Year Four Karman Class
Tawakkol Karman, a Yemeni journalist, was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize from the Arab world. She shared the award with two Liberian women, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee, for their non-violent efforts to promote peace and their struggle for women’s rights.
She led several protests against the dictatorial regime of President Saleh, calling for democracy and freedom of speech. She founded the organisation Women Journalists without Chains, and was imprisoned and persecuted on account of her active engagement.
Tawakkol Karman came forward as a courageous leadership figure during the Arab Spring in 2011 and was praised for her efforts to promote reconciliation between Sjia and Sunni Muslims and between Islam and other religions. Like Iranian Shirin Ebadi, Peace Prize laureate for 2003, she maintained that Islam is no obstacle to the full acceptance of women in every sphere of society.
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Year 4 Curriculum
English: We are reading the novel Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo and writing a range of texts, including a monologue, a diary entry and an adventure story. We are using the texts to help us with subordinate clauses, emotion comma sentences, 2A sentences, BOYS sentences, possessive apostrophes and inverted commas.
Comprehension: We are reading a range of texts. In fiction and poetry we are working on vocabulary (Domain Dog 2a), retrival (Domain Dog 2b), summarising (Domain Dog 2c) and inference (Domian Dog 2d). In no-fiction we are just working on the first three Domain Dogs.
Maths: We are still working hard on our times tables to 12X12, using TTRockstars as much as we can, at school and at home. This half term, we are learning to multiply and divide two and three digit numbers with a one digit number. We are even learning how to find remainders in division.
Science: This half term we are studying electricity. This will include, how to create complete circuits, investigate what happens when circuits are incomplete and what happens when we add more cells/batteries to a circuit. In one lesson, we will be investigating what insulators and conductors are.
Geography: We will be learning all about rainforests this half term. From what makes a rainforest, to where they are, from the affects of deforestation to the main 4 layers within a rainforest.
Art: We are learning about some of the formal elements of art including, charcoal mark making, to printing with a variety of objects and tools, to looking at how we rotate and translate an image with tracing paper.
Music: We will be learning all about 'the singing river'. Learning to appreciate songs which are about rivers, learning to sing a song about a river in two parts, including an ostinato.
PSHE: This half term, we will be learning about the changing body and how important it is to stay safe. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in asking Miss Radcliffe-Cross, our PSHE lead.
PE: This half term, we will be learning to play tag rugby and looking to having matches in small groups. In gymanistics it will be to look at mirroring and matching gymnastic shapes on low equipment.
RE: Our learning this half term, will be about what it is to be a Hindu in 21st Century Britain.
Computing: This half term is all about computer science. How we make programmes and games using a coding program. We will be learning to use If/When, If/Else commands and how to use timers in order to make objects move.