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Year 4

The Year 4 team is Mr Tolman, Miss Chislett, Mrs Goulding and Mrs Webb.

Autumn Term 2017

In Year 4, we are excited about starting our first IPC unit, “Footprints from the Past”. This looks at the Earth before Man, especially when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, which the children love. This will encompass our History, Geography, Science and Art for the term. We will also investigate how we know about the past and how the fossil records and paleontologists have brought this to light. We are happy to confirm we will be visiting The Oxford Natural History Museum during the first half term to really bring what we are learning in class to life. Not literally!

The children are also enjoying our first English unit based on the book and film, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, by Cressida Cowell. We are looking forward to our Creative Arts week just before the half term. During that week we will be auditioning the children for our Christmas play; the performance will be in early December and all children will have some involvement in this. We value your support in helping them learn lines, making costumes and sourcing props.

On the sporting front, we have Hockey Coaching from Arden School after half term, with an inter-school festival at Arden. This date is still to be confirmed.

We look forward to working with you in partnership this term to achieve every success for Year 4.

Curriculum overview

We started using the International Primary Curriculum in September 2016. You can find more details of it on the Curriculum and Subject pages on the menu to the left. At the beginning of every unit of study we will be sending out a letter to parents that explains the sort of things that are being covered in the unit. Copies of these letters are available from the links below, as well as an overview for this year group.

Year 4 IPC Overview 2017

Footprints from the Past