Year 4 Curriculum Overview
Spring Term 2021
Power of Reading Texts: Ice Palace by Robert Swindells, Hot Like Fire and Other Poems by Valerie Bloom, Ice Bear by Jackie Morris Children will learn how writers use expressive and descriptive writing to create imagery in writing especially in poetry. They will read and study plays. They will be looking at fables and fairy stories and thinking about the structure and features of these genres. Children will also be developing their knowledge of non-fiction texts (recounts, reports and information texts). There will be continuous work on grammar, punctuation, handwriting, presentation and spellings. A whole class text will be worked through and there will be a focus on listening to longer novels and individual reading.
The children will continue to develop strategies for mental and written calculation of the 4 operations. They will be studying the measure topic of capacity; they will be constructing and interpreting Venn and Carroll diagrams. Children will also be exploring fractions, decimals, time, shape and space and handling data. They will be writing and solving their own multiple steps word problems. They will continue to revise all their timetables up to 12X and the associated division facts.
State of matter: Children will explore different state of matter, particularly liquids, solids and gases. Sound: Children will learn how sound is made and how it travels. They will learn about the structure of the ear. Children will also investigate how to change the pitch and volume of a sound.
Jesus, the Teacher: Children will explore Jesus as a teacher-what he taught his disciples in the Bible and what he teaches us today.
Jesus, the Saviour: Children will prepare for Easter by learning the Easter story and the significance of Jesus sacrificing himself to save us.
Children will identify where countries are within Europe. Recognise that people have differing quality of life living in different locations and environments. Know how the locality is set within a wider geographical context. Know about the wider context of places – region, country. Explore weather patterns in Europe. Explain about key natural resources. Describe how people have been affected by changes in the environment. Understand the effect of landscape features on the development of a locality.
Word Processing. Research the internet. Photography.
Swimming (Mondays), Gymnastics and Netball.
Children will design, build and finish a model to represent the human and physical features of one European location. Children will also compare the styles of the European artists with photographs and look at the paintings as an indication for land use.
Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes. Begin to listen with attention to details and recall sounds. Learn songs for the class assembly.
Our lovely children have all recorded a class video of Christmas songs to help to bring some Christmas cheer to you, as you are not able to experience it with us in School this year. Please do have a look at this heart warming video. Thank you to Mrs Ley for her musical talents and encouragement and to Mr Foster for filming each class and producing the videos.
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