Welcome to Year 4
Mrs Fry and Miss Ingram are our Year 4 teachers.
Mrs Lethbridge and Mrs Rutherford are our Year 4 Teaching Assistants and Mrs Stevens is our Learning Mentor (LAPS Team).
Home Learning is provided and to be returned via your child’s Google Classroom. If you need to contact the team please email: Y4@gomerjuniorschool.co.uk
Curriculum Overview for the year:Year-4-curriculum-overview-2020-2021
Summer Term 2021
The Year 4 team is excited for a fun filled Summer Term.
In Literacy, we will be further exploring genres of fiction and non-fiction writing. The children will be developing their persuasive writing skills, writing newspaper reports and creating their own play scripts. We will continue reading our gReaders (The Railway Children and Five Children and It) and enjoy The BFG in our Guided Reading lessons.
In Maths this term we will be continuing with fractions and learning about decimals. We will also be covering our next unit of measure topic (money) as well as exploring geometry and statistics. There will be some time dedicated to recapping and consolidating skills learnt in maths throughout Year 4.
Children will be encouraged to continue their fantastic practise, both at home and school, on Times Table Rockstars and Hit the Button.
Science this term sees us exploring sound and electricity. This will link closely with our gSTEM and computing as we use programming to create our own musical greeting cards and explore renewable and non-renewable energy.
To conclude our Gosport Now and Then project we will explore local connections to Victorian history and pupils will experience a day in the Victorian classroom. Then, Geography, Design Technology and Languages will become intertwined this term as we move on to our Europe topic.
PE this term is full of adventure as we continue to make use of our wonderful school grounds to enjoy outdoor orienteering activities. These activities promote team building, problem solving and navigation skills as well as being a good way for children to develop self confidence. We are also excited to be attending swimming lessons at Brune Park swimming pool – so get you swimmers ready!
In Art, we will be learning about famous Spanish artists and the work they created. We wonder who will inspire us most in creating our own pieces of art this term!
We will continue to celebrate our mistakes and develop our growth mindset this term, with a continued focus on wellbeing. In line with our PDL and RSE curriculum, we will be discussing loss and bereavement and how we can support and help those experiencing it. We will also continue to learn about our diverse society, including different families. The story of King and King by Linda de Hann and Stern Nijland will be read and used as a discussion point so that we can develop our understanding of what marriage and civil partnerships are. The Flower by John Light and A Crayon’s story by Michael Hall will be used to introduce discussion on why people sometimes don’t speak up and feel proud of who they are and to build an understanding of what stereotypes are and why self respect is so important for our own happiness.
This term will also include an introduction to growing up and changing bodies. We will discuss the changes we go through when going from being a child to an adult (puberty). This unit will focus on recognising that change is a natural part of growing up. We will discuss physical changes, how these differ for boys and girls and learn the scientific vocabulary to enable these discussions. Please ask Miss Ingram or Mrs Fry if you would like to see resources or plans for these lessons.
The Year 4 team are really looking forward to another fun filled term. If you have any questions or other enquiries relating to any of the above then please do not hesitate to arrange a telephone appointment with either Miss Ingram or Mrs Fry.
Spring Term 2021
Happy New Year!
We hope you all had a safe and happy break. The Year 4 team is excited for all that we have going on this Spring Term.
In Literacy, we will be developing our descriptive language and use of higher level vocabulary through story writing, creating our very own adventure texts! We will then explore and have a go at creating some emotive narrative poetry.
In Art, we will be using pastels, learning different techniques such as blending and layering. Using these techniques as well as drawing using charcoals, children will create scenes and characters for their adventure stories.
In Maths this term we will be covering our second topic on Measure, this time focusing on Length and Perimeter. We will also be exploring Fractions and Decimals as well as maintaining a strong focus on multiplication and division. The children are making fantastic use of TImes Table Rockstars and have developed some healthy competition which will be great for the new tournament running from the 4th January up until February half term. Keep up the good practise everyone!
We will be concluding our Living Things Science topic this term, linking what we have learned so far with a couple of gSTEM projects – including The Ultimate STEM Challenge which will encourage children to think about the impacts humans have on the environment. Following this unit of work the children will carry out various experiments and investigations to learn about changing states of matter.
Geography and History come together in our Local History Project this term where we will learn about Gosport and it’s rich history. Children will locate Gosport on a map and locate countries and cities around it. They will explore key landmarks and look at how Gosport has changed through the years. They will consider key events and how they have impacted on life in Gosport today. Children will then get a chance to show off what they have learnt by creating a Local History Presentation in their computing lessons.
PE this term is full of adventure as we make use of our wonderful school grounds to enjoy outdoor orienteering activities. These activities promote team building, problem solving and navigation skills as well as being a good way for children to develop self confidence.
PSHE this term will see us celebrating our mistakes and developing our growth mindset so that we can recognise our own strengths. We will continue to discuss our emotions and the importance of relaxation and looking after our mental health including learning about loss and bereavement and how we can support and help those experiencing it. We will also continue to learn about our diverse society, including different families. The story of King and King by Linda de Hann and Stern Nijland will be read and used as a discussion point so that we can develop our understanding of what marriage and civil partnerships are. This links in with our RE topic for this term that looks at Mahashivaratri (devotion).
The Year 4 team are really looking forward to another fun filled term. If you have any questions or other enquiries relating to any of the above then please do not hesitate to arrange an appointment with either Miss Ingram or Mrs Fry.
Autumn Term 2020
It is great to be back! The Year 4 team are excited to be back at school and are looking forward to the exciting year of learning ahead.
In Literacy this term we will be using our science learning about the digestive system to write our own explanation texts. We will then have fun creating our own poems around the theme of healthy eating. We will then get to combine our computing and performance skills in our first multimedia task.
There will be a deep focus on understanding and recollection of the times tables facts in Year 4, all the way up to 12X12. We will be implementing regular practice in class and using Times Table Rockstars to enjoy practice at home through class tournaments. Our first one is already underway and will run until the 23rd of October. Which class will be victorious?
In maths this term we will be building upon our place value knowledge, identifying and representing numbers in a variety of ways. We will develop further understanding of addition and subtraction. Our topic this term is the Romans so we will also be learning about Roman Numerals.
During our Romans topic we will be learning about the Roman invasion of Britain. Where it all began, why the Romans invaded Britain, what changes they brought with them and how the Roman army helped Rome expand. We will have a chance to show off what we have learnt in Literacy when we write all about the Romans in our Non Chronological Reports.
In art we will be practising weaving, making mosaics and designing our own Roman shields. In gSTEM this term, the children will be designing Roman army inspired catapults. For our other gSTEM unit this term we will be thinking about climate change and the importance of renewable energy.
In PE we will be building our endurance with running games and the Gomer Mile. We will complete the beep test early on in the unit and again at the end so we can see how we have improved our fitness!
The Year 4 team are really looking forward to what will be a busy but enjoyable year of learning. If there are any concerns or questions relating to any of the above then please do not hesitate to arrange an appointment with either Miss Ingram or Mrs Fry
Below is an overview of each term. For more detailed information regarding subject areas, please click here.