Monday, 25 September 2017

Year 4

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Welcome to Year 4 

 Mrs Eldon


Curriculum Overview

This is an overview of what we will be covering over the course of this year.

 

We are currently in Year A of our rotation. 

 

This is the overview for Year A. 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Topic Title

Mighty Mountains

Ancient Egypt

Marvellous Mayans

English

POR: Krindlekrax

Newspapers

Fantasy Stories

Play scripts

Performing Classical Poetry

 

POR: The Tinderbox

Fairy tales

Non-Chronological reports

Explanations

Poems with a structure

POR: Gregory Cool

Advertisements

Persuasive Writing

Recounts 

Poems on a theme

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Area

Fractions

Time

Decimals

Money

Perimeter and Length

Angles

Symmetry

Position and Direction

Statistics

Science

States of matter

Electricity

Electricity continued

Sound

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats

Computing

Coding

E-Safety

Using the internet

E-Safety

 

Using software

Presenting information

RE

People/ Called

Gifts

Community

Giving and receiving and self-discipline

New life

Building brides- God’s people

History

Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay’s summit of Everest.

Primary and secondary sources and their reliability.

Timelines of Egyptian civilization and the place of Ancient Egypt within world history.

Asking historical questions and researching answers.

Identifying and using primary and secondary sources to answer questions.

Contrasts between modern day and Ancient Egypt.

Exploring the process of mummification.

Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb.

Investigating the structure and significance of pyramids.

The social hierarchy in Ancient Egypt.

Religion in Ancient Egypt. 

Using hieroglyphics as a method of communication.   

Timeline of Mayan civilization. Circa AD 900 and how this fits into world history.

Exploring the religious beliefs of the Mayans.

Researching Mayan food and comparing to modern day.

Research Mayan clothing.

Investigate the social hierarchy and feudal system.

 Compare this to historic European city-states and modern day.

Features of Mayan settlements.

Explore connections between Egypt and the Mayan society. 

Geography

Topographical features of mountain ranges.

Human and physical features of local mountain landscapes.

Comparisons between mountain ranges worldwide.

Locating regions using maps and atlases.

Use fieldwork to observe, record and present human and physical features.

Draw sketch maps of local mountainous area and record features using cameras.

 

Using points of a compass to describe locations.

Using grid references to describe locations.

Exploring land use and settlements in Ancient Egypt.

Comparing land use and settlements in modern and Ancient Egypt.

Identifying the features and significance of the River Nile.

Locating world countries – South America.

Identify the position and significance of the equator (and tropics briefly).

Exploring environmental regions.

Compare modern day Mexico City to London (Human Geography).

Investigate urbanization and trade in Mayan society.

Art

Quentin Blake

Drawing skills

Drawing from observation

Nicholas Roerich

Bodies

Julian Opie

Vivienne Westwood

Using a range of drawing implements – charcoal, chalk.

Mixing Colour

Sculpture

Printing

Andy Warhol

Fruit and vegetables

Carl Warner

Michael Brennand- Wood

Collage used to collect information.

Using graphics to create images- Purple Mash

Create a Mayan piece of clothing.

Use textiles, dying and stitching to create different effects.

Use collage as a means of collecting ideas.

DT

Design, make, test and evaluate a bridge to carry items across a valley.

Computer aided design.

Design, make and evaluate a device to transport bricks down the River Nile.

Investigate and analyse existing products.

 Design, make and evaluate a mechanism to lift bricks.

Exploded diagrams and annotated sketches.

Explore the significance of the Shadoof on farming.

Explore and compare modern day foods from Central America and the Mayan diet.

Prepare a modern day dish inspired by Central America using seasonal ingredients.

