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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: Miss Smith

Teaching Assistants:  Mr Walton, Mrs Aldwinckle,  Mrs Bennett.

PE: Thursday afternoon

Field: Monday afternoon

Music: Friday morning

French: Wednesday afternoon

 

Class 4MT

Teachers: Mrs MacGregor and Mrs Thornley

Teaching Assistants: Miss Barlow, Mrs Peake

PE: Wednesday afternoon

Field: Monday afternoon

Music: Thursday afternoon

French: Wednesday afternoon

Class 4B

Teacher: Mrs Bowers

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Nelson

PE: Thursday morning

Field: Monday afternoon

Music: Friday morning 

French: Wednesday afternoon

 

Class 4JS

Teacher: Miss Staples

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Derbyshire

PE: Friday afternoon 

Field: Monday afternoon

Music: Thursday afternoon

French: Wednesday afternoon

THemes 

Imagine (Autumn 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.

Imagine (Autumn 2)

Quality Text: The Green Ship by Quentin Blake

In Autumn 2 we continue with our Liverpool theme.  We look at the origins of the traditional dish ‘Scouse ‘and even make our own dish.  We apply our Mathematics skills to look at maps of Liverpool using co-ordinates and draw our own maps.  The term ends  with a Christmas production and a 1960s style disco. In PE we begin our swimming sessions at Marshside Swim'Scool', which continue into Spring 1.

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.  

 A Picture in Time (Summer 1)

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. 

Summer 2: (whole school topic - To be confirmed.)

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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.

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