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Conway Primary School

Year 4

Autumn Term


In English we have been reading an exciting story called Varjak Paw by SF Said. We are learning to use the features of newspaper recounts to write a report about Varjak.  



In Maths we have focussed on working on mental and written division and multiplication. We will also look at how information is presented in graphs and totals. We have continued to practise our times tables. 



In Science we will build on what we have learnt about animals and their habitats. We did research to find out about how some animals are perfectly adapted to where we live. To help us understand this subject even further we went on a trip to Wide Horizons Centre and found out about how mini-beasts live in their environment. This term we will learn about animals and humans, we will look into how they use teeth to eat food and how they digest food. 



In our topic lessons we are going to continue learning about the Anglo-Saxons. We will discover where they came from and discuss possible reasons why they came. We will also find out about their diet, beliefs and lifestyle. 



In computing we will find out about how content for wikis is made by contributors. Linking with our history topic we make our own wiki based on the Anglo-Saxons. We will be learning about how to assess reliable information found online. In the next term we'll look at how software is developed.



In RE we will find out the traditions, culture and beliefs of Judaism, this will include where they worship and how they practise their religion. 


Next half term


In English we will look at how to write myths and start reading The Wolf's Footprint. In maths some of the things we will study are: ordering numbers, fractions and using coordinates. In Science we will look into states of matter, gases, liquids and solids. In topic we will focus more on Vikings and how they were similar to and different from the Anglo-Saxons.


SMSC Links

To help us with our science topic we went on a trip to Wide Horizons Centre and found out about how mini-beasts live in their environment.


Roald Dahl Day: We investigated the work of Dahl and made our own poems.


Black History Month: We learnt about the importance and history of Black History Month and researched the inventor, Elijah McCoy.



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