Year 4 2022 - 2023

Miss Aldis


Welcome to Year Four


We hope you enjoy visiting our Year 4 page which shows the exciting learning that happens in our classrooms. Click on the links below and take a look at the photographs to see what we've been up to.  Please follow us on Twitter @CanonYearFour for daily updates and reminders.        

Our topic this term is:

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In the Invasion project, the children will explore the effects of the Roman withdrawal and the chronology and geography of subsequent invasions. They will study the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in detail, examining their reasons for invading, their settlements and their everyday life. The children will also look at monasteries and the Anglo-Saxon legacy. They will consider how we know about life in this period and investigate the Sutton Hoo ship burial. They will learn about Athelstan, an Anglo-Saxon king, and what happened after his death, before ending the project by learning about the Norman invasion of 1066.

Our Science this term is:

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In the Digestive System project, your child will revisit the meaning of scientific vocabulary, including producer, consumer, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, predator and prey. They will learn about the features of ecosystems and the meaning of new terminology, including 'biotic', which means living, and 'abiotic', which means non-living. They will research an ecosystem and use the information gathered in future lessons. They will learn about two scientific diagrams, a food chain and a food web, finding out what these diagrams are and what they show. They will discuss the similarities and differences between food chains and food webs and sketch examples. They will revisit the word 'interdependence' and its meaning and discuss how living things depend on biotic and abiotic features of ecosystems for their survival. They will discuss the challenges different ecosystems face from human activities such as pollution or natural events such as deforestation. They will then learn about the digestive system of humans, naming the digestive organs, describing their functions and finding out what happens to the food they eat. They will learn the names and functions of the four types of human teeth and identify the differences between the teeth of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. They will formulate and then ask a dental health professional questions to discover the importance of oral hygiene and its role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. They will complete their learning by creating and carrying out an investigation into the effectiveness of fluoride toothpaste.

Home Learning:

Children in Y4 are expected to complete the following learning at home;

* Read/share a book at home four times a week (this can include their school reading book, library book and other books/reading materials from home).  

* Practice spellings.  These words will be chosen from the list of common exception words or another topic being studied (e.g. vocabulary linked to a particular topic).

* Complete any work set on Purple Mash and TT Rockstars.

* Choose and complete at least three home learning tasks from their Cornerstones topic project each term.


Useful Links:


Times Tables Rockstars

My Book Blog

Topmarks - Games and activities 7-11 Years

Oxford Owl - Free Ebook library - select any of the books in the appropriate age category.

BBC Teach - free collection for children to practice their times tables.





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