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Termly Topics

Spring Term


In English this term we are:

  • focusing on developing our grammar knowledge and improving our sentence structure. 
  • using Talk for Writing to help develop our reading and writing skills.
  • reading Why the Whales came and Charlotte's Web as part of our key texts.
  • writing reports and explanations linked to Talk for Writing.



In maths this term we are learning about:

  • multiplication and division
  • fractions
  • time
  • decimals and money



In science this term we are learning about:

  • circuits and conductors
  • eating and digestion



In history we are studying Anglo-Saxons, Picts and Scots.



In Geography we are studying Village Settlers. 



In our computing lessons we will be looking at:

  • control
  • research and data handling



In art we will be looking at can we change places?



In design and technology we will be learning about alarms and this will link into our science topic. 



Currently Year 4 are learning to play the ukulele. 



Year 4 are learning how to speak Italian, We are learning this term to count to 20 and are learning our colours. 



In RE we are going to focus on the following questions based on Christianity, Islam and Hinduism:

  • What does this religion teach?
  • How do followers of this religion worship?



This term Year 4 continue to have a weekly swimming lesson. 

We will also be developing our gymnastic skills and our striking and fielding skills linked to cricket. 



We will continue to cover topics that are in the news and world events. We will also be looking at trade across countries. 


Autumn Term


In English this term the key texts we are reading are:

  •  Voices in the Park
  • Bill's New Frock
  • The Firework Maker's Daughter
  • A variety of poetry

We will be learning about:

  • Sentence structure
  • Punctuating sentences
  • Word class
  • Speech and punctuating speech
  • Narrative writing
  • Descriptive writing



In Maths we will be learning 

  • Roman numerals
  • Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
  • Value of digits
  • Ordering numbers
  • Counting in multiples
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Measurement- length and perimeter
  • Multiplication and division
  • Times tables



States of matter is our first science topic. We will be learning about solids, liquids and gases. We will also be learning about sound in the next topic-Changing sound. 

Physical Education

Invasion Games:

This term we are learning how to play football.  We are learning ball skills and passing as well as working as a team. 


We will be looking at how to move and structure a dance related to a specific piece of music. 


We go swimming every Monday at 10:40am.  We visit Heworth pool where the children learn the correct methods of swimming and being safe in water. 


Creative Curriculum

In History we are finding out about Early Civilisations.  

In Geography we are going to be looking at Our European Neighbours.



This term we will be learning about Text and Multimedia and Online Safety through electronic communication. 


Modern Foreign Languages

In French we are learning about French cities, towns  and the names for buildings in our topic All around town. 

We will also be covering the topic On the move. 




In PSHE we will be reading a book called The Dot. We will be working on our self esteem and confidence in our own abilities. We will also be learning about how to say no. 


Art and D&T

In Art we will be learning about At the Pantomine. We will also be using a variety of art tools and skills. 

In D&T we will be making, designing and eating our own seasonal food. 


Religious Education

We are investigating the following questions:

  • What do followers of this religion believe? We will discover what Christians, Muslims and Hindu's believe about the creation of our world. 
  • Why are some people important to followers of this religion? We will find out about important religious people from the religions of Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.


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