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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 4K

Teacher & Year Group Leader: Mrs Keen

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs Anderson

PE: None this half term

Field: Wednesday

Swimming: Monday

Music: Wednesday morning

French: Wednesday morning

 

Class 4HW

Teachers: Mrs Wilson & Mrs Healy

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Partington, Mrs Aspinall, Mrs Peake & Miss Godfrey.

PE: None this half term

Field: Wednesday

Swimming: Monday

Music: Wednesday morning

French: Wednesday morning

 

Class 4S

Teacher: Miss Staples

Teaching Assistants: Ms Smith

PE: Wednesday

Field: None this half term

Swimming: Monday

Music: Wednesday morning

French: Wednesday morning

 

Class 4Y

Teacher: Miss Yates

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hipwell

PE: Wednesday

Field: None this half term

Swimming: Monday

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.

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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. 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.  Spelling pattern/ focus information will also be provided weekly via a sticker in the children's reading record (see below for strategies to help with learning spelling patterns).

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:

Times Table Rockstars 

Purple Mash 

Sumdog

Theme Links:

Ancient Egypt Information

National Geographic Kids- Ancient Egypt 

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/index/