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About Year 4
Year 4 is the year in which the children really begin to show what they can do, having spent Year 3 learning about the school and settling in.
In the Autumn Term we study the locality of Guildford, looking at how the settlement developed from Anglo-Saxon times. This is a geography based topic and the children consider land use now and compare it to different stages throughout history. They develop map skills and have the opportunity to look at maps from over one hundred years ago. As fieldwork is an essential skill, we undertake two walks into Guildford town centre. These allow the children to find out more about the history of their town, as well as developing some key skills in human geography.
In the Spring Term we move onto a study of The Victorians and the Industrial Revolution, which includes the Year 4 residential trip to Ironbridge. Here the children get the opportunity to experience life in the past by visiting many of the Ironbridge museums. This is a history focused topic and the children are taught to compare the life of a Victorian child to that of their own, as well as learning about the many important developments of this time.
In the Summer Term our topic is Creatures Great and Small, during which the children learn about their teeth and the digestive system. We also study life cycles and make a visit to Haslemere Museum, where we pond dip and study a variety of other habitats. Pupils also have the chance to design a papier mache mini beast.
In English we cover a broad range of topics which includes: poetry, explanation texts, newspaper reports, persuasive writing and stories from other cultures. We still focus on the basic skills so that the children develop their understanding of sentence structure, punctuation and grammar.
In Maths we follow the National Curriculum where we study the following units:
- Number and Place Value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
- Fractions and Decimals
- Geometry – shapes, position and direction