Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School



What have Shropshire been doing?

Getting creative in DT!

Learning the rules of rounders

Charlotte's Web



This term, Year 4 will be exploring the book, ‘Charlotte’s Web’. The book discusses character development through changes in feelings and emotions, and emotional response in narrative fiction. It explores the themes of friendship, the passing of time, and the circles of life through the complex web of relationships portrayed in the text.  We will be focusing on: Diary entries, fact files, character descriptions and narratives.



In Term 6, pupils will learn about the concepts of area and perimeter. They will measure area by measuring surface coverage, i.e. counting squares before measuring area by using multiplication. They will find areas of figures that have squares and rectangles by counting and visualising. They will learn how to apply their knowledge of finding area to figures in different orientations. Children will also learn about types of angles. They will name and compare angles and use this information to help when classifying triangles and quadrilaterals. Pupils will explore symmetry and symmetrical figures before applying this knowledge to the completion of symmetrical figures. They will draw lines of symmetry on shapes and figures and will combine this knowledge and understanding to sort a variety of 2-D shapes. Pupils will also learn how to describe the positions of objects and figures. They will learn how to describe positions on grids using coordinates. They will be introduced to the x and y axes and build an understanding of how coordinates are written. They will learn how to translate shapes using the terms 'left', 'right', 'upwards' and 'downwards' and will use coordinates to describe a figure following a translation. In addition, pupils will learn to read and write Roman numerals. They will learn how Roman numerals were used and how they are still used today.


History and Geography

This term we will focus on the history of our local area including the impact of the industrial revolution on Southborough, High Brooms and the wider population.



This term, we will be learning all about sound including learning how sounds are made as well as recognising that vibrations from a sound travel through a medium to the ear. Children will find patterns involving pitch and volume and recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.



Our unit title this term is ‘We are meteorologists’. During this unit, we will be gathering data about the weather and analysing it using ‘excel’ functions. We will then use this data to predict the weather and deliver this as a presentation.



This term, we will be considering how many different religions see life as a journey. Pupils will be comparing beliefs and traditions in Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism and relating this to their own beliefs. 



In this unit, we will be exploring the theme of ‘relationships’ including learning how to listen and respond effectively to people, share points of view and solve disputes and conflicts. We will also learn about the term ‘personal space’ and the idea of acceptable and unacceptable contact.



Children will continue to recap and revise past French learning as well as undertake new units on weather and animals. This will link with our computing topic where we will be taking on the role of meteorologists.



This term, Year 4 will continue to benefit from a sports coach and focus on key skills in athletics including running, jumping and throwing. 


Art and D.T.

Our focus this term will be DT. We will be designing and constructing a moving toy to fulfil a brief for the main character of our ‘Power of Reading’ text – Charlotte’s Web. Children will learn skills including sawing to move through the process from design to finished product. 



This term, year 4 will be exploring the concepts of beat, rhythm and notation. Our music lessons will begin with an exploration of the beat of the bells at Canterbury cathedrals. We will learn how beat in music, like our own heart beats, keep a piece of music going smoothly. Following this, we will develop our understanding of notation by writing down the beat.


Home Learning

Weekly timestable and spelling test. 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.

A reading comprehension will go home every other week.