Year 4

The teachers in Year 4 are:

                                       

Magnolia - Miss Choudhury   Laburnum - Mr Regan    Mulberry - Mr Aikulola

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 Medium Term Plan

Welcome to year 4!

Here you can see some of the exciting things we have planned for our year 4 children. Use this section of the website to keep up-to-date with key dates for your diary and also access important documents such as medium term plans, letters, homework and other announcements.

Meet the year 4 team:

  • Laburnum’s class teacher and the Leader of Learning for years 3 and 4 is Mr Regan.
  • Mulberry’s class teacher is Mr Aikulola. Mr Aikulola is a very enthusiastic and passionate member of staff. He has very high expectations of all learners within his class and challenges them to achieve their best.
  • Magnolia’s class teacher is Miss Choudhury. Miss Choudhury is a very committed and dedicated teacher who strives to help children achieve. She also has high expectations of all learners within her class.
  • Supporting the children and teachers are Mr Marinov, Miss Cook and Miss Sadra.

Our learning

Year 4 is an incredibly exciting year as the children move into their second year within the lower key stage two phase. Our focus this year will be to teach the year 4 curriculum in order to ensure that children are working at the expected standard for their age by the end of the 2020/21 academic year. However, we will also be revising some of the key learning within the year 3 curriculum; this will ensure that any gaps within their knowledge concerning year 3 expectations have been closed and that children are fully able to access the learning intended for a year 4 child.

Over the course of the year, children in year 4 will be exposed to a range of fantastic core texts during our English lessons, including: Journey by Aaron Becker, Krindlekrax by Phillip Ridley and S.F Said’s fantastic Varjak Paw. We use these amazing texts in order to expose children to written language of a high quality and as a stimulus for their own written outcomes.

In year 4, we intend to create confident mathematicians who have a solid understanding of place value and are able to adopt a range of strategies when problem solving. By the end of year 4, children will be familiar with formal written methods for all four operations of number and be able to fluently recall times tables up to 12 x 12.

We will also be exploring a range of exciting topics designed to expose our children to the achievements of ancient civilisations such as the Greeks and Romans, as well as exploring the lives of those living in South America and Australia in the present day. This will allow our children to explore the geographical features of such places and discuss a range of socio-economic factors within these settings.

We will begin our year with the topic ‘Ancient Civilisations’. We will be learning about the ancient Greeks and Romans and their impact on the ancient world.  We will also be learning about the impact these civilisations had on the modern world.

During the spring term, out topic is ‘Conservation or Exploitation?’. Our first half term will be spent learning about the rainforests of South America and the impact of deforestation. During our second half term, we will be learning about the disparities between the rich and poor people living in urban Brazil.

Our final topic of the year will be ‘Australia: the wonders of down under’. We will begin our topic by looking at the geographical features of Australia before moving on to learn about the origins of aboriginal art and producing our own pieces.

Music

Year 4 are incredibly fortunate to receive music lessons once per week taught by specialists within the school. Each half term, children will have the opportunity to be take part in either piano or drum lessons. Paul is our resident drum teacher and has worked at the school for many years and our talented teacher, Michael, teaches piano lessons.