Orcas: Mrs Tamsie Flood-Murphy Swordfish: Mr Matthew Stenning
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ann Mundy, Mrs Sarah Mackay, Mrs Tara Allen, Miss Gabriella Saxby
In Year 4 the aim is for children to become more fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time. The children will learn to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry. They will solve problems and make connections with increasing sophistication.
Our English curriculum provides a range of opportunities to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Where possible, English lessons will be linked to topics being covered in other subjects.
The Science focuses this year are Electricity, States of matter, Sound, Animals including humans and living things and their habitats. These topics will all help increase the children’s investigative skills and give them the experience of planning, and carrying out a fair test.
The Egyptologists – – – Autumn Term
This is a history-based topic where pupils get to develop research skills as well as read some Ancient Eqyptian myths.
Shakespeare ‘The Bard’ – – – Spring Term
Our Shakespeare topic involves drama and scriptplay reading and writing, along with learning about life in Tudor England. Within this topic, we also focus on the science subject area ‘Sounds’ learning about how sounds are made and investigating them.
The Romans – – – Summer Term
Roman Invasion – This topic incorporates both history and geography, learning about how and where the Romans invaded. Alongside this, pupils will be learning about habitats, comparing local habitats with others from around the World.
Thematic topics focus involving all curriculum areas:
This will enable children to experience a full range of activities from all subject areas History, Geography, RE, PE, ICT, Design Technology, PSHCE, Art, French, Drama and Music. As part of the Y4 Music Curriculum children are given the opportunity to learn percussion, singing and African drumming with a specialist teacher from the West Sussex Music team.
Homework (Maths and English) is set on a Friday and is due back on the Wednesday of the following week. It comprises of one piece of English and one piece of maths each week. Reading and timestables practice is expected to take place daily.
To find out more about your child’s curriculum please contact your child’s class teacher or click this link to go to the national curriculum.