Welcome to our Year 4 Classes
Class Teacher: Nishad Karim
Class Teaching Assistant: Rosemary Manu
Class Teacher: Mark Haines
Class Teaching Assistant: Debbie Russell
Year 4 Curriculum Map for 2017-2018
|Half Term||Topic||Curriculum Area|
|Autumn 1st Half||It's Electric||
English: Grendel and the Cautionary Tales of Chocolate.
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, Empiribox biology
Computing: We are software developers
Art: Sketchbook- Project and observational drawings
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
Computing: We Are Musicians
History: Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th Century
Art: Pop Art
DT: Making a musical instrument
|Spring 1st Half||Antarctic Adventure||English: Diaries, Newspaper articles, Non 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
|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
Computing: We Are HTML Editors
DT: Cooking with Fair Trade ingredients
RE: Why Should We Care For Our World?
Art: Watercolour paintings of landscapesPE: Striking and Fielding Games
|Summer 1st Half||Roman Invasion||
English: Historical recounts. Writing from different points of view
Maths: Fractions And Decimals; Measurement; Statistics; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
History: Ancient RomansArt/DT: Artists, architects and designers in history. make Roman mosaics.
Science: Animals including humans (digestive system)
Computing: We Are Co-authors
RE: Christianity - the churchPE: 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)
Geography: Anglo Saxons and Vikings settlements
Computing: We Are Toy DesignersRE: Golden Rules
Art: Sketches using a range of mediums - pencil and charcoal
PE: Athletics School Games Day-preparation
If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Nishad Karim.
Please read our termly curriculum letter for more information.
The pupils of Year 4, Crystal and Quartz are anxiously awaiting their trip to the Science Museum on Thursday 5th October 2017. They have already completed quite a bit of work based around their electricity topic. They have built and tested circuits, identified insulators and conductors in their classroom and learnt about electrical symbols.
In literacy, their core text,’Krindlekrax’, is proving to be quite a thrill as they’re already into chapter 25. Year 4 have learnt about setting descriptions and characterisations and now are focusing on argumentative writing. It is very interesting to see and listen to their viewpoints on who they think should be the hero in the story. Is it going to be Ruskin or Elvis? This is our current debate!
Spring term is an exciting time in Crystal Class and Quartz Class. During the first half of term we have been finding our topic of Antarctica both fascinating and enjoyable. Children have been producing some great homework, such as collages, information posters and “Race to the South Pole” board games. We have even sent questions directly to a wildlife photographer who has visited the Antarctica, and actually stepped inside Shackleton’s hut. We are fortunate enough to have a visiting tutor from the Wandsworth City Learning Centre visiting for an advanced iPads information project in Computing, and this has paved the way for lots of extra-curricular activities, such as producing online iMovies and comic strips about polar expeditions and the equipment needed on them. Additionally, on Tuesdays we are receiving visits from CUES-ED staff teaching a scheme to promote emotional wellbeing and good mental health, involving lots of fun and interesting activities. We are also somehow finding time to go swimming this term; Quartz for the first half, then Crystal will be swimming during the second half of the term.