Headteacher: Mrs J Boylan
Our Teachers is: Mr N Smith
Support Assistants are Mrs R Ditta and Miss L Black
Year 4 is within the lower Key Stage 2 phase at Savile Park. In Year 4 the children continue their exciting learning journey where collaborative discovery is at the heart of our day to day activities and all children are encouraged to take appropriate risks.
Learning is based around a thematic curriculum where personalised child-led activities are central to our vision. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their own questions and enquiries as well as finding the answers to these through collaborative learning challenges across the curriculum. Each day all children are given the opportunity to Review & Reflect’ on their learning journey, utilising what they have learnt in different contexts – in order to gain a deeper understanding and a real purpose for learning. .
Every classroom is stimulating, encouraging and vibrant; from interactive displays to working walls, all classrooms are organised so that children can learn in a variety of ways and celebrate success. There are relevant areas of provision and resources that support and develop the children’s skills and knowledge across the curriculum. The flexible timetables is a balanced between supported group work, collaborative learning and independent discovery time.
By the end of Year 4 we envisage the children to be resilient, resourceful learners who welcome challenges and regularly reflect on achievements and discoveries they have made. Happy, inquisitive learners, who question, challenge and seek out new knowledge at every available opportunity is our desired outcome.
Numeracy & Literacy, Friday:
PE: Tuesdays and Friday
Reading: Reading at least 3 times per week
Spellings: Spelling test every Friday
As historians and geographers we are developing a knowledge of where the Roman Empire began and developing research skills to find out about Julius Caesar and what a Roman Soldier wore and why. We will also look at the Roman invasion of Britain and gain a better chronological understanding of the Romans.
As historians and geographers we are developing a knowledge of where the Roman Empire began and develop research skills to find out about Julius Caesar and what a Roman Soldier wore and why. We are also looking at the Roman invasion of Britain and gain a better chronological understanding of the Romans.
As artists and designers we are continuing to work on our skills and create aboriginal artwork. We will also look at sculpture and painting.
We made topic booklets on all the research from our arctic topic.
Little Red Riding Hood
We read Little Red Riding Hood and then planned to write a mixed up version. We boxed-up the original story, created story maps and acted out our new version.
Kookaburras have created a painting with perspective. They used water colour paints to paint stripes and then added a digital image onto the painting. This created an illusion of falling down a long tunnel.
My Wish – children had to think about the things in their life and how much they mean to them.
Remembrance Day – cross curriculum art and literacy.
Shang Dynasty – looking at the key events that led to the Shang Dynasty in ancient China. Also looking at the way people lived in different times during the Shang Dynasty and what artefacts tell us. We will look at the physical features of ancient China and how this has changed over time.