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Year 4

Autumn Term - Literacy

In Year 4 this year we have been focusing our Literacy around a wonderful text called 'The Wild Robot' by Peter Brown. In this story a robot winds up lost on an island and tries to adapt to all the new and exciting challenges she meets.


We have had a focus on learning how to write adverbial phrases, fronted adverbials, similes, compound sentences as well as looking using speech marks to show where characters are talking.


We also learnt all about fables and how to write an effective fable with a strong moral message.


We ended up this half term by writing our very own sequels to The Wild Robot.

Autumn Term - Maths

We started off this year by reconsolidating our knowledge and understanding of place value and what each digit in a number actually means. We used load of practical resources to make and order numbers.


We've been adding, subtracting and, within each, learning useful practical and written strategies to help us calculate.


We've also been solving tricky problems in our problem solving lessons in which we have tested our resilience using our trial and error skills.


We ended up this half term with a data handling week.


Autumn Term - Science

Our first science topic this year has been 'Living Things and their Habitats'. This fascinating subject has taught us the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates, how to sort and classify living things, the difference between a flowering and non-flowering plant (which is more complicated than you may think) and lots more.


We have produced some really high quality learning and learnt a huge amount.

Autumn Term - Other


We started of the year with a fantastic trip over to Lihou Island where we enjoyed the local scenery, learnt about the island, took part in amazing activities including archery and beach art and stayed over night sleeping in rooms with our friends. It was a fantastic experience and fun was had by all!



We have loved learning all about the Anglo-Saxons, the Vikings and the impact they had on modern day Britain. Our first history topic of the year has been so full interesting facts we have certainly learned a lot. We especially enjoyed the role play and acting out the important key events throughout that period of history. 



In our indoor P.E. sessions we have been learning and developing our dance skills. For our outdoor games lesson our focus has been on working as a team and learning new strategies in a number of invasion games.