Class 4T curriculum
As theologians we will :
- Look at the different Bible stories and the meanings that they have for Christians.
- Discuss how the meanings of different Bible stories can form beliefs for Christians
- Explore what trust is and what it means to us.
- Look at how we can trust in God and why this can sometimes be a hard thing to do.
As writers and communicators we will :
- Base our writing around ‘Varjak Paw’ and ‘Children in Winter.’
- Write for a range of purposes and audiences.
- Write in the role of a character, inferring their thoughts and feelings using evidence from the text.
- Write a setting description using what we have learnt in the book.
- Be able to answer comprehension questions about the books.
- Gather facts and information and use these to create a non-chronological report.
- Empathise with the different characters we come across.
- Recap on the fundamental skills of writing such as punctuation, capital letters and word classes.
As caring citizens we will:
- Explore self-esteem through recognising our personal qualities and individuality.
- We will look at setting goals for ourselves and how we can achieve these.
- We will also learn strategies to help us manage when there are set-backs.
As geographers we will :
- Learn where the UK is located in the world.
- Be able to name some of the countries and cities in the UK.
- Locate key features in the UK such as hills and rivers.
- Explore and research how the UK has developed over time.
- Be able to use maps, recognising map symbols.
As designers we will:
- Evaluate existing products for their audience and purpose.
- Create a range of different switches.
- Learn how to create simple circuits and be able to find faults in them.
- Create our own plan for a product with an intended purpose and audience.
- Create our own illuminated sign.
As historians we will :
- 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.
As mathematicians we will :
- Revise our basic skills and place value; focusing on 4-digit numbers. Problem solving will be ongoing throughout the term.
- Revise all four operations and be able to add and subtract 4-digit numbers.
- Revise all four operations and solve problems involving measure (e.g. length, mass, volume, money) using decimal notation including scaling.
- Revise our times tables; this will be a focus throughout the year.
- Interpret and present data.
As scientists we will :
- Identify that animals need the correct nutrition. We will describe the way food and water move within animals.
- We will describe simple functions of our digestive system.
- We will identify different types of teeth and learn their functions.
- Use and produce food chains to show the flow of energy.
- Learn about different components in an electrical circuit and explore how to safely put am electric circuit together.
- Work scientifically to set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
As athletes we will :
- Learn the key components of gymnastics
- Create a preform our own gymnastic routines.
- Learn the rules and skills needed for tag rugby.
We will :
- Consider our online profile and how to keep safe online.
- Consider the effects of plagiarism.
- Ident6ify the positive and negative
influences of technology on health.
- Learn how to search effectively.
As artists we will:
- Be focusing on the work of Henry Matisse and Francis Bacon.
- Explore how African prints are made and design our own
- Explore the method of collage and create our own using inspiration from different artists.
Exploring a classic Pop song we will :
- Learn the different parts of the song and learn some instrumental parts to play alongside it.
- Explore the differences and similarities between Pop songs from different years.
- Explore different ways to find the pitch and move to the rhythm of music.
- Use instruments to accompany the song and there will be multiple performance opportunities.
Homework – This will be handed out on a Monday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the Friday.
Reading – 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.
As we are unable to have a Welcome Evening this year, if you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s class teacher via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the school office and arranging a telephone appointment.
Physical Education (P.E.) – is on Monday and Friday, so children must ensure their P.E. kits are worn to School on these days.
The St Paulinus P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt with the school logo, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps. As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a school PE hoodie or jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months. Children must come to school in their PE kits on their PE days and will stay in their PE kits throughout the day.
In addition, the only jewellery permitted in school is a pair of plain small stud earrings. If your child has pierced ears, then they need to remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.
Please note that staff are not able to remove earrings, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons.
Long hair must be tied back.
Please ensure your child wears their PE kit on their PE days. If your child does not come to school in their P.E. kit, you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week. All P.E. kit and School uniform must be labelled clearly with your child’s name. If it becomes lost, it can then be easily returned to the rightful owner.
Swimming – normally takes place on Friday mornings but due to the current situation children will not be going swimming this half term. We will send a letter to parents as soon as we are informed that lessons will recommence.
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