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Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

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Year 4

The Year 4 team is Miss Gee, Mr Melville, and Miss Egginton.

Spring Term 2020

Our shared text in English this term is ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Angela McAllister, which is themed around imaginary settings. In Mathematics, we will be focusing on multiplication & division, fractions and decimals. We will begin our ‘Active Planet' unit, for IPC, in which we will be learning about natural disasters that occur around the world. We will build our understanding about volcano eruptions; how earthquakes and tsunamis happen; and what the impact of these is like on communities. We can’t wait to make exploding volcano models and take part in our ‘Volcanoes & Earthquakes’ drama workshop.

In science, children will be learning about electricity, including keeping safe and learning about circuits and conductors. In Design and Technology, we will be designing our own T-shirts using stencils and linked to PHSE.

During the second half of the term, we are also looking forward to a new Art topic called ‘Pop Art’: We will be learning about famous artists from the ‘Pop Art’ movement and exploring how to create our very own pictures in the style of Roy Lichtenstein.

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

Footprints from the Past

Active Planet