Year 4

Mrs C Doherty
Mrs C Doherty
Science Leader
Mrs E Carter
Teaching Assistant
Mrs E Carter

Year 4 Project - Misty Mountain, Winding River

In the Misty Mountain, Winding River project, your child will learn about the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time, their significance around the world and the impact of flooding. They will learn how to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and a key to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map, as well as how contour lines are used to show the topography of an area. They will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations, studying mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world. They will also learn about habitats and how human and natural influences can have an impact on the environment.

Memorable Experience - Visit a river

Design and Technology - Mountain climbing equipment

Geography - Rivers; Maps; Grid References; Contour lines; physical processes - erosion, transportation and deposition; World rivers; Aeriel images; Mountains; UK mountains; World mountains; Compass points; Water Cycle; Soil; Altitudinal zones; Data analysis

Science - Water Cycle; Habitats; Changing Environment

Science Investigations - How does pollution affect habitats? What do squirrels eat? Where does water go? Why does it flood? Can worms sense danger?

Year 4 Key Information



In Year 4 PE lessons are timetabled for Monday and Friday.

Spelling Tests will take place every Wednesday. 



Next week we will be:

  • starting to write a non-fiction text inspired by the water cycle


Next week we will be:

  • dividing 2 digit numbers by 1 digit using the bus stop method

Additional Information

This term our topic is 'Misty Mountains, Winding Rivers', mainly focusing on rivers, mountains and the water cycle.

And the usual FAQs:

  • PE days are Monday and Friday. Please send trainers for outside PE- the field can be slippery this term in rain. Warm clothing too please.
  • We are really encouraging lots of reading this term- please sign your child's reading record at home! The expectation is that they read for 10 minutes a day at home. Thanks in advance!
  • Year 4 are carrying out an investigation to do with soil types next week (Thursday 27th January). The children need to bring in a sample of the soil near their house please. They only need a small sample- a handful is fine – and if they could bring it in a container (not glass please) that would be great. Thank you in advance!

    Mrs Doherty


This week's homework is;

  • read for at least 10 minutes everyday with an adult. This needs to be recorded in the reading record.
  • revise spellings on Spelling Shed, ready for a test on Wednesday.
  • Mrs Doherty's spelling group can find their spellings attached below.
  • use Maths Whizz to achieve 3 progressions.