The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

WELCOME TO YEAR 4

Autumn Term 2019

Staff

  • Ms Pater - Teacher

Routines

  • Swimming will be on Wednesdays (from 6 May)
  • PE lessons take place on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Reading books are changed on Wednesday (where applicable); Reading Record to be in school for Wednesdays
  • Outdoor learning takes place on Fridays

Trips/special events

  • Sport events - Multisports at St Clement Danes School    
  • Trips -  outing to The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury.

Curriculum overview       

English

  • Spellings - revisit Year 3 rare letter/sound patterns; The /g/ sound spelt ‘gu’; Words ending /təә/ spelt ‘ture’ (creature, furniture); Endings that sound like /əәn/, spelt ‘-tion’, ‘-sion’, ‘-ssion’, ‘-cian’ (invention, comprehen- sion, expression, magician)
  • Prefixes and Suffixes (Prefixes ‘anti-’ and ‘inter’ Suffix ‘-ation’)
  • Homophones scene/seen, male/mail, bawl/ball
  • Apostrophe - Revise contractions from Year 2; Possessive apostrophe with plurals
  • Proofreading - How to use various strategies in proofreading, including using a dictionary
  • Learning and practising spellings. Pupils:
    Learn selected words taught in new knowledge this term.
    Learn words from the Years 3 and 4 word list (Statutory Words)
    Extend the knowledge of spelling strategies and apply to high-frequency and cross-curricular words from the Years 3 and 4 word list


English Units
Poetry  List Poem                                   ‘Alphabet Poem’
Non-chronological report                     ‘Teachers’
Persuasion                                               ‘Should Playstations be in school?’
Quest/Adventure                                   ‘The King of the Birds’

Maths

  • Properties of shape, symmetry
  • Decimal numbers, calculating with decimals
  • Problem solving involving decimals to 2 decimal places
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator; finding fractions of quantities
  • Fractions in the context of measuring
  • Equivalent fractions; ordering and comparing
  • Multiply and divide two and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using a formal written layout
  • Cracking times tables and multiplication recall

Science

Animals in their habitats; Animals and classification

Personal, social, health & economic education (PSHE)

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs; Celebrations

Outdoor Learning (Linked to PSHE and RE Belonging)

  • What it was like to live in Anglo Saxon times?
  • Find geometric patterns around school
  • Music from the rain
  • Using fire pit to toast bread / pitta
  • Roasted vegetables 

History / Geography

Vikings; Climate

Music

Lean on Me - Gospel

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western classical, musical language

Art / Design Technology (DT)

Artist: Goldsworthy, 3D Natural art: Viking longships

French

Songs, numbers to 30, colours, days, classroom commands, animals, I can, months; Habitas;

Mini presentation on ourselves & Fathers’ Day

Religious Education (RE)

Special books and sacred texts; Sacred writings and stories

Physical Education (PE)*/Games

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming

 *Full PE kits need to be in school every day – T-shirts, shorts, leggings/tracksuit bottoms, PE jumper and trainers.  All items of uniform must be labelled.

Computing

Data and information – The Normans

Algorithms and programming – Rainforest

Homework

Dates may vary - Homework Diary will be used to record homework to be completed and given. Homework Wallet must be brought in every day.

  • Monday - My Maths
  • Thursday - Spellings (2-week cycle for same word pattern)
  • Friday - Spag.com/Comprehension

Trips

  • 16 May - Shortenills residential trip (1 night)

Long term plan 

 

Science

Computing

History

Geography

RE

Autumn 1

States of matter

Communication and e safety – Myths and Legends

Romans

Settlement and urbanisation

Belonging

Christian, Hindu and Sikh beliefs and practices

Autumn 2

Electricity

How computers work – Science Fiction

Advent and Christmas around the world

Spring

1

Sound

 

Algorithms and programming - Dragons

Anglo Saxons

Sustainability

Belonging and sharing

Introduction to Sikhism and belonging to a religion

Spring

2

Animals including humans

Data and information – The Normans

The Last Supper

Easter

Summer 1

Animals in their habitats

Communication and e safety – Jaqueline Wilson

Vikings

Climate

Special books and sacred texts

Summer 2

Animals and classification

Algorithms and programming – Rainforest

Sacred writings and stories

 

Music

Art, DT

PSHE

French

PE

Autumn 1

Mamma Mia - Abba

Ancient Romans: Mosaic (printing)

Democracy

Songs, numbers to 30, colours, days, classroom commands, animals, I can, months

Romans

Competitive Games and Swimming

Autumn 2

Christmas play

Torches

The rule of law

Songs, numbers to 30, colours, days, classroom commands, animals, I can, months

The classroom & Christmas

Competitive Games and Dance

Spring

1

Glockenspiel Stage 3 – Music theory and composition

Mondrian (pattern) Anglo Saxon jewellery

 

Mutual respect

Songs, numbers to 30, colours, days, classroom commands, animals, I can, months

Pets

Competitive Games and Gym

Spring

2

Britten, western classical, folk, big band, jazz – Composer study

DT: Healthy lunch

Individual liberty

Songs, numbers to 30, colours, days, classroom commands, animals, I can, months

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Competitive Games and Gym

Summer 1

Lean on Me - Gospel

Artist: Goldsworthy

3D Natural art

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs

Songs, numbers to 30, colours, days, classroom commands, animals, I can, months

Habitats

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming

Summer 2

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western classical, musical language

Viking longships

Celebrations

Songs, numbers to 30, colours, days, classroom commands, animals, I can, months

Mini presentation on ourselves & Fathers’ Day

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming