Year 4 - Emily Gravett Class

Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Appiah welcome the 2016/17 Year 4 class.


CURRICULUM OVERVIEW         YEAR 4      TERM – Summer 1 2017

Dear Parents,


This is a brief summary of the curriculum that will be covered in Milligan Class this term. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. A copy of this is also available on our website.


Our Power of Reading book this half term is African Tales

From Ghana to Lesotho, these stories uncover the rich culture of the many peoples who live in Africa. Retold by acclaimed Xhosa storyteller Gcina Mhlophe, and beautifully illustrated with hand-sewn artwork, each tale comes with an introduction to the country's customs and culture.

Overall learning aims of this teaching sequence:

  • To enjoy exciting stories with memorable characters
  • Draw inferences about characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and justify inferences with evidence
  • Explain and discuss understanding of what has been read
  • To write in a chosen form for a selected audience
  • To explore oral story telling

Teaching Approaches:

Reading aloud and rereading,  Visualisation, Drawing and annotating, Drawing comparisons, Drama and role-play, 'Tell me', Writing in role, Shared writing



This half term we are using a Scheme of Work by Abacus. The children will cover the following strands:

Number and Place Value:

Begin to mark numbers on a landmarked line, compare and order numbers, using < and > signs, work systematically to find all possible inequalities, find 1 and 10 more or less using the 100-square, find 10 more and 10 less than any 2-digit number.

Mental Addition and Subtraction:

Add and subtract 2-digit numbers mentally; choose a strategy for solving mental additions or subtractions; solve word problems

Mental Multiplication and Division/Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Understand place value in decimal numbers; multiply and divide numbers with up to two decimal places by 10 and 100; multiply and divide by 0 and 100; add and subtract 0·1 and 0·01; multiply and divide by 4 by doubling or halving twice; use mental multiplication strategies to multiply by 20, 25 and 9


Revise converting 12-hour clock times to 24-hour clock times; find a time a given number of minutes or hours and minutes later; calculate time intervals using 24-hour clock format; measure lengths in mm and convert to cm; find perimeters in cm and convert cm to m



Our Science topic this half term is Growing up

We will be thinking about how we have changed since we were born and how we will change as we get older.

We will introduce the idea of puberty and how that will change our bodies and emotions.

We will talk about how to deal with these changes.

IPC (topic)

Our IPC topic is called Young and Old


No matter who we are, we all have one thing in common – we are growing older every day. Thanks to advances in health, science and medical care, most people can now expect to live longer than at any time before in history. However, with this comes a great responsibility. Not only must we take better care of ourselves, we must also take care of others, ensuring that our society respects and values everyone, regardless of their age.




Thursday and Friday

We will be learning athletics skills and increasing our strength and endurance.

We will be learning control, centre of balance and precision in gymnastics.



Children will use a range of software to:

  • Create spreadsheets
  • Practice sending emails securely
  • Access Abacus maths online



This half term we will be looking at Sikhism and Islam

We will be looking at the main points of these religions and comparing them with Christianity and Judaism



Theme: Say No To Bullying. We will discuss what bullying is and what forms it can take, how it feels, why people bully, how we can prevent it and respond to it and how children can use their social, emotional and behavioural skills to tackle this problem.



We already know the interest you take in your child’s work. If you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the term progresses and let them teach you. If your child has some work to research, please help them, but without actually doing the work. If you have the chance to further their interest in the ideas of any of their work please take it, but your enthusiasm and interest is most important. By the end of the term, we hope your child has achieved all of their learning targets and that they have had an enjoyable time in the classroom.

Year 4 - Emily Gravett Class

Year 4 - Emily Gravett Class