Year 4

In Year 4 we are expected to work with increasing independence and take greater responsibility for our learning. The children have moved upstairs and  joined the upper school for assemblies and the end of school day routine.

Miss C Hartnell (class teacher)
Mrs J Osborne (teaching assistant)
Miss T Ali (teaching assistant)
PE - Wednesday and Thursday
Violin - individual lessons Fridays
          - group lessons Thursdays 3-345pm
Ms D Kalsi - Planning, preparation and assessment(PPA) cover teacher Thurdsays

Mr M Guy (class teacher)
Miss S Foster (teaching assistant)
PE - Tuesday and Wednesday 
Violin - individual lessons Tuesdays
          - group lessons Mondays 3:15-4:00pm
Ms D Kalsi-  Planning, preparation and assessment(PPA) cover teacher Wednesdays

Orchestra - Thursdays 4-4:45pm

Maths homework will usually be set on a Friday, providing the homework book supports the current topic. It should be returned by the following Tuesday. Children are expected to read a book or access Bug Club at home daily. They should discuss their reading at home and have their Reading Record signed by adults.

On PE days, children should come to school in their school uniform and bring a PE kit (white top and black bottoms with trainers) to change into.


Y4 Topic Curriculum:

Autumn 1
Chocolate - looking at the origins of chocolate, the supply of chocolate world wide, Fairtrade and the design and creation of chocolate bars. 
States of matter- liquids, solids and gases;the water cycle

Autumn 2
The Mayans - the location, history and culture of the Mayans.
Electricity - constructing circuits

Spring 1
Scavengers and Settlers - studying life in the stone age
Animals including humans - teeth and digestive systems

Spring 2
Heavy Metal - studying bronze and iron age technology
Sound - identify how sounds are produced (vibrations)

Summer 1
Anglo-Saxons - studying life in the Britain at the end of the first millenium AD
All living things -  food chains

Summer 2
Inventions that changed the world - the great exhibition at Crystal Palace and Black inventors