Welcome to the Year 4 part of the Lowther website from Miss Newton, Mrs Seward, Mrs Tucker and their team of learners

Please see below for some examples of the amazing work we've been doing!

Year 4 Curriculum Forecast  

  Autumn 2 in Year 4  

It has been an incredibly busy and creative half term in Year 4! The children have truly thrown themselves into our topic of Rainforests and have been thoroughly enjoying the work that has been inspired by it.

In English the children have been looking in detail at how to build descriptive settings, characters and dialogue – with the rainforest as our backdrop. They have worked hard to use exciting vocabulary and interesting imagery and their creative pieces have been wonderful.

In P.E. we have worked on our agility and rugby skills, continued developing our understanding of different animal groups and food chains in Science, and in Art we have continued our work using natural resources. Most recently we have been using clay to create leaf-bowls – and they are truly stunning. The children are really looking forward to bringing them home and giving them to someone special!

In Maths we have been consolidating our understanding of the foundations of Maths, with place value, and addition and subtraction – using both mental maths techniques and column method. Next term we will be adding in multiplication as a focus area.

We have completed lots of extra-curricular activities this month, with performance poetry and our work for Black History Month as special highlights. We were also lucky enough to celebrate our Rainforests topic with a brilliant ‘Rainforest Day’ at the beginning of October. The children were able to release the butterflies they had raised and enjoyed the chance to dress up as various rainforest creatures and take part in lots of different activities.

What a term we’ve had already! We hope you all had a lovely, well deserved rest this half term – we can’t wait for what November has in store!


  Autumn 1 in Year 4  

What a start to the new year! Year 4 have been very busy, truly throwing themselves into our topic of Rainforests!

In Geography we have been using maps and keys to work out the differences between climate and weather in different locations, whilst in science we have looked closely at the animal kingdom – finding different ways to group our world's creatures.

We have also linked the Rainforest topic closely to our English, Computing and Art/DT units. In English the children have been looking into a selection of rainforest creatures in great detail, working on up levelling their descriptive vocabulary, using thesauruses and writing kenning poetry based on their animal! In Computing we have been practicing our digital literacy skills – using Microsoft PowerPoint and careful research via search engines to create informative slideshows on our animals.

In Art our focus has been on the use of using natural resources. The sketches and leaf-prints made by the children have been stunning and showcased their creative flair!

In Maths we have been consolidating our understanding of the foundations of Maths, with place value in 4-digit numbers being our main focus. The children have partitioned numbers in different ways and shown a growing understanding of how these can be placed on a number-line.

Finally, we have been lucky enough to take part in the wonderful Roald Dahl Day again this year - alongside Year 3 - which was a day of fun activities and crazy costumes! Last week also saw the arrival of our Year 4 caterpillars, which are growing fast. The children have named their little ones and are enjoying watching them change. Hopefully they will be ready for release by our themed 'Rainforest Day' next month!


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