WELCOME TO CLASS 4
Class 4 consists of Y4 and Y5 children.
Our aim is to nurture the children in our care to be adaptable, diligent, creative, self-motivated and thoughtful learners through a rich, varied and exciting curriculum.
We encourage children to immerse themselves in our topic and make links between all the subjects they are taught. Throughout the year, children also focus on developing the 5R's of learning: Resilience, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Reasoning and Reflection.
IMAGINATIVE LEARNING PROJECT (ILP)
Autumn 2021 ~ Emperors and Empires
In the Emperors and Empires project, your child will learn about the growth and decline of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. They will discover the absolute power of the Roman emperors and study the hierarchies of Roman society and the Roman army. They will study the first invasions of Britain in 55 and 54 BC and the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43. They will learn about Boudicca’s rebellion, Hadrian’s Wall and the Romanisation of Britain, including how Christianity came to Britain and investigate the legacy of Roman Britain in their local area.
Biographies, letters, myths and poetry.
Light: differences between dark and light, reflective surfaces, mirrors, sun safety, and making and changing shadows. Next half term, your child will learn about plants: parts of plants, what they need to grow well, moving water, flowers, and life cycles.
Interconnected World: compass points and four and six-figure grid references; tropics and the countries; climates and the culture of North and South America; physical features in the United Kingdom and the National Rail and canal networks.
Growing and Changing (SRE) to be taught in week 2 in year groups
What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?
Young Olympians and Fitness Frenzy
- Reading: at least five times a week (reading records to be handed in on a Monday morning and checked on a Tuesday morning)
- Spellings (these will be uploaded onto Google Classroom each Monday and tested the following Monday)
- Times tables facts (these will be tested each Friday)
- Optional Curriculum Project activities (see home learning ideas on Google Classroom)
Learning times table facts is vital and children should be able to recite their table facts up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. Therefore, it is really important that whenever you get a few minutes you keep encouraging them to revisit these so they can automatically recall the facts without having to use fingers or apparatus. The more your child practices the easier they will find calculations at school and out in the real world. Pupils in Year 4 will also be doing an online multiplication tables check in June. Pupils are asked to answer 25 questions on times tables from 2 to 12. They are given six seconds per question, with three seconds rest between each question, so the test should last less than five minutes.
Class 4 have PE on Mondays and Tuesdays with Mrs Wicks. Children must come to school dressed for PE on these days.
- Shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms - black
- Plain green T-shirt (no large print or design)
- Trainers or plimsolls
- Tracksuits may be worn for outside PE during colder weather
- No earrings or jewellery to be worn for PE
Please can all items of kit and school uniform be named.
We will continue to do a couple of yoga sessions a week (weather permitting). Please can girls wear shorts or leggings underneath their skirts.