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Termly WALT Information

CURRICULUM INFORMATION

 

Year Group 4

 

TERM Summer Term

 

Dear Parents,

 

Below is an overview of the topic areas which we will be covering in year 4 during the summer term.

 

Any questions please feel free to contact your child’s class teacher using parent link.

Thank you for your support.

 

Homework is to be handed in every Monday morning. *please mark at home together*. Work will be checked by school staff.   

A weekly spelling test will take place every Tuesday morning.

 

Homework will be sent home Monday of each week

Each week the children will receive

  • weekly spellings
  • Written Maths homework / Mathletics on alternative weeks
  • Written Comprehension / Grammar on alternative weeks
  • All children are expected to read every night and an adult must sign their reading diary.

All homework is listed on the class website page. Please click on the homework icon.

English

FOCUSED TEXT: The Firework Maker’s Daughter.

The Wolves in the Walls

POETRY: Haiku    

 

Writing Focus:

Short story

Newspaper Report

Letter writing

Explanation Texts  – linked to Science Topic

 

Grammar Focus

Possessive nouns

Prefixes/ Suffixes

Pronouns and Nouns

Determiners 

Prepositions

plural and possessive s

complex sentences 

 

Weekly Spellings set for homework alongside Grammar and Punctuation work.

 

Maths

Summer 1

Number

 Consolidate place value

 Compare and order

 Half-way between

 

Addition and  Subtraction

Mental addition and subtraction

Apply formal columnar addition  and subtraction

Estimate and use inverse to check

 

Multiplication & division

Multiply three single digits mentally

Formal method of multiplication

Mental division

 

 Geometry: properties of shapes

Symmetry -  lines of orientation

 Symmetric patterns

 

Fractions and Decimals

 Decimal bonds to 1

 Position decimals on a number line

 Round to whole

 

 Measures –Time

 Use timetables

 Convert between units of time

 

Summer2

Number

Extend sequences to involving decimals

Addition and  Subtraction

 

Measures – money

Round and adjust to calculate

Find totals with money – mental and written methods 

Multiplication & division

Know all facts to 12 x 12

Formal method of short  division

Estimate answers by rounding

 

 Geometry: direction and movement

Understand and describe translations

 

 Fractions

Recognise equivalence between fractions and decimals

Explore equivalence

 

Measures

Area of rectilinear shapes

Measure and compare lengths – decimal notation

 

Statistics

 Interpret and present continuous data

Science

Sound

Sc4/4.1a    identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating

 

Sc4/4.1b     recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear

 

Sc4/4.1c    find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it

 

Sc4/4.1d    find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.

 

Sc4/4.1e    recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases

 

States of Matter

Sc4/3.1a    compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases

 

Sc4/3.1b    observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)

 

Sc4/3.1c    identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

 

R.E

EASTER

In this unit the children will be introduced to accounts of the Resurrection appearances of Christ in the four Gospel. They will learn about the different reactions of people to the news that Christ was alive. In this unit the children will study the story of the Ascension and will learn about Christian belief in the presence of Christ in the world today.

 

PENTECOST

In this unit the children will study the story of Pentecost and identify the effects that it had upon the disciples. They will learn about the missionary activity of the Apostles and some prayers of the Holy Spirit.

 

OLD TESTAMENT: MOSES – KING DAVID TESTAMENT: MOSES – KING DAVID

In this unit the children will study some important stories about Moses and God’s relationship with the people of Israel. They will also learn about the life of King David. Through this unit children will be introduced to some images of God associated with these stories and also some important religious themes such as prayer and vocation which arise from this study.

 

SHARING IN THE LIFE OF CHIRST: THE CHURCH AS A COMMUNITY

In this unit the children learn about the Universal Church established on the original teaching of the Apostles. They will reflect upon the Eucharist as the Sacrament which celebrates the Church’s Unity. They will also be given opportunities to find out about religious customs from around the world.

