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Year 4 – Autumn Term



Number and place value

I can: count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 100. Find 1000 more or less than a given number. Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers. Recognise the place value of each digit in a four digit number. Order and compare numbers beyond 1000. Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations. Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers. Read Roman numerals to 100 (I-C) and know that overtime, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value.


I can: Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of column addition and subtraction where appropriate. Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation. Solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why. Recall and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables to 12 x 12.  Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers. Recognise and use factor pairs and commutatively in mental calculations. Multiply two and three digit numbers by a one digit number using formal written layout. Solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects.


Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares.



Term Text: Matilda by Roald Dahl

I can: identify adjectives and use them to help create character descriptions. Use inverted commas accurately for direct speech. Identify and use time adverbials. Write a character profile, diary entry, non-chronological report, instruction text.



What is sound?

I can: Investigate how sounds are made. Identify a range of sound sources. Identify types of vibrations making sound. Explain how sounds are made quieter and louder. Explain how the ears hear sound. Identify how pitch can be changed.



The Romans

I can: order timelines; establish when and where the Romans ruled over; assess the quality of life for different people in Roman Britain, research the skills and look at the life of a Roman soldier; explain why Hadrian's Wall was built; understand what led to Boudicca’s rebellion; explain a typical Roman town including villas and Roman baths; interpret sources of information.

Geography will start later in the year and elements will be covered within the history topic and during computing lessons. 



Year Value: Charity

I can: understand our year value; understand the deeper meaning of festivals including Harvest festival.



Keeping /staying healthy (Focus on healthy eating, hand and teeth hygiene.)


MFL - French

Family members and school.



Looking at e-safety and staying safe online.

I can code using the computer program 'Scratch’.



Life and work of Henri Matisse.