Curriculum Information

 TERM: Summer

Home Learning:

Literacy home learning is sent out on Monday and is due back on the Thursday.Spellings will be sent home at the beginning of each half term and tested weekly.

Maths home learning is sent out on Thursday and is due back on the following Monday.Every other week children will complete a task on ‘my maths’. They should practise their rapid recall targets on a daily basis. 

Tasks are designed to support the learning taking place in class. Please work with your child to complete the activities, but please don’t do it for them! We encourage the children to try their best, even if they might make mistakes.

 

PE Days: 

Y4M -  Tuesday and Thursday

Y4K - Tuesday and Thursday

Children must have a full PE kit in school everyday. Please make sure all items are labelled.  If your child does not have a PE kit in school they will be given one to wear for the lesson and a letter will be sent home to let you know.

 

 RE:

We follow the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work. Each topic lasts for four weeks. We begin by exploring what each topic means to us before moving on to how it relates to religion and the gospels. During the year we also learn about other faiths. At OLM we focus on Judaism and Islam. This is a brilliant way to teach respect for our community as a whole, regardless of cultures and beliefs. 

 

New Life

This unit will focus on children learning about New Life. Children will be able to make links between the Pentecost story and the Christian belief in the new life of the Easter message through the power of the Holy Spirit. Each of us, by the way we live our lives, the way we treat others and by our words and actions show if we have an attitude of service. We will explore the coming of the Holy Spirit based on Acts 2.

 

 Throughout the year, OLM focuses on different elements of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Each month we look at a different value and discuss what each one means:

September- We are Called to Live as Family and Community

October- Rights and Responsibilities

November- Promotion of Peace

December- No CST- focus on Advent

January- Solidarity

February- An Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

March- The Dignity of the Human Person

April- No CST- focus on Lent

May- The Dignity and Rights of Workers

June- We are Called to Stewardship

July- Recap

 

English:

At OLM we use the Wordsmith teaching scheme, which focuses on a variety of different texts. During Spring term we will focus on:

The Iron Man & Shang Dynasty

 

Grammar includes:

Adjectives, adverbs, verbs, nouns (common and proper), conjunctions (causal & time) possessive and contracted apostrophes, complex sentences (main and subordinate clauses).

 

 

The units will enable the children to explore a variety of text types for example, diary entries, setting descriptions and biographies. Within the units, we will also be following year 4-curriculum grammar, including adjectives, adverbs, verbs, nouns (common and proper), conjunctions (casual and time) possessive and contracted apostrophes, complex sentences (main and subordinate clauses). 

 

Reading

We encourage children to read for pleasure at home and school. Please encourage your child to read for at least 15 minutes a day and spend time discussing the books they are reading and the authors. 

 

Maths:

At OLM we use the Maths No Problem teaching scheme. This scheme focuses on mastery of different mathematical concepts.

This term we will be focusing on:

 

Writing tenths

Writing hundredths

Writing decimals

Comparing and ordering decimals

Making number patterns

Rounding decimals

Writing fractions as decimals

Dividing whole numbers by 10

Dividing whole numbers by 100

Money word problems

Mass volume and length

Area of figures

Geometry

Position and movement

Roman numerals

Pupils should know times tables 1-12 by the end of Year 4

 

Wider Curriculum:

This term we will be exploring...

Science:

Electricity- We will be learning about electrical safety, making circuits, conductors, insulators and electric circuit symbols.

Geography:

Why is London such a cool place to live?

We will be exploring London and its landmarks as well as carrying out map work.

 

Art:

Which famous artists lived here? We will be focussing on painting particularly using ‘Muswell Hill’s Chewing Gum Man’ as our local artist ‘Ben Wilson’ for inspiration.  

 

Computing:

Movement sequence & Esafety

 

PE:

This half term Year 4 will have one lesson taught by our PE coaches, Tommy and Sean.

In their other PE lesson they will be focusing on Curriculum Adventurous Activities for Primary Schools- new PE curriculum which teaches children map skills, orienteering and team work.

 

French:

In Year 4 we have weekly french lessons with Ms Louzanne.

 

Music:

Y4K will be learning how to play to the guitar (Thursday afternoons) and Y4M will be learning to play trumpets and clarinets (Friday afternoons).

 

Special Events:

Thursday 26th April – Y4K’s Guitar concert in the hall at 2:30pm

Monday 11th June – Go Ape School Trip

 

 

Learn at home- click on the links below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z826n39

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zv48q6f

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/index.html