Year 4 2020 - 2021

Miss Thorley

Welcome to Year 4!  

Throughout the autumn term we are going to be focusing on three amazing topics.



Crash! Bang! What’s that sound?


We are going to be learning to:

Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.
Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.
Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.
Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.
Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.



Could you escape from roman Pompeii?


We are going to be learning to:


Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key


Use terms invaders and Settlers to describe the Romans.
Research the creation of Rome
Understand the impact of Romans on Britain today.
Investigate key aspects of Roman life
Understand the role of key individuals – Julius Caesar, Boudicca.
Use maps and describe features studied.

Going, going, gone!

 We are going to be learning to:


Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.
Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.
Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.



In English we will be using our text centred approach to support our writing and grammar. This term we will be looking at the following texts:


The Piped Piper by Michael Morpurgo
Escape From Pompeii by Christina Balit
The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers


Throughout this term we will be focusing on:

Place value.


Please can all PE Kits be in school throughout the school week. Our PE session will take place on a Wednesday throughout this term. Please can all items be clearly labelled.




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