 

SPECIAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In this unit the children will learn about the different tasks and responsibilities given to people in the Church. This will help them to develop their understanding of the Church as the Body of Christ made up of many different people

Computing

I can open an internet browser.I can type a web address in the URL window and go to that site.I can navigate web pages using hyperlinks.

I can use "back" and "forwards" buttons to revisit pages.

 I can open a search window, type in a search word and carry out the search.

I can visit three web sites I have found in my search.

I can say why the information I found in a search is good, useful or not.

I can save two sites as favourites / bookmarks.

I can create a new favourites folder named. I can explain the following terms, HTML, Server, URL and Digital Code. I can begin explain how the internet works

History

Children will begin by looking at the three contenders for the throne in 1066, and the battles that were fought between these men before William, Duke of Normandy, was crowned King of England. Children will learn why castles were built, and how to become a Norman knight. They will move onto learning about how England changed under William the Conqueror’s rule with the introduction of the Feudal System, and finally, children will find out about the compilation of the Domesday book.

Art and DT

. European Arts and Artists

Making juggling balls (tie dye and sewing)

 

Music

Steel Pans led by Lucy  

Percussion and Composition

Geography

The Water Cycle describe and understand key aspects of: § physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle § human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water. name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time

 

French

What’s the time

Holiday and hobbies

PE

Games – (Tuesday pm)

MULTI SKILLS –  (Thursday pm)

CURRICULUM INFORMATION 

 

Year Group 4 

 

TERM Spring Term  

 

Dear Parents, 

Below is an overview of the topic areas which we will be covering in year 4 during the Spring term. 

Any questions please feel free to contact your child’s class teacher using the parent link. 

Thank you for your support.  

 

Homework is given out and to be handed in every Monday  

 *please mark at home together*. Work will be checked by school staff.   

A weekly spelling test will take place every Tuesday morning.  

Each week the children will receive  

  • weekly spellings. If children are getting 6 or below they will be asked to stay in and practice in play time.  

  • 2 pages of  Written Maths homework / Mathletics on alternative weeks  

(Sometimes TTRockstars will be used for Yr 4 Your child will be aware of any battles or challenges!) 

  • Written Comprehension / 2 pages of Grammar on alternative weeks  

  • Weekly aritmetic pages.  

  • All children are expected to read every night and an adult must sign their reading diary.  This will be monitored.  

 

All homework is listed on the class website page. Please click on the homework icon.  

 

PE days are Tuesday and Thursday 

English 

FOCUSED TEXT: Why the Whales Came  

                   The Sword and The Stone.  

POETRY: Heard on a SaltMarsh     

Information Texts  – linked to History Topic – The Anglo Saxons  

Journalistic – Newspaper Report  

Writing Focus:  

Character descriptions 

Diary Entry 

Write a postcard   

Persuasive writing  

Fact file  

Information Text  

Weekly Spellings set for homework alongside Grammar and Punctuation work.  

Maths 

Spring 1  

Number 

  Count 

  Place value and partitioning   

  Compare and order 

 

Addition and  Subtraction 

 Mental addition and subtraction 

 Formal columnar addition   

 Formal columnar subtraction 

 

Geometry: properties of shapes 

 Regular and irregular polygons 

 Properties of triangles 

 

Multiplication & division 

 Multiply and divide by 10, 100 

 Informal method of multiplication and division 

 

Fractions 

Recognise and represent equivalences 

 

Measures –Time  

Read and write to the nearest minute 

Time durations 

Spring2  

Number 

 Count in multiples 

 Roman numerals – optional 

 PV of decimals  

 

Addition and  Subtraction 

Measures – money  

 Mental addition and subtraction 

 Find the difference  

 Money in context 

Measures  

 Use standard units – length 

 Estimate, measure and compare  

Perimeter of rectilinear shapes 

Fractions and Decimals 

 Decimal equivalence 1/10 , 1/100 

 Place value to 2 decimal places 

 Compare and order 

Geometry: direction and movement  

 Read and plot co-ordinates 

Statistics  

  Compare and interpret   

          data presented in   

          different  ways 

Science  

Electricity  

  • identify common appliances that run on electricity 

  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers 

  • identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery 

  • recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit 

  • recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors. 

