Year 4 enjoy a year full of varied learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom through the provision of a rich curriculum. They grow in confidence as they consolidate their learning from Year 3 and set themselves a strong launch pad for work in upper KS2.
Year 4 Curriculum Map Autumn 2019
Ufton Court Residential (October 2019) Presentation
Early in the year we visit Ufton Court for a one night residential. This trip launches us into our first topic (Anglo Saxons) by letting the children experience life in this period of history. Whilst there we get to explore the herb garden, take part in an Anglo Saxon feast and re-enact an Anglo Saxon – Viking battle.
Pizza Express (October/November 2019)
We will visit Pizza Express and explore safe food preparation, linked to our DT topic. Children will of course get the chance to make their own pizzas!
Bough Beech (March 2020)
We will be visiting the water treatment works at Bough Beech reservoir in March 2020. This links to our science topic (water cycle) and geography topic (rivers).
RHS Wisley (Summer 2020)
Linked to our science topic (Habitats) we go for a day trip to RHS Wisley to explore different habitats. Children get to experience areas like the Mediterranean Garden, Rose Garden and the Wild Garden.
The learning the children are expected to complete at home, has a clear focus on key skills that will not only enable them to make the expected academic progress but also foster those vital skills that they will need beyond their time at school. We therefore expect them to practise their times tables, learn new spellings and read on a weekly basis. A note stating the details for this is sent home on a Monday via the children’s school communication book and the class teacher can be contacted via email or Class Dojo in the event of this being lost and another copy being needed.
Class Dojo is an online resource where parents can connect to the day to day learning. It is a secure environment where we can share photos and videos of what we are doing in school. It is also a rewards system for the children with dojo points being given by teachers and other members of staff. It is used as a way of getting messages from teachers to parents and vice versa.
Mathletics is an online teaching and learning resource. The children can access activities that they choose to support their learning. It is a fun environment which is used in class and as homework. Children can earn certificates as they learn and gain items for their Avatar.
All children need to learn how to keep themselves safe online. Here are some things you can do:
CEOPS is the best place to go if you wish to report something inappropriate on the internet.
ThinkUKnow is where you can play interactive games and learn more about being safe online.
Kidsmart has lots of information about how you can keep yourself safe online.
For more information and help go to our Online Safety page.