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Year 4

The Year 4 team is Mrs Melville, Mrs Nankivell and Mrs Shackley

TLSA's - Miss Richardson, Miss Rodriguez-Thomas

Autumn Term 2022

We are delighted to welcome your children to Year 4 and we look forward to 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, Boy by Roald Dahl, 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 June 2022.

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 we will be looking for-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.

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, Mr Tolman, and the Sports Coaches will lead weekly P.E lessons on Mondays. During the PE rotations, Mrs Richards will deliver MFL, French 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. It is important also that your child has a water bottle in school and a sensible pencil case with pencils, ruler, rubber and glue stick

Welcome to Year 4

 Welcome to Year 4 2022-2023 

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 2021-2022

Footprints from the Past

Active Planet