 

 

R.E 

CHRISTMAS 

 In this unit of work the children will study the role of angels in the story of Christmas. They will learn about Christians being messengers of Christ’s Good News in the world today and how the Church celebrates the Feast of Christmas. 

 

JESUS: LIGHT OF THE WORLD AND BELOVED SON  

In this unit the children study some important stories about the life of Jesus and the revelation of his presence in the world. The will also learn about some of the symbols of Baptism and their association with belonging to the Family of God. 

 

OLD TESTAMENT: MOSES – KING DAVID TESTAMENT: MOSES – KING DAVID  

In this unit the children will study some important stories about Moses and God’s relationship with the people of Israel. They will also learn about the life of King David. Through this unit children will be introduced to some images of God associated with these stories and also some important religious themes such as prayer and vocation which arise from this study. 

 

LENT: LIVING AS FOLLOWERS OF JESUS TODAY  

In this unit the children will explore some of the customs and practices associated with the celebration of the Season of Lent. Through the life and teaching of Christ they will learn about prayer, fasting and almsgiving and the forgiveness that God offers to those who believe in him. 

Computing 

CYBER SAFETY REVIEW   

WORLD WIDE WEB –.  

CODING 1 INTRO TO VARIABLES 

 

History  

Vikings and Anglo-Saxons  

  • Viking raids and invasion 

  • Resistance by Alfred the Great and Athelstan, first king of England  

  • Further Viking invasions and Danegeld  

  • Anglo-Saxon laws and justice  

  • Edward the Confessor and his death in 1066 

  • Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.  

Art and DT 

Bodies: This ‘Bodies’ themed unit will teach your class about how to use pen, charcoal, felt tip, make maquettes, make paper clothes and sculpt Giacometti-inspired models to create quality artwork that shows progression in skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of ‘Bodies’ artists Julian Opie, Alberto Giacometti and Henry Moore. 

Lights: This ‘Battery Operated Lights’ unit gives children opportunities to enhance their knowledge and understanding of electrical systems. In this unit children will develop understanding about series and parallel circuits and different types switches. They will then be given the chance to apply their knowledge about electric circuits in a purposeful way by designing and making a battery operated light which will be controlled by a homemade switch. Children will decide upon the design criteria for the light by considering who will use it, where it will be used and what for. Finally, children will complete a detailed evaluation of their final product. 

 

Music  

Cheranga scheme  

Geography  

Mapping Skills.  

This unit is based around  Sheffield. Through this series of lessons, children will learn about the physical geography of Sheffield, including its many hills and its proximity to the Peak District National Park. They will use maps, atlases and digital maps to explore the city and find out about what the land is used for and what there is to do in Sheffield. Throughout the unit, children are encouraged to compare what they have learnt about Sheffield with what they know about their own local area. The unit then moves on to focus on comparing Sheffield with where they live. 

French 

Going Shopping Topic 

 

Where in the World topic 

PE  

Mr Hadlum– (Tuesday p m) 

 Class Teacher-  Thursday PM 

 

 

CURRICULUM INFORMATION

Year Group 4

TERM Autumn

 

Dear Parents,

Below is an overview of the topic areas which we will be covering in year 4 during the Autumn term.

Any questions please feel free to contact your child’s class teacher using the parent link.

Thank you for your support.

 

Homework is to be handed in every Monday morning.

A weekly spelling test will take place every Tuesday morning.

 

Homework will be sent home every Tuesday

Each week the children will receive

  • weekly spellings
  • Written Maths homework / Mathletics on alternative weeks
  • Written Comprehension / Grammar on alternative weeks
  • All children are expected to read every night and an adult must sign their reading diary.

