Year 4 Orcas and Swordfish

Teachers:

Orcas: Mrs Tamsie Flood-Murphy             Swordfish: Mr Matt Stenning

Support Assistant: Mrs Ann Mundy 

Mathematics 

The children will often be grouped according to ability within class or choose their own level of ‘Chilli challenge’. We will follow the structure of the Renewed National Numeracy Framework which covers; Block A: Counting, partitioning and calculating, Block B: Securing number facts, understanding shape, Block C: Handling data and measures, Block D: Calculating, measuring and understanding shape and Block E: Securing number facts, relationships and calculating. The skills of problem solving and reasoning will be taught throughout the year. 

Literacy 

The children will be taught in their class group but will sometimes be working in ability groups within the classroom.  They will be following the structure of the Renewed National Literacy framework, which covers a range of reading, writing, speaking and listening activities.  We aim to further develop creativity through introducing children to a range of well known authors and to focus on improving their grammatical skills in their own writing.  We will also be developing their response to non-fiction reading and writing by embedding this in a thematic approach. 

Science 

The Science focuses this year are Electricity, States of matter, Sound, Animals including humans and living things and their habitats. These topics will all help increase the children’s investigative skills and give them the experience of planning, and carrying out a fair test.  

Religious Education

In the Autumn  term we explore Hinduism and links between the beliefs of different religions. Towards Christmas we consider the  importance of the bible to Christians. In the Spring we look at  Judaism and Passover which leads us to Easter which is the most important date in the Christian calendar In the Summer what do we discuss what know about Jesus? and explore creation beliefs.

Topics: 

Iron Man – – – Autumn Term 1 

Shakespeare – – -Autumn Term 2 

Egyptians – – – Spring Term 1 

Sound – – –  Spring term 2 

Romans – – – Summer Term 1 

Habitats – – – Summer Term 2 

Thematic topics focus involving all curriculum areas:  

This will enable children to experience a full range of activities from all subject areas History, Geography, RE, PE, ICT, Design Technology, PSHCE, Art, French, Drama and Music.  As part of the Y4 Music Curriculum children are given the opportunity to learn percussion, singing and African drumming with a specialist teacher from the West Sussex Music team. 

 

Homework 

Homework (Maths and literacy) is set on a Friday and is due back on a Wednesday of the following week. It comprises of one piece of English and one piece of maths each week. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics

The children will often be grouped according to ability within class and will follow the structure of the Renewed National Numeracy Framework which covers; Block A: Counting, partitioning and calculating, Block B: Securing number facts, understanding shape, Block C: Handling data and measures, Block D: Calculating, measuring and understanding shape and Block E: Securing number facts, relationships and calculating.

Literacy

The children will be taught in their class group but will sometimes be working in ability groups within the classroom.  They will be following the structure of the Renewed National Literacy framework, which covers a range of reading, writing, speaking and listening activities.  We aim to further develop creativity through introducing children to a range of well known authors and to focus on improving their grammatical skills in their own writing.  We will also be developing their response to non-fiction reading and writing by embedding this in a thematic approach.

Science

The Science focuses this year are Temperature, Friction, Solids & Liquids, the Skeleton and Electricity. These topics will all help increase the children’s investigative skills and give them the experience of planning, and carrying out a fair test. We aim to develop this via a more thematic approach to their learning.

Imaginary Worlds Autumn Term 1
Shakespeare Autumn Term 2
The Tudors Spring Term
Habitats Summer Term 1
Africa Summer Term 2

Thematic topics focus involving all curriculum areas:

This will enable children to experience a full range of activities from all subject areas History, Geography, RE, PE, ICT, Design Technology, PSHCE, Art, French, Drama and Music.  As part of the Y4 Music Curriculum children are given the opportunity to learn percussion, singing and African drumming with a specialist teacher from the West Sussex Music team.

Homework

We will be setting assignments throughout the term related to Literacy and Topic work.  Alongside this there will be regular Maths homework. The topic activity will be chose from a homework grid offering a wide range of challenges. 

To find out more about your child’s curriculum please contact your child’s class teacher or click this link to go to the national curriculum.

St Peters Skills Progression - Yr4 (248.0 KiB)