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Y4 – PULLMAN Class

Welcome to Pullman Class!

A warm welcome from Miss Buckley and Miss Williams to Pullman Class. We are extremely excited for the year ahead as Year 4 explore an array of significant people, places and points in time, beginning with Alfred the Great, Lundenwic and the year 1066.

Pullman Class will also study the topics of States of Matter, Sound and Electricity and Living Things and their Habitats in science lessons, as well as the dynamics between the Greeks and Egyptians and the impact of climate change in topic lessons. For a detailed breakdown of the curriculum, please see below.

Curriculum

The fantastic new curriculum is centred around the study of 3Ps: a famous person, a famous place and a famous point in time. Year 4 will be looking at these ‘Ps’ during the year:  

Autumn Term

Person Place Point in Time
Alfred the Great Lundunwic 1066

Pullman Class will be looking at a historical London or ‘Lundenwic’ as they enquire and debate how and why the ‘Dark Ages’ got their name as well as looking at materiality and the many manifestations of animals in medieval texts during their Art lessons.  

Spring Term

Person Place Point in Time
Greta Thunberg Maldives 1912

Topic lessons during the Spring Term will focus on the issue of climate change and the ever-changing, and in some cases disappearing, global landscape. The children will explore the impact of their carbon footprint and find out just how many planets are needed to sustain our current lifestyles and what action is needed to preserve the one planet that we have.   

Summer Term

Person Place Point in Time
Alexander the Great Egypt 1922

Pullman Class will become mini archaeologists in Summer Term as we explore the culture and lifestyle of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. The topic will examine Howard Carter’s discovery of the tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun (known as ‘King Tut’ and ‘the boy king’).  

See the detailed curriculum maps for individual subject coverage each half term.

About me...

In 2017, I graduated from Durham University with a First Class Honours degree in English Literature and I have recently graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters of Philosophy in Medieval and Renaissance Literature. I have previously worked with Year 6 and Year 3 classes and I am incredibly excited to work with Year 4 this year.

Homework

Homework will be given out every Friday to be checked the following Wednesday.

Failure to complete or present homework on the due date will result in your child completing it in their break times at school. In Year 4 it is expected that all children read for at least 15 minutes every evening to an adult. We also accept an adult reading to their child during this time if you wish. This reading time must be recorded in their reading records to be checked weekly at school. Children will also be sent home with weekly times tables and spellings to be tested every Wednesday. Please ensure that these are being practised at home. An additional task sheet will be stuck into your child’s homework book. Complete one of these tasks once a week showing evidence of it in the homework book.

School Uniform and PE Kit

Could you please ensure that all school uniform, including PE kit is clearly labelled so that missing items get returned. The class will have PE on a Monday afternoon in the autumn term.

Communication

If there is anything you would like to ask me about in regards to your child please do not hesitate to catch me at the end of the day to arrange an appointment. Alternatively, you may contact the office to arrange an appointment this way.

I look forward to meeting you all properly in September.

Best wishes,

Miss Buckley and Miss Williams (Year 4 Team)