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Year 4

Maths: using and applying place value.

English: The Iron Man is the introductory text for the new school year.   Learning about the Iron Man what he does, what he gets up to and how he ‘saves’ the world.  Allows the children to use their imagination, to build up their use of vocabulary and introduces them to newspapers and reports.


Topic: South America and Rainforests: the children will learn about its location of South America in the world, the range of climates that it has.  They will learn about physical and human geography of the continent and how many things that we eat or use that will have been grown within this vast land.

Children will also be learning about Rainforests: where they are situated around the world, the layers, how they provide things that we eat and use and considering deforestation and how this affects the forests and those animals and people that live in them.


Through the work on Deforestation the children will writing ‘argument’ and understanding that there are two sides to an argument.


Science: the children are understanding about electricity: where does it come from?  How is it made?  How do we use electricity within our daily lives?

Children will be investigating circuits: how they are made and how they can be affected.  The importance of insulators and conductors will be introduced.


PE: children will be swimming each Friday this term.

In their other PE lesson they will be building up their techniques and skills to play invasion games.


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