Welcome to our Year 4 Classes
Class Teacher: Hannah Langmead Thorpe
Teaching Assistant: Rosemary Manu
Class Teachers: Nishad Karim
Teaching Assistant: Anna Miszkiel
Teaching Assistant: Margaret O'Meara
Year 4 Curriculum Map for 2015-2016
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
Computing: We are software developers
RE: Hinduism. Christmas through Art
Art: Sketchbook- Project and observational drawings
PE: Invasion games
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
|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
English: Poetry, Information book, Extended story
Maths: Addition And Subtraction Word Problems; Multiplication And Division Word Problems; Geometry; Problem Solving; Mental MathsGeography: Biomes and the rain forest
Science: Living things and their habitats. Animals including humans.
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
Marching to Londonium
English: Historical recounts. Writing from different points of view
Maths: Fractions And Decimals; Measurement; Statistics; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
History: Ancient RomansA
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 churchP
|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
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. 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.
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.