Year 4

Welcome back to the start of a new year at St. George & St. Martin Catholic Academy. I hope everybody has had a fun-filled, safe and happy summer! We are settling into Year 4 well and I feel very excited about the year ahead with the children. This newsletter will give you more information about what is going on in the classroom and what the children will be learning.

This term is going to run like clockwork in Year 4 because our topic is ’Robots which will be taught through a Creative Curriculum. We began with our Launch Day on Monday 11th September, when we joined in with lots of robot themed activities including art work, paper models, poetry, collage and decorating biscuits.

The children will learn in cross-curricular lessons which will cover all areas of the National Curriculum.

Here is a taster of just some of the things Year 4 will be learning…

In English-

Poetry

Diaries

Newspaper articles

Instructions

Story writing

 

In Maths-

Place Value

Number: Addition and Subtraction

Number: Multiplication and Division

Measurement: Area and Perimeter

Measurement: Time

 

In RE –

A Creation and the story of Abraham

B Jesus teaches us how to pray

C Advent

D Christmas

 

In Topic-

Plan and sequence instructions on a robot for a specific outcome.

Design and make robots incorporating circuits to make a bulb light up.

Position and direction using co-ordinates and mathematical language.

Discover the history behind the creation of robots and how their purposes have developed.

Launch robots into space.

Art– taking inspiration from Eric Joyner and Karl Egenberger.