Year 4 Curriculum



English

Reading:

Guided reading text: Stig of the dump.

Children will apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to both read aloud and understand the meaning of new words. Exception words will be highlighted and particular attention will be paid to unusual spellings or sounds.

Comprehension:

Children will continue to develop positive attitudes towards reading by:

· Discussing texts, especially words and phrases that capture the reader’s imagination

· Using dictionaries to check the meaning of new words

· Identifying themes

· Showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume

· Asking questions

· Inferring characters’ thoughts, feelings and motives

· Making predictions

· Identifying and summarising main ideas

Writing:

SPAG: Use further suffixes and understand how to add them including sion, ous, tion, ssion, sion and cian.

Children will also be taught how to use inverted commas, adverbials, noun phrases and standard English (did/done).

Composition: writing to inform (newspapers).

Children will discuss and identify the features of newspapers. Then they will record ideas, organise paragraphs around a theme, and evaluate and edit their own work. The newspaper articles will be based on Stig of the dump.

Maths

Times tables: continue to recall multiplication and division facts for tables up to 12 X 12.

Children will be taught a formal written method for long division (number line).

Measurement: Children will be taught how to convert between different units of measure, and use this when finding the area of rectilinear shapes.

Fractions: Children will use diagrams to recognise and show fractions including common equivalent fractions.

Fractions with the same denominator will be added and subtracted, and children will begin to solve word problems using this knowledge.

Science

Animals including humans: digestive system and teeth.

Children will identify different teeth, label different parts of a tooth, and understand their jobs.

A sugar investigation will highlight the importance of diet in keeping teeth healthy.

A visit from the dentist will explain why brushing is essential for healthy teeth and gums.

Children will be able to label the different parts of the digestive system and describe the different functions of each part.

A practical demonstration of the digestive system will increase understanding.

RE

The Teacher: Jesus as a teacher.

What did Jesus teach? Why did He teach it? What can we learn from His teachings?

Judaism: The Torah.

§ To understand that the Torah is a sacred book for Jewish people.

  • Traditional Jewish people believe that God told Moses all of the Torah on Mount Sinai, and that Moses wrote down his exact words.
  • The Torah contains lots of instructions about how Jewish people should live.

Children will compare Jewish beliefs with Catholic beliefs, identifying similarities and differences.

Subject:

Objectives:

PE

Dance: Studio 19 dance instructors.

Football: passing, dribbling, shooting, intercepting and special awareness skills, as well as team work and competitive sportsmanship.

History

Stone Age to Iron Age:

Children will place events from the period on a time line.

Children will use evidence, e.g. artefacts, to build a picture of the past including tools used, homes, and human advances.

Children will select relevant materials to create cave paintings and pottery.

Trip to a local museum focussing on Bronze Age.

Geography

Next half term

Computing

Blogging:

Children will understand how computer networks provide multiple services and opportunities for collaboration and communication.

Children will use search technology safely, effectively and responsibly to research areas to inform personal blogs.

Design &

Technology

Stone Age stew/soup:

Investigate seasonal foods used by Stone Age gatherers.

Identify locally sourced seasonal products available now.

Design own recipe to meet the criteria.

Select and use a range of tools and equipment to produce a stew or soup.

Evaluate final stew/soup against own design/recipe.

Art

Stone Age cave paintings and pottery:

Children will understand the historical relevance of these art forms.

Children will continue to improve their mastery of art and design techniques by drawing with charcoal and painting with their hands, they will also use clay to replicate pottery of the past.

Music

Charanga: Stop!

Listen to and appraise different rap songs.

Learn to perform Stop!

Compose own rap songs.

Latin

Next half term