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**Remember to wear your PE kits to school every Thursday and Friday**

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children can attend Morning Sports and Breakfast Club from 8am every morning in the Key Stage 2 playground.

Year 4, IPC Project Autumn term 2023: Land, Sea and Sky

  • What’s the big idea?

    We will be learning about plants and animals, and how they can adapt to living almost anywhere on Earth. Our planet has a number of different habitats, each with their unique climate and geology.

    As geographers, we will investigate the environments of Yorkshire and Chile. We will need to be scientists to examine how different animals and plants can be classified. We will also be looking at the human impact on living things, and what we can do to help in preserving our world.

    It would be helpful to talk with your child about this knowledge organiser. As the project develops, they will be able to share more knowledge. Thank you!

  • What will we be learning?


    We will be able to:

    • use four figure grid references and ordnance survey maps to locate national parks of the United Kingdom, and topographical features (e.g. rivers, mountains, lakes, valleys)
    • compare the topography of the UK and South America
    • develop an understanding of why different continents have different topographical features

    We will know:

    • that there are different climate areas and that the location of a country affects its climate
    • key features of mountains
    • how human activitiy impacts the environment


    We will be able to:

    • group living things in different ways
    • read and make food chains and food webs
    • use classification keys to help group living things according to their features e.g. giving birth to live offspring or ability to fly etc

    We will know:

    • that environments can change, and that this can pose dangers to living things
    • the different types of teeth and their simple functions
    • parts and simple functions of the digestive system in humans

    Design Technology

    We will be able to:

    • design, make and evaluate toys with linkages and levers to move


    We will know:

    • more about computer systems and networks
  • Knowledge organiser

    We use a knowledge organiser for every project in every year group. It is a helpful way for children and families to see the key knowledge that children will learn. This key knowledge helps the children ask more questions and then find out more information.

    It would be helpful to talk with your child about this knowledge organiser. As the project develops, they will be able to share more knowledge. Thank you!

  • Maths

    Please help your child to know their 2, 5, 10, 11, 3, 4 and 8 times tables by Christmas.

    We will be able to:

    • read, write and compare numbers up to 10,000
    • learn Roman Numerals
    • add and subtract numbers up to 10,000

    If your child can’t tell the time yet, this is a great thing to work on at home. Thank you!

  • English

    We will be able to:

    • make sure we can form all letters correctly and join them all;
    • revise word classes (nouns, adjectives, prepositions, determiners, verbs);
    • create fact files about Yorkshire and Chile;
    • write character descriptions based on our book, Krindlekrax
  • Year 4 Notes and Dates

    PE Kits:

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt and trainers. All children will come to school wearing PE kit on their PE days.

    Year 4 PE days are Thursday and Friday.

    Year 4 Home Learning

    • Daily reading – children will bring books home
    • TTRockstars website – children will bring logins home
    • Music – practising their instrument
    • A weekly activity based on the classroom learning sent out via email or a paper copy
    • Half-termly project activities sent out via email or a paper copy.


    Barnes Wetland Centre – date to be confirmed.

    Watermans’ Cinema trip – Thursday 9th November (morning)

    Open Evening

    Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th October are Open Evenings for all children.

    Can you help?!

    If you have any information (stories, photos, experiences, artefacts etc) from the regions on our knowledge organiser, then please contact your class teacher. Thank you!

    Please keep in touch – we check these emails everyday before we start teaching:  griffon@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk   

    Thank you!

  • How to Contact The Year 4 Team

    Communication With Teachers:

    There are two main ways to talk with your child’s teacher.

    You can talk at the start or end of the day – remember that teachers have more time at the end of the day!

    Alternatively, teachers check the year group email every day so you can contact them here:  griffon@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

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