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Year 4 Classes

Year 4 Teaching Staff

Year 4 comprises St Martha - Mrs Murray and St Andrew - Miss Whalley

Curriculum:

Throughout the Summer term, Year 4 Maths will comprise of decimals, money, time and shape. In English, they will by writing poems about rising above bullying, based on ‘Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou. They will also be writing scripts based on ‘Once Upon a Raindrop’ by James Carter. Following this, Year 4 will also be writing recounts in line with our topic.

The Year 4 topic for this term is Kingdom Quest. As part of this learning, the children will be learning about Anglo-Saxon life, including invaders and settlers, village life and the arrival of the Vikings. They will also create their own Anglo-Saxon home. In Summer 2, children will visit West Stow, an Anglo-Saxon village, where they will explore Anglo-Saxon life further in an exciting and engaging way, before completing a recount on their day when they return to school. Children will also complete a geographical study of Scandinavia alongside their topic.

In Science, children will learn about Living Things and their Habitats, and will explore this with lots of research into the lifestyles of a variety of animals. In Summer 2, children will explore the chemistry element of Science with ‘States of Matter’ and will use a range of experiments to support their learning.

In Religious Education, Year 4 are exploring the question ‘When Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost?’ in Summer 1 and will be discussing the events that followed Easter to support them in answering this question. The key concept here will be The Kingdom of God. In Summer 2, the children will be exploring the question, ‘What kind of world did Jesus want?’ with Gospel being the key concept.

Our music topics this term are ‘Creating Simple Melodies Together’ and ‘Connecting Notes and Feelings’. Within these topics, children will explore how music teaches us about our community and how it shapes our way of life. They will listen and appraise, perform and compose music within each topic.

The French topic for this term is ‘En Classe’. The children will learn the names for a variety of classroom objects and begin to say and write sentences of their own about the classroom in French.

In PE, Year 4 will be learning and applying a range of skills in both Athletics and Rounders. They will also continue to work on their agility, balance and coordination skills in a range of game contexts using Real PE. The focus will be on the Physical and Health and Fitness cogs.

Reading:

All children are expected to read regularly every week to an adult; each time they read, they will receive raffle tickets.  When they have read 5 times, they will receive raffle tickets and a merit, which will count towards their house.  Other prizes for reading will be given in class throughout the year.

Home/School Planner:

Could you please ensure that your child brings their home/school planner in to school every day. Please feel free to write any comments in it.

Every Friday your child will bring their planner home which will have been signed by their teacher. This should be countersigned by the parent/carer and returned to school again on Monday morning. Children will receive a merit for planners that have been signed when returned on Monday.

Our Classroom Rules:

  • Be respectful.
  • Maintain a clean learning environment.
  • Follow any teachers’ directions the first time.
  • Take responsibility for yourself.

Year 4 Curriculum

Year 4 Home Learning