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Year 4 Learning

Autumn Term

Our history topic this term is The Tudors and the impact that they had on society. We will undertake research into the rise of the Tudors and explore the different Kings and Queens of the time.  Although the main focus for this topic is history, it will incorporate art and English skills.

In Science, topics will include Teeth and Digestion and Food Chains. Children will consider the food they eat and its pathway through the body. Science work on food chains will look at predators and prey.

 

Spring Term

In the Spring term our topics will have a science focus. This will be followed by another ecience topic on Electricty. In our Materials topic our learning will focus on solids, liquids and gases. 

Geography is the focus of another topic this term and looks at earthquakes, volcanoes and mountains. Aspects of non-fiction writing will also be included in this topic.

In English we will be completing a mini-topic on the writing of Roald Dahl. Books will include Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, Matilda and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. The children will be writing a range of text types, including a non-chronological report, a balanced argument and a narrative.

Summer Term

Our main topic this term will be the Stone Age. We will consider the limited evidence there is for this period in history and find out about the lives of Stone Age people. Although the main focus for this topic is history, it will incorporate art and English skills.

Our final science topics will be Sound and Animal Classifications. For example, the children will classify different species of animal by their habitats and physical appearance.

We will conclude our weekly swimming lessons and assess the childrens' water confidence and swimming ability.

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