Southborough C of E Primary School

Year 4
What have Year 4 been doing?

Arthur and the golden rope


 This term, Year 4 will be exploring the book ‘Arthur’s Golden rope’. From this, we will consider the following: persuasive features; exploring vocabulary to describe characters and settings; reading and retelling a myth or legend; considering the author’s intentions; writing a newspaper article; planning, writing and editing a narrative


We will learn how to multiply and divide by 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12. We will begin to understand mathematical vocabulary such as ‘quotient’ in relation to division. We will learn how to calculate multiplication equations using the multiplication we facts we know. We will understand the difference between sharing and grouping and we will understand the commutative law in multiplication. We will also solve problems involving multiplication and division. 


We will be studying the Vikings. We will learn about where they came from and why they settled in England, how they lived, understanding their religion and beliefs and exploring law and justice in Viking times. 


This term we will be exploring sound. We will identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating. We will recognise that vibrations from a sound travel through a medium to the ear. We will find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it. Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it. We will recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.


Children will create algorithms to build their educational games. They will plan and design these with a clear target audience in mind. Children will then test their game and make any necessary changes. 


To celebrate anti-bullying week this term children will be exploring what bullying is and how to act on and prevent this. Through this children will take part in a range of activities including creating a slogan to demonstrate our understanding and key values behind it. 


This term, Year 4 will be exploring the people of God in Christianity. We will consider different people from the bible who followed God. We will also explore the term covenant and discover the key idea of faith. We will consider what it is like to follow God and how people follow God today. 




We will be learning Netball and Gymnastics. Year 4 will also have the opportunity to be taught by the sport coaches. Please ensure that a full PE kit is in school every day as our timetable for PE lessons can vary on a weekly basis. 

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We will be looking at Viking shield designs and replicating these using oil pastels. We will then study Viking crafts and learning the art of weaving. 


Year 4 will have the opportunity to learn from our specialist music teacher who will teach them to use their voices and play musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression. In addition, classes will have guitar tuition on a rotation basis. 



Weekly timestable test.

Spelling test on a Thursday.

Home learning will go home on a Thursday and must be returned on a Wednesday.

Children are expected to read regularly with an adult at home and record the book title and pages read in the back of their home learning diary.

Weekly maths homework will be set on mathletics.

A reading comprehension will go home every other week.