Welcome to Year 4
Our 2017/18 curriculum map can be found here:
We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-
C– to be a confident communicator
L– to learn
I– to improve their health
C– to be part of a community
At Netley Abbey Junior School, these ideas underpin all of our learning.
If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please feel free to talk to our class teachers in the first instance who should be able to answer any queries. After talking to the class teacher, if there are any further enquires, they can be directed toward our head teacher.
Miss White – Denzil
Miss Hansell – Priory
Mrs Botma – Seaview
Denzil – Tuesday and Wednesday
Seaview – Wednesday and Thursday
Priory – Wednesday and Thursday
Homework is handed out each Friday and should be handed in each Wednesday.
Your child will receive weekly spellings in the form of sentences for them to learn. They will also receive either an English or maths piece of homework for them to complete, linked to their learning in class.
They should continue to learn their times tables at home as they will be frequently tested at school to ensure their progress. We would be grateful if you could support your child in learning to tell the time, as this is a particularly important skill.
Autumn 1 – Ancient Egyptians
Our first topic this year is the Ancient Egyptians. Our classrooms show some of the work we created on our first days together.
We have been learning about mummification. We worked in small groups to show the mummification process, using drama, props and our imagination!
Autumn 2 – Anti-Bullying Week
During Anti-Bullying Week, each class discussed what bullying was. Denzil came up with some lovely acrostic poems about bullying while Priory discussed things that they could do to make sure they are being kind to everyone. In Seaview class, the children thought about what bullying might look like and created freeze frames to show this.
The teachers all agree that the children showed great maturity when discussing this topic. Well done to those who volunteered to share their classes work in assembly.
Autumn 2 – Alice in Wonderland
This half term, we have been looking at the text “Alice in Wonderland”. In our English lessons, we have used our imaginations to write about a situation in which the Queen of Hearts demands that the Mad Hatter is beheaded! We then wrote a speech on the Mad Hatter’s behalf, persuading her not to do so.
We have also been looking at Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Jabberwocky”. We have been using apostrophes and fronted adverbs to help describe the imaginative beast.
Autumn 2 – Christmas Festivities
As part of our Christmas celebrations, we have been rehearsing our Christmas performances. The children are all working very hard to learn their lines, songs and actions, ready to entertain you all.
On the last day of term, the children will be heading down to St Edwards Church to take part in our annual Christingle service. Here they will remember the meaning of Christmas and the symbolism behind the Christingle itself.