Congratulations to Whitney who is our Mathlete of the week!!! Well done Whitney :)

Congratulations to Sandhra writer of the week for her wonderful explanation text.

 

 Hello and welcome to year 4!

This page is designed to give you an insight into what your children are doing in class so we will be posting their work and photos of the children in class.  In addition, we have the curriculum for Year 4.

The children have to achieve certain targets by the end of this year, known as Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and I have put these into a file for your information.  I hope they are useful for you and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me in class,

Thanks,

Mr Oliver.

 

Yearly Plan Year 4


KPI's for Numeracy


KPI's for Writing


KPI's for Reading

 

 

Autumn

 

Spring

 

Summer

RE

 Family: People

 

Belonging: Called

Advent / Christmas - loving:gift

Community

 

Giving and recieving

 Giving:Self-discipline

Pentecost - New life

Building bridges

God's people

 

Sikhism

 

Science

States of matter - Solids, liquids and gases 

Sounds

Forces and magnetism

Electricity

Living Things and their Habitats

 Living Things and their Habitats

 

ICT

E-Safety Unit

Multi-media - Create a Comic

 

(Mathletics all year)

 

 

E-Safety Unit

Word processsing

 

E-Safety Unit

 

 

P.E.

Football

 

+ Relax kids(all year)

Yoga

Tag Rugby / Dance - The Haka

Tag Rugby / Dance

Chance to Shine Cricket

 

Athletics,

 

 

P.S.H.E

 

Friendship

 Safety

 

 

 

 Spring term 2017/18

 

Spring is in the air and we have lots to look forward to.  The spring term is short and we have a lot to pack into the next 10 weeks.  Here are just a few of the fun and exciting things we have in store...

The main focus for us will be a special project we are going to run with Tullie House to create a ‘pop-up’ museum in school based on the Egyptians.  The children will visit Tullie House and find out how museums are run and then we will set up our own mini-museum in school featuring a range of the children’s work, artefacts, games and much more.  This is a great opportunity for the children to get to grips with the topic and hopefully achieve an Arts Award for their efforts.

Dates for your diaries;

17th Jan                - Egyptian Assembly by Tullie House for the children at school.

8th Feb                  - Full day session at Tullie House.

22nd Feb              - Tullie House morning session in class,

28th March           - Pop-up Egyptian museum in school.

 

 Literacy

Following our trip to the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, we are looking in detail at ‘The Green Ship’ by Quentin Blake. A book which will really stretch the children’s imagination. We will have a focus on characters with a writing focus on character descriptions and emotions.

In addition to this we will be looking at poetry, having a go at Kenning poems and also performance poems, and looking in-depth at the work of Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry series.

We are also focussing on reading for enjoyment and as part of this, we would like to invite Parents or Grandparents to come in and share our reading time with us.  So, on Tuesday 20th February, we would like to invite you into class at 2.45pm to read along with your child and share the books they have enjoyed reading this term.

  

Numeracy

In numeracy this term, we will continue with Big Maths, with lots of mental maths challenges and at the end of each week, we will have a timed test.  Please keep practising with your children at home...practise makes perfect!!  Mathletics is great for this.  Encourage your child to go onto the site and have a go at the different topics.  Can they get their Silver and Gold certificates?  Congratulations to those of you who already have but don't stop there.  The world maths is a great place for the children to go and test themselves and increase their speed.

This term we will be looking at a range of topics; shapes, money, time, fractions and decimals.  We will also be practising our written methods for multiplication and division.

 

 

 Science

In Science we will focus on two different topics, forces and electricity.  

Forces focusses on friction and we will investigate how different surfaces create different levels of friction and look at the effects this will have.  We will also have a look at air and water resistance and the children will have opportunities to create their own tests.

In electricity we will look at how we can make different circuits including light bulbs, sound a buzzer and start a motor.  We begin with the question ’Where does electricity come from?’ and finally joining cells to create our own circuits.  We will also be looking at the dangers associated with electricity in and around the home.

 RE

Using the Come and See materials, we will be looking at three main areas this term; Community, giving and receiving and self-discipline.  We will start to understand the roles of different people within our community and see how their jobs enhance our lives, not just from the point of view of the Church but all those who care for others.

Looking at how and why our Church community comes together leads us onto our second topic about giving and receiving, especially in the context of mass.  The children will have the opportunity to understand better the different parts of the mass and why they are celebrated.  We will deepen our understanding of the different parts of the mass and try to create links between them and the Bible.  We especially focus on the travels and teaching of the Apostles, especially the letters they wrote, for example St Paul's letter to the Corinthians.

Finally we look at self-discipline and how it should be part of our lives.  Whilst it may be hard to complete, we look at the benefits and opportunities that arise for us as Christians around Lent.  We look at how Christians prepare for Easter and the events that are celebrated.

 PE

In PE we will be playing tag rugby and combining it with the Haka, the New Zealand war dance which they perform prior to playing.  The children will try to create their own war dance and find out the symbolism and history behind the Haka.

Dates for your diaries;

23rd Feb               - Year 4 Class Mass.

6th March            - Year 4 Worship Assembly at 2.50pm

 

As you can see we have a lot to pack into this term.  It should be fun and I’m really looking forward to setting up our own museum!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come in and see either myself or Mrs McGlasson.

 

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