Year 4 we’re exploring a time long ago, as we travel back as far as the Stone Age for our wonderful new topic, Cavemen and Crafters,” which will be taught through a Creative Curriculum. We began with our Launch Day on Tuesday 15th January, when we joined in with lots of prehistoric activities including timelines, caveman roleplay and art work.

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

In English-

Reading / comprehension

Diary entries

Descriptive writing

Playscripts

Newspaper reports

Adventure stories

Poetry

In Maths-

Solving problems with:

Length, perimeter, area

Money

Multiplication

Division

Time

In RE – 

Jesus: Light of the World and Beloved Son

Old Testament- Moses- King David

Lent- Living as followers of Jesus today

Holy Week

In Topic-

Exploring rocks and soils

Considering foods and nutrients and the role of the digestive system

Learning about our skeletons, teeth and muscles

Researching past events to compare to our lives today

Exploring geographical features such as hill forts

Exploring prehistoric art work through cave paintings

Designing new tools which have a purpose