to Year 4

 

Our Curriculum in Year 4

At St. Mary’s we go above and beyond to ensure that the firm foundations of knowledge are put in place in order for our children to achieve their full potential actively, creatively and holistically.

We have built our curriculum so that it is sequential so that children’s learning can build both depth and breadth; it is purposeful in order to make learning meaningful for children living in Rothwell whilst being spiritual at all times in order to fit with our Catholic ethos.

 

Newsletters

2023/24 Year 4 Autumn 1 Newsletter

2023/24 Year 4 Autumn 2 Newsletter

2023/24 Year 4 Spring 1 Newsletter

2023/24 Y4 Spring 2 Newsletter

Summer 1 Newsletter 23-24

Year 4 Long Term Curriculum Plan: 2023_24 Year 4 Long Term Plan

Autumn 1

Half Term RE Planning: 2023/24 Year 4 Autumn 1 RE plan
Half Term Planning: 2023/24 Year 4 Autumn 1 Medium Term Plan
Our Humanities topic this term: Stone Age and Map Skills

Autumn 2

Half Term RE Planning: 2023/24 Year 4 Autumn 2 RE plan
Half Term Planning: 2023/24 Year 4 Autumn 2 Medium Term Plan
Our Humanities topic this term: Stone Age and Map Skills

Spring 1

Half Term RE Planning: Celebrating the Mass
Half Term Planning: Y4 MTP Spring 1 2023_24
Our Humanities topic this term: Romans and water – friend or foe?

Spring 2

Half RE Term Planning: Jesus The Saviour
Half Term Planning: Y4 MTP Spring 2
Our Humanities topic this term: Rivers

Summer 1

Half RE Term Planning: RE Plan Sum 1 The Early Christians (2)
Half Term Planning: Y4 MTP Summer 1
Our Humanities topic this term: The Anglo Saxons and Scots

Summer 2

Half RE Term Planning:
Half Term Planning:
Our Humanities topic this term: Whitby and The Anglo Saxons

 

 

 
 

Helping at Home

 

TT Rockstars

In June, all children will complete the statutory Multiplication Tables Check.

To support your child in learning their times tables, we ask that all children play two Garage games on TTRS three times per week.  That is just 18 minutes per week. If children are able to recall multiplication and division facts with ease, they will find other areas of the maths curriculum easier to access (including but not limited to: fractions, ratio and problem solving.)  We will be working hard on learning our times tables in class but the extra practice at home will really help your child to master the curriculum.

TTRS login: TTRS login

Information for parents about the MTC: Information for parents

Multiplication Tables Check simulator:  MTC simulator

Reading

“Research shows that reading for pleasure can promote better health and wellbeing, aids in building social connections and relationships with others and is associated with a range of factors that help increase the chances of social mobility.”

The Reading Agency – https://tinyurl.com/yc6b2x95

 

I love reading and hope that your child does (or soon will) too!  Your child will bring home a reading book matched to their current reading level and it would be great if you could listen to them read as often as possible.  In addition to their school reading book, your child may enjoy reading other materials or enjoy listening to you read to them.  If you need any advice finding books that your child will enjoy, please do speak to me at the end of the school day or by email.  Please ensure that your child brings their reading book and reading record to school every day.  All reading records will be checked on a Wednesday.

 

Spring Term

As Scientists, we have been learning how to use a thermometer and stopwatch to measure accurately.

As artists, we have been learning about Roman mosaics.

As musicians, we have been learning about the importance of the kick drum and how to include it with the rest of the drum kit.

As computer scientists, we have been learning how to insert a picture into a document.

As gymnasts, we have been practising 1, 2, 3 and 4 point balances at different levels.

Autumn Term

As theologians, we have learned how Mary and Joseph trusted in God.

As scientists, we visited the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility to learn about how Leeds is aiming to be waste neutral to help look after our world and protect animals and their habitats.

As mathematicians, we have been working on our fluency in times tables as well as understanding the structure of the times tables.

In PSHE, we have been learning about the key features of democracy and the role of our local council.

As writers, we have written instructions on how to make a model of a Stone Age tool.

As geographers, we have created maps of our local area and we will use these next half term to plan a route to St Mary’s Church.

In technology, we have designed and made a model of a Stone Age tool.

In PE we have choreographed a dance routine focusing on how we can improve our work.

As orators, we enjoyed performing I Was Born In The Stone Age by Michael Rosen before going on to write a poetry review.

As active members of our school community, the competition for a place on School Council was high!  Votes were counted and Year 4 now has three representatives on the School Council.  Well done to all applicants, the time, thought and effort that went in to your campaigns was evident.

As theologians, we have retold the story of Joseph.

As scientists, we have modelled and described the different parts of the digestive system.

As historians, we have been thinking about how settlements have changed over time.

To help us to generate ideas for our writing about Stone Age Camps, we made shelters and tested if they were waterproof!

As historians, we have been thinking about how different living in the Stone Age would have been!

We tested our resilience by using a flint and steel to light a fire. We will use our experience of campfire cooking to support our descriptive writing in English.

As scientists, we have observed over time, how an egg shell changes in different liquids.

We will use our results to reflect on what our enquiry tells us about oral hygiene because the egg represents a tooth and the egg shell represents tooth enamel.

As mathematicians, we have been flexibly partitioning 4 digit numbers.

We used Base 10 to help us see how 4 digit numbers could be partitioned in different ways before representing our findings in part-whole models.  This skill will be useful when undertaking addition and subtraction requiring an exchange and when calculating efficiently.