Welcome to Year 4!

Class Teacher: Mrs Baruah

Teaching Assistant: Elena Fernandez-Corrugedo

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Scroll down to see what learning is happening in class each half term.


Half Term Six


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The struggle for England. Is Spring Bank a sustainable school?

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Key Text

Beowulf/ How to Train Your Dragon

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Memorable Experience/Trip

Viking Day Murton Park York

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Writing Opportunities

Interview, playscript, persuasive leaflet in response to trip

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Science

States of Matter

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Art/DT

Textiles: designing and making a cushion

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History/Geography

Is Spring Bank a sustainable school?

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Maths

Statistics, Shapes and Position.

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Music

Music lessons are planned and delivered by a specialist music teacher.

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Computing

Programming using Purple Mash

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PE

Swimming and athletics

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RE

Sikh Faith - Why at Gurus at the heart of Sikh belief and practice?

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PSHCE including Health Education and RSE

Life changes

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Half Term Five

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

Key Text

Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd Stanton

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

Memorable Experiences/Trips

Weekly allotment visits. Trip to the Yorkshire Museum 20th June.

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

Writing Opportunities

Writing a mini-adventure story. Write an adventure story that includes yourself as the unlikely hero. Double page spread explanation

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

Science

The Digestive System The children will learn about how food is digested and how food chains work.

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

Art & DT

3D clay work Dragon's eyes

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

History & Geography

The Struggle for England Did the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings get along with each other?

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

Maths

Decimals, money, properties of shapes.

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

Computing

Computing The children will spend the full term learning to code using Purple Mash

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

Music

Music lessons are planned and delivered by a specialist music teacher.

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

PE

Swimming (Tuesday) Children will begin weekly lessons at Kirkstall Leisure Centre learning water safety and how to swim using a range of strokes. Rounders Children will learn the skills required in the game of rounders.

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

RE

The Five Pillars of Islam

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

PSHCE including Health Education and RSE

The DATE programme Children will learn about drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

Homework task

The Vikings - You can choose: • Research what the Vikings thought about death. Where do they believe they go when they die? What rituals did they practice? • Make a model of a Viking long house or a Viking long boat. • Research the Vikings and create a poster that contains at least 6 key facts about the Anglo-Saxon to Viking period in Britain. Think about any pictures that could be included.

Learning Focus

The Struggle for England!

Half Term One

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Learning Focus

What did the Ancient Greeks leave behind them? Do they influence the modern world?

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Key Text

‘Who Let the Gods Out?” by Maz Evans Perseus and The Gorgon Medusa

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Memorable Experiences / Trips

Sound Workshop Friday 15th October Woodhouse Ridge with Ranger David Preston

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Writing Opportunities

Writing a chapter to predict events. Retelling stories from a character’s point of view. Newspaper article.

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Science

Sound Children will learn about how sound is made, how it travels, how we hear it and how it can be changed.

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Art & DT

Drawing Drawing figures in the style of Greek vases. Pattern. Scratch art Greek vase. 3D Greek theatre masks

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History & Geography

The Ancient Greeks. How do the Ancient Greeks still influence our modern lives?

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Maths

Place Value - Numbers to 10,000, Rounding to nearest 10/100, Negative numbers, Roman Numerals. Addition and Subtraction – 4-digit numbers.

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Computing

E-safety, email, blogging. The children will use Purple Mash to learn how to use different ways to communicate information. The blog package will be used then throughout the year to showcase the work throughout the curriculum.

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Music

Music lessons are planned and delivered by a specialist music teacher.

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PE

Swimming (Tuesday) Children will begin weekly lessons at Kirkstall Leisure Centre learning water safety and how to swim using a range of strokes. Rugby Children will learn the skills required in tag rugby mini games.

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RE

Important Events The children will learn about how significant events in different religions are remembered and celebrated.

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PSHCE including Health Education and RSE

Friends and Families Children will learn about the characteristics of friendships, family life and how they can change.

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