Mr Evans, Miss Reed, Mrs Ullyart and Miss Keenaghan.
Our Curriculum – 2020-21
This year we will journey back in time and study how the end of the Roman occupation opened the way for invaders from northern Europe and Ireland. The Anglo-Saxons and Scots, settled the majority of England and Scotland in the years following the Roman withdrawal from Britain. We will use the book Beowulf and others to inspire our writing as well! We will answer such questions such as: Who were the Anglo-Saxons and Scots? Where did they come from? What were their greatest achievements? Who were they succeeded by? We will also see how they influenced our local area and what legacies they left behind.
We will look at these famous invaders and dig down to find out the truth behind the myths and legends. What did they bring? How did they shape our country? What is their lasting legacy? As geographers we will look at where they came from and what attracted them to our shores. As historians we will look at contemporary accounts and archaeological artifacts to take a glimpse into how these Scandinavian invaders really lived.
Our final topic will be a study of a local historical feature. We will study how land use has changed in Yorkshire, paying special attention to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Bretton Hall. Who built the hall? What was it used for originally? How has it's uses changed through the years? Lots of questions which we will answer using our excellent research and amazing presentation skills which we will have developed throughout the year.
Maths: Our main focus throughout the year will be securing place value knowledge, mastering the four operations and sharpening our mental maths and times table knowledge in readiness for the end of year government times table tests. Practising times tables with your child at home is really important and needs to be done weekly.
English: In writing we will focus on sentence structure and securing use of basic punctuation to improve cohesion within our writing. We will look at Finnish folk tales, historical reports and a wide range of literature in order to expose the children to as diverse a selection of texts as possible. They will then use this to write their own tales, poems and reports.
Home learning expectations
The children will be given spellings each week to practice at home and they will be tested on these in school.
It is expeced that year 4 chilldren read every evening and sign their reading record, these will be checked weekly by their class teacher to ensure this.
Home Learning is set every Friday on Seesaw, this will be checked on a Thursday and then re-set each week.
Children are encouraged to be regularly practising their timestables, there are some links to below to help them with this.
In Autumn 2, 4RE have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday. They will have a session with LUFU. 4BR have PE on Wednesday and Thursday and will have a session with Leeds Rhinos
The children should come to school in their PE kits on these days and they will remain in their kits all day.
Links to online support for children in Y4
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcw76sg History resources
https://nrich.maths.org/9413 Maths resources
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/ Resources for all subjects
https://www.ncetm.org.uk/ Maths curriculum and resources
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons.htm Anglo-Saxons resources and links to further reading
https://ttrockstars.com/ Times tables practice
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ Mental maths and times tables practice.