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 several trips including an immersive role play trip to Preston Manor and a fun day visiting the animals at Drusillas Park. Another memorable opportunity offered to all children in Year 4 is the chance to take part in their first residential trip – a two-night stay at PGL Windmill Hill in the Summer term.
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
Autumn Term Topic 2019: Viva Victoria
Our topic this term is a History based topic based around life in the Victorian era. The children will learn about life growing up in the period, Queen Victoria herself and many of the many ground-breaking developments that still affect our lives today.
- In English, we will use historical fiction and information books to enhance our understanding of what life was like for children during Victorian times and how life has changed;
- In Art, we will be exploring the work of Lowry by exploring figure drawing as well as creating repeating patterns in the style of William Morris;
- In Science, inspired by the work of the famous Victorian inventor, Thomas Edison, we will make our own electrical circuits to make a bulb work!
We will be giving the children the chance to experience a Victorian School Day at Glebe on Tuesday 22nd October and we encourage your child to come in dressed for the occasion – please ask parents of children in Year 5 and Year 6 if there’s anything you can borrow before going out and buying anything new. It can be something as simple as a rolled up shirt and rolled up trousers!
Autumn Topic Overview 2019
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.
Our Year 4 Curriculum Overview