Life in Year 4
Welcome to Year 4!
In Year 4, the children build on their knowledge and skills from Year 3 by developing their reading and writing stamina, building their problem-solving skills and becoming increasingly independent. During Year 4, the children will experience three enjoyable and immersive topics: ‘Viva Victoria’, ‘Mother Nature Strikes Back’ and ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. These topics provide a fantastic stimulus for the children which will encourage their curiosity and motivate their learning across the curriculum.
In Literacy, the children will explore model fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts and use these to support their own writing. Reading for pleasure is promoted through regular library visits, carefully chosen key texts and daily story time (‘Love of Books’). In Maths, the children will continue to use concrete apparatus and visual images to support their mathematical understanding, especially when approaching new concepts. Whilst developing their mathematical fluency, they will also have the opportunity to apply their understanding to solve problems and develop their mathematical reasoning skills. Using the framework of the school’s Glebe Keys, our aim is for the children to be confident in their recall of all times tables by the end of Year 4.
The Year 4 curriculum is enhanced through several trips including an immersive role play trip to Preston Manor and a fun day visiting the animals at Drusillas Park. Another memorable opportunity offered to all children in Year 4 is the chance to take part in their first residential trip – a two-night stay at PGL Windmill Hill in the Summer term.
Year 4 is a fantastic year of growth for the children – both academically and personally. The Year 4 team are all looking forward to sharing the journey with them!
Meet the team
- Phase Leader: Alli Godfrey (Year 5 teacher)
- 4 Child Clare Jackson
- 4 Riddell Will Pavely
- Teaching Assistants: Ann Weatherill, Sue Harris and Sue Lee
Spring Term Topic 2019: Mother Nature Strikes Back!
Welcome to the Spring Term! Since returning, we have already fully immersed ourselves in our new topic: Mother Nature Strikes Back!
Our topic for this term will once again provide the children with a stimulating and exciting cross-curricula approach to their learning. The topic is based around the natural hazards and disasters which sometimes occur on our planet, and also the impact these can have on humans and the environment. This is primarily a geography based topic, but it does have links with many other curriculum areas. Please see the topic overview below for more detail.
As we always value your involvement and interest in your child’s learning, if you would like to suggest any activities, events, visitors or places to visit that we could include in your child’s topic, please let us know via a brief note to one of our team or an email to the school office. If you have any relevant artefacts and resources at home, it would be fantastic if we could borrow these for display or use in the classroom.
Mother Nature Strikes Back! Spring Topic Overview 2019
How we teach English and Maths at Glebe Primary School
Please click here for further information on our English curriculum
Please click here for further information on our Maths curriculum
For all other subjects please see our curriculum section on the home page.
Our Year 4 Curriculum Overview