Year 4

At Foxfield Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Foxfield we aspire to achieve the highest quality outcomes.

During the Autumn term, the learning in Year 4 will be based around the global theme of 'Identity & Diversity’. The focus of the term is about reflecting on personal experiences and sharing hopes for the future. Over the course of the term the children will be learning about how to manage complexity and uncertainty and to express themselves in a fluent and confident manner by developing their oracy skills. The project outcome for the learning journey will be a video that will be shared across the school and local community where children will be discussing their thoughts and hopes for the future. This will also be shared at our ‘Museum of Hope Exhibition’ which is a celebration of all year groups’ learning journeys across the school.

In Maths, this half term Year 4 will be focusing on ‘place value’ where we will be identifying the value of numbers up to 4-digits and also rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We will also be looking at Fractions where we will revisit learning from Year 3 which includes recognising a unit and non-unit fraction, using a number line and fraction wall to find equivalent fractions and comparing and ordering fractions. We will continue to review our learning of the 3,4 and 8 times tables.

In English, this half term Year 4 will be reading our core text ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’. We will be exploring character’s feelings and emotions in the text and making connections between these feelings and emotions with our own personal experiences. We will be learning to use and punctuate dialogue correctly as well as write descriptive devices to create a setting description. We will be writing a predictive chapter to continue the narrative as well as introducing a new character into the text.

In Science, we will be learning all about ‘States of Matter’. What is the difference between a solid, liquid and gas? How does something change state? These are all questions we will explore in this exciting topic to improve our understanding. Additionally, we will be focussing on our working scientifically skills and carry out an investigation where we change the state of many different objects. 

In our Global Curriculum Project, we will be exploring famous and influential quotes from various people across the world and discuss why they have such a positive impact on our own lives and on those around us. They will then use these quotes as inspiration and ideas to create their hopes for the future as well as creating their own personalised quote. We will then capture this in the form of a video that will be shared with the school community at the end of the term.

In Art the children will be exploring the art work of both Pablo Picasso and Charlie Mackesy. As part of the art learning journey the children will be creating continuous line drawings of a chosen animal that they will then use as the new character in their writing outcomes in the English learning journey.

In PE, the children will be practising their fundamental movement skills through a socially distanced scheme of lessons.

In RSE, the children will be developing their well-being through mindfulness and relaxation activities. The children will also be exploring how they can develop their relationships with their peers through various team building exercises.