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Kings Meadow Primary School and Early Years Education Centre

Celebrating Success

Year 4

World Book Day

As we continue with our learning through this term, the following information will be useful.

Your class teaching team is

Miss Adkins – Class teacher

Mrs Lightfoot – Teaching Assistant

Mr Walker - Teaching Assistant



You will need to remember to bring your  Dance kit on a Monday and your P.E. Kit on a Wednesday.    

On Tuesday you will be given homework and spellings, it should be returned to school by Friday.  You should aim to read and learn your spellings on a daily basis.  You will have a weekly spelling and multiplication quiz.

This is our theme overview for this year

At Kings Meadow ‘LEARNING MEANS THE WORLD’ and we are ‘ADVENTURERS’.  Throughout this year we will learn how to become


I can take responsibility, showing confidence in myself and my contribution to the group.


I can adapt my ideas as circumstances change.


We will also learn how to support our learning by being


I trust my intuition and feeling


I can organise my time and resources, making sure I do the most important tasks first.


Cry Freedom

“Cry Freedom” is a thematic unit based around slavery. It looks at the history and origins of slavery around the world, before moving on to learning about some key ­figures involved in the abolition of slavery. Pupils will also learn about modern-day slavery, including child labour.

Curriculum Breadth

The other subjects included in this thematic unit are geography, art, dance, literacy, science, music and PSHE. Breadth comes, not only from the range of subjects offered, but also from their careful

integration, leading to more connected thinking. Global Dimensions help pupils develop a wider

perspective and understand the links between their own lives and those of people around the globe, as well as understanding their own place in the worldwide community.

Curriculum Depth

Learning Means the World puts great emphasis on curriculum depth. We focus on common attributes that ensure provision of a deep curriculum and use them to underpin our thematic units. We consider these to be:- meaning and relevance; cohesion; opportunities for inquiry; development of critical, creative and high order thinking skills; integration of subjects; provision of access to information from a range of sources and viewpoints; authenticity of end products.

Through elements such as Catalyst Questions, Pupil-Led Activities and Essential

Learning Experiences (ELEs), teachers can thus ensure a greater depth of learning.

In this theme we will cover the following Learning Objectives


Hi23 Ask and answer a variety of perceptive historical question

Hi24 Investigate the characteristic features of, and changes within, periods of history that were of global significance

Hi25 Identify the impact of the movement and settlement of people in di­fferent periods of history Hi26 Identify how significant events, developments or individuals and groups have influenced the world in the recent and distant past

Hi28 Place events, people and changes into correct periods of time on a timeline

Hi29 Use dates and vocabulary relating to the passing of time, including AD/BC

Hi31 Communicate knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways

 Ge35 Identify where significant places are located in the wider world

Ge38 Use appropriate geographical vocabulary in communicating findings

Ge40 Describe, compare and oth­er reasons for their views

 Ge41 Interpret information from di­fferent types of atlases, globes, maps and plans at a range of scales



This is our WHISK SHEET (Knowledge Organiser) – a summary of our learning for this theme

In English we will be studying ...