Harbury C of E

Primary School

To love, learn and grow together

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Our Autumn term topic is

World War 2 !


As we begin our new term in year 4, our values are thankfulness and responsibility. We will be discussing what these mean to us as individuals, as a class and as a school.

Our Autumn topic is World War II and our text is The Lion and the Unicorn. The main character is Lenny. As his father goes off to fight in the Second World War, he gives him a brass badge with a lion and unicorn on it. Lenny keeps it with him when he is evacuated and a new life awaits. Towards the end of term, we will read When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, which will explore some of the prevailing themes in more detail. Our writing will focus on recounts, letter writing, short story writing, newspaper reports and instructions.Closely linked, our grammar focus will be on determiners, clauses, adverbs and imperative verbs. We will practise suffixes in spellings. 

In Maths this term, we will be exploring numbers to 10,000 and partitioning and rounding. We will also be using number lines to place numbers in sequences and practise our times tables facts.

In RE, we will explore How people may be inspired by Jesus. In science, we begin the term with a unit about our amazing bodies, looking at the nutrition animals (including humans) need to survive. We will also be building on our editing skills in computing.  

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