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Year 4EC

Welcome to Year 4EC Class Page, the place for you to find out all the amazing things that have and will be happening in your class this year.

So click on each of the headings to find out more information about the given topics.

Your Class Teachers

This year, your teacher is Miss Collins and you Teaching Assistant is Mrs Ford who will be in class Monday - Wednesday each week.  



Swimming will take place every Wednesday. Please ensure your child bring:

- a swimming costume or trunks

- a towel


PE will take place every Friday. 

For PE sessions please bring the following:

- Black shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms

- White t-shirt or polo shirt

- Black pumps or trainers

It is usually best to leave your child's PE kit in school for the half-term so that it is always available to use.


It is important that your child brings their reading book into school each day as the days on which they will be able to read with an adult may change from time to time. It is also crucial that you listen to your child read each evening and ensure that you sign their reading record highlighting what they have read and how they performed.


Homework will be set on a Tuesday through our online learning platform, SeeSaw. A link for which is placed below:

All homework should be completed by the following Monday and will be checked by your teacher on this day. Please make sure that if you are having difficulties with the homework, that you contact your class teacher with plenty of time so that they can assist your child in its completion. In addition, the school also run a homework club which can really help support those children that struggle completing their tasks independently.



As writers we will: 

  • Plan writing by discussing the structure, vocab and grammar of similar writing
  • Discuss and record ideas
  • Compose and rehearse sentences orally
  • Use simple organisational devices
  • Assess the effectiveness of own and others’ writing
  • Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors

As mathematicians we will:

  • Compare and order decimals, partition decimals, round to the nearest whole number, write money using decimals, convert between pounds and pence, compare amounts of money, estimate, calculate and solve problems with money.
  • As well we will interpret charts, interpret line graphs line graphs as well as draw line graphs.
  • Moreover, we will learn about hours, minutes and seconds, convert between analogue and digital times and convert to and from the 24-hour clock.
  • Finally, we will describe position using coordinates, plot coordinates, draw 2D shapes on a grid, translate on a grid and describe translation on a grid.

As Geographers, we will:

  • Learn and locate the 12 countries and two territories in South America
  • Know rain forests are found within the lines of Latitude and longitude 23.5°N (the Tropic of Cancer) and 23.5°S (the Tropic of Capricorn)—the tropics and locate on a world atlas.
  • Know the Amazon Rain Forest is the largest in the world
  • Follow and annotate a map trail
  • Find out about the climate of the Amazon Rainforest and compare it to Manchester
  • Identify and name the four layers of the rainforest and recognise what grows/lives within them
  • Know the Yanomami tribe live in the Amazon
  • Be able to talk about the types of settlement the Yanomami Tribe inhabit
  • Know about the impact of deforestation on the immediate environment of the Rainforest

As Scientists we will:

  • Recall examples of light sources, objects that do not give out light and that darkness is the absence of light.
  • Describe ways to protect eyes from harm.
  • Describe what happens when light reflects, give examples of reflective surfaces or materials and describe factors that may affect the quality of a reflected image.
  • Describe how shadows form and identify patterns between groups of materials and the shadows produced.
  • Recall factors that affect the way a shadow appears, including what causes shadows to change throughout the day and factors that change the size of a shadow
  • Describe the pattern of changing shadows throughout the day.
  • Describe how the light source’s distance affects the shadow’s size.
  • Explain why a particular material is appropriate to make a shadow puppet and use knowledge of shadows to animate it.

As Artists, we will:

  • Learn about the artist Henri Rousseau
  • Experiment with a range of collage techniques such as overlapping, tearing and laying to create images and represent textures
  • Use collage as a means of collecting ideas and information and building a visual vocabulary
  • Creates collages using overlapping and layering
  • Experiment with creating mood, feeling, movement and areas of interest by selecting appropriate materials and learnt techniques

As computer technicians we are:

  • Logging in and out of email.
  • Sending a simple email with a subject plus ‘To’ and ‘From’ in the body of the text.
  • Editing an email.
  • Typing in the email address correctly and sending the email.
  • Adding an attachment to an email.
  • Writing an email using positive language, with an awareness of how it will make the recipient feel.
  • Recognising unkind behaviour online and knowing how to report it.
  • Offering advice to victims of cyberbullying. 
  • Recognising when an email may be fake and explaining how we know.

As musicians we will:

  • Identify structure and texture in music.
  • Use body percussion.
  • Create musical rhythms using body percussion.
  • Create simple tunes.
  • Build and improvise a composition.

As Linguists we will: 

  • Build sentences about Peru using the model hay/no hay + [plural noun].
  • Repeat animal names with increasing accuracy.
  • Apply an understanding of nouns to create the plural form.
  • Create original, written sentences adapted from a model, including some vocabulary from memory.
  • Form adjectives to agree with the gender of the noun that they describe.
  • Speak complete, descriptive phrases with clear pronunciation.
  • Use tone of voice where appropriate to engage their audience.

As learners of RE we will be exploring the Big Question:

  • How and why do people try to make the world a better place?

We will:

  • find out about how Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and non-religious people try to care for the world.
  • consider what motivates people from these worldviews to care for the world, basing knowledge on scripture and religious teachings.
  • consider why the world is not always good and make simple links to religious (e.g Christian, Jewish, Muslim) and non-religious (e.g Humanist) worldviews.
  • Find out about the Jewish idea of Tikkun Olam and consider how charities like Tzedek help Jewish people to live out ideas and teachings, considering diversity of views.
  • have opportunities to raise our own questions about caring for the world and consider the responsibility that everyone must care for the world.

As learners of PSHE we will be learning about:

  • Valuing Difference
  • Feelings and Emotions
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Online Safety