In Year 4 our topics include Tudors, Romans and Water.
We have designed questions for each topic such as who were the Terrible Tudors, what did the Romans do for us and what is H20?
Much of the work on these topics is cross-curricular, project-based and designed to encourage research and independent learning. For example, in Design Technology the children design and make torches which links to Science work on electric circuits.
Year 4 Trip to the Woodlands Farm on Shooters Hill
In Art they create mosaics, linking in with their Roman topic. They have opportunity to create water colours pictures, use clay to make objects linked to their topics.
The school has learning focused weeks. Last year we had Maths, Science, Healthy Eating and book Week, to name but a few! They children loved them, had a lot of fun and most importantly learnt key skills.
Over and above their weekly music sessions with our Music specialist, some children have a 20 minute music lesson learning to play the ukulele. The children have half an hour's French tuition each week with our French tutor and have regular ICT sessions using either one of the school’s laptops or iPads.
Sometimes the children share in assembly. This is 2 girls leading an assembly on Diwali.
The children have weekly swimming lessons in the Autumn and Spring terms, using a Greenwich coach to get there. They have P.E. twice a week, covering such areas as dance, cricket and rounders. They participate in borough-wide sporting events too, such as the Sportathon, which help to develop valuable team skills as well as a sense of personal achievement.
Year 4 children have multiple opportunities to perform both in front of the school and in front of their families. They perform a dance in the May Day celebrations, sing songs at the Harvest and Easter assemblies and participate in the Junior Christmas Carol Concert at St Thomas’ Church.
Year 4 trips in the past have included a trip to see the Roman remains of a Roman Villa in Lullingstone, Kent, a Tudor workshop at the Heritage Centre in Woolwich and a visit to the Greenwich Ecology Park.
Children in Year 4 are given challenging but attainable targets every half term. In every numeracy and literacy sessions they assess what they have achieved, and if needed take part in catch up sessions to support their learning needs
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Please see the Curriculum tab in the 'Teaching and Learning' section for an overview of this year's learning.
The children use the Bloom's Taxonomy approach to homework, as used in the classroom. It is more stimulating for the children. A half-termly sheet is devised by the class teacher and sent out. Many tasks set are practical. The children select only one activity from each column fortnightly and work across the grid throughout the half term. At the top of the grid are the 'areas of learning': Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analysing, Evaluating and Creating, which are in order of progression. Our aim is for the children to really be inspired by their homework and to achieve their own level, facing challenges where appropriate.
The children also complete a piece of literacy homework each fortnight as well as Maths and spelling homework weekly.
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