Elliston (Year 4)

img_0452-copyClass teacher: Mrs Jameson
Supported by: Mrs Barnard

Elliston Timetable

9:00-9:30Early Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning Work and Tables TestsEarly Morning Work and Spellings
1:15-2.30CricketComputingSinging WorshipTopicPSHE/Music
2.30-3:00Collective WorshipCollective WorshipAthleticsCollective 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:

  • Non-Fiction: Explanation Text
  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry: Haikus

Maths is taught daily from Monday to Thursday and the units covered are 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
  • Decimals
  • Word Problems
  • Measurement

Our Science topic for this term is ‘Living things and their habitats’. The children will develop their scientific knowledge, skills and understanding by:

  • Identifying different living things
  • Define what is meant by a ‘living thing’
  • Describing characteristics of different habitats
  • Classifying different living things into categories
  • Setting up simple scientific investigations
  • Making careful and accurate observations
  • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in different ways

Our topic this term is ‘Transport through the ages’. The children will develop their skills by:

  • Investigating different types of transport
  • Understanding how to use a timeline to show information
  • Identifying the difference between old and new vehicles
  • Exploring the impact of different types of transport
  • Developing an awareness of good sources of evidence to support an investigation

This term Elliston Class will be developing their knowledge and understanding of Cricket and Athletics. This will build on their previous experience and allow the children to enhance their  co-ordination and teamwork skills. Elliston will be taught by specialist sports coaches on a Monday for Cricket and a Wednesday for Athletics.


PSHE is taught weekly through both taught sessions and also supported during circle time. Our PSHE topic this term is ‘Ready, Steady, Go’. 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. This term the children will be learning about Judaism and Christianity.

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 in a focused week. 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.


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 will be developing their understanding of using different instruments. They shall be exploring the variety of sounds which can be made and composing their own music.