Welcome to our Year 4 Class Page
We are Adventurers 2
We have a very exciting year of learning ahead of us. We hope that the following information about our curriculum and routines will help you and your child settle into Oak Class.
Year 4 Teaching Team
Miss Adkins – Class Teacher
Mrs. Graham – Teaching Assistant
Mr. Walker – Trainee Teacher
Physical Education Reminders
P.E kits are required on a Monday (Dance) & Wednesday (P.E.)
During the Autumn term we will be swimming on a Tuesday, please remember full swimming kits.
On a Tuesday the children will be given homework and spellings, the Homework book should be returned to school by Friday. Children should aim to read and learn spellings on a daily basis. The children will have a weekly spelling test on a Monday and a multiplication quiz during the week.
This year at Kings Meadow, in a change to our curriculum, we have developed new themes and learning sequences to inspire our children that ‘LEARNING MEANS THE WORLD’! Information about our new ‘Dimensions’ Curriculum can be found in the Curriculum section of this website. The following information is specific to Year 4.
In Year 4 we are ‘ADVENTURERS’. Through our teaching, and the experiences we offer, this year our children will learn how to become:
BRAVE - I can take responsibility, showing confidence in myself and my contribution to the group.
RESILIENT - I can adapt my ideas as circumstances change.
RISK-TAKERS - I trust my intuition and feeling
PREPARED - I can organise my time and resources, making sure I do the most important tasks first.
Current Curriculum Theme
Our current theme is ‘Law and Order’- Keeping the Peace. It is part of our whole school focus on CONFLICT.
The ‘Law and Order’ is a thematic unit “Law and Order” is a thematic unit, based on the concept of justice, with a key focus on citizenship. Pupils will look at the importance of leadership and the meaning of democracy and its origins, before moving on to how this applies practically in communities, both school-wide, locally and nationally. It finishes by recognising issues of justice, rights and responsibilities in their own setting and the wider world.
The other subjects included in this thematic unit are art, dance, ICT / computing, literacy, maths, music, drama, speaking and listening 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 aroundthe globe, as well as understanding their own place in the worldwide community.
‘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 and the authenticity of end products.
Through elements such as Catalyst Questions, Pupil-Led Activities and Essential Learning Experiences (ELEs), teachers will ensure a greater depth of learning.
In this theme we will cover the following Learning Objectives:
Ci8 Show awareness of issues affecting communities and groups Ci9 Recognise the need to take responsibility for actions
Ci11 Identify and understand why laws are made and how they are applied justly
C12 Recognise the importance of local organisations in providing for the needs of the local community
Ci13 Reflect on how people can take actions, make a positive contribution and have a say in what happens,
both locally and nationally
Ci14 Reflect on the impact of people’s actions on others and the environment
Ci15 Work co-operatively, showing fairness and consideration to others
Ci16 Make decisions, giving consideration to the impact they may have on others
Knowledge Organisers / Curriculum Letter to Parents / Carers
Please download the files below to see our current Knowledge Organiser (WHISK Sheet) and our Curriculum Letter to Parents / Carers. These will provide you with a clear overview of all the subjects and learning that will take place in your child’s current theme.
Our current class novel is ‘The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster’ by Lari Don.
Common Exception Word List
Please keep checking this page for more information, links to useful websites and lots of photographs of our learning.