Year 4 Gingko Class
Class teachers - Miss Bayes & Miss Robinson
Please see below our Year 4 Curriculum Presentation 2023-24
Year 4 Class Update - Spring 1
We’ve really enjoyed celebrating the amazing range of ‘Misty Mountains’ homework brought in by the children, along with the brilliant artwork, poems, fact files and book sleeves completed independently at home. They are all so talented and engaged!
In English, we delved into the lives of a wide range of ‘Little People Big Dreams’ personalities, including Malala Yousafzai, David Bowie and Ada Lovelace. We wrote a biography about Rosa Parks, then independently researched a personal hero and wrote their biography. We’ve also read and performed Lewis Carroll’s ‘Jabberwocky’ and written a nonsense narrative poem based on our own fantastical creature.
In Maths, we’ve been learning more about fractions and how to draw and interpret pictograms, bar charts and line graphs. Keep going with TT Rockstars – we can really see the improvement in rapid recall!
We’ve been investigating Living Things in Science and have coded our own times tables game in Computing. In RE, we’ve considered whether the teachings of Buddha could make the world a better place. In PSHE, we’ve identified our dreams and goals, considered how we can build resilience to overcome disappointment and worked as a team to create potato people! In French, we’ve learned how to name places ‘en ville’. In Music, we’ve composed melodies and in PE, we’ve continued to build our fitness. We’ve experimented with tint and shade in Art, to create tone and the illusion of depth in a mountain landscape painting. In DT, we’ve designed and made torches to specific criteria and put our knowledge of conductive materials and circuits to the test in a SATRO Electronics workshop.
Have a lovely half-term! When we return, our learning theme will be Urban Pioneers: we’ll explore the Geography and History of Guildford, learn about the amazing architecture of Frank Gehry in Art, build pavilions in DT and develop our orienteering skills in PE. Our English lessons will be based on portal stories, including ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’.
Miss Bayes, Miss Robinson and Miss Cousens