Class 4 is a mixed year 4 and year 5 class.
In English this term, we will be looking at a variety of difference instructions; extending our knowledge of imperative verbs and accurate writing for others to follow. Following this we will be sharing some poetry and writing different styles of poetry; haikus and acrostic poems. After that will be looking at non-fiction texts and collecting information for reports based our Science work.
In addition, each child will be heard to read every day to support their development. Children will also, if needed, access Rapid Phonics (a phonic intervention programme) and Nessy which is a reading and spelling intervention.
This term, we will look at multiplication and division. Children will revisit multiplication tables to extend their knowledge and ensure understanding and fluency. We will then move on to money and children will learn about money and solve simple problems involving pounds and pence. After that, we will look at tally charts, pictograms and bar charts. We will then move on to look at length and perimeter before starting to look at fractions.
In our wider curriculum, in Science, we will be covering the topics ‘Animals including Humans’ with a particular focus on teeth and ‘Sound’ looking at how it travels and how we hear. Our History focus in ‘How have the Ancient Greeks shaped my world?’; which introduces core knowledge about government, democracy and decision making. History is built using a range of activities including timelines, maps and the use of key terms and dates. This unit looks in depth at one of the city states, Athens to look at the key features of life. After half term we will change focus to Geography and look at the unit ‘What can we discover about Europe?’ looking at key countries, capitals and physical features of Europe. In Computing the children will be looking at coding, using software to create their own animations. Our art this term is based on Myths and Legends and the children will look at artists who have based their artwork on these. They will then create their own picture based on a character from a myth or legend. In DT we will be making paper circuits. In French the children will be learning greetings, counting and saying your name. Our PSHE focus this term is ‘Managing Feelings’ and then ‘Changing and Growing’. Finally, in RE the children will be looking at Easter and specifically what Christians know about Palm Sunday.
P.E. is taught on a Wednesday afternoon. Our topic this half term is gymnastics with our core task called ‘balancing act’. Here the children will develop a sequence of events including travelling, rolling, jumping and balancing. After half term we will have a specialist teacher from Go Well coaching.
Our Class also has a cooking slot, which is on Monday afternoon. The children learn about different foods and nutrition and develop their skills for later life.
External professionals Future Steps are used to deliver occupational therapy to the children and we also follow the handwriting programme ‘Earth’ which was devised by the physiotherapists. This helps to develop fine and gross motor skills and muscle strength. They also have specialist support from a CAMHS key worker to help with emotional regulation.
Mrs van der Gucht, Miss Tomlinson and Mr Chamley
For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.