Welcome to Year 4
Teachers: Miss O'Carroll and Mr Bradley
Teaching Assistants: Miss Kearney, Mrs Horne, Ms Burgess and Mrs Lukes
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Holten
Trainee Teacher: Mrs Woodger
Key concepts being taught this term:
Literacy - We will begin this term by recapping on some basic literacy skills including grammar, punctuation and spelling. We will then use a ‘Hook with a Book’ stimulus to write our own non-fiction and fiction genres.
Numeracy - This term, the children will cover a variety of concepts within numeracy including: Place Value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and measurement (length and perimeter). Beat Your Score sheets will also be regularly uploaded to support home learning.
Science - Electricity and sound are the two key concepts we will focus on during the autumn term. Throughout their learning, the children will work scientifically to expand their understanding and to challenge predictions they have made.
History - This term, the children will learn about the lifestyle and society of the Anglo Saxons. This topic allows the children to immerse themselves within this era and hopefully take part in a highly interactive and authentic workshop with a Roman soldier.
Geography – This term’s focus for Geography is ‘Megacities’. The children will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the important geographical concepts of settlement and urbanisation. They will also explore the benefits and problems that can arise from house people in such high densities.
Art – As part of our history study, the children will create their own paint from brick dust to use in their own example of a cave painting. The children will also design and paint their own shields ready to go into battle as a Roman soldier.
D.T. – With the support of the ‘Lego Man’, the children will work in small groups to design, make and improve Lego catapults.
Computing - E-safety, programming, multimedia, handling data and technology in our lives.
P.E. and Games – This term, the children will learn about the principles of balance in gymnastics and will develop their knowledge and skills through invasion games.
Music – The children will learn to play a brass instrument with a professional music teacher, Mr Keates. This will include a lesson every week and the opportunity to take an instrument home for even more practice!
R.E.- This term, the R.E. focus will be on 'Inspirational People' and the focus religions will be Christianity and Islam.
P.S.H.E. - Personal, social and health education (PSHE) helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.