GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Year 4 - Ramanujan Class and Lovelace Class

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Ramanujan Class

Class teacher: Mrs Chapman

Learning Assistants: Miss Iarova, Mrs Freitag, Mr Beeton

 

Lovelace Class

Class teacher: Miss Loveless

Learning Assistants: Mrs Blakeman and Mrs Hamonda

 

This term:

STEAM 

This term our STEAM focus is Technology and we will be answering the following questions: Can I design and build a structure using my knowledge and understanding of a historical period?   

As our final product, the children will be creating a Roman structure using wire and other materials. To achieve this outcome, this term we will be learning about the following: 

  • Understand the Roman period of time 

  • To describe the life events of Boudicca 

  • To explore the Roman army 

  • To investigate levers 

  • To understand romanisation of Britain  

  • Explore how armatures are used 

  • Use Modroc to build a steady structure   

  • Explore Roman architecture  

  • Develop and evaluate a prototype  

  • Create a purposeful and functional final product 

English 

Narrative Writing 

In this unit, we will be writing a narrative from the perspective of a character in Hansel and Grettle. To achieve this, the following will be taught: 

  • Use adjectival phrases (e.g. biting cold wind).  

  • Use appropriate choice of noun or pronoun.  

  • Use fronted adverbials. Use a comma after fronted adverbial (e.g. Later that day, I heard bad news.).   

  • Use paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme.  

  • Use connecting adverbs to link paragraphs.  

  • Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech  

Maths 

In maths we will be focused on place value specifically learning to: 

  • We will also be learning about area and perimeter as part of multiplicative contexts. 

  • After that, we will be exploring relationships and patterns across the 3-, 6-, 9- and 7-times tables. 

Computing 

In computing we will be learning about creating media. Within this unit the children will develop their skills and knowledge to understand the following objectives: 

  • To identify that sound can be digitally recorded 

  • To use a digital device to record sound 

  • To explain that a digital recording is stored as a file 

  • To explain that audio can be changed through editing  

  • To show that different types of audio can be combined and played together: 

  • To evaluate editing choices made 

HRE 

This term, the focus of our HRE learning is: Health and Wellbeing, the children will learn: 

  • How hygiene routines change during the time of puberty. 

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

  • About growing up alongside older/younger family members 

  • First aid including basic techniques for dealing with common injuries 

  • The word ‘drug’ is an umbrella term for a substance that can change something in a person’s body 

  • Strategies for keeping safe in the local environment or unfamiliar places 

Music  

Using the Charanga music programme, we will focus on Glockenspiel Stage 2 and develop the following skills: 

  • Learning about Pulse  

  • Learning about Rhythm  

  • Playing/ performing 

  • Composition 

MFL 

This term we will learn vocabulary and sentences related to  “on the move” The children will learn:  

  • Transport 

  • How do you go to school 

  • Directions 

  • I like to move it! 

  • How do you get to..? 

  • We all go together 

Lovelace PE 

Netball skills including: 

  • Passing the ball – chest, bounce, overhead. 

  • Catching the ball 

  • Understand footwork and pivot around 

  • Shoot the ball into the net 

  • Attacking skills for playing games 

  • Defending skills for playing game 

 

Swimming 

Swimming will take place for Lovelace Class from November 4th until the 9th December. 

Ramanujan PE 

Netball skills including: 

  • Passing the ball – chest, bounce, overhead. 

  • Catching the ball 

  • Understand footwork and pivot around 

  • Shoot the ball into the net 

  • Attacking skills for playing games 

  • Defending skills for playing game 

 

Badminton Skills including: 

  • I can control the racket and shuttlecock effectively. 

  • I can perform an under arm serve. 

  • I can perform an over arm hit with the racket. 

  • I can perform an under arm hit with the racket. 

  • I can move around the court – lunge. 

  • I can play a singles game. 

RE 

This term in RE assemblies we will consider the question “Who experiences true freedom?” with a focus on Christianity.  

The children will also continue their learning from Autumn term 1 to learn: 

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

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

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