PE

Football and Invasion Games

Gymnastics

Swimming

Dance

Athletics

MFL

Months of the year

Days of the week

Ages and Birthdays

Conversational French

 

Animals

Conversational French

Colours

Conversational French

Music

Mamma Mia

Christmas Play

Glockenspiel stage 3

Benjamin Critten- Cuckoo

Lean on me

Reflect, rewind and replay

PSHE

Kidsafe

Determined by need

Determined by need

British Values

Remembrance Day

Tolerance and mutual respect- Letters/Skyping children in Manchester

Fairtrade

 

This is the curriculum overview for Year B.  

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Topic Title

Rotten Romans

Rainforests

Stone, Iron and Bronze

English

POR: Krindlekrax

Newspapers

Fantasy Stories

Play scripts

Performing Classic Poetry

POR: The Tinderbox

Fairy tales

Non-Chronological reports

Explanations

Poems on a theme- The Lorax

POR: UGG

Advertisements

Persuasive Writing

Recounts 

Poems with a structure

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Area

Fractions

Time

Decimals

Money

Perimeter and Length

Angles

Symmetry

Position and Direction

Statistics

Science

States of matter

Sound

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats

 

Electricity

Computing

Coding

E-Safety

Using the internet

E-Safety

 

Using software

Presenting information

RE

People/ Called

Gifts

Community

Giving and receiving and self-discipline

New life

Building brides- God’s people

History

Timeline of the Roman Empire and its place within world history.

Asking historical questions and researching answers.

Identifying and using primary and secondary sources to answer questions.

What did the Romans ever do for us? - Legacy of Roman culture on modern day Britain (religion, technology, culture and architecture).

Explore Hadrian’s Wall and its impact upon our local area.

Who was Julius Caesar?

Investigate the Roman army and its strengths.

Boudicca and the Celtic resistance to the Romans.

 

Make connections and comparisons over time.

How has the rainforest changed?

Timeline of Britain from the Stone to Iron Age and its place in world history.

Explore early farming in Britain including hunter-gatherers.

Investigate Skara Brae and its significance as a source of information.

Explore religion in the Bronze Age.

Examine Bronze Age technology and its relevance to the development of modern Britain. 

Where did people live in the Iron Age?

Who was the King of the Iron Age? ( Tribal Kingdoms)

Compare farming in the Iron Age to Stone Age farming techniques and those used today.

Explore the culture of Iron Age Britain.

Geography

 Locating countries within the Roman empire using maps.

 Using points of a compass to describe areas within the Roman Empire.

Describe and understand the effect of Mount Vesuvius on Pompeii.

Locate cities and counties in the UK which were significant to the Romans and why they were important.

Explore the importance of trade links and trade routes to the Romans and the relationship this had to natural resources.

Locate rainforests around the world using atlases.

Identify the position and significance of the equator, Northern and Southern Hemispheres and the Tropics.

Explore climate zones within the rainforests, vegetation belts and biomes.

Significance of the Amazon River to the people and wildlife of the Amazon rainforest (settlements and land use).

Investigate the use and management of natural resources- deforestation.

Understand the geographical similarities and differences between UK and European temperate forests and tropical rainforests around the world. 

 

Locate sites of historical significance on a UK map.

 Investigate key topographical features including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers).

Where would your tribe choose to live? (Distribution of natural resources, food, minerals and water and its impact on settlement development).

Art

Quentin Blake

Drawing skills

Mixing Colour

Drawing from observation – Hadrian’s Wall.

Collage-Mosaics

Sculpture

Bodies

Julian Opie

Vivienne Westwood

Painting- Experimenting with different effects and textures.

Printing

Create a wall hanging using textiles, dying and stitching to create different effects seen in the rainforest.

Fruit and vegetables

Carl Warner

Michael Brennand- Wood

Using graphics to create images- Purple Mash

Using a range of drawing implements – charcoal, chalk.

Create Bronze Age jewellery.

DT

Investigate, design, make and evaluate a shied for a Roman soldier or a Celtic warrior to carry.

Research, design, make and evaluate a shoe for a Roman soldier.

Exploded Diagrams,.

Explore the significance of design on modern day Britain.

Design, make and evaluate a rainforest house.

