Teacher – Mrs A Blake-Thwaite
Teaching Assistants – Ms L Harrington/ Mrs A Potter
What’s happening in Term 1:
Here is our curriculum map for 2017/18.
Year 4 start the year investigating the Romans; they will learn about specific events and where these fit in on a timeline. The residential trip to Braeside will continue to bring The Romans to life, where they will dress up as Romans, take part in a Roman battle, make battle shields, indulge in a Roman feast and learn how to use a Gladius. The trip will also include canoeing and other outdoor based activities such as climbing the low ropes. The fun will continue back at school when they will understand why Britain was important to the Romans and the reasons for the invasion of Britain.
In art, the children will be exploring Roman mosaics before making their out own of clay. They will learn the skill of tessellation and investigate the work of Irina Charny and MC Escher to support this. In DT the children will design, make and evaluate their very own Roman trebuchet which they will test in a battle scene.
The children will be reading Across the Roman wall by Theresa Breslin as their class novel and this will inform their writing during English. They will learn a range of new skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons. In maths, children will learn place value which will include understanding, comparing and ordering four and five digit numbers. They will know how to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and will learn how to read Roman numerals to 100. They will explore decimals numbers before moving on to written and mental addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
Year 4 will continue to develop their role as scientists and investigate how sound travels and how we hear. They will explore electricity and simple circuits. They will construct circuits and carry out investigations in to which materials conduct electricity.
In French, they will be learning all about people which will include ways to describe what a person looks like. In RE, the children will be looking at worship, pilgrimage and sacred places, delving into where, how and why people worship and why pilgrimage is important to some religious believers. Children in year 4 will be keeping fit in PE by learning new skills in basketball and dance.
With the introduction of a new National Curriculum, Westbury Leigh CE Primary School has created an engaging, challenging and stimulating curriculum which provides a range of immersive opportunities to learn for all of its children. It is underpinned by our School's vision and has our School values at its core. Children use a wide range of ICT, laptops and devices alongside interactive whiteboards in each classroom. Our exciting topics have entry and exit points to begin and finish the topics being taught together with establishing links within our community.
Connections are made between curriculum areas making the learning more relevant and meaningful for our children.
Use this link to access overviews of the curriculum for all the National Curriculum subjects at Westbury Leigh Primary School, broken down by year groups.
Take a look at the following useful information:
View our age related expectations below:
Here is some further information to help with Maths at home: