Curriculum Information

Term: Summer 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 Thursday.

Y4C: Monday and Thursday.

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 6 - Self Discipline (finish)

Islam Week

Topic 7 – New Life

Topic 8 – Building Bridges

Topic 9 - God's People

 

English:

This half term we will be reading ‘The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. The children are very excited as we have already read the sequel 'The Iron Woman'. 

Next half term we will be reading The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Children will infer characters' thoughts, feeling and motives from their actions, explore the plot structure, discuss their opinions and listen to other's. The children will write diary entries, character and setting descriptions, arguments for & against, and monologues. 

 

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 11 - Area of Figures

Chapter 12 - Geometry

Chapter 13 - Position and movement

Chapter 14 - Roman Numerals

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 Electricity! During this topic the children will learn to:

  • identify common appliances that run on electricity
  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  • identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery.
  • recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
  • recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors

Geography: 

During this half term, Year 4 will be learning all about ‘Earthquakes'. They will be exploring how earthquakes occur and the effects they can cause, especially on communities. We will be researching about the earthquake that took place in 1989 alongside the San Andrea Fault, where the North American plate meet the Pacific plate. 

 

History: 

This half term, Year 4 will continue to build on their knowledge about famous empires. Our new topic is part of the HEP scheme called 'Arabia and Islam'. We will learn about the start of Islam religion, how it spread amongst Arabia and the important role Muhammad played. We will build on our learning about the Aksum empire too!

 

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 animation, we will use and then evaluate different software programmes. 

 

PE:

The children will have 1 lesson with Tommy our PE coach and 1 with their class teacher. Our topics will be May police dancing and Tommy will be teaching cricket and athletics.