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Year 4

In Year 4 we continue to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum that allows for creative thinking and the development of independent skills. We aim to teach this through a range of fun and exciting activities which underpin the learning of key skills across the curriculum. Furthermore, this year there will be a strong emphasis on the development of children’s mathematical and English skills, preparing them for the challenges of the Upper Key Stage Two curriculum.

Year Group Information
 

Class 4S

Teacher: Mr Smith

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs Aspinall, Mrs McShane

PE: Wednesday morning and Friday morning

Field: none this half term

Music: Wednesday morning

French: Wednesday morning

Class 4MT

Teachers: Mrs MacGregor and Mrs Thornley

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bradshaw and Mrs Patten

PE: Wednesday morning and Friday morning

Field: none this half term

Music: Wednesday morning

French: Wednesday morning

Class 4G

Teacher: Miss Garside

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Derbysire

PE:  none this half term

Field: Wednesday morning and Friday morning

Music: Wednesday morning

French: Wednesday morning

 

Class 4JS

Teacher: Miss Staples

Teaching Assistants: Miss Elliot, Mrs Gellet

PE:none this half term

Field: Wednesday morning and Friday morning

Music: Wednesday morning

French: Wednesday morning

THemes 

A Picture in Time (Autumn 1 and 2)

Quality Text: 'The Egyptian Cinderella' by Shirley Climo

During this theme, the children take a step back in time to study the early civilization of the Ancient Egyptians, focussing on ancient inventions, mummification and hieroglyphs. In PE we apply our symmetry skills to the large apparatus to develop sequences with our partners for gymnastics.  In Geography, we locate Egypt using maps and atlases, as well as identify the physical and human features within Egypt. 

In autumn 2, we will also be performing our Christmas production.

Going, going, gone (Spring 1 and 2)

Quality Texts:  The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling  and 'The Greak Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry.

In Spring, the children learn about the Rainforest and issues surrounding the Rainforest. We talk about deforestation and about the conservation of wildlife. In Science we learn about the layers of the rainforest and about different types of soils. The children also create their own Rainforest Dance as part of PE. In Science we learn about food chains and how these relate to animals of the rainforest.   

Imagine (Summer 1)

Quality Text: The Stowaways by Roger McGough

The Year begins with a look at the history of Liverpool.  This includes looking at the music of the Beatles, and we even make our own Beatles tunes in Computing sessions.  We also study the famous architecture of Liverpool, comparing the old with the new.   In Science we explore sound and how it is made and how it travels.  In PE/Field we take part in tennis and ball game sessions.

Click here for our year group overview

Home Tasks 

In Year 4, we expect children to read at home with an adult 3 times a week. In addition to this, children should complete independent reading daily and this should be recorded in their Reading Record.

We aim to provide children with a range of homework activities to prepare for or consolidate their classroom learning.  A spelling list will be given out on Fridays to be tested the following Friday. Homework will be given out on Friday to be finished by the following Tuesday unless otherwise instructed. Usually, there will be a 20 minute task relating to English, Maths and/or our current Theme. See Homework Books for guidelines and expectations. 

Times table knowledge is essential as a building block for all maths skills. We expect the children to know all their times tables off by heart, up to 12x12. It is important that the children take time to learn these throughout the week.  The children will complete a times tables test each week, working on a specific table until they know it throughly and then moving onto the next table.

Links 

Maths Links:

MyMaths 

Times Tables

Power Lines 1

Power Lines 2

Power Lines 3

SumDog

PurpleMash

http://www.snappymaths.com/counting/sequences/interactive/addsubseqw100/adds

ubseqw100.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/great_pyramid_01.shtml