Welcome to our Year 4 Classes
Class Teacher: Nishad Karim
Teaching Assistant: Anna Miszkiel
Class Teacher: Liz Waller & Nina Gohil
Teaching Assistant: Simon Bendel and Joy Kazibwe
Year 4 Curriculum Map for 2014-2015
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
Computing: We Are Programmers
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
DT: Making 3D Penguins
PE: Invasion Games
Party Through the Century
English: Stories from other cultures and Poetic Form
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
RE: Why Should We Care For Our World?
PE: Pearl- Swimming, Coral- Gymnastics
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
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
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
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
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.
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.