Welcome to Year 4
The teachers in Year 4 are:
Ms Kate Jeffrey - 4J Mrs Althea Benjamin - 4B Ms Hannah Blunden - 4BL
Term: Autumn 1
This half term Year 4 will be learning about The Suffragettes and their role in securing the right to vote for women. In English, we will primarily be focusing on non-fiction writing. We will analyse and explore the features of persuasive speeches and balanced arguments before writing our own based around who should have the right to vote. We will then develop our use of adjectives through planning and writing a description. In Mathematics, we will be focusing on place value and Roman numerals initially. We will be learning about four digit numbers and the value of each digit within these before moving onto comparing and ordering such numbers. We will also be estimating using four digit numbers, finding 1,000 more and 1,000 less than a given number and counting in multiples of 25. After this, we will move onto addition and subtraction where we will learn to use these operations with 4 digit numbers where exchanging is required. We will then be learning to estimate and check that we have reached the correct answer.
In topic, we will be learning about Emeline Pankhurst and the fight that she and the Suffragettes faced for women to get the right to vote. We will be placing key events relating to this on a timeline, finding out about daily life for women during this period in history and using primary sources of information in order to research. We will then be creating our own free verse poems based around this topic. In Science, we will be focusing on the digestive system. We will be learning about the function of different types of teeth as well as what happens to our food once we eat it and the key parts of the digestive system that are involved. Finally, we will be learning about food chains and creating our own. In PSHE, will be looking at the values of responsibility and respect. In computing, we will be creating an Excel document. Finally, in our RE lessons, we will be exploring Islam with a focus on Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.