Year 4 Curriculum



English

Reading:

Guided reading text: The Iron Man.

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 prefixes and suffixes.

Children will also recap grammar and punctuation using Pixl’s 38 weeks of 3 in 3 and mixed practice quizzes.

Composition: writing to entertain (fractured fairy tales).

Children will discuss and identify the features of fairy tales and compare these features with those of fractured fairy tales. Then they will record ideas, organise paragraphs around a theme, and evaluate and edit their own work. The children will adapt the settings, characters and plots of classic fairy tales.

Maths

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

Decimals: Children will round decimals to the nearest whole number, compare decimal numbers, and solve measure and money problems involving decimals to two decimal places.

The children will also estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.

Science

Sound. Children will:

· identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.

· recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.

· find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.

· find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.

· recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.

RE

Mission of the Church:

Children will learn that the apostles continued the work of Jesus Christ on earth by:

· sharing the Word of God

· helping those in need

· living as examples to all

The children will link these ideas to their own lives.

Pentecost:

Children will learn about the gift of the Holy Spirit and its role in the Trinity. They will understand how the Holy Spirit appeared on earth and how Pentecost is viewed as the birth of the Christian Church and the start of its mission to the world.

Subject:

Objectives:

PE

Yoga: develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.

Cricket: throwing, catching, hand eye coordination and spatial awareness skills, as well as team work and competitive sportsmanship.

History

Geography

Hanseatic trade:

· Plot trade routes for different goods

· Use digital mapping to identify countries in the Hanseatic League.

· Visit King’s Lynn museum: Medieval Merchants.

Computing

Digital music:

select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

Design &

Technology

Art

Monet: Still life.

Children will study the life and art work of Monet. They will experiment with, and choose their own medium to produce a piece of art in the style of Monet.

Music

Charanga: Lean on me.

Listen to and appraise different soul/gospel music.

Learn to play Lean on me on the recorders.

Learn to sing Lean on me.