Welcome to Year 4:

Welcome back! We hope you all had a great break and are ready to learn about our new topics.

This term the children will be exploring rivers. Children will explore rivers from around the world. They will use atlases and interactive maps to locate them on a map and identify the seas they flow into. Children will identify the 4 main seas of the UK before locating rivers in the UK. Children will explore the journey of a river through its upper, middle and lower course. They will focus on geographical vocabulary and create labelled diagram of a river. They will combine all of their knowledge together to create an explanation text all about rivers.

In science, children will be exploring living things and their envirnoment. Children will be exploring living things and explaining how they are living. They will be exploring a range of environments and categorising what living things may live there. Children will be exploring a river environment and what living things are found there. They will be linking food chains and We will be focusing on what living things are found in rivers and that they all thrive from one another as they need one another to stay alive. They will produce a fact file about a river environment.Children will be looking into a range of environments and how change can occur both naturally and man-made. They will be looking into how it affects our living things and what dangers can be caused. Then children will be researching ways on how we can protect our local environment Walton Hall Park. They will explain their findings through a debate session.


Some important information for Year 4 parents/carers:

  • Children will take part in weekly guitar lessons on Monday’s
  • Children will have weekly Spanish lessons on a Tuesday
  • Homework will be given out on a Friday afternoon and is due back the next Wednesday.
  • Reading books should be brought into school every day.

Year 4 teachers would like to encourage children to bring in water bottles and a piece of fruit for snack, if they wish. Book bags should be brought in everyday so children do not miss any opportunities to read to an adult.

Science Learning Journey 

Rivers Learning Journey


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