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Year 4 curriculum

In Year 4, the children follow different themes, each half term, which leads their learning through creativity lessons.

Autumn term 2019

Britain from the air

Autumn 1- Britain from the Air Knowledge Organiser

Literacy

  • Raven Boy (P Goodhart)
  • Descriptive writing

Mathematics

  • The children will be given opportunities to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through the mathematical themes and cross curricular activities:
    • Number and place value
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Fractions
    • Measurement
    • Properties of shape
    • Position and direction
    • Statistics

Science

  • Sound
    • how sounds are made
      • pitch, volume, vibrations

Religious Education

  • Understanding Christianity
    • what kind of world did Jesus want?

History

  • The Tower of London

Geography

  • Name and locate key UK countries and cities
  • Map features of locality using drone images
  • Map skills
    • co-ordinates

Computing

  • Computer coding
    • scratch
  • Internet research
    • google earth
  • Online safety

Physical Education

  • Gymnastic routines using a range of balances, rolls, jumps and movements using floor and apparatus
  • Hockey
  • Netball

 Art, Design and Technology

  • Re-create a landmark
  • ‘Power’ through colour, texture, collage and shape

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • Being me in my world
  • Taking care

French

  • Presenting myself

Music

  • Charanga music
    • developing pulse and rhythm
    • musical notation
    • composition
  • Learning to play the ukulele


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Spring term

Water, Water Everywhere

Literacy

  • Novel study: Eye of the Wolf
    • Children will become familiar with a story that uses flashback as a key element of the narrative structure;
    • Use the novel as a stimulus for imaginative and creative writing for different purposes.
  • Poetry: Creatures Great and Small
  • Use drawing, sound, writing and drama to show their understanding of poetry 

Mathematics

  • The children will be given opportunities to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through the mathematical themes:
    • Number and place value
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Fractions
    • Measurement
    • Properties of shape
    • Position and direction
    • Statistics

Science

  • Respecting Our Environment
    • Comment on human presence, identifying positive and negative aspects
  • Electricity
  • Simple circuits, conductors and insulators
  • Sound

Religious Education

  • Islam
  • Images in Faith
    • Visit local places of worship to view images
  • Being given a second chance

Geography

  • Water
    • Children to learn about the water cycle including evaporation and condensation
    • They will also learn about some of the major rivers of the world

History

  • Children will look at how rivers have changed over time; why rivers and other bodies of water are and were important; look at canals and industry

Computing

  • Alice (programming)
  • E-safety

Physical Education

  • Gymnastics – mirroring and matching and using large apparatus safely
  • Football
  • Tag-Rugby

Art, Design and Technology

  • Water-themed Art
  • Look at the paintings by Monet
  • Print making
  • Drawing from different perspectives

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Keeping safe

French

  • Clothes and descriptions
  • Rainforests- animals

Music

  • Singing
  • Learning to play the ukulele


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Summer term

Under Attack

Literacy

  • Myths
    • Children will read and discuss the main characteristics and themes in myths
    • use knowledge and understanding of reading myths as the basis for writing own myths
  • Historical Fiction
    • Children will read and interpret stories in the context of a particular historical period; make inferences (reading between the lines) and deductions (pulling evidence together)

Mathematics 

  • The children will be given opportunities to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through the mathematical themes:
    • Number and place value
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Fractions
    • Measurement
    • Properties of shape
    • Position and direction
    • Statistics

Science

  • Respecting Our Environment
  • Electricity
  • Classifying Animals
  • States of matter

Religious Education

  • Upside-down World
  • More to Life

History

  • Ancient Rome
    • compare aspects of Roman life;
    • The children will visit Chedworth Roman Villa

Geography

  • Ancient Rome, Pompeii (Volcanoes).

Computing

  • Get it write
  • E-safety
  • Branching databases

Physical Education

  • Athletics
  • Rounders

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • My Voice and Friends and Family
  • My Wants and Needs

Music

  • Singing
    • A performance, as a year group, to parents/guardians in July

French

  • Transport
  • Sport

Art, Design and Technology

  • Print making
  • Textiles/Collage
  • Children will be making their own musical instrument (Science link)


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