This year, firstly, the children will focus on History in our ‘I am Warrior’ topic. Later in the year, we will take a journey to America as we learn through ‘Road Trip USA’.
Our first novel, Thieves of Ostia by C. Lawrence, has been an instant hit and the children have been sucked into a world of mystery, secrets and danger; in fact, they just can’t put it down! We encourage the children to find a passion for reading as reading for pleasure has proven to impact positively upon writing standards too. The children will also develop their independent reading skills through Accelerated Reader/ MyOn in which children read a book at their level and then quiz on this book to show their understanding of the text. Engaging stimuli from our topic, or topic-based texts, are used to create writing genres for the children to learn new skills and then apply them in a purposeful way.
In maths, we follow ‘Maths No Problem!’ which follows the National Curriculum and the Singapore maths approach - teaching maths for mastery and placing a great emphasis on developing problem-solving skills. Topics we will cover across the year include place value, fractions, money and the four rules of number, the children will be given opportunities to explore, learn and apply new skills. Children in Year 4 are expected to master all times tables by the end of the year.