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Year 4 Curriculum

Year 4 Curriculum

Class Teacher - Mrs L. Clark

Teaching Assistants

- Mrs B. Reilly

- Mrs J. Savill

Summer 2018

Our theme for this term will be ‘Around the World’. We will be focusing on non-fiction texts in English looking at the ‘The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China’ to start the term and then will complete a fiction unit ‘The Iron Man’ and poetry. In Maths we are working on decimals and then measurement and money. In Science we are going to be learning about grouping living things, habitats and keys and gathering information and recording it in different ways.

Our topic focus is going to start with Geography and we are going to be learning about describing positions and locating countries around the world.  After half term we will look more closer to home and Europe.

We have a DT focus during Week 2 looking at the Great Bread Bake Off and the children will be learning about the history of bread and making bread rolls. With this in mind I have booked for the class to visit Pizza Express for the morning on the 13th June (more information will follow). Finally we will finish the second half of the term looking at famous Artists and Art from Europe.

As a reminder, our PE sessions are on Friday morning with Coach and we will be outdoors; please make sure you child has full PE in school at all times. Plimsolls may be worn outside; however I would recommend trainers as they usually have a better grip on the soles for the playground. For heath and safety reasons, long hair must be tied back. Please provide your child with a spare hair band with their PE kit. Swimming will be Friday afternoons and may I remind you girls need to have swimming costumes (not bikinis) and boys, trunks, a swimming hat is essential along with a towel. The children have been grouped for the sessions. Again, for the purpose of maintaining safety, I would also like to remind you that earrings cannot be worn during PE and Swimming lessons and children MUST be able to remove their earrings for PE and Swimming.

Homework folders will be handed out on a Friday and collected in the following Wednesday. The set tasks should take around 30 minutes to complete. In addition to the Homework tasks, I would encourage you to listen to your child reading regularly at home for 10 - 15 minutes each evening if possible, and by discussing their books with them. It cannot be emphasised enough how important this regular daily reading is in developing fluency and understanding of texts, as well as promoting an enjoyment of books and reading in general.

Finally, could I please ask that all clothing - particularly jumpers and PE kits - are clearly named, as items do tend to go astray if they are not.

I am looking forward to working with the children again during the summer term.  If you have any questions concerning any of the above, or wish to speak to me regarding your child, please do not hesitate to make an appointment at the office.

Year 4 Curriculum Map 2017 to 2018