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.
Key stage 1 and 2 children work in sets which are differentiated according to ability.
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: Classification; solids, liquids and gases; sound and vibrations; digestion teeth and food chains; shadows and reflections.
An awareness of the past is developed through historical investigation and enquiry. This year we will be studying The Romans and The Victorians.
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
RE is concerned with learning about and learning from religions. The main areas of focus have been Christianity and Islam. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Easter workshop at St Mary’s Church.
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.
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 develop planning, designing, making and evaluation skills the children will have the opportunity to plan and create their own replica Roman Shield and to develop their cooking skills as part of our Italy topic!
Lesson activities have been designed to raise children’s self-awareness, financial awareness and develop social skills. As well as being taught as a subject in its own right, PHSE issues are addressed in each class as they arise.
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.