Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Year 4

Welcome to Y4

CREATING A JOURNEY OF SUCCESS

Welcome to the Summer term. This year is just flying past. Our topic this term is Going for Gold and we aim to do just that! We are tranforming our classrooms into Ancient Greece and looking at what the Olympics mean before the Olympic Games begin in Rio.

 Year 4 have PE every Tuesday and Wednesday, although we recommend that PE kits stay in school all week in case we need to make a change.  

 An old shirt or T shirt for art is also required, as we do like to get a bit messy but we want to keep those smart new uniforms as clean as possible! 

Beech Class                    Oak Class

beech tree          oak tree

Curriculum

Our creative curriculum is bespoke to meet our pupils’ needs. Social, moral, spiritual and cultural learning is embedded throughout our curriculum. Our creative curriculum provides memorable experiences and rich opportunities for high-quality learning and wider personal development by focusing on skills for learning. It is a curriculum with overall breadth and balance which provides pupils with their full entitlement.

The Y4 curriculum has been developed to ensure that our pupils benefit from a highly coherent and relevant curriculum which promotes outstanding outcomes. The creative curriculum is planned around units which are designed to begin and end with a ‘WOW’. They provide opportunities for pupils to practice and develop their reading, writing and mathematical skills in a range of challenging circumstances. The links between subjects are strong and explicit.

Please click on the link below for an overview of our current topic.

For an overview of the National Curriculum please click here.

Homework

During the academic year your child will have homework each week.  This is intended to help them consolidate the learning that takes place during lesson time.  It is important then that you allow your children time at home to complete these tasks and where you can talk to your child to ensure they understand the importance of them.

We also have a high regard at school for reading books.  All children have the opportunity to take a reading book home so please ensure that your child reads as much as they can.  One way of ensuring this is to get your child to read aloud to you each evening or on the weekend.

Click here to find out how you can further support your child at home.