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Rockmount Primary School

All Can Achieve

2014-2015

Welcome to our Year 4 Classes

 

Pearl Class

Class Teacher: Nishad Karim
Teaching Assistant: Anna Miszkiel

 

Coral Class

Class Teacher: Liz Waller & Nina Gohil  
Teaching Assistant: Simon Bendel and Joy Kazibwe

 

Year 4 Curriculum Map for 2014-2015

 

Topic focus

Autumn
1st half

It's Electric

English: Stories With Familiar Settings And Recounts

Maths: Number And Place Value; Addition And Subtraction; Multiplication And Division; Geometry - Properties Of Shape; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

Geography: Crystal Palace

Science: Electricity

Computing: We Are Programmers

RE: Hinduism

Autumn
2nd half

Antarctica Adventures

English: Information Texts And Image Poems

Maths: Multiplication And Division, Geometry And Measurement; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

Geography: Climate and weather

History: Shackleton's Adventures

Science: Life In Habitats

Computing: We Are Meteorologists

RE: Hinduism

DT: Making 3D Penguins

PE: Invasion Games

Spring
1st half

Party Through the Century

English: Stories from other cultures and Poetic Form

Maths: Multiplication And Division; Fractions And Decimals; Geometry; Problem Solving; Mental Maths 

Science: Sound

Computing: We Are Musicians

History: Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th Century

Art: Pop Art

DT: Making a musical instrument

RE: Why Should We Care For Our World?

PE: Pearl- Swimming, Coral- Gymnastics

Spring
2nd half
 Amazonian 
Adventures

English: Explanation Texts; Persuasive Texts

Maths: Addition And Subtraction Word Problems; Multiplication And Division Word Problems; Geometry; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

Geography: Explore climate zones with a focus on Rain Forests. 

Science: Changing States

Computing: We Are Co-Authors

DT: Cooking with Fair Trade ingredients

RE: Why Should We Care For Our World?

PE: Coral- Swimming, Pearl- Gymnastics

Summer
1st half

Marching to Londonium

English: Legends And Fables

Maths: Fractions And Decimals; Measurement; Statistics; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History: Ancient Romans

Art/DT: Make a Roman shield

Science: Classifying Living Things

Computing: We Are HTML Editors

RE: The Church

Summer
2nd half

Anglo- Saxons

English: Fantasy Settings

Maths: Number; Geometry - Position And Direction; Statistics; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History: Toys From The Past

Science: Digestive System And Teeth

Computing: We Are Toy Designers

RE: Fasting

 

Please read our termly curriculum letter for more information

If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Nishad Karim

 

Autumn Term

We have all had a lovely time as we have settled into Year Four. Our novel, Krindlekrax, is keeping us all on the edge of our seats! So far we have studied the characters in the story to create our own characters. We have learnt about story structures and have used this to create our own. Watch this space for our own publications.

 

 

We are looking forward to building our own Lizard Street and lighting it up using the knowledge we have gained through building circuits in our science topic, 'It's Electric'. Our trip to the Science Museum is looming and we are eagerly waiting to see the energy galleries and explore the Launchpad.

 

 

Spring Term

As part of our topic, ’Amazonian Adventures’ the pupils in year 4 researched information about the Amazon Basin and rainforests in general. From a geographical perspective they identified areas on the earth where rainforests are found and learnt about the tropics, its climate and made comparisons to the UK’s weather.

 

In literacy, poetry week focus gave the children a fantastic opportunity to write their own poems about the rainforest and the Amazon. They were able to identify features used in poetry writing such as similes, metaphors, personification and onomatopoeia. The children also developed their skills in writing non chronological reports when they designed their own brochures and leaflets. In addition, our pupils also learnt about persuasive writing and at the end of the unit were able to design their own advertisements about the Amazon. 

 

The pupils continued their Amazonian adventures by learning about Mono Block or Lino Printing in art. The children worked with a professional artist and were able to use polystyrene sheets to create a relief design which was then transferred onto paper using special inks, rollers and paper. The children were also able to learn oil pastel and watercolour techniques when they completed their own landscape paintings and drawing about the rainforest.

 

The children celebrated their learning about the Amazon with a visit to the London Zoo. They enjoyed a special workshop where one of the attendants took them on a rainforest tour. They were able to experience a real rainforest climate and environment and also interacted with bats, creepy crawlies and even sloths.

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