Welcome to Year 4!
Main learning theme: The Victorians - The Industrial Empire!
We are going to be looking at how Britian's Industrial Empire was a powerful time where many people migrated to Britian due to the availability of jobs. We will learn about how the Industrial Revolution changed landscapes, population, transport, agriculture and much more! What an exciting time for Britain with all its changes.
Vocabulary: rural, urban, industrial, revolution, industry, man-made, towns, villages, cities, factories, mills, coal mining, chimneys, invention, population, immigration, coal, reform, steam train, agriculture, business, innovate, machinery, textiles, trade, transport, canals, railways, colonies, production, power, empire
We will be learning about how to add and subtract 4 digit numbers using column methods. We will use the inverse to check our answers. We will apply this learning to word problems and 2 step problems as well as length and perimeter. We will begin to multiply 2 and 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number and learn how to multiply 3 numbers. We will revise our times table facts using knowledge of multiplication to learn new times tables as well as their inverse operation in division. We will also continue to practise a range of arithmetic methods through Number and Lightning.
Vocabulary: thousands, hundreds, tens, units, more than, less than, add, subtract, carry, four digit number, total, difference, altogether, remainder, divide, multiply, share, groups of, inverse operations, length, perimeter
We will continue to looking at one book in particular called ‘Street Child’ to base our writing on this term. We will be focusing on where in the book Britain's industrial empire is explained and described. We will be using drama to help us with our writing and will write a poem about the industrial revolution. We will be focusing on non-fiction writing styles this term such as explanation texts, balanced arguments, non-chronologial reports and recounts.
We will learn all about sound this term, a new concept in Year 4! This topic involves learning about how sounds are made, patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it, patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it as well as recognising that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
Vocabulary: vibration, pitch, volume, duration, pattern, instrument, sound waves, distance, increase, decrease
Other curriculum areas:
Art – line drawing in the style of Lowry
PE – invasion games and tactics, gymnastics
RE – What does it mean to be a Sikh in Britain today?
PSHE – kindness
Music – learning about timbre, layers of sound, mood and creating an industrial composition
Languages – myself and my school
Design and Technology - DME cooking 'Great British Bake Off - Pie'
History – industrial revolution, barnardos, suffragets, migration, power
Geography - changes from rural to urban, population boom
Important diary dates:
28/10/19 - Back to school
31/10/19 - Y4 Parent/Carer Engagement 9-10
31/10/19 - Halloween Disco
31/10/19 - Halloween Special Menu
6/11/19 - Individual School Photos
11/11/19-15/11/19 - Anti-Bullying Week
15/11/19 - Children In Need
18/11/19-22/11/19 - Road Safety Week
5/12/19 - Year 4 Sports Hall Athletics
9/12/19-20/12/19 - Y4 Parent/Carer Engagement (Date TBC)
11/12/19 - Christmas Fayre
17/12/19 - Christmas Disco
17/12/19 - Christmas Lunch