WELCOME TO CLASS 4B

Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Miss Benyon

Hi, I’m Miss Benyon and I am currently one of the Year 4 teachers (class 4B).
I am part of the music team and can play the piano.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Ms Berla

Hello, I’m Ms Berla,
I’ll be looking after your child’s education for the next
academic year.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mr Jones

Hi, I am Mr Jones and I work as an ETA in 4B. I am a parent of 3 former pupils, and they have all gone on to great careers after their education.

Class 4B curriculum

Spring term

Our topic question this term is

“Our topic this term is ‘Why were the Romans so powerful and what did they do for us?”

The topic will be brought to life with a simulated Roman invasion and year group visit to Murton Park where children will have the opportunity to spend the day as a real life Roman Centurion!  We will use artefacts and historical information to enhance and improve our reading, writing and history skills.

RE

  • Learn about the Christian Family
  • Think about what it means to be part of a Christian family
  • Start our Holy Communion journey
  • Learn about The Mass
  • Make links between actions of beliefs

english

  • Write instructions linking to volcano evacuation
  • Write non-chronological reports (fact file)
  • Create newspaper reports using direct and reported speech
  • Write shape poems that convey an image/sound
  • Learn how to construct a range of sentence types
  • Read and listen to a wide range of styles of text
  • Read and listen to whole books (Romans on the Rampage and Escape from Pompeii)
  • Engage in meaningful discussions in all areas of the curriculum
  • Listen to and learn a wide range of subject specific vocabulary.

PSHE

  • We will focus on ourselves and why it is good to be me.
  • We will be doing this through drama, reflective time in class, whole class discussions and art work.

History

  • Research Boudica
  • Investigate famous Romans
  • Draw comparisons between Roman and modern life

Children will learn about :

  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.

    They will be able to :

    • Investigate and interpret the past
    • Understand chronology
    • Communicate historically
    • Build an overview of world history

    Geography

    • Be looking at Pompeii today and in the past
    • Investigate the cause and impact of volcanic eruptions
    • Locate the world’s countries, with a focus on Europe and countries at risk of natural disaster
    • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography

    Design and Technology

    • Design, make and evaluate a range of Roman products including a range of Roman weapons
    • Select and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks, such as cutting, shaping, joining and finishing, accurately.
    • Gain a greater understanding of health and safety when using tools

    mathematics

    • Find fractions of amounts
    • Add and subtract fractions
    • Identify equivalent fractions and decimals
    • Tell the time using 24 hour, analogue and digital clocks
    • Count from 0 in multiples of 7, 9 and 25 and estimate numbers
    • Solve problems including fractions, decimals and time
    • Continue to develop our knowledge of times table facts up to 12X12
    • Continually recap previous learning through Maths Meetings

    science

    • Be working scientifically to study and investigate states of matter
    • Identify and classify solids, liquids and gasses
    • Perform investigations into melting and freezing
    • Draw conclusions
    • Look at particles and how they behave

    Physical education

    • Complete a unit of work using ‘Dance Mats’
    • Develop and perform routines
    • Explore themes surrounding balance, timing and rhythm

    Computing

    • Cell locations using co-ordinates
    • Different formulas for calculations
    • Different types of data
    • Line graphs to represent data

    Art

    • Use experiences, other subjects across the curriculum and ideas as inspiration for artwork.
    • Use a range of techniques and mediums including pastels, charcoal and 3D materials.

    Music

    • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts
    • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds – echo game

    Homework

    This will be handed out on a Thursday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the following Thursday. 

    Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home on a daily basis and MUST be returned to school every day.  Children can be reading their own independent book from home or class reading area once they have finished the given book and completed a book review.  Children’s independent reading books are changed once a week in school.  Reading records are to be completed each time you listen to your child read at home.

    School Trips

    To support Year 4 with their history topic ‘How did the Battle of Britain change World War 2?’, we have arranged for the children to go to Eden Camp, Malton. Please see Year 4 teachers or Mrs Watt regarding any problems/payment.

    Year 4 Assemblies

    Our class assembly will take place on Thursday 13th June.

    Our Class Blog

    What happens in our class? have a look at all the blog post direct from the classroom. 

    Last Supper Year 4

    The Last Supper is the final meal that Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. The Last Supper is commemorated by Christians especially on Maundy Thursday. The Last Supper provides the scriptural basis for the Eucharist, also known as "Holy...

    The story of Zechariah

    In RE class 4B have been looking at the story of Zechariah. We were focusing on his strong beliefs and the commitment that he made to God. We used an app called iMovie to create a movie trailer for this Bible Story.  

    Bushcraft with Year 4

    Year 4 were on the trail of adventure when they took part in Bush Craft sessions. As part of the sessions organised by Project Sport, pupils made trails for each other to follow, created animal shelters and traps and also learnt how to make safe fires and toast...

    Remembrance Day 2018

    Year 4 pupils attended a moving service of remembrance on Wednesday November 7th in Dewsbury town centre. They planted poppy crosses in the garden of remembrance on Longcauseway and took part in prayers and tributes to the Fallen. The Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor...

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