Develop design criteria.

Create a product which is fit for purpose.

Create prototype.

Investigate, design, create and evaluate an ‘Air Miles’ meal/smoothie.

Visit a supermarket to investigate food origins and seasonality.

 

Investigate, design, make and evaluate a tribal, Iron Age hill fort.

Annotated sketches

Computer aided design

PE

Football and Invasion Games

Gymnastics

Swimming

Dance

Athletics

MFL

Months of the year

Days of the week

Ages and Birthdays

Conversational French

Animals

Conversational French

Colours

Conversational French

Music

Mamma Mia

Christmas Play

Glockenspiel stage 3

Benjamin Critten- Cuckoo

Lean on me

Reflect, rewind and replay

PSHE

Kidsafe

Determined by need

Determined by need

British Values

Remembrance Day

Fairtrade

Tolerance and mutual respect- Letters/Skyping children in Manchester.

 

 


 

 


 

Class Information

PE: This term we are having cricket lessons every Wednesday morning. 

Please make sure you bring your PE kit to school on Monday morning and leave it in school until Friday afternoon. If you do not have an appropriate PE kit, you will not be allowed to participate in PE sessions.

 

Homework: Homework will be given every Friday and it must be handed in the following Wednesday. Homework sheets should be signed by an adult and will contain spellings (which you will be tested on), a maths task and a general task.

Children who do not return completed homework will be required to attend Homework Club at playtime in order to do this. 

 

Reading: Government statistics tell us that the impact of children reading for

pleasure is huge and affects all areas of the curriculum. Please read

regularly with your child and sign their reading record so that we can monitor

their progress. 

 

"The more you read, the more things you will know.

The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

Dr Seuss.

 


 

Important Dates

 

 


 

Positive Mindset

 

In year 4, we are learning that it is good to struggle and make mistakes as that

is how we learn!

 

We attempted to make some complicated origami structures and learnt through

doing this, how to change our mindset from negative to positive. 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the changes we made: 

 

"I can't do it" --> "I can't do it yet."

"I'm stuck." --> "I'm struggling with this part. Could you help me?"

"Her model is better than mine." --> "Can you show me how you did that bit?"


 

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We will be looking at author techniques and description through our new Power of Reading Book, Gregory Cool. 

 

Gregory cool

 

This term we will also be looking at writing recounts of our time at Hawse End as well as adverts and persuasive writing. 

 

For further information please see the literacy section of our yearly overview. 

 

We are all working really hard on our new approach to maths this year and have

enjoyed using lots of different strategies and equipment to solve problems.  

 

By the end of Year 4 we need to know ALL of our times tables so we will be

keeping a track of these with regular times tables tests and challenges!

 

Please keep practising these at home. The game below is really good for this.

Hit the Button

 

Click the writing above to go straight to the game!

 

You can also practise your times tables and review concepts we have learnt in

class using the activities found on NumberGym.

 

To access NumberGym: 

 

1) Visit:http://www.numbergym.co.uk/

 

2) Select Online Access and type in the school login and password. 

 

Login: stpatricks

Password: cleator

 

3) Select your activity and type in your personal student login.

See me if you have lost your login details.  

 


  

SUMMER TERM

marfvellous mayans website

 

 

 

SPRING TERM

Here we were learning about the social hierachy that existed in Ancient Egypt and what type of jobs we would have lie had an absolutely brilliant time at Tullie House, learning all about life in Ancient Egypt from our time travelling, Egyptian friend Alexis.

 

She told us all about her home and lifestyle, her naughty neighbour who tried to steal her land and about the Gods Osiris, Isis and Seth.

 arts and crafts


   

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This term we are learning about living things, classification and our bodies.

 

 

  

 These are some of our photos from out electricity topic.

 


 

 Homework will be handed out every Friday and should

be completed and handed in by Wednesday.

 

Any children who do not complete their homework will be

required to attend homework club at playtime. 

 

Please ensure reading records are in school every day.