Life in Year 4
Welcome to Year 4!
In Year 4, the children build on their knowledge and skills from Year 3 by developing their reading and writing stamina, building their problem-solving skills and becoming increasingly independent. During Year 4, the children will experience three enjoyable and immersive topics: ‘Viva Victoria’, ‘Mother Nature Strikes Back’ and ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. These topics provide a fantastic stimulus for the children which will encourage their curiosity and motivate their learning across the curriculum.
In Literacy, the children will explore model fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts and use these to support their own writing. Reading for pleasure is promoted through regular library visits, carefully chosen key texts and daily story time (‘Love of Books’). In Maths, the children will continue to use concrete apparatus and visual images to support their mathematical understanding, especially when approaching new concepts. Whilst developing their mathematical fluency, they will also have the opportunity to apply their understanding to solve problems and develop their mathematical reasoning skills. Using the framework of the school’s Glebe Keys, our aim is for the children to be confident in their recall of all times tables by the end of Year 4.
The Year 4 curriculum is enhanced through trips including an immersive role play trip to Preston Manor.
Year 4 is a fantastic year of growth for the children – both academically and personally. The Year 4 team are all looking forward to sharing the journey with them!
Meet the team
- 4 Anderson Matt Miller (Year Leader)
- 4 Moor Charlotte Gladman
- 4 Riddell Will Pavely
- Teaching Assistants: Sue Lee and Alexa Davis
Spring Term Topic 2020: Mother Nature Strikes Back
Over the course of this term, we will be studying Volcanoes and Earthquakes in our Geography sessions in the first half of the Spring Term, while in the second half, we will be completing a study into the ancient civilisation of the Mayans. Further details on this, and other themes within this term’s learning can be found in the topic overview below. Please remember, should you have any ideas that support these themes, do let your child’s teacher know.
Spring Topic Overview 2020
How we teach English and Maths at Glebe Primary School
Please click here for further information on our English curriculum
Please click here for further information on our Maths curriculum
For all other subjects please see our curriculum section on the home page.
Some of our WOW moments from this year
Our Year 4 Curriculum Overview 2019-20