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How can small actions change the world?

Project Overview

Throughout this REAL Project, pupils will explore how natural disasters happen such as volcanoes and earthquakes and how people respond to help. Pupils will reflect on how small actions can help to change our world with a particular focus on themes such as common good, compassion and stewardship. We will make links with world charities such as CAFOD and The Red Cross

They will also study the Romans and the impact they had on our world. As a year group we will be reading Pompeii and Escape from Pompeii to help understand the impact of a volcanic disaster on our world.

Mini Outcomes

  • To research how individuals make life choices to help others.
  • To research how charities help disaster areas such as CAFOD and The Red Cross.
  • How can we be people who help others.

Final Outcome

Create a piece of art work in school to celebrate people who help.

Curriculum Coverage

English Narrative, Recounts, Newspapers
Maths 4-digit numbers, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Graphs, Fractions
RE People, Called and Gift
History The Romans and their legacy
Geography Physical geography, including: rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

Using maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

Science States of Matter: Solids, Liquids and Gases / Water Cycle
Computing Writing for different purposes and Effective Searching
PE Play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

Invasion Games

Art, Design & Technology To make a layered Earth collage of an active volcano in a frame
Music Learning to play the ukulele
PSHE Think Yourself Great

Jigsaw Scheme – Being Me in My World: Creating a Learning Charter


2nd September First RE topic: People
5th October New RE topic: Called
23rd October   Break up for half term
2nd November Return to school
16th November  RE: Judaism
23rd November New RE topic: Gift
18th December Break up for the end of term.

Year Group Information

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Pupils can wear their school PE kit every Thursday.

Reading records (blue book) and home reading books must be in school every day. Please help us by writing in the blue home reading record book when you read with your child. This helps us as we can move your child onto the new book more quickly. Remember to read 5 times at home to get a stamp.

Homework is updated each week on Seesaw.  Children will be given 3 pieces of homework per week – Maths, Spellings and one other piece linked to their work in class.

There are lots of ways to help your child to learn their spellings:

  • The look, cover, write, check method.
  • See how many times your child can write the word in 30 seconds
  • Chant the letters of the word whilst marching, clapping or stamping

Pupils are also have other online learning too:

Reading Plus – complete 2 comprehensions per week.

Maths Shed – 30 minutes per week.

Spelling Shed – weekly spellings to be practised for a weekly test.

Times Table Rockstars – regular practise as children are expected to know their multiplication and division facts for times tables up to 12×12. All Year 4 will take the Multiplication Tables Check in June next year. They will be tested using an on-screen check (on a computer or a tablet), where they will have to answer multiplication questions against the clock.

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