Welcome to Year 4!
Your Teacher is Ms Rutkowski
Mrs Vandenberg and Mrs Brenchley are your Learning Support Assistants.
Pupils are growing to be grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.
Schools help their pupils grow by encouraging them to know and be grateful for all their gifts, developing them to the full so that they can be generous in the service of others.
Most children will know that the four Gospels contain accounts of the
Resurrection of Christ. They will be able to understand the transforming effect
this had upon the disciples. The children will know that the Ascension reminds
Christians of the promise of Christ to remain always with them.
RE Sharing in the life of Christ
Most children will know that the Catholic Church is spread throughout the
world. They will understand that the Eucharist celebrates the unity of God’s
People throughout the world. They will be able to explain some beliefs of the
Universal Church and religious customs from different parts of the world.
We’re travelling back to 1066, probably the most famous date in English history. These are troubled times and there is danger afoot. A much loved king is dead and a French Duke has staked a claim for our kingdom. Discover a changing England, shaped by shires, protected by castles and ruled by foreign knights. Use the famous Bayeux Tapestry to explore the significant events of 1066. What happened when, and how did William of Normandy come to be called the Conqueror? Design a castle with defences strong enough to hold back the enemy. What about a space for fine dining and revelry? Try and build a happy (but safe) home. You’re the architect. Are you ready for the Norman invasion? Then don your armour and watch your back.
Learners get the opportunity to explore the organs which make up our digestive system, enabling them to name them and explain their functions. By carrying out practical enquiries which model how it works, children will understand the concept of the journey food takes from mouth to waste product!
Pupils are growing to be intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.
Schools help their pupils grow by being communities which are intentional in their way of proceeding to build-up quality of life; and which are prophetic in the way they offer an alternative vision of education and the human person, rooted in the gospel.
Spring 1 2022
Most children will know some reasons associated with the Church’s practice of
prayer, fasting and almsgiving during the season of Lent. They will know some of
Jesus’ teaching about forgiveness and will understand that this is a gift God
freely gives. They will know that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a celebration
of this gift. The children will know that Christians are called to follow Christ by the
way they live their lives. They will understand that the Beatitudes of Jesus
provide a guide for this.
Mighty mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet. Discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau. Follow the water cycle’s course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas. Then plan a mountain expedition from the BMC that is eco friendly and as safe as can be. But look out. What’s that by that tree? Its footprints are huge. Have we found the Yeti?
We will learning about scientists and how they think
We will be conducting experiments to answer questions and solve problems
Pupils are growing to be curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.
Schools help their pupils grow by leading pupils to be curious about the universe and all human activity, and to take increasing responsibility for their own learning, and by providing opportunities for them to be active in the life of the school, the Church, and the wider community.
RE Spring Term
The role of angels in the Christmas story
Messengers of the Good News today
The first crib Saint Francis of Assisi
Jesus Light of the World
The presentation of Jesus
The Nunc Dimittis prayer
The Baptism of Jesus
Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land. Make a Saxon sword or a Viking brooch and decorate it with intricate patterns. Choose to be a Saxon or Viking and trade your crafty goods, but let’s keep it cool. We don’t want a fight breaking out. Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages?
Identify how a circuit works and build own circuits draw own circuits
Autumn 2 2021
Pupils are growing to be learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
Schools help their pupils grow by the breadth and depth of the curriculum; by excellence of teaching, and the creation of opportunities to become more learned and wise.
RE Autumn 2 2021
Old Testament: Moses to King David
The books of the Old Testament
The story of Moses
The story of David
The Lord is my Shepherd psalm
The Jesse tree
Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid or sticky goo. Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties. Now scientists, beware. There are some powerful and deadly potions out there, dangerous, unpredictable or tragic (just ask Romeo and Juliet.) Use what you know about materials and their properties to create incredible potions in Professor Hazard’s Potions class. Feeling sleepy? That orange juice did taste a little strange...
This unit will ensure learners understand the basics behind states of matter, including how a liquid can turn into a solid or a gas, and how the molecules change. The unit also puts this theory in to practice by looking at how evaporation and condensation work, and how it is presented through the water cycle. Furthermore, children will make observations and take part in practical enquiries to find out more on dissolving and diluting substances.
Eloquent: the ability to speak or write fluently, persuasively and appropriately. We are eloquent when we use language to express our ideas or opinions clearly and with conviction. When we choose our words, we should do so carefully so they are kind and compassionate, and don’t hurt others. Eloquence isn’t limited to speaking and writing. We can express ourselves in other ways like music, drama, painting or dance. We should use our creative gifts to say things in a way that is interesting, truthful, memorable and faithful.
Truthful: God wants us to be truthful in all we do. Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life’, so being honest and truthful means we are following in his footsteps and living life the way God wants us to. Being truthful is being faithful to ourselves and to Jesus. We should stand up for the truth.
Creation The story of Abraham to Joseph
The creation of humans Abraham and his promise to God. Joseph and his brothers
Jesus teaches us how to pray
Jewish traditions prayers psalms
Looking closely at the Our Father and the Rosary
I am strong brave and powerful. Meet me in battle, draw your sword wield your axe challenge me if your dare! I am warrior focusses on the Roman period in History. We will also be looking at other civilisations such as the Celts, Gauls and other barbaric tribes.
We will be learning about:
How sound travels What causes sound The speed of sound
English and Maths homework books are given out on a Friday and need to be returned on the following Wednesday.
Please make sure that alongside your weekly homework, you are practising your spellings and times tables. Also, ensure that you are reading to an adult at least three times a week.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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