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.

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Year 4 - Ramanujan Class and Lovelace Class

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Ramanujan Class

Class teacher: Mrs Whiting

Learning Assistants: Miss Ritson

Lovelace Class

Class teacher: Mrs Tyrrell and Miss Dale

Learning Assistants: Miss O'Malley



Wider Curriculum

This term, our Wider Curriculum drivers are Art, History and Design Technology. We will be answering the question: How have structures influenced our lives? 
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:
• To 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.
• To explore how armatures are used.
• To use Modroc to build a steady structure.
• To explore Roman architecture.
• To develop and evaluate a prototype.
• To create a purposeful and functional final product.


This term, we will be writing a narrative from the perspective of a character in Hansel and Gretel. To achieve this, the following will be taught:
• Use adjectival phrases (e.g. biting cold wind).
• Use an appropriate choice of noun or pronoun.
• Use fronted adverbials and a comma after a 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.


In Maths, we will be focused on place value. 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 


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.


This term, the focus of our HRE learning is Health and Well-being. 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.
• Understanding that 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.


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 (French) 

This term, we will learn vocabulary and sentences related to “On The Move”. The children will learn about: 
• Transport
• How do you go to school?
• Directions
• I like to move it!
• How do you get to..?
• We all go together


Lovelace class will be working on their Hockey skills, including:
• Keeping possession of the ball.
• Dribbling.
• Travelling with the ball.
• How to pass the ball accurately and with control.
• How to aim the hockey ball towards a target.
• How to tackle safely.
• How to participate in a hockey game.

Swimming will continue for Ramanujan on a Friday morning. 

The children will also be engaging in OAA sessions (Outdoor Adventurous Activities).


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 Term 1 to learn:
• To explain similarities between Jewish, Christian and Muslim beliefs about Abraham.
• To explain why Abraham is an inspirational person for many different faiths.