Year 4 Curriculum Overviews

Welcome to Morpurgo Class

In Year 4, we continue our exciting journey through KS2. It is a time when children can grow and develop their skills and also show more responsibility within the class and across the whole school. There are many opportunities for each child to grow in their knowledge and understanding of the world and their own personal development.

Staff
Mr Pryce and Mrs Oliver are the class teachers; the year 4 team is supported by Miss Madge and Mrs Phipps. If you have any questions do ask, we want to work in partnership to enable our children to make great progress.

Curriculum
We have a great selection of exciting topics to look at in Year 4. Please look on the term topic web for details and also the long term map for an overview of the year. Some of our topics include; The Romans, Rivers, Ancient Greece and London.

Reading
Reading is a key skill for children, it will enable them not only to get pleasure from reading books they enjoy but will unlock learning in all areas of the curriculum.
It is really important for your child to continue reading regularly at home, regardless of their reading ability. During a shared reading time you and your child can discuss new vocabulary, ask questions about the text and think about the characters feelings and motives. We love hearing your children read in school which takes place daily/weekly/fortnightly depending on the needs of your child. We write comments in their reading record, and enjoy seeing your comments too.

Spellings
Each week we use SpellingShed to set games for your child to practise spelling patterns and rules that have been taught in school. Your child will have informal tests in school to apply over their knowledge of that week as well as visit previous spelling teaching. This encourages them to learn and practise these patterns for long-term understanding and retain this vital knowledge. They can revisit previously set games too on SpellingShed. We are striving for children to become confident spellers who apply their knowledge in to all areas of writing.

Mathematics Homework
Times table challenges, that are suited to your child, are completed on a Friday; therefore, they should be practising regularly to help improve their recall speed - this really helps them with so many areas in maths. We also be send out maths homework every week via Google Classroom that are questions based around the previous teaching; this homework gives you and your child an opportunity to practise and share the strategies that they are learning within school.

Learning Log
Details about learning log homework are sent out each term with activities linked to the topic focus of that term; these never fail to amaze us as the creativity often shines through.

Trips, Visitors and Residential
One of the highlights in Morpurgo Class is the overnight residential trip to Everdon Outdoor centre. This is a great time for the children to learn different skills in an outdoor environment.
We also have a great time visiting a local river to carry out investigations as part of our river study..

Daily Organisation
The children need to bring a water bottle into school every day; this should be filled with water only. Even during the colder months, it is important that the children keep hydrated throughout the day. A healthy snack can be brought into school to be eaten at break time. They should wear their PE kit to school on PE days.

We look forward to all of the opportunities through Year 4, seeing each child make progress academically and grow in their character and personality.

 

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Braunston CE Primary School, Barby Road, Braunston, Northamptonshire, NN11 7HF, Tel: 01788 890494

hours

 

Doors open at 08:50 Monday to Friday, end of School is at 3:15 each day but check News & Dates for changes!

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