Year 4

A very warm welcome from Y4 to parents old and new! The children have had an extremely positive start to the new academic year, approaching their learning with enthusiasm and building new friendships. We are looking forward to working closely with you throughout the year to ensure your child is happy in school and meeting their full potential.

'From September 2014 a new primary curriculum has been introduced in schools. Staff have been working very hard in school to plan an exciting school curriculum based upon the requirements of the New Curriculum and on the needs of our children'.

We are passionate about every child enjoying their learning and achieving their true potential and so our Curriculum Aims underpin all of the learning that takes place in our school.

Our Curriculum Aims are:

  • To provide a broad and well-balanced curriculum which supports the academic, social and personal development of every child, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender, differences in ability and disabilities.
  • To ensure that all children receive high quality teaching which enables them to become literate and numerate, leading to consistently high standards across the school.
  • To provide rich first-hand purposeful experiences, making full use of our local environment and expertise beyond the classroom.
  • To develop a life-long love of learning by encouraging children to take charge of their own learning and to work as independent thinkers.
  • To make learning meaningful by creatively linking different areas of the curriculum, and continually adapting the curriculum to fit our pupil’s needs in an ever-changing world.
  • To widen the aspirations of our learners by having consistently high expectations and by encouraging pupils to strive for their dreams.
  • To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development to help them develop positive relationships and a critical appreciation of and respect for their own and others’ beliefs, culture and identity.
  • To ensure that all children have high self-esteem by fully engaging in opportunities offered in order to feel a sense of personal and collective achievement every day.
  • To provide opportunities for children to further develop their individual skills and talents by taking part in a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • To involve parents as key partners in their child’s education.

 Year 4 Curriculum Map 2018 – 19 (v1)

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Sea and Seals

Meet the Greeks

Church visit/ Christianity and Judaism 

How Hill

Animals and Living things and their habitats

Pompeii / The Romans are coming

Hinduism

Day

English

Non-chronological

Report on seals

·          Paragraphs

·          Brackets

·          Connectives

Poem on seals (adjectives + similes)

Matchbox Diary

Greek myths

Describe / create character

Create / describe setting

·          Fronted adverbials

Adventure story:

WW2 theme:

Describe scenes: city/country

Letter to Lenny’s mum

Lenny’s feelings

·          Inverted commas

Fronted adverbials

Discussion on building on how hill

Study “Window”

·          Debate skills

Recount of how hill

Explanation texts: how a volcano works

·          Cause and effect connective

Big write: description of eruption

Fact file on William Shakespeare

Play script: Julius Caesar

·          Adverbs (stage directions)

Persuasive Argument: Goldilocks then Celts or Romans?

·          Degree of certainty

·          Conjunctions

Diary life of a Celt

Description of round house (prepositions)

·          Time conjunctions

·         

Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

Assess children on entry (Level 2/3 SPAG test) Introduce, revisit and consolidate the necessary content from Year 3:

- Word: Nouns; a or an, word families

- Sentence: Expressing time, place and cause using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions

- Text: Paragraphs; Headings and subheadings; Present perfect form of verbs instead of simple past

- Punctuation: capitals and full stops

Year 4 content:

Inverted commas to punctuate direct speech

Comparative connectives

Fronted Adverbials

Apostrophes to mark PLURAL possession

determiner

Pronoun, possessive pronoun

Verb inflections

Maths

Place value; Decimals; Written addition and subtraction; problems and inverse; Time; 2D shape

Mental multiplication incl. 6x and 9x tables; Mental division; Written multiplication; Length incl. perimeter; Statistics

Place value; Roman numerals; Counting incl. negative numbers; Fractions and decimals; Division; Addition(statistics, measures, money); Area; Position and direction

Mental multiplication and written division incl. 7x and 11x tables; Place value; Written multiplication; Addition and subtraction (statistics); 2D shape and position

Counting and sequences (statistics); Fractions and decimals (measures); Written division; Measures; Volume/capacity and mass; Multiplication facts incl. 12x table and time ; Position and area

Place value; Statistics; Addition and subtraction (statistics); Multiplication and division; Shape

Computing

E-Safety

Email buddies

Research seals

Handling data

Data logging

Programming

Multi-media Research – present poster on habitat of choice

Technology in our lives: Research/games on volcanoes

Programming

Research building in Rome

Science

Changing states

Sorting materials

Describe states: Does gas weigh anything?

Slime – liquid or a solid?

Chocolate: melting

Freezing

Evaporation/Condensation

Electricity

Circuits

Conductors/insulators

Habitats

/ classify and group, food chains

Vertebrates / invertebrates

Flowering / non-flowering plants

Humans, animals and skeletons

Name bones

Compare animal and human

Muscles and tendons

Sound

Vibrations

Volumes

Travels through matter

pitch

Geography

Local area: Blakeney / North Norfolk coast

Map work, inc city/town/village

Map symbols

Land use

Settlers

Map work of Europe

Map work: How Hill / broads

Land use of broads

Compare to Blakeney

European study:

Italy - Map work of Europe/Italy,

Attractions in Rome/

Physical features of Italy 

History

Ancient Greece,

describe Greece now, timelines,

Athens vs Sparta

Olympic games

Pompeii and the eruption

Story of Pompeii

Celts and Romans

Empire, Celts, Boudicca, diary, invasion, soldiers, army, letter home,

Art and

Design and Technology

Water colour seascapes inspired by Monet.

Levers

Greek pots and patterns

Make Damien Hirst inspired skull collages. 

Development of the broads. Explore animal prints and patterns as camouflage

How Hill wax crayons

Make a volcano

Kandinsky images based on listening to music/Pompeii

Roman shields + battle

Mosaics

Celtic roundhouse villages

Holi pictures

RE

The Christmas Story

Christianity/Judaism

Hinduism

Music

Singing

ABBA – Timeless pop

Glockenspiel Stage 2

Keyboards

Rap/singing

St Andrews Hall

Singing –

Gospel/ soul

Singing – Blackbird by The Beatles

P.E

Fitness

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Dance – from other cultures

Athletics

OAA

Games

Hockey

Football

Rugby

Netball

Rounders

Cricket

PSHE

Determination

Cultural Diversity

Diversity

Equality

Courage and SER

Excellence

MFL

French