The Grange Primary School

Year 4

Class Teachers

Miss Crowe and Miss Sutherland.

Learning Assistants

Mrs Cherry and Mrs Beaney.

Topics

This year, our planned topics are:

Transition and Autumn Term 1

Land, Sea and Sky

To support our topic, we have the following visits and workshops planned:

  • Barton Waters’ Edge
  • Scunthorpe Mosque

In Maths, we will be focusing on Number, Place Value, Addition and Times Tables.

In English, our focus is ‘There and Back Again’ stories and performance poetry. Our class story is ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo. To support your child in becoming familiar with, ‘There and Back Again’ stories, please read a range of portal stories with them, such as:

  • ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S. Lewis
  • The Magic Key stories
  • ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne
  • ‘Tom’s Midnight Garden’ by Phillipa Pierce
  • ‘Jumanji’ by Chris Van Allsburg.

Our PE day is Wednesday. However, we have a variety of events throughout the term that may require kit. Therefore, PE kit must be brought in on Mondays and kept in school until Fridays in line with school policy.

Barton Waters’ Edge

On Wednesday 4th September, Year 4 went to Barton Waters’ Edge to learn more about rivers, bridges, animals and their habitats ready for their topic on Land, Sea and Sky this half term. There, they sketched the Humber Bridge, observed different animals, explored different habitats and went on a wildlife hunt. The children’s brilliant behaviour was commented on by members of the public, who also enjoyed discussing with the children the purpose of the visit. Since the trip, the Year 4 pupils have been implementing what they discovered into their Science lessons and will continue to apply their learning next half term when they look at rivers in Geography.

Autumn Term 2

Temples, Tombs and Treasures.

To support our topic, we have the following workshops planned:

  • Egyptian Day
  • Electricity Workshop

In Maths, we will be focusing on Subtraction, Measurement, Multiplication, Division, and Times Tables.

In English, our focus is ‘Happily Ever After’ stories. Our class story is, ‘Egyptian Cinderella’ by Shirley Climo. To support your child in becoming familiar with ‘Happily Ever After’ stories, please read a range of fairy tales with them, such as:

  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • The Three Little Pigs

Our PE day is Wednesday.

Spring Term

What is Art?

We will be undertaking the Arts Award as a cohort. To support our topic, we have the following workshop planned:

  • Music workshop run by trainee teachers from Bishop Grosseteste University

In Maths, we will be focusing on Multiplication, Division, Statistics, Fractions and Times Tables.

In English, our focus is ‘Persuasion’, ‘Non-Chronological Report’ and ‘Instruction’ texts. Our class stories will be the plays of William Shakespeare.

Summer Term

Rampaging Romans

To support our topic, we have the following visit planned:

Roman Lincoln

In Maths, we will be focusing on Fractions, Measurement, Geometry and Times Tables.

In English, our focus is a ‘Recount’ text and ‘Defeating the Enemy’ stories. Our class story focus is Roman mythology. To support your child in becoming familiar with mythology, please read a range of myths with them, such as:

  • The Legend of Romulus and Remus
  • Jupiter and the Bee
  • Pluto and the King
  • Greek myths

In PE, we will be going swimming in Summer 2.

11 before 11

Our 11 before 11 experience is watching a film at the cinema.

Parents – how to support your child from home

  • Please help us in supporting your child with the following:
  • Practising times tables through suggested routes on the MTC check letter.
  • Reading 5 times a week and recording these in Home-School links books.
  • Discussing the world around you to improve vocabulary.
  • Completing homework on time (due on Mondays).
  • Ensuring PE kit is in on Monday and left at school until Friday.
  • Ensuring Home-School links books are in every day.