Year 4 - Ecuador
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 - 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
The pupils discussed their maths and worked brilliantly in groups to find their solutions.
Well done Year 4 for modelling a growth mindset and turning Mission Impossible into Mission Totally Possible!
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 http://www.artinromneymarsh.org.uk/
Well done Year 4 for actively supporting art in the local community!
|Dymchurch Curriculum Map||Year 4 - Ecuador|
|Full English (Reading and Writing) and Maths curriculum details can be found in the Docs tab above|
|Term 1 & 2||Term 3 & 4||Term 5 & 6|
|TOPIC||Invasion||Forces of Nature||Cultures and Communities|
|Science|| Animals inc humans
||All Living Things|| States of Matter
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
|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
Developing a simple educational game
Prototyping an interactive toy
Producing digital music
Editing and writing HTML
Presenting the weather
|PSHE|| New Beginnings
|| Say no to bullying
|| Good to be me
|| Getting on and falling out
|| Going for goals
|| Relationship changes