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Year 4

Year 4 Information 2023-24

Curriculum
Please see the table below for an outline of this year's curriculum for Year 4. For further information, Home Learning and a copy of the Knowledge Organiser, please access your child's Teams account. 

 

TERM

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

Class Novel

The Saga of Erik the Viking - Terry Jones King of the Cloud Forests - Michael Morpurgo Secrets of a Sun King - Emma Carroll

English

Playscripts; 
Narrative;
Letters

Narrative;
Non-Chronological reports;
Explanation texts;
Narrative Poetry

Free verse poetry;
Instructions;
Stories from other cultures
Mathematics Number and place value to 10,000;
Addition and subtraction within 10,000;
Multiplication and division
Further multiplication and division;
Fractions and decimals;
Graphs;
Time
Money;
Mass, volume, length;
Area;
Geometry

Religious Education (RE)

The Bible;
Trust in God
Jesus the Teacher;
Jesus the Saviour
The Early Christians;
The Church;
Hinduism

Science

Food and the Digestive System: Producers and consumers;

Ecosystems;

Food chains and food webs;

Changes in ecosystems

Digestive system: Teeth types – incisors, canines, premolars, molars;

Teeth health and dental hygiene;

Working scientifically: Identifying and classifying; Observing changes over time; Comparative test; Pattern seeking; Research

Sound: How we hear sounds;

Sound waves;

Changing the pitch; Changing the volume; volume and distance; Working scientifically: Identifying and classifying;

Pattern seeking; Comparative test; Research

States of Matter: Classifying solids, liquids and gases;

Unusual materials;

Particle theory;

Change of state;

Melting, freezing, evaporation and condensation;

States of water;

Measuring temperature; Investigating melting;

Line graphs;

Researching melting and boiling points;

Working scientifically: Observing changes over time; Identifying and classifying; Pattern seeking;

Comparative test;

Research. 

Grouping and Classifying: Types of classification; Taxonomy;

Understanding and creating classification keys;

Animal kingdom;

Plant kingdom;

Classifying new discoveries; Working scientifically: Identifying and classifying; Pattern seeking;

Research

Electrical Circuits and Conductors: Sources of electricity;

Electrical devices;

Electrical components;

Series circuits;

Complete and incomplete circuits;

Conductivity;

Conductors and insulators; Wired plugs;

Incandescent light bulbs; Future of electricity; Working scientifically: Identifying and classifying; Pattern seeking; Comparative test;

Research

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

Being me in my World;
Celebrating Differences;

"The Chelsea foundation programme 'Diversity Wins";
Healthy Me

Relationships - Ten Ten Resources

History

Invasion:
Roman withdrawal from Britain;
Chronology of invasion;
Anglo-Saxon invasion; Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, beliefs and customs;
Religion;
Viking invasion;
Everyday life in Viking Britain;
Significant people: King Athelstan;
Norman invasion; Legacy
  Ancient Civilisations:
Features of civilisations;
Ancient Sumer;
Ancient Egypt;
Indus Valley civilisation;
Artefacts;
Timelines;
New inventions and technology;
Everyday life;
Social hierarchy;
Significant leaders;
End of ancient civilisations

Geography

  Misty Mountain, Winding River:
Rivers;
Maps;
Grid references;
Contour lines;
Physical processes: erosion, transportation and deposition; World rivers;
Aerial images;
Mountains; UK mountains;
World mountains;
Compass points;
Water cycle; Soil;
Altitudinal zones;
Data analysis
Electrical Circuits and Conductors: Sustainable energy sources

Computing

Systems and Networks;
Creating Media: Photo editing
Creating Media: Audio editing;
Programming A: Repetition in shapes

Programming B: Repetition in games;
​​​​​​​Data and Information

Physical Education (PE)

Indoor: Dance;
Outdoor: Netball
Indoor: Gymnastics;
Outdoor: Basketball, Football
Indoor: Badminton, OAA;
Outdoor: Athletics, Rounders

Art and Design

Contrast and Complement: Colour theory, 
Colour wheel, Tertiary colours, Warm and cool colours, Complementary colour, Analogous colours; 

Functional and Fancy Fabrics: Motifs and pattern;

Nature;

Block printing;

Embroidery;
Animal: Significance of animals in art;
Vista: Drawing; Printing; Clay sculpture

Statues, Statuettes and Figurines: Figure drawing; Statues, statuettes and figurines;

Sculptures from ancient civilisations;

Clay work and sculpting;
Islamic Art: Features of Islamic art;

Motifs and patterns;

High and low relief clay sculpture

Design and Technology (DT)

Fresh Food, Good Food: Food preservation techniques; Exploring food packaging; Prototypes;

Designing, making and packaging healthy snacks

Functional and Fancy Fabrics: Fabrics;

Design features;

Significant designer: William Morris;

Stitching a hem; Embellishment;

Designing and making patterned and embellished fabrics

Tomb Builders: Simple and compound machines; 
Electrical Circuits and Conductors: Making switches; Incorporating programming and circuits in products

Music

Singing games and rhymes;
Carol Service
Recorders Recorders

Spanish

Bajo El Mar (Under the Sea)
En la Salva (In the Jungle)
Instruments
La Fecha - Learning how to say the date, including birthdays
School subjects: Opinions and reasons