"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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“Learning and Growing As the People of God!”
RE is taught on a two year rolling programme. This year the children are being taught the Year 4 units of work. Creation, Jesus Teaches us to Pray, The Old Testament, Sharing in the life of Christ; as well as the key units in the church’s liturgical year.
English is taught every day and covers a range of genres over the year including: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We follow the programme ‘The Power of Reading’. We study a text over a period of time and practice our reading and writing skills through this text. We will be studying a range of books in Year 4 such as: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Croc and Bird, Charlotte’s Web, The Worst Witch and A Nest Full of Stars. We also take part in Guided Reading every day!
Maths is taught every day and covers a range of mathematical concepts over the year including: Place Value, Calculations, Measure, Fractions and Shape. We use different resources to support our learning; ‘Power Maths’ ‘White Rose’, ‘NRich’ and lots more! We spend time learning new skills and will take part in many Mathematical challenges to make us masters of Maths! An extensive knowledge of the times tables is required for many areas of Maths and children will practice their times tables every day.
During the year, we are working hard to develop our scientific skills! We will be learning about: Digestion and Teeth, Circuits, Living in Environments, States of Matter and Sound. We will also be investigating, researching, classifying and carrying out enquiries to widen our scientific knowledge!
As part of our study of History, we will explore the history of the canals, Ancient Greeks and Ancient Egyptians.
As part of our Geographical study, we will explore Rivers, Mountains, the Water Cycle and the Tropics.
Through our Art lessons, we will perfect our drawing, painting, collaging and printing.
In DT lessons, we will explore how to ‘bridge’ the gap, how the egg can travel home and we will have fun ‘lighting it up!’
Computing is an integral part of the learning environment and is taught through a variety of curriculum subjects. We use the program ‘Scratch’ to create algorithms and different systems. We will also spend time on home learning tasks: Purple Mash and Teams.
PE is a very important part of the curriculum and all children are expected to take part in lessons. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times. The units of work covered in PE are: dance, gymnastics, invasion games, games, athletics and swimming.
Please find time to read with your child every day and don’t forget to sign their diary! Your child will receive homework each Friday. Homework needs to be returned by the following Thursday!
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