Hello! Welcome to Year 4, I am Mrs Lane.
Year 4 is about team building and promoting independence. We encourage the children to be collaborative learners and active members of their class. All pupils are expected to learn all multiplication facts up to twelve times table and we have weekly spelling tests too.
During the autumn term the children’s topics are ‘Inventions that changed the world’ and ‘Young Entrepreneurs’. They learn about the history of machinery and other life changing inventions. We feel that it is very important to link their learning with real life situations and learning about trade and business is a wonderful opportunity to do this. During the spring term they are taught about ‘The Active Planet’. This features many aspects of geography and the natural world. We learn about natural and man-made disasters and how we must look after our precious planet.
During the summer term we learn about ‘Scavengers and Settlers’, again, looking at the history of mankind including significant changes. We analyse the changes which occurred during the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age. As part of this unit our children really enjoy visiting an early example of a settlement site.