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Year 4 - Ecuador

Art and Craft

Year 4 have been involved in a long term project with AiRM (Art in Romney Marsh). This collaboration started with the children singing a lullaby about the Blackthorn tree. The recording was placed in an art installion in Fairfield Church's graveyard; hunndreds of people visited this work and found it very 'haunting'. We have been fortunate enough to have Susan and Liz visit our class, and set up various workshops relating to traditional arts and crafts. We have used local resources such as willow and wool to create, fish, felt, landscapes and stars. The process has been great fun and a real hands on experience for our class. Finally, we ended up exhibiting our work in Folkestone's Creative Quarter, in Tontine Street, and again this was open to public viewing. 

We are hoping to continue to work with AiRM, and there are plans for an after-school workshop, involving parents and children, to take place soon...stay posted!


Maths Week

Maths Week - Mission Impossible?

Year 4 had great fun this week, working in teams to solve tricky Maths problems.

The pupils worked together using the TASC wheel model - Thinking Actively In A Social Context


tasc    Y4 1

The pupils discussed their maths and worked brilliantly in groups to find their solutions. 

Y4 3     Y4 5

Well done Year 4 for modelling a growth mindset and turning Mission Impossible into Mission Totally Possible!

growth mindset

Art In Romney Marsh 2016

Year 4 gets involved in Art In Romney Marsh 2016 (AiRM 2016)

The AiRM 2016 project has selected works by a number of artists which will be exhibited in local churches on 24/25 September, 1/2 and 8/9 October. One of the selected artists is Kevin Pawsey, a locally based artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. We were very pleased to receive a personal visit from Kevin this week. He met with the Year 4 class, and told the pupils more about his art exhibition in a whole school assembly. Kevin wrote a nursery rhyme as part of his art project and we all sang it with him; it sounded beautiful. Year 4 were invited to participate in an audio recording of the song which can now be heard as part of Kevin’s exhibition at St Thomas a Becket Church, Fairfield. How exciting! All of the exhibitions are open to the general public and you can find out more information at 

    sheep      branches

church       kevin

Well done Year 4 for actively supporting art in the local community!



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    Dymchurch Curriculum MapYear 4 - Ecuador
    Full English (Reading and Writing) and Maths curriculum details can be found in the Docs tab above
    Term 1 & 2Term 3 & 4Term 5 & 6
    Forces of Nature
    Cultures and Communities
    Science  Animals inc humans
    All Living Things  States of Matter
     Sound  Electricity

    Name and locate countries and cities of UK

    Settlement & Land use patterns - changes over time

    Physical geography -climate zones, biomes, volcanoes, earthquakes, water cycle.

    Maps, atlases and globes to locate countries.

    Fault lines, lightning

    Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present features in local area. Sketch maps

    Romans, Celts, Boudica

    Anglo-Saxons - Scots


    Vikings and Anglo-Saxon struggle for UK

    Edward the Confessor



    Worship in the synagogue; Features of the synagogue; Tallit, Tefillin, Kippah


    Pilgrimage; special places (cathedral)



    Worship in church, different denominations, church community


    Life of the vicar, Shrove Tuesday, Lent, Temptation.



    The five Pillars


    Living a moral life

    Stories with a moral and examples in everyday life


    Food: Hygiene, peeling using fingers, pouring

    Mechanisms: pop up cards and books

     Food: Setting a table

    Construction: use card, wood, introduce to craft knife and glue gun.

    Textiles: Make a simple pattern with seam allowance.

    Food: Taste and talk, make a savoury dish, eat at set table, table manners


    Mixed media work

    Collage - Variety of materials

    Drawing from experience using pastels

    Painting: Colour mixing (secondary and tertiary colours, colour wheel); Acrylic paints

    Textiles - Embroidery
    Textiles - weaving natural materials and fabrics

    PE Hockey / Pop Lacrosse & Gymnastics
     Tag Rugby & Dance
    Basketball & Swimming
    Handball/Football & Gymnastics
     Athletics & Mini Tennis / Kwik Cricket
     Athletics & Rounders
    Music Singing / Performing - improvise repeated patterns and combine layers of sound
    Appraising- describe, compare and evaluate using appropriate vocabulary
     Composing - Using symbols to record, plan and explore sounds

    Unit 4.1

    Developing a simple educational game

    Unit 4.2

    Prototyping an interactive toy

    Unit 4.3

    Producing digital music

    Unit 4.4

    Editing and writing HTML

    Unit 4.5

    Producing Wiki

    Unit 4.6

    Presenting the weather

    PSHE  New Beginnings
     Say no to bullying
     Good to be me
     Getting on and falling out
     Going for goals
     Relationship changes
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