Year 4 Studies

Key Stage 2 Curriculum Framework Maths Calculation Guidance

Year 4 Curriculum Map

Term 3

  • Division
  • Fractions – ordering on a number line.
  • Fractions of shapes.
  • Mixed number fractions and improper fractions.
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Fractions of amounts
  • Measure including Perimeter and Area
  • Newspaper reports
  • Narrative writing from class novel
  • Diary writing
  • Instruction Texts
  • Explanation texts
Science To Continue…

  •  Looking at the parts and functions of the digestive system

States of matter including…

  • Identifying solids, liquids and gases
  • Describing the behaviour of particles in solids, liquids and gases
  • Exploring the difference stages of the water cycle
  • What happens to a gas when it’s heated?
  • Can a gas be made from a solid and a liquid?
  • Investigate how materials change when heated or cooled.
  • Can you make a candle with holes in it?
Topic To Continue…

  • Homes & houses
  • Daily Life
  • Gods and Goddesses
  • Tombs Pyramids
  • A journey into the afterlife
  • Archaeology and the finding of Tutankhamun’s Tomb
  • Looking at source material
  • Mummification
  • Making canopic jars
  • Egyptian Portraits


Year 4

Term One 
Maths This term in maths we will be covering

  • Place value to 5 digits – reading/writing numbers in words and digits
  • Adding/taking away 1, 10 or 100
  • Rounding to the nearest ten or hundred
  • Column addition and subtraction
  • Applying these methods to solve real life word problems
  • Factors and multiples
  • Multiplication by 1 and 2 digit numbers
  • Doubling and halving
English Writing

  • Creative writing based on the books ‘The Enormous crocodile’, ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ and ‘The great Kapock tree’
  • Re-writing and improving a story using powerful description of settings and characters
  • Writing animal fact files

Grammar & Spelling

  • Using Standard English was/were and avoiding double negatives
Science Living things and their habitats

  • Characteristics of species
  • Informal and formal methods of classification
  • What all living things need to survive
Topic- Rainforests
  • Labelling continents, the Equator, the Tropics and where rainforests are located on a map
  • Layers of the rainforest
  • Animals and plants in the rainforest
  • Tribes of the Rainforest
  • Deforestation
Term 2
  • Pairs to 100 and 1000
  • Counting on or back in 1s, 10s or 100s
  • Division by a 1 digit number
  • Division and multiplication word problems
  • Tables and line graphs
  • Fractions – ordering on a number line
  • Mixed number fractions and improper fractions
  • English
  • Newspaper Reports – the opening of Tutankhamun’s Tomb
  • Diary writing as a slave
  • Narrative writing from class novel
  • Poetry
  • Naming and describing the function of teeth
  • Identify & matching shape of teeth to use
  • How to look after our teeth
  • The effects of not looking after teeth
  • Looking at the parts and functions of the digestive system
  • Where in the world is Egypt?
  • The Importance and use of the River Nile
  • The Hierarchy of Egyptian civilisation
  • Homes & houses
  • Daily Life
  • Gods and Goddesses
  • Tombs Pyramids
  • A journey into the afterlife
  • Mummifications
  • Archaeology and the finding of Tutankhamun’s Tomb
How to help at home…
Reading Reading in Year Four operates in the same way as in Year Three. Please sign the reading diary to confirm your child has read their book and encourage your child to change their book regularly. It is their responsibility to select a new book and write the title in. We will monitor your child’s reading level and move them up a level accordingly.
Homework Maths and English homework will be given out on a Friday and collected in on a Wednesday. This will usually be based on what has been taught in class. English this year will mainly have a spelling and grammar focus. Spellings will be tested each Friday.
Tables In Year Four this year, we will be placing a big focus on securing times tables knowledge and the children will take part in a regular weekly tables challenges. They will need to answer both multiplication and division questions on the times tables they are working on and complete the questions in a set time.

Please ask children what their individual tables challenge is. They should be able to tell you, if not please ask the class teacher.

PE P.E days will generally be Wednesday and Friday but it is a good idea to have your P.E kit in school all week in case additional sessions are held or times are changed. Please ensure your child has an indoor and outdoor named P.E kit.

4P will start their swimming sessions this term. More dates and information will follow shortly.