Pupils in Year 3 and 4 will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of topics and subjects. To support their learning we will invite visitors into school as well as organising regular school trips.
Attainment will vary according to the age and ability of your child.
Through class and small group work children will study a selection of the following text types throughout the year:
- Non – Fiction: Persuasive Writing, non-chronological reports, instructions, explanations and recounts.
- Fiction and Poetry: Story writing (including fables, myths, stories with a theme), Poetry (including limericks, kennings, haikus and tankas) and play scripts
You will find the Literacy objectives for Years 3 and 4 in the ‘Policies and Downloads’ section of the website.
Under the new curriculum numeracy will be taught within the following the strands.
- Number and place value
- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division
- Geometry (properties of shape)
- Geometry (position and direction)
- Statistics (Additionally for KS2)
Please make sure you visit the Policies and Downloads section under ‘About Us’ where you will find some helpful documents entitled Year 1 Learner, Year 2 Learner etc. These give a good overview of the new numeracy curriculum for each year group.
Experimental and investigative science skills will be developed through the following topics: Electricity, Forces and magnets, Rocks and soils, Animals, including humans, Plants, Living things and their habitats, States of matter, Sound, Light.
An awareness of the past is developed through historical investigation and enquiry. Topics studied in Years 3 and 4 include The Romans, The Anglo Saxons, The Vikings The Victorians and the Egyptians
Children will have access to laptops and iPads to develop a range of computing skills covering; Digital Literacy, Information Technology and Computer Science:
- Games and animation development
- Sorting and splitting – how problems can be solved more easily using algorithms
- Making shapes and navigating mazes using programming
- Computer networking including; using web browsers and search engines safely and effectively
- Introduction to data representation
- Staying safe in a digital world
In Lower Key Stage 2, we study four main religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism. Within the context of these religions, we focus on the following areas:
Beliefs and practices, Sources of wisdom, Symbols and actions, Prayer, worship and reflection, Identity and belonging, Ultimate questions, Human responsibility and values and Justice and fairness.
French speaking and listening skills will be developed through learning simple greetings, colours, numbers, names of objects. The children will learn a selection of songs and stories in French.
Geographical knowledge and skills, including mapping and atlas work, will be developed through looking at a specific region of Europe which will be Italy as well as a region of the UK.
Health and fitness, physical and social skills will be developed through games, gymnastics, dance and athletics.
By working from observation, experience and imagination, skills will be developed using a variety of media and techniques e.g. paint, printing collage, sketches, and photography. Children will study the work of such artists as David Hockney, William Morris and Leonardo Da Vinci.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
To design, make and evaluate purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria and use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.
PSHE and Philosophy for Children (P4C)
P4C lessons give children the chance to raise and discuss philosophical questions and to develop essential speaking and listening skills.
Children will have the opportunity to compose, listen to, evaluate and perform a variety of music. Music lessons include singing, music making with instruments, in particular pitched percussion, basic notation and musical interpretation. Year 4 will all have the opportunity to learn the cello.