Year 4

Curriculum Overview 2018-2019

Welcome to Year 4!

Class Teacher - Mrs Wilkinson

Teaching Assistant - 

 

I hope you had a fantastic Summer and are excited and ready for a busy term in Year 4.

 

This term our topic is all about our local area. We will be researching the history of the Winter Gardens and The Midland Hotel in Morecambe and learning about Lord Ashton in Lancaster. As part of our topic we will be deciding on improvements that could be made to our local area and what small steps we can make towards achieving it.

 

In RE we will be learning all about the Bible and the stories and the teachings it tells us. The children will learn that the Bible is a story of God's love and concern for us all. They will learn that the Bible is a living book through which God speaks to us and tells us about himself. They will learn that the Bible is one story told through many different books and they will learn about Moses, David and Jonah as well as learning how to find a Bible reference. The children will have a chance to explore how the Bible helps us to pray and experience how God speaks to us in the Bible.

 

In English we will be reading James and the Giant Peach as our class novel and focusing on fairy stories. At the end of the unit we will write our own fairy tales and sharing them with others.

 

Maths will see a focus on times tables and understanding place value and calculations.  Children should know their tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of year 4.

 

 

 

 

Science will see us investigating the digestive system and the purpose of teeth. We will be looking at how to keep ourselves healthy. Year 4 will be taking part in the "I'm a Scientist" project and developing their investigative skills.

 

 

 

 

In Music, we will be learning to play a brass instrument. More details to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

Please ensure your child has a full PE lit in school at all times. No jewellery is to be worn for PE. PE days to be confirmed.

 

 

 

 

Spelling activities will be sent home on a Monday to be completed by Friday.

 

Please read regularly with your child and comment in their reading record. When reading with your child please focus on their understanding of what they have read and discuss any unusual vocabulary.

 

Maths homework will be focussed on timetables and your child has a times table diary to help them learn their tables.

 

Each term a topic homework sheet will be sent home for your child to chose the activities they would like to complete to show what they have learnt about the topic.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries. You can book an appointment to see me at the school office or contact me via e-mail.

 

swilkinson@st-marys-morecambe.lancs.ch.uk