Spring Term Curriculum
|English||Alongside regular spelling, handwriting and grammar and punctuation lessons, our English lessons focus on narrative writing from the point of view of a Roman gladiator, followed by biographies and instructions.|
|Maths||Our first unit of work is Fractions and Decimals, followed by Area and Perimeter. Later in the Spring term, we will be learning to interpret Graphs and tables.|
|R.E.||On return to school we are learning about the Christmas story, before studying the Old Testament from Moses to King David. We then will learn about Judaism before Lent, Holy Week and Easter.|
|Science||This term, we are finishing our unit on Sound before working through Electricity.|
|P.E.||On Monday Mr Youson will lead Dodgeball sessions and Mr Rolison will lead Gymnastics lessons on Wednesdays. Both sessions will take place inside, please make sure that PE kits are in school on these days.|
|Geography||Year 4 will be studying Asia and the Far East to compare Asian countries to the UK.|
|History||Our focus for the Spring term is learning about the Ancient Greeks.|
|Design Technology||In the Spring term, we will be researching a range of Musical Instruments before working on designing and creating our own.|
|Art||With the support of Ms Quinn, we will be using the technique of Suminagashi (Floating ink) before moving on to create Greek Pots using clay.|
Each child in Year 4 has been given a reading record to use for the year. Please use this to support your child with their reading by reading with them 5 times throughout the week. After reading with your child, please note down pages read and the title of the book. Reading records should be returned to school on a Monday morning signed by an adult so they can be checked and rewarded as needed and placed into a collection box at the front of the classroom. Reading books and records should be in school every day so that we can also support your child’s reading. If a book is finished, it should be placed inside the reading record and placed into the collection box in the morning to be changed that day.
Each Friday, a times table challenge will be sent home to be completed for the following Monday. Children should complete as many questions as they can within 4 minutes before returning the sheet to be marked in school.
In addition to this, children are introduced to the spelling rule of the week on a Monday as well as testing the prior week’s words. In spelling lessons, we work on learning the rule and revising the words. Children are given a collection of example words using the rule as well as 5 common exception words to learn for the following Monday’s test.
Children have been given log in details for TTrockstars and SPAG.com. Both of these sites will be used to set weekly revision tasks, so please ensure children are confident on logging on and making regular use of them.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to catch me at the classroom door or contact me through email at: [email protected]
Mr Rolison Ms Fox
Year 4 class teacher Year 4 teaching assistant