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Rockmount Primary School

All Can Achieve

2015-2016

Welcome to our Year 4 Classes

 

Opal Class

Class Teacher: Hannah Langmead Thorpe
Teaching Assistant: Rosemary Manu

 

Sapphire Class

Class Teachers: Nishad Karim
Teaching Assistant: Anna Miszkiel
Teaching Assistant: Margaret O'Meara

 

Year 4 Curriculum Map for 2015-2016

 

Topic focus

Autumn
1st half

It's Electric

English: Character descriptions,  Stories with Issues- Krindlekrax,  Letters 

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

Geography: Crystal Palace

History: Timeline of inventions

Science: Electricity

Computing: We are software developers

RE: Hinduism. Christmas through Art

Art: Sketchbook- Project and observational drawings
Pictures of Ruskin

PE: Invasion games

Autumn
2nd half

Party through the Centuries

English: Stories from other cultures and Poetic Form Core text: Journey to Jo'Burg

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: Hinduism

PE: Dance

Spring
1st half

Antarctic Adventure!

EnglishDiariesNewspaper articlesNon chronological reports 

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

Geography: Northern and southern hemispheres and climate zones

History: Shackleton's Adventures - Explorers

Science: States of Matter

Computing: We Are Meteorologists

RE: Why should we care for our world?

DT: Making 3D models of penguins

PE: Gymnastics

Spring
2nd half
 Amazonian 
Adventures

English: Poetry, Information book,  Extended story 

 

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

Geography:  Biomes and the rain forest

Science: Living things and their habitats. Animals including humans.

History: Explorers

Computing: We Are HTML Editors

DT: Cooking with Fair Trade ingredients

RE: Why Should We Care For Our World?

Art: Watercolour paintings of landscapes

PE: Striking and Fielding Games

Summer
1st half

Marching to Londonium

English: Historical recountsWriting from different points of view

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

History: Ancient Romans

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rt/DT: 

Artists, architects and designers in history. make Roman mosaics.

 

Science: Animals including humans (digestive system)

Computing: We Are Co-authors

RE: Christianity - the church

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E: 

Athletics 

Summer
2nd half

Anglo- Saxons

English: Legends - creating settings, characters and plot

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

History: Anglo-Saxon settlement

Science: Animals including humans (teeth)

GeographyAnglo Saxons and  Vikings settlements

 

Computing: We Are Toy Designers

RE:Golden Rules

Art: Sketches using a range of mediums - pencil and charcoal

PE: Athletics School Games Day-preparation

 

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. We have also been learning how to use our senses to describe a setting for our story. We have learnt about story structures and have used this to create our own.

 

 

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'. So far we have experimented with designing and testing how circuits work. Our trip to the Science Museum is looming and we are eagerly waiting to see the energy galleries and explore the Launchpad.

 

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This term we have been looking at stories from different cultures and compared poems by the same author. Our core text Journey To Jo’Burg has given us many opportunities to learn about other cultures and also about the history of Apartheid.  The children also had the opportunity to read and discuss several poems written by Robert Louis Stevenson.

 

 In Mathematics both classes have completed work on multiplication and division shape and measurement. The pupils are anxiously awaiting their outdoor maths learning activity where they will be focussing on area and perimeter.

 

 

This term we have experienced our first Science focussed day! We learnt all about forces and did some explosive experiments that surprised and amazed. The children had the opportunity to plan and take part in their own experiment relating to air pressure, where we popped a canister filled with half an effervescent tablet and water. The children also looked closely at friction and created their own balloon driven cars in small groups.

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We decided to take maths outside this half term and took to the playground. We were focussing on finding the area and perimeter of bricks, playground markings and windows. The children used meter rules and 30cm rules to find the length and width of objects and recorded their findings to later work out in class. 
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