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: Autumn 2017

The topics that we will be covering in Year 4 this half-term link to our Anglo Saxon theme and include:

English: Stories from other cultures/stories with an historical setting
Maths: Inspire Maths – number, place value, multiplication, division, rounding
Science: States of matter
Topic: Anglo Saxons
I.C.T: Introduction to Scratch
R.E: What are the miracles of Jesus?
P.S.H.C.E: New beginnings
Art: Painting – design and paint Anglo-Saxon jewellery
D.T: Model villages
Music: Notation using xylophones
P.E: Taking part in the MEND programme and swimming

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

Year 4 Diary Dates: Autumn 2017

British Museum Trip: Thursday 9th November
Class Assembly: Friday 24th November

Year 4 team:

Class teacher:
  • Miss E. Rhodes
Support staff:
  • Ms. D McCormack

Other key roles:

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