Year 4 Curriculum Overview Spring Term
Welcome back for the Spring Term 2020! We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break. As you will see below, the children will be introduced to lots of exciting new topics this term and will also build on their previous learning in many areas. We are really looking forward to getting started!
In English this term, there will be a continued focus on grammar and punctuation and their correct use within children’s independent writing. We will also be focussing on joined handwriting. In Spoken Language, our main focus this term will be rehearsing sentences orally to help build a rich vocabulary and range of sentence structures. We will be reading a range of genres such as, poetry, information leaflets and narratives.
In Maths, our main focus this term is multiplication, division and fractions. The children will also work on securing their knowledge of the four number operations and written methods of calculation; such as the column method for multiplication and bus stop method for division. The children will then move onto time, converting between analogue, 12 hour and 24 hour clocks.
In Science the children will be learning about the Digestive System and Electricity. Children will understand the importance of a healthy diet and how food is digested in our bodies. The children will then move on to construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying its basic parts, and understand about switches, common conductors and insulators.
The first half of this term is looking at The Tudors. The focus will be on new world exploration during the rule of Elizabeth I, incorporating map reading and historical skills.
Art and Design
In Art, the children will look at shading techniques used by renaissance artists, as well as water colour painting.
In Computing, the children will begin by looking at E-Safety, producing work to show the importance of staying safe online including when blogging using J2e.com. The children will then focus on using code to write simple games. The children will continue to use a range of apps such as book creator and pic collage to support their learning.
Children will need a PE kit each week for outdoor games. In PE the children will focus on gymnastics and improve their compositional skills in dance.
In Music the children will continue learning how to read music and begin learning how to play the violin.
In PSHE this term the children will be looking at physical health and wellbeing during Spring 1, and playing safely during Spring 2.
Please be aware, the children will also be attending the exciting Gordon Brown Centre from 29th April to 1st May with a meeting about it this term (date to be confirmed).
- We were there! (Year 4 at the Tate) January 19, 2020
- A Star for Jesus January 17, 2020
- Welcome Back! January 13, 2020
- Here it is…What you’ve all been waiting for… December 3, 2019
- Black History Month Art November 5, 2019
- Year 4 Apollo Music October 29, 2019
- St Joseph’s The Musical! October 18, 2019
- It’s…SUPERCALAFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!!!! October 18, 2019
- Caritas in Action – Family and Community October 11, 2019
- Blue Buddies! September 27, 2019