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Learning in Year 4

Autumn Term


English

In Year 4 a wide range of books and genres of writing will be covered. As a year we will have a look at features of different text styles, as well as learning to write in a particular style of writing. We will also focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar and making sure it is fluid in the children's writing. Reading will also be a core focus, looking at fluency of reading and decoding skills as well as emphasis and pronunciation.


Maths

In year 4 the range of topics covered are: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, decimals, measure, time, perimeter and area, statistics, shape, and problem solving. There is also a huge focus on times tables and properties of number, allowing children to understand and recognise patterns in number. This year we focus on our 7 and 9 times tables with a view to be confident in all timestables. At Midfield we have adopted a maths mastery approach which ensures that children have mastered the topic before moving onto a new one. This is challenging but effective and allows secure knowledge of the topic being learnt.


Science

This term, we will be looking at States of Matter. During this topic we will conduct lots of fun experiments to see how substances move from one state to another. 


History

Elizabethan Explorers - is our topic for this term. We will learn about trade, Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada.


Geography

This term we are exploring South America (Brazil). In this topic we will be learning about Brazilian culture and landmarks. 


Art/DT

Drawing - we will be learning how to use a pencil to create patterns and textures.