Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Year 4 Ramanujan

Class teacher: Miss Vyas

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STEAM 

Our STEAM focus is Art. The drivers for this term are Art and History. 

Children will design and produce a Viking coin purse with a printed personal monogram. 

During this, we will learn how: 

  • Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings are the most formative period in British history  

  • By the end of the millennium, 1000 AD, the island was divided into the three recognisable countries of England, Scotland and Wales. 

  • People from other societies have been coming to Britain for a long time  

  • The UK consists of those from many backgrounds and places of origin all of which have made their contribution to this country 

To enable children to be successful, we will focus on the following: 

  • Identify key events and changes within a period of history  

  • Take part in a Viking Workshop  

  • Understand the importance of artefacts in deducing information about the past  

  • Explain how the last Anglo-Saxon kings shaped Britain  

  • Compare significance of Anglo-Saxon kings during the Viking invasions  

  • Research and interpret monograms  

  • Explore reflection  

  • Experiment with a range of printing techniques  

  • Explore a range of sewing techniques 

  • Use research to inform my design   

  • Join fabrics together using different techniques 

  • Evaluate own work and those of others   

English- Writing 

Stories from other cultures 

We will be focusing on writing a narrative based on stories from other cultures. To be successful, children will develop their skills and knowledge of applying a variety of literary devices including:  

  • Note-taking 

  • Planning using a story mountain, boxed-up plan and flow chart 

  • Form and use simple past-tense 

  • Select and apply chosen vocabulary to convey atmosphere in a setting description 

  • Use similes to describe a setting 

  • Form and use adverbials 

  • Write in the third person perspective 

  • Use speech to convey atmosphere 

  • Plan and write an alternative resolution and ending 

A recount 

We will be writing a recount based on our workshop outing. Children will use a range of devices to be successful including: 

  • A title 

  • Paragraphs 

  • Introduction (who, what, why, when and where) 

  • Conclusion – summary of the overall experience – feelings and emotions. 

  • Time connectives – On Monday, yesterday, next, after... 

Poetry: 

During the final week, we will focus on developing our knowledge of using a range of poetic devices to write poetry based on our learning of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. 

 

English -Reading 

This term, we will be focusing on Varjak Paw by S.F Said. Varjak Paw is a pampered kitten whose family have lived in the Contessa’s home for generations. One day a mysterious gentleman and two fearsome black cats arrive and Varjak is forced to venture outside the walls and fend for himself in the mean streets below. Luckily the Elder Paw has taught him ‘the Way’, a secret martial art for cats. 

Week 1/2:  

  • Use diagrams to summarise a text 

  • Retrieve specific facts from the text accurately 

  • Use vocabulary to decide whether something is fact or opinion 

  • Identify and retrieve examples of different literary techniques used 

  • Consider specific details to write a summary 

Week 3/4:  

  • Make a prediction using both evidence from the text and personal experience 

  • Retrieve words and phrases that indicate the writer’s point of view 

  • Retrieve key details from a text 

  • Respond to a theme in a text 

  • Make comparisons between characters from how they react to similar situations 

  • Explore an author’s intent when depicting characters 

 

Week 5/6:  

  • Make comparisons by drawing evidence from the text and images 

  • Retrieve and use synonyms to support understanding of texts 

  • Use a process of elimination to answer multiple-choice questions 

  • Draw upon knowledge of text to explore different themes 

  • Summarise a section of a text 

  • Use the text to inspire own ideas 

 

Maths 

Continuing with multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 

Applying place-value knowledge to known additive and multiplicative number facts (scaling facts by 100). 

Times tables 11 and 12 (By the end of Year 4, children should be able to recall all multiplication table facts and related division facts). 

Symmetry in 2D shapes 

  • Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles based on their properties and sizes 

  • Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations 

  • Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry 

  • Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size 

Time 

  • Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12-hour clocks 

  • Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days 

 

Computing 

This term’s focus is on Data Logging. We will learn about: 

  • Answering questions 

  • Data collection 

  • Logging  

  • Analysing data 

  • Data for answers 

  • Answering my question 

HRE 

We will learn:  

Theme – Safeguarding our Relationships 

  1. Learning about why someone may behave differently online, including pretending to be someone they are not. Strategies for recognising risks, harmful content and contact. How to report concerns. How to respond safely and appropriately to adults they may encounter (in all contexts including online) whom they do not know. Where to get advice and report concerns if worried about their own or someone else’s personal safety (including online). 

  1. Recognise different types of physical contact, what is acceptable and unacceptable. Strategies to respond to unwanted physical contact to acknowledge and respect others’ boundaries without question. 

 

Theme – Respecting self and others 

  1. To recognise the importance of self-respect and how this can affect their thoughts about themselves. That everyone, including them, should expect to be treated politely and with respect by others (including when online and/or anonymous) in school and in wider society. Strategies to improve or support courteous, respectful relationships. 

  1. Learn about respecting the differences and similarities between people and recognising what they have in common with others e.g physically, in personality or background. How to discuss and debate topical issues, respect other people’s point of view including those they disagree with. 

 

Music  

Using the Charanga musical  programme, we will focus on the song STOP! by Joanna Mangona and a variety of mixed styles of music to develop the following skills: 

  • To listen and appraise 

  • Play musical games such as ‘Copy Back’ and ‘Find the Pulse’ 

  • Singing and awareness of song 

  • Improvisation including creating our own song 

  • Composition 

  • Performance 

 

MFL 

This term we will explore the topic ‘Family and Friends’. We will learn: 

  • to identify family members. 

  • vocabulary about pets and use gestures to help us to remember. 

  • songs to help with pronunciation and learning of vocabulary. 

  • to use a range of vocabulary including ‘il’ and ‘elle’ for ‘he’ and ‘she’ to create different sentences. 

  • to use French pronunciation of the alphabet to spell words. 

  • how to make new sentences about homes by substituting different vocabulary. 

PE 

Health and Fitness 

We will be taking part in a variety of fitness activities including circuits to keep us fit and healthy, whilst understanding the importance of fitness and its impact upon our bodies. 

This term, we will learn: 

  • To show a simple warm up or cool down and explain why it is important 

  • To explain how I feel when active.  

  • To explain what my muscles, heart and lungs do during exercise and their importance  

  • To explain why 5-a-day is important and exercise to my friends.  

  • To perform exercises correctly to develop fitness. 

  • To complete a range of activities for a sustained period of time 

Dance 

The children will be having Tudor Hall come in to teach them Dance. They will be looking at choreography based around a theme, looking at levels, movement, formation and travel. 

RE 

This term’s big question is: Is it always wrong to lie? 

In our RE lessons and assemblies this term we will explore the following: 

  • Is it always easy to be honest? 

  • Explain secular beliefs about the Plagues of Egypt 

  • How does privacy keep us safe? 

  • Compare the beliefs of the Abrahamic religions around the Plagues of Egypt 

  • Do lies always have consequences? 

  • Understand that sacred texts can be interpreted literally or non-literally 

 

Our PE days this term: Monday and Wednesday

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