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Year 4


Welcome to Year 4 at St Maria Goretti

Year 4 Staff: Miss Moore, Mrs Hollins, Mrs Lyons and Mr Calvert

Dear Parents - Welcome to Year 4

Settling in Presentation - Autumn 2021

                                 Our Class Author: 

                                 Jacqueline Wilson

Our Learning Autumn Term 2021/2022

Religious Education:

  • Creation and the story of Abraham to Joseph
  • Jesus teaches us how to pray
  • Old Testament Moses – King David
  • Advent


English: Driver text- Gaslight by Eloise Williams

Non-fiction- How to be a Victorian – Ruth Goodman


English Genres:

  • Write stories of adventure
  • Diary Entries
  • Write arguments.
  • Write letters. (Informal)
  • Biographies           
  • Instructions
  • Write formally
  • Write poems that convey an image (simile, word play, rhyme and metaphor).
  • First Person Narratives​


Reading Diaries should be signed by an adult at least 3 times per week.


Place Value

  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a 4-digit number
  • Compare and order numbers beyond 1000
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.
  • Read and write numbers beyond a 1000 (Y5 obj – 1,000,000)
  • Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.
  • Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25, 1000.
  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a 4-digit number (THTU, HTU, TU and U)
  • Find a 1000 more or less than a given number.
  • Revision of time with Roman Numerals
  • Read Roman numerals to 100 (1 to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value.
  • Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers.


Addition and Subtraction

  • Add and subtract numbers mentally, including: a 4-digit number with units; a 4-digit number with tens; a 4-digit number with hundreds; a 4-digit number with thousands.
  • Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate.
  • Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation.
  • Application of addition and subtraction skills within problems/ investigations.


Multiplication and Division 

  • Recall multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 =
  • Multiply numbers by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations
  • Multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one digit number, using formal written layout (revision and comparison with grid method as appropriate).
  • Application of multiplication and division skills within problems / investigations. 



  • States of Matter
  • Animals Including Humans

 Enquiry types- Research, pattern seeking, fair and comparison testing, identify and classify, observe over time

History: (4 Weeks)

  • The Victorians
  • Driver question: What was life like for a Victorian child?
  • Launch Day: Blist Hill Victorian Museum
  • Concepts: Monarchy and Industry
  • Research – History of workhouses and the daily life of poor children.
  • Compare the life of a Victorian child to modern day children.
  • Changes over time.
  • Final Assessment


 Geography: (1 Week)

  • The Victorians
  • The British Empire
  • Population
  • Changes over time
  • Comparisons of Countries



Art Strand: Textiles

Artist: William Morris

A focus on the Paisley style during Victorian times.

 Careers Link – Fashion Designer




Patch-Work Quilt - Cross stitch and patterns



  • Alphabet
  • Numbers 1-30
  • My Family
  • Seasons and weather
  • Christmas songs and stories



Thursdays: Swimming
Children must bring in their swimming kit every Thursday. Shower Caps are required for children with long hair.

Fridays: Gymnastics

PE will take place on a Friday. Children should come to school on these days dressed for PE. This should be plain blue or black jogging bottoms, a blue or black jumper with no hood (or their school jumper) and a plain white t-shirt.




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