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Year 4

The Year 4 team is Miss Lloyd, Mrs Nankivell, Miss Gee and Mrs Baillie

TLSA's - Mrs Harden

Welcome to Year 4

 Welcome to Year 4 2023-2024

Autumn 2023

We are delighted to welcome our children to Year 4 and we are so excited about the year ahead.

In English, throughout the year, pupils will be studying a range of literature, including novels, short stories, picture books and poetry. In the Autumn Term, we will begin with, The Promise by Nicola Davies, How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll and a range of biographies of famous scientists.

This term, in Mathematics, pupils will be studying the following units: Place Value, Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division and Perimeter. We will be ensuring that pupils learn their multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 in a fun and engaging way to ensure they are confident and efficient for the statutory assessment in 2024.

Our first topic in Science is Classification: The children will learn about the variety of living things and how they can be grouped according to shared characteristics. They will use and construct keys to identify unfamiliar animals and plants.

In DPC our topic is ‘Footprints From The Past’. Dinosaurs lived millions of years ago – long before people lived on Earth. No one has ever seen a dinosaur so how do we know anything about them? Fossil evidence and dinosaur bones provide our only clues. Like detectives, we will try to discover what dinosaurs looked like, what they ate and what might have happened to them in the end. As part of this topic, we will have an exciting visit to Oxford History Museum!

In Design & Technology, pupils will be learning about the techniques and skills required to enable them to design, plan and make pop up and movable items using levers. Our Art will link to our dinosaur topic and English, with clay dragon eyes, dinosaur collage and creating our own 3D fantasy dinosaurs.

On the sporting front, the Sports Coaches will lead weekly P.E lessons on Wednesdays. During the PE rotations, French will be delivered, and for Music, all the children will receive weekly guitar lessons on Friday afternoons from Solihull Music Service.

Trainers will be needed in school every day, for the Daily Mile. As well as this, children should have a water bottle in school and a sensible pencil case with pencils, ruler, rubber and glue stick. It is also worth noting that they will need a blue and red pen for work in their English books during this term.


Curriculum Overview

You can find more details of the International Primary Curriculum on the Curriculum and Subject pages on the menu to the left. Please see below a letter to parents that explains the sort of things that are being covered in each of the units. 

 Year 4 IPC Overview 2022-2023

Footprints from the Past

Active Planet