Year 4

Mrs Mayes

Miss Clarke

Mr Marshall

Autumn Term

This term we will be exploring the question ‘What is their Legacy?’. Over the term, we will explore one of the earliest civilisations - The Ancient Egyptians, learning about their beliefs, their written language and how they paved the way for us. As we learn about Ancient Egypt, we will create our own pyramids and Nile flood plains. We will also get wrapped up in the wonders of mummification! To conclude our learning, we hope to host an outcome assembly where we’ll invite you all to watch and learn!

In DT we will be designing, creating and evaluating our own slingshot cars and pavilion structures. We will improve as artists by focusing on our Art & Design skills. As we progress through the Autumn term, we will learn more about our mental wellbeing in PSHE and discover strategies to foster positive mental health.

In maths this term, we will be developing our understanding of place value, manipulating numbers with up to four digits and introducing perimeter. Please help your child practise their x tables up to 12 x 12. This is especially important in Year 4 as we work towards the National Multiplication Check in the Summer term. Their login information for TT Rockstars is in their planner.

In English this term, we will be getting to grips with Year 4 writing skills such as fronted adverbials and subordination. We will focus on the Ancient Egyptian Creation Myth to create poetry and expanded noun phrases, then we will move on to explanation texts, using organisational features such as subheadings and paragraphs to detail the process of mummification. As readers, we will read a wide range of texts, both fiction and non-fiction. We encourage children to complete AR quizzes regularly!

  • Year 4 will have PE every Thursday and Friday.

  • At The Oaks, we expect children to read at least four times a week. Children will be rewarded for completing this regular reading, so please make sure it is recorded in planners.