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Year 4

Teaching team

The teaching team in Year 4 is Mr Gomes, Mrs Sembi and Mrs Dominy.

Our class author

To promote a love of reading and to inspire their writing, Year 4’s class author is JK Rowling. At the beginning of the year, children have the opportunity to read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone before progressing on to the classic text Black Beauty, which was written by Anna Sewell.        


Our learning this term

In science this term Year 4 will be learning about states of matter. We will learn how the particles in solids, liquids and gases are different and investigate the weight of carbon dioxide in fizzy drinks. We will learn about evaporation and the role that this plays in the water cycle.

In geography Year 4 will be learning about tectonic plates and what happens during an earthquake. We will be finding out about the human and physical features of China and researching what happened during The Great Tangshan earthquake and the impact that it had.  

We will be learning about the artist Andy Goldsworthy and, using our local area, creating our own art piece inspired by his work.

In design and technology, we will be finding out why Tim Berners-Lee is a significant designer. 

This term we will be learning about e-safety and how to spot patterns in algorithms and identify common steps using Chinese recipes.

To find out more about what we are learning this term please view our long term plan.