Year 4 Curriculum Overview Summer Term
Welcome back for the Summer Term 2020. We hope you have had a relaxing and safe Easter break. The children will be introduced to lots of exciting new topics this term and will also build on their previous learning in many areas.
In Mathematics the children will consolidate their understanding of the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in more complicated problem solving challenges. They will be applying the multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and their corresponding division facts. The children will continue to work with fractions and decimals. They will learn to measure using different apparatus and draw angles using a protractor. Work on 2D and 3D shapes, translations and the various units of measurement, will be covered. Finally, children will collect data and, draw, interpret charts and graphs.
In English, children will be focusing on Traditional Tales and looking at the tales of Hans Christensen Anderson. They will have an opportunity to compare a traditional tale with a modern version of the same tale. In addition to this, the children will also be looking at narrative poems and linking these to traditional tales as well as.
Our Topic is called World Kitchen. During this topic the children will use maps and atlases to locate continents, oceans and countries around the world as well as extending their knowledge and understanding of traditional cuisines from different countries. They will also explore health and safety skills whilst undertaking practical tasks such as cooking.
In Science, the children will be completing investigations based on Sound. They will conduct observations over time using sound wave monitoring equipment and analyse the data using digital technology. Finally, they will learn to present their findings using a range of charts and graphs.
In Computing, the children will continue to learn how to use code to write simple games using Scratch and discovery coding. They will also use Seesaw to submit work and comment on the work of their peers.
Children will need a PE kit each week for outdoor games. In PE the children will focus on athletics and cricket ready for our school sports day!
In Music, the children will continue learning how to read music and improve their skills playing the violin.
In PSHE, this term children will be learning about the way we grow and change throughout the human lifecycle, how puberty affects emotions and behaviour and strategies for dealing with the changes associated with puberty and with feelings in the context of relationships.
In Art and Design, we will be studying the work of Roy Lichstentein and other Pop Artists, focusing on broad lines and the Benday dot technique of painting.
Please remember that this is just a brief outline of this term’s plans and does not include everything the children will be doing!
Friday 3rd April 2020 – Religious Education Home Learning
As Holy Week commences with Palm Sunday (5th April), the following documents will give you some suggestions on things you could try at home to remember Jesus and this special time in the Catholic church. In each document, you will see ideas for both younger and older children, however please feel free to pick and choose from whichever you wish.
Home Learning Week 2 (30.03.20)
Covid – 19
Please click the link below for a suggested Daily Timetable while the school is closed.
Year 4 Home Learning
- Year 4 Home Learning Pack
- Year 4 Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers
- Year 4 Practical Ideas
- POWer Projetcs – Worlds Kitchen 1
- POWer Projects – Worlds Kitchen 2
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).