Elliston (Year 4)

Class teacher: Mrs Jameson
Supported by: Mrs Nash

Elliston Timetable

9:00-9:30Early Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkSpellings and Maths tests
10:50-12:15LiteracyLiteracyLiteracyLiteracyVoice Tuition/PSHE
1:15-2.30NetballArtOutdoor LearningGymnasticsTopic
2.30-3:00Collective WorshipCollective WorshipCollective WorshipCollective Worship2:15 Celebration Assembly


Our Topics for This Term:

Early Morning Work
For the first half-an-hour of the day, Year Four focus on developing key skills in Literacy and Numeracy. The children work through a daily maths task to improve their mental agility. They will then complete a handwriting task based on spellings, grammar or presentation, or a reading comprehension task. Children will also be heard read once every other week during this time.

Literacy is taught daily from Monday to Thursday and develops reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Literacy units are usually taught over a two week period. The children have the opportunity to learn about different texts and are encouraged to develop their own creativity and style. In Literacy the children are taught key spellings, punctuation and grammar to help support their accuracy in reading and writing.

This term, Elliston Class will cover the following:

  • Narrative Poems
  • Fiction: Stories with imaginary settings
  • Non-Fiction: Persuasive Writing

Maths is taught daily from Monday to Thursday and the units covered are usually one week in length. The children build on their previous knowledge to extend their understanding in different aspects of mathematics and apply their knowledge when solving mathematical problems and puzzles. Elliston class will cover the following units this term:

  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Measurements
  • Word Problems

Our Science topic for this term is ‘Animals, including Humans’. The children will develop their scientific knowledge, skills and understanding by:

  • Defining producers, predators and prey.
  • Able to identify examples of producers, predators and prey
  • Investigating different food chains
  • Constructing different food chains for a variety of habitats
  • Designing simple scientific experiments
  • Making careful and accurate observations when completing investigations
  • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in different ways

Our topic this term is ‘The Rainforest’. The children will develop their skills by:

  • Investigating the key geographical features of a rainforest
  • Developing their understanding of the rainforest habitat
  • Understanding the types of settlement and land use in rainforest areas
  • Exploring the key geographical features which explain why key aspects of the rainforest exist
  • Identifying the difference between rainforests and our local environment
  • Exploring the impact of humans on rainforests
  • Developing an awareness of good sources of evidence to support an investigation

This term Elliston Class will be developing their knowledge and understanding of  Gymnastics and Netball. This will build on their previous experience and allow the children to enhance their co-ordination and teamwork skills. Elliston will be taught Netball on a Monday afternoon and Gymnastics on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure they have their P.E kit in school on these days to allow them to make the most of these lessons.


PSHE is taught weekly through both taught sessions and also supported during circle time. Our PSHE topic this term is ‘Family and Friends’. The PSHE sessions give the children a chance to develop their communication skills, learn about themselves and others, as well as learning about the wider community.


The children will be taught a range of techniques and styles to help them develop as an artist. We shall look at examples from key artists and discuss the ideas they have used. The children will use their sketch book to build their skills and trial new designs. This allows them to experiment with ideas before creating a final piece.

Religious Education
RE is taught in a focused block week at the end of the term where the children learn about different religions and themes. RE is also supported during themed collective worship each day. This term the children will be learning about Christianity and developing further their understanding of the traditions followed in this religion at Easter time.

Design Technology

The children are taught Design and Technology in a block week at the end of term. This allows the children to research, design, build, evaluate and reflect on their project to create an exciting final piece. The children develop techniques and skills through this process, as well as building their critical thinking skills.


The children are taught computing skills throughout the week during different lessons as a way to help develop and support their learning. This will include using a variety of programs on both Ipads and laptops. The children will also have Computing lessons taught as one of their Enrichment activities.


Music is taught throughout the year covering a variety of techniques and styles. The children will experience voice tuition, recorder and percussion sessions, as well as enjoying singing practice each week. This term the children are developing their singing through voice tuition lessons on a Friday.