Welcome to Year 4 – Y4AO
Our staff for 2017/18 are:
Miss A Oldfield with Teaching Assistant Mrs D Clark
This term in Y4, we have developed a more creative and extensive curriculum surrounding the question ‘How Can the Past Shape the Future?’ This question offers links to researching the Romans and the Roman Empire, studying electricity and creating working circuits, extending our knowledge of other religions and also leads into our writing topics. The children have already had the opportunity to create different Roman objects as well as handle some real artefacts and become archaeologists.
In our English curriculum, we will be looking at all different texts and genres, from play scripts to telling our own stories. We provide the children with lots of opportunities to use Talk for Writing and extend their vocabulary during word study activities and synonym sorts. We have a weekly SPaG seminar as a year group which lets children work with different kinds of sentences and extend their understanding of word types and how they are used.
The maths curriculum this term is focusing mostly on our four key operations and applying this knowledge through different types of questioning, word problems and investigations. The children are encouraged to try mastery problems, which enables them to demonstrate a deeper understanding of their learning.
Progress in measured in Year 4 through written assessment, ongoing performance in books and teacher assessment. Homework each week feeds into classroom learning.
PE is every Friday afternoon and we are currently enjoying swimming every week at Concord pool.