Curriculum Information

Term: Spring 2022

 

Home Learning:
There will be 2 pieces of homework set a week.
On Monday we will set a Maths homework due in on Wednesday.
On Thursday we will set an English homework due in for Monday.

Please check Google Classroom for homework instructions.

 

There will be spelling tests on Fridays, we will upload the words for the whole half term on Google Classroom. 

Rapid Recall will happen on Wednesday mornings, a reminder that this is home learning.

Times table tests will also happen on Fridays. 

 

PE Days: 

Y4P: Wednesday and Friday.

Y4C: Monday and Friday.

Please note these days are subject to change but we will always update you. 

Children must wear their full PE kit and trainers on PE days. 

 

 RE:

We follow the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work. Each topic usually 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.

Topic 4 – Community

Topic 5 – Giving and Receiving

Topic 6 – Self Discipline

 

English:

This half term we will be reading ‘The Wolf In The Wolves’ by Neil Gaiman. The book is a contemporary, dark humoured story. It is beautifully illustrated with, collages, photographs and painted images reminiscent of traditional stories.

Our second text will be Libba, written by Laura Veirs. This picture book biography outlines the life of the African American folk singer who composed  the well-known song ‘Freight Train’. These two contrasting texts will provide us with a wealth of writing opportunities.

 

Maths:

This term as well as working on our fluency and times -tables skills, we will be focusing on the following chapters from Maths No Problem:

Chapter 4 - Further multiplication and division

Chapter 5 – Graphs

Chapter 6 – Fractions

Chapter 7 – Time

Chapter 8 – Decimals

We will also continue to work on securing our times-tables knowledge

 

Wider Curriculum:

Science: 

This is a great term for science the children will learning all about Sound! During this topic the children will learn:

Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.

• Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.

• Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.

• Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.

  • Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.

 

Geography: 

During this half term, Year 4 will be learning all about ‘Coastal processes'. Children will learn how coastal landforms are developed, the effects erosion can have and how cliffs are formed. We will specifically be looking at the changes in Britain.  

 

History: 

This half term, Year 4 will continue to build on their knowledge about the Romans, our new topic is 'Roman Britain’. They will learn about how Rome conquered Britain, what life was like during Britain at this time and how the Romans influenced our civilisation.  

Art/DT: 

In DT, we will be learning to make our own instruments. This links in well with our Science topic ‘sound’ and our Music, as we are all learning an instrument. Children will research how to make different types of instruments (e.g. wind, percussion string) and will work towards designing and creating their own using recycled goods.

Computing:

This term will be learning about ‘Word Processing’, this is a very important skill for the children to develop. We will be using different types of texts to help us practice.  

 

PE:

The children will have 1 lesson with Tommy our PE coach and 1 with their class teacher. Our topics will be gymnastics and Tommy will be teaching rugby.