Year 4

Year 4 Curriculum Descriptor: Miss Blackabee

For more up to the minute information: 

2016-2017

 

 

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

RE

 

 

The Bible 6 weeks

 

1 week Judaism Learning: the Torah

 

Trust in God 6 weeks

 

1 week Judaism Learning: Simchat Torah

 

English

 

Writing

The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers

Character description/ Using complex sentences/ Longer story involving a dilemma/ Creating captions/ Planning, editing and publishing a story.

 

Poetry – Creating Images

 

S.P.A.G

Grammar

: How verbs can change tense to describe past, present and future. Changing adjectives into adverbs.

Punctuation

: Exclamation marks, commas, question marks. The continuous use of capital letters and full stops.

Spellings

: Spelling patterns for ‘ear’ grapheme. Spelling patterns for words ending in –ous. Adding prefixes. Using the suffixes –ness and -ly

 

Reading

- Using dictionaries to check meanings of words.

- Making inferences

- Comprehension

- Making predictions

 

Writing

The Tinderbox by Hans Christian Andersen

Character description/ Storymapping/ Recount in Diary Writing/ Newspaper reports/ Biography of characters/ Traditional story making.

 

Poetry – Humorous Poems

 

S.P.A.G

Grammar

: The difference between plural and possessive –s. Use of fronted adverbials.

Punctuation

: Inverted commas in speech.

Spellings

: Homophones and plurals.

Reading

- Making inferences

- Comprehension

- Retrieve and record information from non-fiction.

- Making predictions

- Identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

 

 

Maths

 

Number and Place Value.

Mental Addition and Subtraction. Multiplication and Division.

Properties of 2D shapes.

Measurement.

Problem solving activities.

 

Addition and Subtraction, written methods. Multiplication; times tables and written methods. Division written methods.

Fractions.

Shape position and direction.

Statistics and time.

Problem solving activities.

 

Science

 

Living things and their habitats

 

 

Teeth and Digestion

 

 

History / Geography

 

Geography

Where on Earth?

 

 

History

Vikings

 

PE

 

Outdoor Skills: Mr McGrath

 

 

 

Indoor Skills: Mr McGrath

 

 

Art / DT

 

Art

Link with English ‘The Heart and the Bottle’ by Oliver Jeffers.

Creating artwork for their published books.

 

 

DT

Cooking and Nutrition linked with Teeth and Digestion.

 

Music

 

Unit:

Mamma Mia

 

 

 

Style:

 

ABBA

 

Unit:

Five Gold Rings

 

Style:

 

 

Christmas

MFL: French

 

Encore!

 

Quelle heure est-il?

 

 

Computing

 

 

   

School Visits

 

 

Christmas Play TBC

 

 


 

Spring 1

Spring 2

RE

 

6 weeks

Jesus the Teacher

 6 weeks

Jesus the Saviour

 

English

Writing

Varjak Paw by S F Said

Diary entries/ persuasive writing/ drama and role play/ poetry/ newspaper report/ book review

 

Non Chronological Reports

 

S.P.A.G

Grammar: How verbs can change tense to describe past, present and future. 1st, 2nd and 3rd person use.

Punctuation: The varied use and rules surrounding use of punctuation.

Spellings: Following NC guidance.

 

Reading

- Using dictionaries to check meanings of words.

- Explain and comment on writers use of language

- Comprehension

- Explain how settings influence events

Writing

Varmints by Helen Ward

Film narrative/ Retelling/ Cross curricular – creating life cycles/ Formal language/ Explanation writing / Writing and publishing an informative leaflet/ Evaluate and edit writing.

 

S.P.A.G

Grammar: Adverbials, time connectives, use of paragraphs to order information. Headings and sub-headings to aid presentation.

Punctuation: Commas in complex sentences, bullet points. The correct continuous use of capital letters and full stops.

Spellings: Accurately place apostrophes in writing.

 

Reading

- Making inferences

- Comprehension

- Retrieve and record information from non-fiction.

- Making predictions

- Identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

Maths

INSPIRE maths transition phase

Numbers to 100, 000

Factors and Multiples

Multiplication and Division

Presenting and Interpreting data in a table

Problem Solving incorporated throughout.

Fractions

Adding and Subtraction Fractions.

Fractions of an amount

Angles

Perpendicular and Parallel Lines

Shape

Problem Solving incorporated throughout.

Science

Sounds

 

Animals

History / Geography

History

The Ancient Maya

 

Geography

Challenging World

PE

Gymnastics.                    

Dance                          

Indoor Games

European Handball

Basketball

Art / DT

Art

Maya Mask

 

DT

Bridges - apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures

Music

Unit: Mamma Mia

 

Style: ABBA

 

 

Easter Production

MFL: French

Encore!

Quelle heure est-il?

 

Computing

 

E-Safety (9th Feb)

Scratch

School Visits

 

Thames Barrier

 

 

 

Summer 1

Summer 2

RE

 

6 weeks

The Early Christians

6 weeks

The Church

 

Sikhism Learning: Holy Books

English

Writing

The day I swapped my dad for two goldfish by Neil Gaiman

Narrative, creating settings, characters and plot. Playscript planning wiritng and editing, drama, performance.

 

Discussion Text

 

S.P.A.G

Grammar: Compound sentences, synonyms for said. Fronted adverbials

Punctuation: Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech.

Spellings: Prefixes and suffixes. NC spellings.

 

Reading

-Listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks.

-Increasing familiarity with a wide range of books, including fairy stories, myths and legends, and retelling some of these orally.

-Preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action.

Writing

Weslandia by Paul Fleischman

Retelling a known story, descriptive fictional non-chronological report. Persuasive and descriptive writing. Evaluate and edit own writing

 

 

 

S.P.A.G

Grammar: Expressing time, place and cause using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions. Noun phrases expanded.

Punctuation: Commas in complex sentences, bullet points. The correct continuous use of capital letters and full stops.

Spellings: Using the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary. NC spellings.

 

Reading

- Using dictionaries to check the meaning of words they have read.

- Identifying themes and conventions in a wide range of books.

- Discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination.

- Checking that a text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in their context.

- Predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.

- Retrieve and record information from non-fiction.

Maths

INSPIRE maths

Problem Solving incorporated throughout.

INSPIRE maths

Problem Solving incorporated throughout.

Science

States of Matter

Electricity

History / Geography

Geography

Mountains

History

Tudors

PE

Swimming                          

Football                      

Athletics                          

Hockey

Swimming                                

Football                        

Gaelic Football

Cricket                                

Tennis                            

Athletics

Art / DT

Art

Clay Mountain scene

DT

Tudor Money Pouch

Music

Unit: Lean on Me                    

Style: Gospel

 

 

 

MFL: French

Les Fetes

 

Ou vas-tu?

Computing

 

Robot Programming

Data Handling – Data Loggers.

School Visits

 

TBC

 

Dear parents/carers,

As part of our Community Cohesion programme we are providing parents/carers with curriculum overviews so you have an understanding of what your child is learning in school. This is the planned curriculum overview for Spring Term. This is subject to change depending on other school events such as class masses, class trips, class assemblies, school productions, multi-cultural week, walk to school week, sports events and other whole school events.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and see me.

Yours sincerely,  

Miss Blackabee