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In Year 4, our Class Teacher is Miss Mallott and our Class Teaching Assistant is Mrs Clough. We work together to ensure the children continue their love for learning across the curriculum within Manor Farm Academy for them to achieve their full potential. This page provides the opportunity for us to share our wonderful learning so we hope you enjoy reading about our time in Year 4.
In Literacy, pupils shall be provided the opportunity to explore a variation of genres through studying ‘high quality’ texts that capture their engagement. In turn, they shall develop incredible ideas to achieve their own writing. This term, we shall focus upon:
- Modal verbs
- Colons to introduce list
- Apostrophes for contractions
Stories from other cultures
- Speech punctuation – mostly accurate (90%) speech punctuation
- Use paragraphs to organise ideas
- Describe settings and characters
- Prepositional phrase
- Creating atmosphere
- Understand expanded noun phrases
- Use prepositional phrases
- Pronoun and possessive pronoun
- Poetry- Form and Style
- Expanded noun phrases
In Mathematics, pupils shall have the opportunity to investigate logical and systematic approaches that aid them to develop a secure and deep knowledge towards mathematical concepts. Through use of the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach, pupils shall be exposed to applying their learning in real-life contexts to equip them to progress securely and confidently to more advanced material. This term, we shall focus upon:
Properties of Shape
- Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes.
- Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to 2 right angles by size.
- Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations.
- Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.
- Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.
- Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by a 100 and dividing tenths by 10.
- Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number.
- Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.
- Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.
- Recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼; ½; ¾.
- Find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths.
- Round decimals with 1 decimal place to the nearest whole number.
- Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to 2 decimal places.
- Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to 2 decimal places.
In Science, pupils shall love the chance to learn through being totally hands-on and finding fascinating facts out for themselves, which is the perfect way to understand the world around them. This term, we shall focus upon:
- Identify common appliances that run on electricity.
- Construct a simple series electrical circuit, entailing identifying and naming its basic parts, such as cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
- Identify the function of a simple series electrical circuit.
- Recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.
Animals, including humans
- Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.
- Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.
- Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.
In Computing, pupils shall transform in to ‘Musicians’ and ‘Software Developers’. We shall focus upon:
We are musicians
- Use one or more programs to edit music.
- Create and develop a musical composition, refining their ideas through reflection and discussion
- Develop collaboration skills.
- Develop an awareness of how their composition can enhance work in other media.
We are software developers
- Develop an educational computer game using selection and repetition.
- Understand and use variables.
- Start to debug computer programs.
- Recognise the importance of user interface design, including consideration of input and output.
In Religious Education, pupils shall be provided the opportunity to gather valuable insights into the diverse beliefs & opinions held by people today. In turn, this shall develop their own understanding of the spiritual, moral, social & cultural questions that surface throughout our lives. We shall focus upon:
- Show how Hindu belief is expressed collectively.
- Understand how Hindu worship and celebration builds a sense of community.
- Know ways in which worship and celebration engage with/affect the natural world, as well as ways in which this relates to beliefs about creation and natural world.
History & Geography
In History and Geography, the pupils shall learn fascinating facts from around the globe. They shall be provided the opportunity to transform into historians and geographers, whilst travelling back in time to Ancient Egypt. We shall focus upon:
- Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the period of Ancient Egypt.
- Note connections, contrasts and trends over time.
- Develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
- Regularly address and devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, as well as significance.
- Locate Egypt on a world map/ Google Earth/ Google Street View in an atlas.
- Use four-figure grid references and a key, build a map to show how to find key landmarks during Ancient Egyptian civilisation.
- Discuss physical geography, being protected and sheltered by desert at two sides and the Mediterranean at the other, including finding The Nile.
- Consider the trade possibilities within Ancient Egypt and its transportation via The Nile.
- Explore the effect that trade had on the Ancient Egyptian civilisation.
Art & Design and Technology
In Art, as well as Design and Technology, pupils shall be provided the opportunity to develop their creativity. To achieve this, they shall be encouraged to develop their ability to ‘think outside the proverbial box’ in order to string two unrelated ideas together in a new way. This shall ensure they create a source of beauty through expression. We shall focus upon:
- Explore and categorise different kinds of textiles into the groups, weaving/ knitting/ sewing.
- Explore simply the skills of sewing, weaving and knitting.
- Design a piece of textile work, which will be made using mixed medium.
- Work from designs to create a piece of textiles work.
Design and Technology- Mechanical Systems
- Generate, develop, model and communicate ideas through discussion through annotated sketches.
- Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials and textiles, according to functional properties and aesthetic qualities.
- Understand and use mechanical systems (gears and pulleys) in their products.
- Consider the views of others to improve their work.
In Music, pupils shall transform into musicians by gaining practice recognizing the connections between sounds and symbols. This shall provide pupils the opportunity to actively participate to develop curiosity, self-control, the capacity to communicate, and cooperativeness. We shall focus upon:
- Talk about the musical dimensions, for example if the song gets louder in the chorus (dynamics).
- Use some of the riﬀs heard in the Challenges in their own improvisations.
- Play simple melody of the song from memory or using notation.
Lean on me
- Talk about the music and the emotions it causes.
- Take it in turns to improvise using three diﬀerent notes.
- Listen to and follow musical instructions from a leader.
At Manor Farm Academy, we feel passionate in providing all pupils the opportunity to gain skills in a variation of real-life contexts to prepare them for the wider world. Our Life SIMS, specifically addresses the needs of children. To achieve this, we support the pupils through providing practical, cognitive, emotional, social and self-management skills for life adjustments. We shall focus upon:
Basic first aid
- Interaction with others.
- How to make a clear and efficient call to emergency services if necessary.
At the heart of all we do, we strive to provide the pupils with a rich and varied curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment. In turn, pupils develop a love for learning, whilst displaying phenomenal perseverance to succeed. We enjoy experiencing the sense of pride our pupils display in the wonderful work they achieve.
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