Class 4 Information
A Little About Class 4
In Class 4, we strives to provide a vibrant, nurturing and aspiring environment where individually the children can thrive both academically and personally. An educational family whereby everyones imaginations are ignited, and opportunities stretched, developed and inspired - instilling a life-long thirst for learning.
Class 4 Aims
In Class 4, We all aim to achieve our school values across the curriculum, both in and out of school.
Autumn Term 2020
We have had a wonderful start to the Autumn Term, Class 4 have been exploring story openings and problems through 'The Secret Garden' and 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'. The work produced has been exceptional, please see a selection of our written work below, from our 'Secret Garden' topic in September.
This work led to us focusing on our relative clauses and formal language to further infer character description. Within our Maths, the children in Class 4 have been developing their place value and long division/multiplication skills. Below is a break down of what we will be covering over this Autumn half term.
Our School Curriculum Intent
From tiny seeds, mighty trees will grow
Blacko Primary School strives to provide a vibrant, nurturing and aspiring environment where individually our children can thrive both academically and personally. An educational family whereby children’s imaginations are ignited, and opportunities stretch, develop and inspire a life-long thirst for learning.
At Blacko, we endeavour to provide this by:
- Ensuring a safe learning environment
- Providing a high-quality, broad and balanced curriculum
- Upholding outstanding standards of behaviour
- Providing a family-feel nurturing and caring environment
- Develop self-belief, resilience and determination to succeed
- Creating opportunities for all abilities to try new things and make discoveries
- Embracing new technology
- Promoting logical and creative thinking skills
- Encouraging independence, democracy and responsibility
- Promoting curiosity and enthusiasm
- Encouraging mutual respect for others
- Working with and learning from others
All of this is achieved while working in collaboration to fully develop strong and positive partnerships with parents and the wider community.
‘Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain the same’
Our Autumn Term Class Concepts
We focus havily on providing a balanced and engaging curriculum to all in Class 4. This will still be the case, however the usual timetable will look a little different.
Creative Minds – In this topic children will develop a deep understanding of the key people who have helped change the world. Exploring how scientists have shown us how it works and how different artist through music and art have taught us how to view the world a little differently.
Journeys – In this topic children will explore both physical and personal journeys through the book 'Around the World in 80 Days'. Here the archaic language will propel us back to past, where we will develop our vocabulary and inference reading skills.
In our foundation topics we will be exploring the journeys across Science:
- How light travels;
- The life cycles of plants and tree; and
- How diet and exercise effect our health.
We will be researching and recreating El Greco and Richard Kimbo artwork, focusing on how art is represented through religion.
Autumn Term 2 Curriculum
Creative Minds - At the end of our Creative Minds Driver children will be able to discuss some of the key scientists that helped us understand the world around us today. They will be exposed the following scientists:
- Galileo (solar system)
- Sir Isaac Newton (gravity)
- Sir Isaac Newton (Light travelling in straight lines)
Over the 5 weeks children will become confident in completing and recording a science investigation.
Journeys- children will understand the basic and advancing elements of:
- Plant evolution and inheritance;
- different life cycles;
- the human circulatory system
- describe human change over time;
- fossils; and
Over the 5 weeks children will become confident in answering/investigating questions
Creative Minds - Children will develop mini game skills that are to be related to the game of tennis. By the end of the 5 weeks children will possess the skills needed to play a game of tennis and follow learnt rules to both score and judge a match.
Journeys - Children will be exploring how to move within gymnastics, in particular: balancing, vaulting and rhythmic gymnastics.
Creative Minds - Children will be able to use the A, C, E and F in a nursery rhyme made up by themselves. They will be able to place these on a 4-beat bar.
Journeys – Children will research key places of worship across the UK in relation to the 6 major religions
Creative Minds - The children will understand types of physical contact and how to keep themselves safe; understand how online information can impact on others; and develop an awareness of their own identity.
Journeys - children will be able to effectively manage friendships, have compassion towards others and understand how to maintain a balanced lifestyle.
Creative Minds - Children will be practising and developing their reading writing and speaking skills in Spanish and becoming more confident when conversing.
Journeys- Children will be practising and developing their reading writing and speaking skills in Spanish and becoming more confident when conversing.
Journeys - Children will further develop their coding skills and research how as a school we can best communicate with our local community. Children will use Excel to sort local data in relation to the job's residents of Blacko have.
Creative Minds - The children will be able to describe the social, ethnic, cultural and religious diversity of the Ancient Greeks.
Journeys - Children will be able to identify key events of the Tudor period on a timeline – focusing on the monarchy from the beginning to the end of this time period. Children will explore conflict, in relation to the battle of the roses.
Creative Minds - The children will know about differing biomes and climate zones and understand their unique conditions.
Journeys - Children will use map skills to identify key features of the local area and compare our position on the globe using such coordinates as latitude, longitude and our positioning in relation to both tropics.
Creative Minds - The children will understand surrealism, colour theory and will be able to explain how they influenced art and design.
Local knowledge - Children will explore artwork by El Greco and Richard Kimbo.
Homework will be handed out daily and should take children 30 minutes to complete. Please do not extend past this 30 minutes, children will naturally become quicker over the weeks. in addition to this daily online Tapestry videos will be set, which will cover learnt maths skills and knowledge.