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Year 4 - Ramanujan Class

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Ramanujan Class

Class teacher: Miss McGibbon

Learning Assistant: Miss Purbrick

 

This term:

In Year 4, we deliver the National Curriculum as well as following the whole school STEAM curriculum.

This term our STEAM focus is Technology and we will be answering the question is ‘Can I design and build a structure using my knowledge and understanding of historical periods?’

Through our project, the children will use their knowledge of forces and different mechanisms to create a Roman building containing an armature and a catapult. We will learn why the Roman army was successful, how the Roman Empire grew over time and how it changed Britain.

 Curriculum 

STEAM  

This term our STEAM focus is History and Technology, and we will be answering the question ‘can I design and build a structure using my knowledge and understanding of historical periods?’ 

Through our project, the children will use their knowledge of forces and different mechanisms to create a Roman building containing an armature and a catapult. We will learn why the Roman army was successful, how the Roman Empire grew over time and how it changed Britain.

Maths 

Composition and calculation:  We will focus on representing numbers using a range of methods to demonstrate the place value of 1000 and four-digit numbers.  

We will learn to round numbers to simplify calculations or indicate approximate sizes. 

We will also focus on area and perimeter. 

Writing 

Narrative based on an animated story. 

A diary entry linked to STEAM. 

Computing 

This term’s focus is on audio.  We will look at digital recording, recording sounds, creating podcasts, editing digital recordings, combining audio and valuating podcasts.  

HRE 

We will learn:  

  • How hygiene routines change during the time of puberty, the importance of keeping clean and how to maintain personal hygiene. 

  • Where to get more information, help and advice about growing and changing. 

  • About growing up alongside older/younger family members; those rules and boundaries look different for different age group. Strategies to manage transitions between classes and key stages. 

  • About what is meant by first aid; basic techniques for dealing with common injuries. How to respond and react in an emergency situation. How to dial 999 and what to say. 

  • That the word ‘drug’ is an umbrella term (including medicines and alcohol) for a substance that can change something in a person’s body; that doctors have different methods for administering medicines, e.g. tablets, solutions, IV. About why people choose to use or not use drugs (including nicotine, alcohol and medicines) 

  • About the mixed messages in the media about drugs, including alcohol and smoking/vaping. About the organisations that can support people concerning alcohol, tobacco and nicotine or other drug use; people they can talk to if they have concerns. 

Music 

This unit is focused on learning to play the glockenspiel using a music learning platform named Charanga. 

MFL 

We will learn the terminology for different buildings and places in French.  We will learn how to greet each other in French, how to exchange names, how to exchange ages, how to discuss different actions, classroom instructions and ‘my body’. 

PE 

OAA: We will focus using indoor space to take part in a variety of fun games and activities. 

Hockey: We will learn skills such as: dribbling, short passes, long passes, shooting, attacking and defending in preparation for a game of hockey.  

RE 

This term we will: 

  • explain differences between Jewish, Christian and Muslim beliefs about Abraham. 

  • explain similarities between Jewish, Christian and Muslim beliefs about Abraham. 

  • explain why Abraham is an inspirational person for many different faiths.