St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Year 4

About Our Year Group

Welcome to Year 4.  There are two classes: 

Class I - Miss Dineen

Class J - Mrs Whitewood

Support Staff: Mrs Thornton and Mrs Perera

 

Welcome to Year 4!

In the Autumn term our topic work will focus on the Romans. We will be visiting the Roman amphitheatre and Roman gallery in London and will also be spending a day 'being a Roman'! The children will learn about who the Romans were, why they came here and what changes they brought to this country. The work will be completed through class discussion, independent study and research. Our art and D.T work this term will be linked to the topic, including making Roman Coins and creating Roman mosaics. In English and Maths we will be following the topic set out in the National Curriculum (see subject areas for plans). The children will be spending their P.E time improving the important life skill of swimming.

After Christmas our topic focus moves to the Ancient Maya and Mexico. We will have a special Maya visitor and will experience the tastes, sounds and sights of Mexico. Our Art and D.T work this term will be linked to the topic, including making Maya headdresses and death masks as well as creating some traditional Maya chocolate with surprising ingredients. In English the children will be covering the National Curriculum objectives while studying Holes by Louis Sacher and Desert Trip by Barbara Steiner, both set in desert climates but with very contrasting stories. In Maths we will be following the topics set out in the National Curriculum. The children will be splitting their P.E time between liturgical dance and outdoor invasion games. 

Curriculum Overview Y4

 

 

 

M

Bell-time

Numeracy

 

 

P

Assembly

Science

 

 

L

Group reading

Year 5sliteracy/numeracy

 

Year 4s

WIDENING OPPORTUNITIES

(Music with Mr. Foister)

T

Bell-time

Numeracy

 

 

L

Class Assembly

Literacy

 

U

Mrs Balli

Topic 1.10-3.15

 

 

W

Bell-time

Literacy

 

 

A

Singing Assembly

Spelling test

Numeracy

 

N

Mrs Balli

 

I.C.T. & P.E. 1.10-3.15

 

 

Th

P.E./P.S.H.E.

 

Y

Numeracy

 

C

Group reading

Madame Taylor

French & Literacy1.10-3.15

 

F

Bell-time

Times table test

Numeracy

 

 

Literacy

 

H

Mr Cook

 

 

Learning to lead

Golden time