Year 4

Welcome to J.K. Rowling Class

Portrait of JK Rowling

J.K. Rowling is a British author and screenwriter. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter series about a young wizard who enrolls at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. In 2000, she was awarded an OBE for her services to Children’s literature. Our class believes that she is an inspiration as she was a risk-taker and continued to write even when there were fears she may not be able to get her books published.

Transdisciplinary Themes

During the year we will cover the following transdisciplinary themes: 

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves 
  • Sharing the planet 
  • How we organise ourselves 
  • How the world works
Transdisciplinary themes poster

When following these themes, we will have a central idea and some key concepts which our inquiry will be based around. This module our central idea is: Conflicts and criminal activity between networks may corrupt leadership and justice. We will be exploring leadership, crime and punishment over time. We will be starting with the current day, taking part in our own crime investigation before travelling back in time to the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and the Tudors.

Homework

Our homework menu provides a selection of activities for the children to complete so as to further develop their knowledge and understanding of our inquiry. Children will be asked to try and complete 5 activities during the module and these will then be uploaded onto our Google Classroom.

Reading

Reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Children will be sent home with a school reading book and also have access to myON. Each child will have their own reading record which they can access on our Google Classroom. Parents or children can record on here when they have read and how many pages.

Times Tables

All children have a login to Times Tables Rock Stars which they can access in class and at home.

PE

PE for our class is on a Thursday. Children are asked to come into school wearing their PE kit.