Year 4 resources for families
Meet the teacher 2023 - Click here to view the powerpoint presentation.
To access the Curriculum Maps, please click the link below.
To access the summer term Reading Ramble, please click the link below.
Mathematics - Calculation policy
If you would like to view the schools calculation policy please click here.
About Year 4
Year 4 is an exciting year for our children at Queen Eleanor’s, having had the opportunity to settle in, make friends and get to know their surroundings in Year 3. Year 4 offer some engaging topics as well as their first residential trip in the Spring term!
In the Autumn Term, we start with the Geography topic of settlements. This explores why early settlers choose certain sites, how settlements were named and different land use. In the second half of the Autumn Term, we will change to the History topic of The Ancient Mayans. We will start off with an exciting Mayan Day and then explore the rise and fall of this ancient civilisation, its culture and belief system.
The Spring Term starts with the Geography topic All Around the World. We will explore our planet from north to south and east to west, using digital mapping skills. We then move onto a study of The Victorians which includes the Year 4 residential trip to Ironbridge in Shropshire. Here the children get the opportunity to experience life in the past by visiting many of the Ironbridge museums. 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, we will be exploring our own town for our local geography topic. We will try to find out why people choose to live here through conducting fieldwork and presenting our data in a variety of ways, as well as improving our mapping skills. Our final topic is science-based. As one of Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Wilder Schools, we will be visiting Nower Wood, their educational nature reserve and exploring habitats. We will be working closely with SWT throughout the year to connect with our natural surroundings and embed outdoor learning into our curriculum.
In English, we cover a broad range of purposes for writing such as explanations, news reports, persuasive texts, descriptions and non-chronological reports. Each unit of writing builds up to the children producing their ‘hot task’ which is based on the structure of a model text. In order for the children to produce their best writing, they learn through speaking and listening activities to enhance their vocabulary. The children are then given chances to edit and improve their own work before publishing it for display.
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 and Measurement. Each unit covers a wide range of fluency, reasoning and problem-solving tasks. In Year 4, we encourage the use of visual, concrete resources to support the children’s learning.
The Year 4 Team