Class 4 Curriculum Forecast Terms 5 & 6 2016
This is a brief outline of the work that we will be covering in class 4 over the course of terms 5 & 6. Please feel free to come and talk to me if you wish to discuss any aspect of this programme.
Much of the children’s learning across the curriculum for terms 5&6 will be through a creative project called ‘The Island’. The children will collaboratively create an island and make decisions regarding its physical and human geography, its government, the flora and fauna and the evolution of its cultural heritage. The aim is to teach as much of the curriculum as possible through this topic.
Literacy: Classic fiction, modern classic fiction, chronological reports, information texts, poet study of Emily Dickinson exploring more figurative language and poetic devices. Settings. character and plot. We will also be focusing on our ‘Island’ project as a stimulus for much of our writing over the next two terms. Three weekly targeted spelling sessions
Numeracy: Securing tables. Compact methods of addition and subtraction. Grid method multiplication. Units of measurement, capacity, volume. Shape and space. Fractions, decimals and percentages and equivalents. Written number problems (multi-step). Sequences and patterns. Algebra and lots of practical applications and problem solving
Topic/Author: ‘The Island’. Author focus on Darren Shan and Emily Dickinson and a Shakespearian play
Science: Properties and changes of materials, living things and their habitats
ICT: Coding simple Apps (making simple applications for computers and mobile devices). Debugging code. Focus on Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying.
Modern Languages: French
Art –The impressionists – Monet, Renoir and Degas. Using ‘The Island’ as a stimulus for some of our artwork.
PSHE – Relationships and support. Moving on.
RE – Sikhism & Islam
Homework – 1 piece of Lit/Topic based homework per week: Usually set on Friday and due following Wednesday. Spellings to be posted on Google Classroom on a Wednesday ready for testing the following Monday. The homework, as a rough guide, shouldn’t take more than 40 minutes to complete. If, however, your child wishes to spend more time completing a task then they’re welcome to do so. Homework will not be set during holidays.