Year 4 Curriculum

 Subject:                             Objectives:                                                                                                                                                                                         
 English  Reading and Comprehension:
- Writing in paragraphs using their planning.
- Identifying the main idea in reading.
- Explaining the authors motive
- Explain the main point of the text.
- Justifying the author’s use of words.
- Reading for expression in text.
- Explaining how expression can alter meaning in text.
- Distinguishing between fact and opinion in text.
- Predicting and inference skills using the text.
- Reading for clarity, using the text to expand vocabulary and discover meaning.

Composition: Writing in the style of an author, Poetry - styles and rhyming words. Writing fiction stories, using conjunctions in writing, using fronted adverbials.

Grammar, vocabulary and punctuation: paragraphs, conjunctions, dictionary work, fronted adverbials.

Spelling: prefixes – using re/bi/dis/mis/pre/over/un/and sub before a word.

 Maths- Times tables 1 to 12
- Application of share, arrays and short division.
- Bus stop method
- Place value of multiplying 0 and 1 to any number.
- Multiplying 2 digits by three digits using the formal written method.
- Solving multiplication problems using two digit and one digit problems with algebraic letters.
- Reasoning questions and fluency questions.
- Measurement, area, length and weight. Using practical math skills.

 Science- Biology.
- Identify different types of foods, healthy and non-healthy, what eating well is?
- Oral hygiene and why we need to look after them
- Investigate teeth and the different types of teeth.
- The Digestive system and the importance of it, why animals have a different digestive system.
- Investigate healthy drinks
- Physics
- Making sounds
- How we hear sound?
- The inner workings of an ear?
- What is pitch?
- Investigate how sound can travel?
- Investigate why some people can hear some sounds and not others?

 RE - Jesus the teacher.
- How the bible helps us follow Jesus rules for life?
- What stories Jesus taught? The meaning of Parables?
- The bible as a historical document.
- Judaism – the holy book
- The differences in holy books between Judaism and Christianity.
- Jesus the Saviour.
- Jesus ministry to the world.
- The Easter story.
- The hope Easter brings the difference celebrations that take place across the world.
- Colours of the liturgical church and why they are important

PE Dance –
The movement of muscles to create flowing form.
The movement of the body to beat and music.
The complexities of sequencing and phasing in dance moves.
Running –
All over body health
Exercising the lungs, improving stamina
Getting fit.

 History  From Stone Age to Iron Age.
- Historical interpretation – what is this?, what is this made from? How can this be used?
- Chronological timelines – ordering dates.
- Where is a good place to settle?
- Historical artifact handling
 GeographyAtlas work – use of atlas, digital atlas and movement of land mass
Human Geography – types of settlements and land use.
Hansiatic league and trade links
 ComputingE safety –
Sequencing using repetitive commands to create a quiz.
Detecting errors and reasoning algorithms and programs.

Designing –
Designing stone age pots.
Designing and making Stone age stew.
Making –
Making stone age pots, using the correct tools to shape, form clay pots.
Making a decision about how to finish the pots – fire in clay pit, paint or leave.
Evaluation of pot-
Evaluate the pots which are effective, which are not make informed choices about method used.
Evaluate the pot designs, what went well, what would you do again, how would you improve it.

 ArtObservation drawings.
Use of pencil, charcoal and pastels.
Mark making techniques.

 MusicIncreasing fluency with music instruments
Recalling sound and pitch
Understanding beat and rhythm.
Understanding musical notation.