Year 4 Curriculum
This Spring term we will be reading Tertius and the Horrible Hunt by Ann Jungman. We will use this fictional text to help us create our own narrative, based on our text type focus of 'historical settings'. This will also enable the children to broaden their understanding and extend their knowledge of using a range of prepositional phrases, fronted adverbials. We will then write a letter using persuasive writing techniques such as, rhetorical questions, exaggeration. superlatives and a wide range of conjunctions.
Throughout this term we will be continuing to develop our understanding of place value and using this to develop and refine our written methods for all 4 operations( addition, subtraction, division and multiplication). We can then use this knowledge in order to ensure that we are choosing the most efficient method when applying to word problems. We will also be focusing on units of measure, including conversions using our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. In addition, to continuous focus on reasoning and problem solving skills, we will be learning how to read and write numbers using Roman numerals.
We continue to actively encourage the use of Times Table Rockstars for our children to practise their times table on a regular basis. Each child has their own individual logins in their homework books which they can use to access at home.
In science we are exploring the human skeleton, learning the names of the vital organs and their important roles within our body. As a class we will be investigating if there is a correlation between the length of a major bone and the height of a child. Children will be developing the investigative skills by making predictions, carrying out fair tests and making careful observations to construct their conclusions.
Our topic this term is about The Romans. We will explore what life was like for a Roman soldier including where they lived, what they wore, how they fought in battles and what their houses looked like. Also, the children will have the opportunity to learn how to speak Latin, dress up as a Roman soldier and learnt skills enabling them to take part in a battle when we are visited by our very own Roman Soldier( Tuesday 14th January)
To consolidate our learning and encourage a creative approach to our history topic, we will creating our own Roman shield and designing and constructing our own Roman villa in order to apply this historical knowledge.
( See our gallery for our exciting Roman soldier experience day!)
Art- In Art we will be researching, sketching our design and creating our Roman shields and using a variety of mediums ( paint and mod rock) to decorate these shields.
Religious Education- In RE we will be exploring different religions to show an understanding of a sense of belonging and encourage respect to others.
Computing- In computing we will be continuing to learn how to program using Scratch. We will be using broadcast blocks to build buttons that draw different shapes when clicked.
French- In French we will be learning how to pronounce the different classroom commands through watching a short French animation clips and playing interactive games.
Other Important Information
- 4A indoor PE session is on a Thursday afternoon.
- 4C indoor PE session is on a Wednesday afternoon.
- Homework hand in day is on a Wednesday.
- Swimming will take place every Friday morning.