Welcome to our classes

CLASS: 4KR

TEACHER’S NAME: Mrs K Ray

SUPPORT STAFF: Mrs M Goode

PE DAY: Tuesday and Friday

HOMEWORK: Monday, return Friday

 

CLASS: 4WC 

TEACHER’S NAME: Mrs W Clifft

SUPPORT STAFF: Miss J Jones 1:1 Support

PE DAY: Tuesday and Friday

HOMEWORK: Monday, return Friday

How have Year 4 been impressing their teachers this week?…

4KR – Carlos has done an amazing Ancient Greek model at home. It is a model of a temple with picture of the Gods attached and lots of information about the gods. A fabulous project completed at home !

4WC – Phoebe has done some great work at home on the Greek gods, which includes a fact file and a mosaic. Annabelle has done a lovely power point on Space.

 

Our  school year 2020-21

Autumn

Maths

Along with the rest of the academy, Year 4 will be following the Collin’s Mathematics Scheme, coupled with focuses on problem solving, fluency and mastery, some of which can be found on the engaging and well-crafted White Rose Maths website.

During the Autumn term, Year 4 will be having a strong focus on Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Throughout this focus, they will be exploring a range of formal and informal methods across a blend of arithmetic and written word problems. Following this, Year 4 will be moving onto the properties of shapes within Geometry, further developing their knowledge of Fractions and Decimals, exploring Position and Direction before ending the term with Mass and Time in Measurement. 

 

Literacy

Year 4 will be following the Literacy and Language scheme, which offers the children vast opportunities to write at length, whilst exploring quality texts. Children will also be undertaking writing opportunities focused on their Class Readers, information of which can be found below.

In Autumn, Year 4 will have the opportunity to explore the fictional focus of writing a Mystery Story, followed by engaging in the writing of Non-Chronological Reports in their non-fiction focus. The children will then progress to Poetry in their second fictional topic before finishing the term with their next non-fictional topic which is a Journalistic Recount.

Coupled with these exciting writing opportunities, the children will also get the chance to write a variety of pieces based around their class reader, which this term is ‘The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’. 

 

Class Reader

In Autumn term, our Year 4 children will have the pleasure of engaging with Philp Pullman’s ‘The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’. The children will also be undertaking a range of comprehension activities aimed at enhancing their ability to find and understand key vocabulary, inferring meaning from what they have read, predicting character’s actions or what may happen next, explaining their understanding of what they have read, retrieving key information from the story and being able to summarise their reading.

 

Humanities

This term, Year 4 will be exploring the fascinating and vast History focused topic of ‘Ancient Greece’. Through this incredibly engaging topic, Year 4 will get the chance to stop Sparta attacking Athens in a ‘Now Press Play’ WOW starter, create a chronological timeline of the era, learn about the education, warfare, location and rulers of Ancient Greece, Greek mythology and so much more!

Some key vocabulary for this area of humanities:

acropolis, archaeologist, architecture, chronology, circa, citadel, civilisation, climate, continent, democracy, empire, fertile, invasion, merchant, military, mythology, philosophy, polytheists, seafaring, society, trade, urban, warfare

 

Science

Science in Autumn term for Year 4 begins with the topic ‘In a State’. Here, the children will explore the melting and freezing of ice, evaporation, the process of boiling a liquid, where rain comes from and more. Following this, Year 4 will then move onto ‘Human Impact’. It’s here that they will look at the impact Humans have had on the world and environment, the effects of littering, broken food chains and the impact of broken food chains.

 

PHSE

Children in Year 4 will be following the expertly scripted and age appropriate Jigsaw PHSE Curriculum Scheme. In Autumn term Year 4’s focus for PHSE will be ‘Being me into the World’ and ‘Celebrating Difference’.

 

RE

In RE this year, Year 4 will be enjoying the opportunity to look at a range of religions. During Autumn term, Year 4 will begin by learning about Identity and Belonging, creating the opportunities to discuss the importance and value of diversity within our society. Following this, the children will explore Christianity with the ‘Christmas Journey’.

 

Art/DT

During Art this term, Year 4 get the opportunity to undertake Illustrating the Jabberwocky and explore Quick Clay Figurative Sketches. The children will then move onto DT where they will create Sensational Stockings in an exciting Christmas themed topic.

 

National Curriculum Parent Information for year 4.

Click on the link below.

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