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:

This term our STEAM focus is Maths and we will be answering the question is ‘Can I create, carry out an experiment and present my data in a variety of different ways?’


This term our STEAM focus is  and  We will be answering the following questions:

As our final product, the children will be creating bird baths using 3D modelling materials such as clay. To achieve this outcome, this term we will be learning about the following:

  • Comparing states of matter
  • Investigate the relationship between solids liquids and gases
  • Observe changes in states of matter
  • Understand the water cycle
  • Creating a design brief
  • Exploring 3D modelling skills
  • Develop design ideas
  • Create a prototype
  • Test and evaluate a prototype
  • Create a purposeful and functional final product
  • Test and evaluate a product


Persuasive Writing

In this unit, we will be writing a advert to encourage people to reconsider their purchase of single use plastics. To achieve this, the following will be taught:

  • Use superlatives to exaggerate your points.
  • Include catchy slogans and direct reader address.
  • Include rhetorical questions and direct reader address.
  • Use presentational and organizational features to emphasize specific information.
  • Deliberately select powerful vocabulary to entice the reader.


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

  • add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate 
  • estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation 
  • solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
  • find 1000 more or less than a given number 
  • recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones)
  • order and compare numbers beyond 1000 
  • identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations 
  • round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000 
  • solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers


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

  • To describe how networks physically connect to other networks
  • To recognise how networked devices make up the internet
  • To outline how websites can be shared via the World Wide Web
  • To describe how content can be added and accessed on the World Wide Web
  • To recognise how the content of the WWW is created by people
  • To evaluate the consequences of unreliable content


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

  • how to recognise that habits can have both positive and negative effects on a healthy lifestyle.
  • the benefits of the internet; the importance of balancing time online with other activities.
  • the benefits of sun exposure (Vitamin D and its associated links to wellbeing) and risks of overexposure (sun stroke, permanent irreparable damage to skin, skin cancer); how to keep safe from sun damage and sun/heat stroke.
  • about everyday things that affect feelings and the importance of expressing feelings
  • about how to express feelings in different ways; how to manage and respond to feelings appropriately and proportionately in different situations.
  • to recognise early warning signs about mental health and wellbeing and how to seek support


Using the Charanga music programme, we will focus on the popular music song ‘Mamma Mia’  by  and develop the following skills:

  • Warm Up Games (including vocal warm-ups)
  • Flexible Games (optional extension work)
  • Learn to Sing the Song
  • Play Instruments with the Song
  • Improvise with the Song


This term we will learn vocabulary and sentences related to ‘All around town’. The children will learn to:

  • name some of the major cities of France;
  • identify and say typical amenities to be found in French towns
  • say and order multiples of ten
  • ask and give a simple address in French
  • locate the correct part of a bilingual dictionary to translate from French-English or vice versa


Outdoor P.E.


We will be developing our hockey skills including:

  • I can dribble the ball
  • I can push the ball – long and short.
  • I can pass on the move.
  • I can receive the ball.
  • I can shoot the ball into a goal / target.
  • I can play games like piggy in the middle.

Indoor P.E.

Swimming and Health and Fitness (Lovelace Class only)

Swimming will take place for Lovelace Class from September 16th until the 9th December.

Please ensure children have a swimming costume/trunks, swimming cap, goggles and a towel.

Health and fitness (Ramanujan Class only)

Ramanujan Class will be learning about health and fitness developing their skills in the following areas:

  • Showing  a simple warm up or cool down, explaining why it is important
  • explaining how I feel when active. 
  • explain what my muscles, heart and lungs do during exercise and their importance 
  • explain why 5-a-day is important and exercise to my friends. 
  • perform exercises correctly to develop fitness. 
  • complete a range of activities for a sustained period of time


This term we will consider the question “Do you shape your own destiny?” with a focus on Judaism, Christianity and Islam we will learn to:

  • Explain why Abraham is inspirational for Jewish people
  • Explain why Abraham is inspirational for Christians
  • Explain why Abraham is inspirational for Muslims