 

 

English

FOCUSED TEXT: The Chronicles of Narnia

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe  

POETRY: Overheard on a Saltmarsh Harold Monro  

PLAYSCRIPTS – linked to Bible stories

 

Writing Focus:

Recount

Story Writing

Letter Writing

Play Scripts  

Information Texts

 

Weekly Spellings set for homework alongside Grammar and Punctuation work.

Maths

AUTUMN 1

Number

          Count

          Place value and partitioning 

          Compare and order

 

Addition and  Subtraction

 Mental addition and subtraction

          Formal columnar addition 

          Formal columnar subtraction

 

Geometry: properties of shapes

 Regular and irregular polygons

 Properties of triangles

 

Multiplication & division

 Multiply and divide by 10, 100

 Informal method of multiplication and division

 

Fractions

 Recognise and represent equivalences

 

 Measures –Time

 Read and write to the nearest minute

 Time durations

Autumn 2

Number

Partition in to multiples of 10

Round to nearest 10, 100, 1000

 

Addition and  Subtraction

 

Measures – money

Mental addition and subtraction

Formal columnar addition  and  subtraction

 

Measures

Know, use and convert …

Measure and compare volume

Reading scales – partially marked

 

Multiplication & division

Factor pairs

Formal method of multiplication

Informal method of division

 

Fractions

Tenths and hundredths

Add and subtract fractions beyond one whole

 

Statistics

Represent and interpret discrete data

Science

Sc4/2.1    All Living Things & Habitats Sc4/2.1a    recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways Sc4/2.1b     explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment

Sc4/2.1c    recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

 

Sc4/2.2    Animals including humansSc4/2.2a    describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans. Sc4/2.2b    identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions. Sc4/2.2c    construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

 

R.E

Creation and the Story of Abraham and Joseph  –  In this unit the children will hear and learn about some important stories from the Book of Genesis. They will explore some important images of God found in these stories and consider what it mean for human beings to be made in the image and likeness of God.

 

Jesus Teaches us how to pray  – In this unit the children will learn about the prayer life of Jesus as he grew up in the Jewish faith. The children will be introduced to some prayers from the Old Testament and they will consider the importance Jesus attached to prayer. The children will study the Our Father, the prayer of the Rosary and some other forms of prayer as part of this unit.

 

Advent - In this unit of work the children will learn about the ancestors of Jesus and that he was descended from the House of David. Through this work the children will be able to place the story of the first coming of Jesus into an historical context.

 

Christmas - In this unit of work the children will study the role of angels in the story of Christmas. They will learn about Christians being messengers of Christ’s Good News in the world today and how the Church celebrates the Feast of Christmas.

 

ICT

CYBER SAFETY REVIEW

WORLD WIDE WEB

CODING 1 INTRO TO VARIABLES

History

Ancient Egypt – • Understand what was important to people during ancient Egyptian times. • Compare the powers of different Egyptian gods.  Find Egypt on a map. • Raise questions when confronted with an artefact in order to understand more about this ancient civilisation and select information that is useful in understanding the use of hieroglyphs as a form of communication and recording. • Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity by learning about the daily lives of many ancient Egyptian people. • Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. • Understand how evidence can give us different answers about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, noting connections, contrasts and trends over time. • Develop the appropriate use of historical terms such as 'BC/AD', 'civilisation' and 'artefact'.

Art / DT

Cooking and Nutrition  – Recognise the impact of diet and  exercise and the importance of a healthy lifestyle: Link to breads Egyptians

Fruit and Vegetables – still life   

 

Music

Charranga

Geography (Autumn 2)

All Around the World: learning about continents, Equator, hemisphere and time zones

French

Basic phrases used in everyday life.

All Around Town: Places and directions.

PE

Handball – (Tuesday p m)

Gymnastics  – (Thursday Class 10 )

 

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