Y4 Spring 1 2018 Summary

Our English learning this half-term has been based around The Vikings topic, which the children have thoroughly enjoyed. We also did a unit based on the comic strip character ‘Traction Man’. Our maths learning has covered broad areas of the curriculum including: Roman Numerals; mental and written multiplication and division; 2D shapes including angles and symmetry; and a variety of contextualised word problems throughout. We have been working hard developing our reading comprehension skills by answering questions from a range of texts. Our science learning has been about electricity. We have combined this with Design Technology and the children have made working torches.


In RE we have learnt about the church calendar and in PSHE we have been looking at diversity including what makes up people’s identity, the different views, beliefs people have and the different religious and ethnic communities that exist in the UK.


The children have taken fantastically to swimming lessons at St Neot’s Pool on Wednesday mornings. We have continued with Gymnastics during our Tuesday afternoon PE slot at school.

Children’s comments about their learning:


Aimee, “This half term my top three things were going to St Neot’s swimming, creating Viking newspaper reports and I really liked the homework grid on the Vikings.”


Dougie, “One of my favourite things so far in Year 4 has been the Vikings. I have also begun to really enjoy Science in Year 4 and I have treasured every moment of learning about Electricity.”


Beth, “I have really enjoyed writing the comic book strip about Traction Man. I loved creating an imaginary world and the adventures he had.”


Robyn, “I have thoroughly enjoyed swimming lessons at St Neot’s this half term. I particularly liked learning to dive properly. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”