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 2, the learning in Year 4 will be based around the global theme of 'Peace and Conflict' & ‘Social Equity & Transformation’. The focus of the term is the equity and transformation of Sierra Leone. Over the course of the term the children will be learning about the democratic elections in May 2002 and the significance of these elections and the impact it had on transformation of Sierra Leone. The project outcome for the learning journey will be setting up a stall in Woolwich market and selling key rings that the children have designed and created.

In Maths, this half term Year 4 will be focusing on Addition & Subtraction through use of the column method. We will also be looking at Length and perimeter and be measuring in mm/cm and will apply this knowledge in the design of our key rings. We will continue to review our learning of the grid method and chunking to support in our understanding of Multiplication and Division

In English, this half term Year 4 will be reading our core text ‘Christophe Story’. We will be exploring and researching range of motivational people and their speeches and how these have inspired others. We will be learning to develop and understand that you can still be inspiration even in the face of adversity. We will build up to writing our writing outcome by exploring characters’ emotions and unpicking what makes an inspirational quote.

In Science, we will be learning all about Electricity through identifying and exploring different appliances around the school. We will be designing and creating simple circuits that will incorporate the different components. What is the difference between an insulator and conductor? What could prevent a circuit from working?  These are all questions we will explore in this exciting topic to improve our understanding. In addition, we will be attending a trip to the Science Museum where children will be able to engage in scientific enquiries/experiments.

In Geography, the children will develop their key knowledge of the physical and human features of a locality. They will suggest different ways a locality could be improved and enhanced. The children will have the opportunity to research and collect information about people and places in Sierra Leone. As part of the learning journey, the children will create a leaflet about Sierra Leone to be handed out at the fundraising event.

In History, the children will develop their key knowledge linked to the history of the democratic elections in Sierra Leone. They will learn about the significance of the election of President Kabbah. They will consider the impact that this election has had on the transformation of Sierra Leone. The children will use historical sources to enable them to give reasons why the President had a landslide victory in the elections.

In D.T the children will be using the design process they completed in computing in the previous term to create a key ring which they will be selling at the fundraising event in Woolwich market.

In RE, Year 4 are learning about the religion of Judaism. We will be examining the laws and rules followed in the religion and the importance of the Synagogue for Jews.  We will use RE artefacts to explore the importance of certain objects in the Jewish religion.

In PE, the children will be developing their fundamental movement skills during their Multi-skills lessons. Gymnastics is also a focus for this half term.

In RSE, the children will be exploring relationships and begin to understand the different types of families there are. They will also learn where they can find help and support.

In French children will be learning to verbally practising to tell the time.

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