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Year 4

2020-2021

Welcome to our Year 4 Classes!

 

Mrs. Lyons, Mr. Keenan and Mrs. Murray and all of our support staff are really proud to be working with our Year 4 children this year. Keep checking these pages for pictures of the exciting things we are doing in class.

You may wish to contact Mrs Murray

or Mr Keenan or Mrs Lyons about an educational issue.

 

Mrs Murray can be contacted at 4m@lawrence-primary.co.uk

 

Mr Keenan or Mrs Lyons can be contacted at 4k@lawrence-primary.co.uk

 

We will do our best to answer any questions you may have.

Curriculum Intent

We want our Year 4 children to be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking.

Year 4

9.00am

10.00am

10.30am

12.00pm

1.30pm

      
   

English

 

Topic work

Monday

Maths

Online PE with Mr Goudie

Bug Club

Active Read:

Go to Classroom

 

MyMaths

on Google Meet

Go to Classroom

Go to Classroom

Geography: Water Cycle

 

TT Rockstars and Numbots

 

Look in English for today's work

 

Spanish - subjects and opinions

   

English

 

Topic work

Tuesday

PE

Maths

Bug Club

Active Read:

Go to Classroom

  

MyMaths

Go to Classroom

Go to Classroom

Geography: Water Cycle

  

TT Rockstars and Numbots

Look in English for today's work

 

RE

   

English

 

Topic work

Wednesday

PE

Maths

Bug Club

Active Read:

Go to Classroom

  

MyMaths

Go to Classroom

Go to Classroom

PSHE

  

TT Rockstars and Numbots

Look in English for today's work

 

Dreams and Goals

   

English

 

Topic work

Thursday

PE

Maths

Bug Club

Active Read:

Go to Classroom

  

MyMaths

Go to Classroom

Go to Classroom

Science-Living Things

  

TT Rockstars and Numbots

Look in English for today's work

 

Spanish - subjects and opinions

   

English

 

Topic work

Friday

PE

Maths

Bug Club

Active Read:

Go to Classroom

  

MyMaths

Go to Classroom

Go to Classroom

Computing

  

TT Rockstars and Numbots

Look in English for today's work

 

Art


 

Curriculum Overview

 

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

English

Space Explorer!

Christophe’s Story

Sounds Spooky

Creating Images

SPAG

The World’s Weirdest Sports

The Grand Tour

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Exploring Poetic Form

SPAG

The Shang Dynasty

The Iron Man

The Grand Tour

Exploring Poetic Language

Poems about Animals and the Outdoors

SPAG

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Geometry

Measurement, fractions and decimals

Data

Problem Solving

Science

Find out how sound travels

Digestion and different types of teeth

Living Things – Classification and Habitats

Electricity

Looking at States of Matter

Art

Native North American Artefacts linked to Jewellery Design

Art of Sonia Delaunay

Design and make a model of the Iron Man

DT

Food Technology. Healthy Eating.

Food Technology

Healthy Eating

Light Designers

Evaluation

History

Child in the Past

What was important to our local Victorians?

What happened when the Romans came?

Geography

Can You Come on a Great American Road Trip?

Does water go round and round?

“Is Climate Cool?”

PE

Develop ball skills and teamwork through a variety of team games

Dance

Cardio – Coordination:

Floor Movement Patterns

Cardio – Dynamic Balance to Agility

Spanish

Descriptions of hair and eyes

(I) Big green monster story Brothers and sisters 1 – 39 (add/subtract, odds/evens, double/halve)

Weather linked with months + seasons X10 – 60 (RRP)

The children will learn about: food and drink for a picnic - sandwich fillings/ice cream flavours

Euros

1 – 69 (all operations)

Computing

We are Programming Problem Solvers

We are Software Developers

We are Co-authors

Music

Pitch and volume linked to sound in Science

Clarinets

Reflect, Rewind, Replay

RE

L2.3 Why is Jesus inspiring to some people? Christians

L2.5 Why are festivals important to religious communities? Easter Focus Eid Focus

Christians - compare with  Hindus/Jewish people/Muslims

L2.9 What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?

