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Kings Meadow Primary School and Early Years Education Centre

Celebrating Success

Year 4

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.

 

Homework Reminders

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.

 

Curriculum Information

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 ‘That’s All Folks!’ – Exchanging Ideas. It is part of our whole school focus on COMMUNICATION.

The ‘That’s All Folks!’ is a thematic unit based around the history and development of animation and cartoons. It primarily takes in elements of history, art and computing and starts with learning about the beginnings of animation, looking at zoetropes and ­IP books, before moving on to the dawn of the Disney age. Then, the process of animation is explored further, with an opportunity for pupils to exchange their own design ideas and create their own animated films.

 

Curriculum Breadth

The other subjects included in this thematic unit are art, dance, computing, literacy, science, maths and PSHE. Breadth comes, not only from the range of subjects covered, 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 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:

A1

Hi16 Explore the different ways we can find out about the past and how to understand the evidence

Hi19 Use dates and vocabulary relating to the passing of time and sequence event

Hi22 Use sources of information including ICT to find out about events, people and changes

A2

Hi26 Identify how significant events, developments or individuals and groups have influenced the world in the recent and distant past

Hi30 Use and evaluate sources of information, recognising that evidence varies in the extent to which it can be trusted

Hi31 Communicate knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways

 

A1 / A2

Ict25 Use a variety of ICT tools to create, refine and present work in a variety of ways

Ict28 Use features of layout, presentation and organisation in print and on screen

Ict29 Use editing skills for visual effects

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.

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