Welcome to our Year 4 Classes
Class Teacher: Nishad Karim
Teaching Assistant: Debbie Russell
Class Teacher: Hannah Langmead Thorpe
Teaching Assistant: Rosemary Manu
Year 4 Curriculum Map for 2016-2017
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
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 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
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.
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 see 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. We have been reading Grendel and the Cautionary Tale of Chocolate, which has been teaching us a valuable lesson. So far we have studied the story line in-depth and thought of our own three wishes. 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 book.
In our science topic this term, 'It's Electric', we will be experimenting 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 to help us with our learning!
The first half of the spring term has been very interesting. Our class novel, ’Noah Barleywater Runs Away’, has us all on the edge of our seats, as we are yet to find out why Noah has left home. The pupils have been focussing on story structure and have done a great deal of work based on characterisation and setting.
In addition, as part of our topic,’ Antarctic Adventures’, we were also able to do landscape paintings using watercolour. The finished paintings were stunning and were used to create an Antarctic display.
To further enhance the children’s historical knowledge about the Antarctic they were able to research information about Robert Falcon Scott and completed biographies about him.
This term we are focusing on learning about the Romans based on the topic,’ Roman Invasion’. In literacy the pupils will learn about features of a newspaper article and will write their own about the Roman lifestyle and culture. They will also learn about Roman society through their core text, ’The Captive Celt’ by Terry Deary’s Roman Tales. The pupils will also learn about mosaics in their art unit of work and create mosaic patterns of their own. We will celebrate the term’s work by having a Roman Day where the children will participate in a variety of activities that existed during Roman times.