In Curie Class (Year 4) we follow the National Curriculum for Maths and English. Other areas of the National Curriculum are delivered through the whole class projects that we plan. These areas are: Science, Geography, History, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Cooking and Nutrition and Computing.
In English we will be looking at texts by Roald Dahl which will include: Boy, Going Solo, Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG and George's Marvellous Medicine. Our class read will be Danny the Champion of the World. We will also be using the book Fox by Margaret Wild to inspire lots of creative writing and drama. As well as creative writing skills, the children will be given opportunities to write at length as well whilst focusing specifically on grammar, punctuation and spelling objectives.
In Mathematics, the children will be getting stuck in to fractions, decimal places and measurement and covering the objectives in the Year 4 curriculum. We teach Maths in practical and exciting ways, ensuring we deepen the understanding that children have of the three key areas; problem solving, reasoning, and fluency.
Our project for the Spring term is Roald Dahl: The Life and Works. The children will be producing Roald Dahl biographies and fact files and will be producing fabulous fox art work inspired by the text Fantastic Mr Fox. We will be looking at plants and animals, food chains and habitats. We will also be looking at the history of medicine and how the ear works. The project will involve plenty of exciting 'wow' days with a trip to the Roald Dahl museum, a baking with chocolate session, an Atomic Science workshop and a Roald Dahl dress up day.