ChristiansJewish people and nonreligious people

L2.8 What does it mean to be in Hindu in Britain today?

 Hindus

 

 

The Crazy Computer Girls

We were shortlisted for the 2021 Childnet Film Award and our girls received some really amazing prizes!

Year 4 English

We have been writing about "The Spiderwick Chronicles"

Year 4 English

We have been writing about "The Shang Dynasty"

Year 4 RE

We have been writing about Islam and comparing it to other religions.

Year 4 PSHE

We have been using vocabulary from our curriculum intent as word photos.

Year 4 Science

We have been writing about "Electricity"

Year 4 Geography 

We have been writing about "A Great American Road Trip"

Year 4 English

We have been writing about "William Shakespeare"

What was it like for children in the past?

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This is one of our History topics. We wrote a script based on what toys we thought children played with in the past.

Year 4 English

We have been writing about "Rain before Rainbows" as part of our recovery curriculum.

COVID SAFETY BREAK TIMES: YEARS 3 and 4

 

DUTY

FIRST AID

MONDAY 

Mrs Murray (Y4) LSO (Y3) 

Mrs Topping

TUESDAY

Mrs Lyons (Y4) LSO (Y3)            

Mrs Topping

WEDNESDAY

Mr Keenan (Y4) LSO (Y3)

Mrs Topping

THURSDAY

Miss Goldsmith (Y3) LSO (Y4)

Mrs Topping

FRIDAY

Miss Bullock (Y3) LSO (Y4)

Mrs Topping

 

To ensure that bubbles are not broken children from Years 3 and 4 will play on separate yards. 

 

Teachers from year 4 Yard take their children down first and return last.

 

Sanitiser will be available before and after break time.

 

Daily Structure Y3/4 Quarter

 

8.45 entrance through main gate, met by SMT/Mentor, guided to stairs by LSO, hand gel applied, keep to left up stairs on way to class.

 

Y3 Bubble/Y4 Bubble

 

All staff encouraged to wear PPE

 

1 LSO “runner” who photocopies, passes information to other quarters, office and SMT

 

1 LSO to support class bubble

 

1 eal LSO to support Y3 for one week, Y4 for another

 

1 Teacher to teach Spanish for 1 week on, 1 week off

 

1 PPA teacher to teach Art for 1 week on, 1 week off

 

10.15 playtime:

Y4 on far yard first with either Y4 teacher or Y4 LSO

Y3 on near yard with either Y3 teacher or Y3 LSO

Y3 back first followed by Y4


Children hand gelled on way out and back

 

Children keep to left in way back to Y3

 

Same routine at lunchtime

 

Children get half hour out and half hour in having lunch

 

Y3 leave at 3

Y4 leave at 3.15

 

LSO hand gelling on way out

 

Children stay with adult until SMT let them leave

 

Class pack of equipment 

 

Computers/iPads wiped down

 

Books collected in quarantine box on Friday, changed on Monday

 

Letters put in quarantine box

2020-21 Timetable

 

Please use Google Classroom to access the resources and work that your teachers have set for you.

 

If you need a password reminder, you can ring the school 0151 733 2556 and ask Mr. Keenan for it.

Curriculum Impact

British Science Week

As part of their Geography topic, Year 4 have been looking at Traditions in the USA and Mexico.

In year four, for art we have been designers of jewellery. Here are our beautiful African necklaces.

Playing Clarinet in Year 4 at Lawrence

Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference and Dreams and Goals

Dreams and Goals need Determination!

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What is a winner?

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Who is Sonia Delaunay?

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Sonia Delaunay Artwork by Year 4

If...

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The night before Christmas...

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Great American Road Trip

Fraction Walls

We used our Fraction Walls to help with understanding equivalent fractions in class.

Factors!

We used Numicon to show multiples. This helped us to understand not just multiplication and division but  also factors.

3D Shape with Miss Rowley

The Iron Giant

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Factors

Using iPads to help with our maths