Year 4

English

At Scotch Orchard Primary School we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We are passionate about ensuring all children become confident and enthusiastic readers and writers. Within our English lessons, we ensure that children ‘write for a purpose’ and focus one one of the following writing genres each half term: 

Writing to Inform&nbsp

Writing to Entertain 

Writing to Persuade 

We have a book-led English curriculum with challenging and engaging texts used in all Key Stages. This includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. In addition, throughout the school year the importance of reading is enhanced through World Book Day and book fairs to further enrich our English curriculum. We also have Reading Cafe sessions throughout the year for our KS2 pupils. 

In Key Stage 2, Scholastic Reading Pro is used to ensure children are reading a range of books appropriate to their individual lexile level.  Shared reading takes place within English lessons to provide enriching experiences through more challenging texts. Teachers also regularly share stories with the class, displaying an enthusiasm for reading and setting a positive example as a reader. 

Maths

At Scotch Orchard, we believe that every child should have access to high-quality maths education through a ‘teaching for mastery’ approach. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school coherence that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering Maths. Our aim is to develop confident mathematicians who acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.

We use ‘Power Maths’ to support us in ensuring children are proficient in their ability to fluently recall facts and prior knowledge, reason confidently and problem-solve independently. Children spend time becoming true masters of content: applying and justifying their knowledge in multiple ways. Please click here for an overview of Year 4. 

Foundation Subjects

SubjectAutumnSpringSummer
ScienceSound ElectricityStates of MatterPlants Animals, including Humans
HistoryWhat was the legacy of the Romans in Britain? Black History Month: Harriet TubmanWhat was life like in Anglo-Saxon Britain?What was the impact of the Viking invasion on Britain? Local History Study: What was the Staffordshire hoard?
GeographyEuropean countries Italy & UK comparisonEconomic activity: trade & agriculture Italy & UK comparisonThe Water Cycle
Computer ScienceProgramming: Design & Debug Online profilesUnderstanding Networks ‘Fake News’Programming: Design & Debug Fake Profiles
P.EHandball Tag RugbyGymnastics Dance  Athletics Cricket