William Levick Primary School

William Levick
Primary School

Year 4

Autumn 2020

Welcome back to the new school year! We have an exciting term ahead of us with lots of opportunities to share our fantastic work and achievements.

In Topic, we are learning about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings, discovering why they invaded Britain, how they lived their everyday lives and also the significant historical events that happened during this period. After learning more about ancient artefacts, we will also be designing and creating our own Anglo-Saxon crosses in Art. 

In English, we are currently reading the picture book 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne, which we will then be using to write our own descriptive adventure stories. This wonderfully illustrated book tells the mysterious tale of a brother and sister who discover a mystical land beyond a dark and gloomy tunnel. I cannot wait to share the journeys we go on and the new lands that we discover! Linking to our history topic, we will then be reading 'How To Train Your Dragon', where we will be helping Hiccup Haddock, the thoughtful Viking, save his dragon friends!

In Maths, we have started our place value topic, focusing on using our base ten equipment and place value charts to support our learning. Throughout the year, we will also be practising our times tables through games and quick quizzes. In Science, we have been looking at the different features of plants and what they need to help them grow.

 

Previous home learning ideas

Superheroes.pdf
Under_The_Sea.pdf
Sports and healthy lifestyle
Y3_Y4_Earthquakes.pdf
Y3_Y4_Volcanoes.pdf
Y4_previous_home_learning.pdf

Spring 2020

We have an exciting spring term planned, with lots of new things to learn.

Our topic is, 'Where in the world are we?' which will include learning navigational skills, exploring maps and comparing geographical features of different countries.

Within science, we are learning about how the digestive system works. We have created our own working models of the digestive system and will undertake experiments demonstrating how our diet affects our teeth.

In Art, we are studying the work of Anthony Caro (a talented sculptor). The children are exploring their creativity and expressing their opinions about his art as well as designing and creating their own models based on his designs.

Sun Feast  Straight Cut   River Song

Anthony Caro 1969                  Anthony Caro 1972           Anthony Caro 2011 Nasher Museum

We are reading books written by Anthony Browne and focusing on inference, using the wonderful illustrations in his picture books.

               Related image Hansel and Gretel Anthony Browne

Times tables are still a big focus in class. We are enjoying practising by singing songs, playing games and completing challenges.  It's important for children to also be regularly practising at home. Please use the link below to help them:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

 

Autumn 2019

Y4 have had a fantastic start to the year with all the children settling in well.

This half term, our topic is focused on Prehistory; looking at how people lived in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We are finding out what life was like, where people lived, the tools and materials they used, and the food they ate. We are exploring this with cross-curricular work through a number of our foundation subjects. In Art, we are looking at cave art and Stonehenge. In P.E. the children will be dancing using music and movement inspired by the Stone Age, and we are using the book ‘Stone Age Boy’ in English as a basis for our writing. We are also looking forward to enriching our understanding of the Stone Age with our visit to Creswell Crags.

Our focus this term in maths is place value. We are exploring numbers up to 10,000 and looking at representing them in different ways. Additionally, we are using different games and activities to practice our recall of times tables. Our target is to learn these off by heart so remember to practise at home. More information about learning times tables can we found in the letter below.