Year 4: Al Khalili

Year 4: Al Khalili

Situated on the top floor of the main Victorian building, our Year 4 class take their name from British theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster, Jameel Sadik “Jim” Al-Khalili OBE FRS FInstP.

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: Autumn 2019

The topics that we will be covering in Year 4 this half-term include:

English: Stories from other cultures with a historical setting
Maths: Number, place value, multiplication, division and rounding
Science: State of matter
Topic: Anglo Saxons
I.C.T: Introduction to Scratch
R.E: How did belief in God affect the actions of people in the Old Testament?
P.S.H.C.E: New beginnings
Art: Painting – design and paint Anglo Saxon jewellery
D.T: Model villages
Music: Notation using Xylophones / Instrument: Flute
P.E: Athletics and Gymnastics

Our P.E. days are on: Tuesday and Thursdays

Year 4 Diary Dates: Autumn 2019

Class Assembly: 27th September

Year 4 team:

Class teacher:
  • Miss C. Sweeney
Support staff:
  • Ms. C. Russell

Other key roles:

  • Mrs E. Camplin
Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs R. Dyer
Deputy Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer:
  • Mrs S. Lee
Family Support Worker:
  • Mrs L. Deary