Elliston (Year 4)

Class teacher: Mrs Jameson
Supported by: Mrs Nash

Elliston Timetable

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00-9:30Early Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkSpellings and Maths tests
9:30-10:30MathsMathsMathsMathsScience
10:30-10:50PlaytimePlaytimePlaytimePlaytimePlaytime
10:50-12:15LiteracyLiteracyLiteracyLiteracyArt
12:15-1:15LunchtimeLunchtimeLunchtimeLunchtimeLunchtime
1:15-2.30TopicSwimmingFrenchOutdoor PEPSHE/Music
2.30-3:00Collective WorshipCircle TimeCollective WorshipCollective Worship2:15 Celebration Assembly

 

Our Topics for This Term:

Early Morning Work
For the first half-an-hour of the day, Year Four focus on developing key skills in Literacy and Numeracy. The children work through a daily maths task to improve their mental agility. They will then complete a handwriting task based on spellings, grammar or presentation, or a reading comprehension task. Children will also be heard read once every other week during this time.

Literacy
Literacy is taught daily from Monday to Thursday and develops reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Literacy units are usually taught over a two week period. The children have the opportunity to learn about different texts and are encouraged to develop their own creativity and style. In Literacy the children are taught key spellings, punctuation and grammar to help support their accuracy in reading and writing.

This term, Elliston Class will cover the following:

  • Non Fiction: Recounts
  • Fiction: Myths

Maths
Maths is taught daily from Monday to Thursday and the units covered are usually one week in length. The children build on their previous knowledge to extend their understanding in different aspects of mathematics and apply their knowledge when solving mathematical problems and puzzles. Elliston class will cover the following units this term:

  • Place Value
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication

Science
Our Science topic for this term is ‘Electricity’. The children will develop their scientific knowledge, skills and understanding by:

  • Discussing different appliances that run on electricity
  • Identifying the components of a series circuit
  • Describing the symbols used to represent the electrical components
  • Explaining the function of a switch in a circuit
  • Constructing a series circuit
  • Exploring what the terms insulator and conductor mean
  • Designing simple scientific experiments
  • Making careful and accurate observations when completing investigations
  • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in different ways

Topic
Our topic this term is ‘The Romans’. The children will develop their skills by:

  • Investigating the key geographical features of a European country
  • Developing their understanding and skills when using an atlas
  • Understanding how to use a timeline to show information
  • Exploring the key dates and historical items associated with the Romans
  • Identifying the difference between life in Roman times and today
  • Exploring the impact on Britain from the Roman invasion
  • Developing an awareness of good sources of evidence to support an investigation

PE
This term Elliston Class will be developing their knowledge and understanding of Swimming and Multi-Skills. This will build on their previous experience and allow the children to enhance their co-ordination and teamwork skills. Elliston will be taught by specialist swimming coaches on a Tuesday.

PSHE

PSHE is taught weekly through both taught sessions and also supported during circle time. Our PSHE topic this term is ‘Our Happy School’. The PSHE sessions give the children a chance to develop their communication skills, learn about themselves and others, as well as learning about the wider community.

Art 

The children will be taught a range of techniques and styles to help them develop as an artist. We shall look at examples from key artists and discuss the ideas they have used. The children will use their sketch book to build their skills and trial new designs. This allows them to experiment with ideas before creating a final piece.

Religious Education
RE is taught in a focused block week at the end of the term where the children learn about different religions and themes. RE is also supported during themed collective worship each day. This term the children will be learning about Judaism.

Design Technology

The children are taught Design and Technology in a block week at the end of term. This allows the children to research, design, build, evaluate and reflect on their project to create an exciting final piece. The children develop techniques and skills through this process, as well as building their critical thinking skills.

Computing

The children are taught computing skills throughout the week during different lessons as a way to help develop and support their learning. This will include using a variety of programs on both Ipads and laptops. The children will also have Computing lessons taught as one of their Enrichment activities.

Music

Music is taught throughout the year covering a variety of techniques and styles. The children will experience voice tuition, recorder and percussion sessions, as well as enjoying singing practice each week. This term the children will be developing their understanding of using different instruments. They shall be exploring the variety of sounds which can be made and composing their own music.