Year 4

Topics covered in Year 4 Spring Term 2018



For the first half of the term we will be focusing on ‘narrative verses’ and ‘explanation texts’. Please ensure that your child reads every night. During the second half of the term, we will be concentrating on ‘play scripts’ and evaluating evidence’.   The children will be expected to read, share and discuss different styles of poetry, recounts and play script texts.


In Numeracy this term we will be working on ‘place value’, ‘positive and negative numbers’, ‘shape and symmetry’, ‘time and capacity’ and ‘addition and subtraction’, working on multiplication and division facts and revising times tables. We will also be working on ‘fractions’ and ‘ordering fractions’.


We will be studying ‘states of matter’ and ‘sound’. In ‘states of matter’ the children will be taught to group materials, observe that some materials change states when they are heated or cooled and identify the part evaporation and condensation play in the water cycle.

In ‘sound’ the children will be looking at different instruments to group living things and the sounds that they make.


This term in geography, we will be covering ‘the water cycle’, ‘rivers’ and the ‘earth’s structure’. In history we will be looking at ‘the Romans’. The children will be learning about the Roman army; evidence that shows how we know about the Romans and evaluate how they changed Britain.


This term the children will begin to develop short conversations using new vocabulary. They will learn about forms of transport, animals and they will learn how to express a preference in French.


Our topic this term is ‘Sikhism’. We will be looking at how Sikhs express their beliefs through their practise.


This term the children will be going to Willesden Sports Centre for their swimming lessons on Tuesdays. They will be learning Irish dancing during their P.E. lesson on Fridays. Please ensure they have the relevant swimming/P.E. kit in school on these days.


The children are learning to read musical notation as well as playing the recorder and singing as part of a choir. Lessons are run by a specialist music teacher from Brent.

Art/Design and Technology

This term children will be designing and making torches. In Art, they will be looking at different types of view points.


The topics we will cover are “producing digital music’ where the children will be working to create and refine a piece of music using computer software and ‘databases’.


In this topic we will be promoting the children’s personal, social and emotional development, as well as their health and wellbeing. Through class discussions, the children will develop the knowledge and skills they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. They will also understand how they are developing personally and socially and be able to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.



Mr P Morrison