Welcome to Year 4!
This year, we are learning to add and subtract numbers with up to four digits using column addition and subtraction. We will continue to learn times tables, so that by the end of the year children are confident in all of them up to the 12 times table. We will solve problems involving fractions and be introduced to decimals; we will learn to find the perimeter and area of shapes, convert between units of measurement and convert between the 12-hour and 24-hour clock. Children will do further work on angles and co-ordinates. They will also need to interpret and present data in bar charts and line graphs.
In English, will be increasing our familiarity with a wide range of genres of writing. We will prepare poems and play scripts to read aloud and perform. We will also be thinking about inference and making predictions about what is going to happen in a story. In writing, we will be thinking carefully about the setting, characters and plot in our stories and how to structure a text, including use of paragraphs; we will use apostrophes to mark plural possession. They should also become more confident in including dialogue in their stories, including the correct use of speech marks.
Science will lead us to study Living things and their habitats, Animals including humans, (focusing on eating: teeth, the digestive system and food chains), States of matter, Sound and Electricity (including constructing a circuit and understanding conductors and insulators).
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