Year 4: Colfer and Rowling

Year 4: Colfer and Rowling

Situated alongside our Year 3, 5 & 6 classes on the top floor of the main Victorian building, our Year 4 classes take their name from bestselling authors, Eoin Colfer and JK Rowling.

In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2, Year 4 students are taught core subjects of English (Reading and Writing), Mathematics and Science as well as Foundation subjects of Art, ICT, Design and Technology, Music, History, Geography, PE and Spanish.

The children will still continue to read one-to-one with an adult at least once a week, as well as in a group session. Although comprehension remains the primary focus here, all aspects of reading – fluency, expression, and comprehension, as well as decoding skills – are taught to ensure independent and fluent reading and to encourage enthusiastic readers who read widely and frequently.

Pupils are also taught to write creatively in a variety of formats: poems, scripts, character descriptions and articles, to facilitate confident and independent communication on a related topic. Reading books are sent home weekly and homework will always contain elements of spelling, writing, Maths and English.

In Maths, the principal focus is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and develop efficient written and mental methods to perform calculations accurately with increasingly larger whole numbers. Year 4 children also participate in a penpal scheme with another school outside London and enjoy swimming as part of their PE lessons.

The Year 4 team are always happy to speak to parents regarding any issues, concerns or queries. To apply for a Year 4 place at Burdett-Coutts school, please contact the school office or click here for more information about our Admissions criteria.

Year 4 Curriculum Information: Spring 2017

The topics that we will be covering in Year 4 this half-term link to our UK (Geography) theme and include:

Literacy: British literature – The Mousehole Cat and The Iron Man
Numeracy: Inspire Maths – decimals
Science: Animals including humans
Topic: The UK (Geography)
I.C.T: We are meteorologists
R.E: The five pillars of Islam
P.S.H.C.E: Rights and Responsibilities
Art: L. S. Lowry
D.T: Chocolate cupcakes
Music: Tempo
P.E: Yoga and swimming

Our P.E. days are on: Monday and Wednesday (Colfer) or Thursday (Rowling) is our swimming day

Year 4 Diary Dates: Spring 2017

Colfer Class Assembly: Friday 27th January
Half term: Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February
Rowling Class Assembly: Friday 10th March
Parents’ evening: Thursday 23rd March
School closes: 1.30pm Friday 31st March

Year 4 team:

Class teachers:
  • Mrs S. Lee (Colfer Class)
  • Miss E. Rhodes (Rowling Class)
Support staff:
  • Miss P. Cameron (Colfer & Rowling Class)
  • Mr. G. Taylor (Colfer Class)
  • Mrs G. Rose (Rowling Class)

Other key roles:

SENco:
  • Mrs M. O’Brien
Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Family Support Worker:
  • Mrs L. Deary