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Learning in Year 4

Summer Term


Literacy

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 animals in their habitats – this is a great topic at this time of year as we get to go outside lots and discover all the mini beasts in our school environment!


History

A changing world – 18th Century England - is our topic for this term. The children will discover the key political and social changes of this era and explore the effect they had on our world today.


Geography

This term we are exploring the great continent of Africa. We will explore it’s physical and human geography – with an opportunity to consider how the lives of people in Africa compare to our lives here in England.


RE

This term we continue with our exploration of the Jewish religion. We will consider how Jewish people celebrate their faith and think about questions such as:  What is the Tenakh and what is the Torah? What is the importance of the Ten Commandments given to Moses? Why is the festival of Rosh Hashanah important for Jewish people?


Art/DT

Sculptures are our topic this year with children developing their eye for depth and technique and considering how to express mood in their work.