Faraday, Graham Bell & Newton

Michael Faraday, FRS was an English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include those of electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis.

Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution.

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Grade 4 is named after these renowned Scientists.

All the concepts that have been introduced at the beginning of key stage 2, are consolidated in the grade 4 curriculum. Classroom learning reflects “everyday” experiences where students learn to choose and use appropriate materials for real purposes. Teaching takes place through discovery, discussion, written work, use of technology and project based assignments.

Literacy: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, spelling Grammar and Creative Writing. The curriculum strives to give the children the ability to absorb information through reading and to express themselves through writing and speaking and organizes the skills and knowledge that students need to become literate into these five strands.

Writing: Our pupils are expected to bring forth their creativity through the use of words. They are taught to write effectively by developing a logical sequence of ideas, the use of figures of speech, idioms and connectives to make their writings more expressive. They learn editing and proof reading.

Reading Comprehension: Pupils apply comprehension strategies of questioning and inferring to both fiction and non-fiction reading. They are expected to give detailed answers to questions posed at the end of texts and are introduced to the use of the thesaurus to strengthen their vocabulary and to acquaint them with elaborate use of synonyms and antonyms in spelling and vocabulary.

NUMERACY: Mental Mathematics, Quantitative Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Problem Solving. The math program encourages our pupils to become proficient in their knowledge and manipulation of numbers. In class we recognize that they are individuals who bring a wide range of knowledge and experiences and who learn through various styles and at different rates, therefore teaching takes place in an environment that supports exploration, critical thinking and that nurtures positive attitudes.

Numeracy is taught by using representations (models), story texts and by making connections to everyday situations and other subject areas to help pupils understand and solve problems. Further practice to strengthen knowledge of concept is encouraged through the use of technology and classroom games.

Mrs. Antonia. - Grade 4 Faraday
Mrs. Joshua. - Grade 4 Newton
Mr. Friday. - Grade 4 Graham Bell