Year 4 Curriculum Overview

Year 4 Curriculum Plan 2015 – 2016

 

Autumn
1

Autumn
2

Spring
1

Spring
2

Summer
1

Summer
2

Theme title Concrete
Jungles
Romans Rule Wild Water Dark Dungeons

 

Castles /
Crime and Punishment

Animal Magic What a load of
rubbish!
Maths
  • find 1000 more or less than a given number

 

  • recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number

 

  • order and compare numbers beyond 1000

 

  • solve addition and subtraction two-step problems

 

  • identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes

 

  • recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12

 

  • recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations

 

  • recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions

 

  • understand the relation between non-unit fractions and multiplication and division of quantities

 

  • describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant

 

 

 

  • practise mental methods with increasingly large numbers

 

  • add numbers with up to 4 digits using column addition
  • estimate answers to a calculation
  • extend understanding of the number system and decimal place value to tenths

 

  • recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths

 

  • round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number

 

  • compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places

 

  • solve simple measure problems involving decimals to two decimal places

 

  • convert between different units of measure

 

  • estimate, compare and calculate different measures

 

  • multiply two-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout

 

  • convert between different units of measure

 

  • read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks
  • solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days

 

 

 

 

  • count backwards through zero to include negative numbers

 

  • round any number to the nearest 10 or 100

 

  • practise mental methods with increasingly large numbers

 

  • subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using column subtraction

 

  • estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation

 

  • solve addition and subtraction two-step problems

 

  • identify acute and obtuse angles

 

  • solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions

 

  • convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre]

 

  • estimate, compare and calculate different measures

 

  • interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs

 

  • solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs

 

  • multiply three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout

 

  • solve problems involving multiplying and adding

 

  • extend understanding of the number system and decimal place value to hundredths
  • *recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of hundredths

 

  • find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths

 

  • compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places

 

  • area and perimeter

 

  • count backwards through zero to include negative numbers

 

  • recognise the place value  in a
    four-digit number

 

  • order and compare numbers beyond 1000

 

  • solve number and practical problems

 

  • read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C)

 

  • add and subtract
    numbers with up to 4 digits using column additionand
    subtraction

 

  • estimate and use inverse operations to check

 

  • solve addition and subtraction 2 step problems*estimate,
    compare and calculate different measures,including money

 

  • compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles

 

  • multiply three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using column methoduse
    factors and multiples to recognise equivalent fractions
    and simplify

 

  • recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common
    equivalent fractions

 

  • add and subtract fractions with the same denominator

 

  • solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions

 

  • convert between different units of measure

 

  • estimate, compare and calculate different measures

 

*add and subtract
numbers with up to 4 digits usingcolumn
methods of addition and subtraction

  • estimate and use inverse operations to check answers * solve addition and
    subtraction two-step problems in contexts,

 

  • estimate, compare and
    calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence

 

  • extend understanding of the number system and decimal place value to tenths
    and then hundredths*

 

  • recognise and write decimal equivalents to 1_4 , 1_2 , 3_4

 

  • find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit numberby
    10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in theanswer
    as ones, tenths and hundredths

 

  • round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole
    number

 

  • solve simple measure and money problems involvingdecimals
    to two decimal places

 

  • use place value, known and derived facts to dividementally,
    including dividing by 1

 

  • practise to become fluent in the formal written method of short division with
    exact answers *

 

  • interpret and present discrete and continuous data using  bar charts and time
    graphs

 

  • solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in
    bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs

 

Problem solving
skills
Working
systematically
Visualise Look for a pattern / Work backwards Trial and
Improvement
Reason
Logically
Conjecture
Cross curricular
maths
School
electricity usage – analysing data and making graphswww.stark.co.ukMeasuring,
scaling, shape – DT skyscraper project

 

Symmetry in
mosaicsMeasuring
distances travelled by Romans 

Scaling – how
big is the school fence compared to Hadrians Wall?

 

Work with
Roman numerals linked to topic

Graphs
comparing lengths of riversGraphs
comparing flood data
Angles, area
and perimeter when investigating castles.Measures /
reading scales in cookery
Animal top
trumpsAre we a
nation of pet lovers? 

 

*Investigating
/ calculating amount of waste we generate eg How much paper in weight/money
do we waste every year at school?*Shape and
measurement linked to DT project
English Spellings, Grammar,
Punctuation and Handwriting
Spellings,
Grammar, Punctuation and Handwriting
Spellings,
Grammar, Punctuation and Handwriting
Spellings,
Grammar, Punctuation and Handwriting
Spellings,
Grammar, Punctuation and Handwriting
Spellings,
Grammar, Punctuation and Handwriting
Key text(s) Varmints  by Helen Ward

 

*Escape from
Pompeii*Roman
Mysteries
Angry River
by Ruskin Bond
Matilda by
Roald Dahl
Think of an
EelBy Karen
Wallace
Recycling
fiction text
Spoken word Rehearse and
perform own Varmints play
Become an
emperor for the day and deliver speeches
Deliver a
news broadcast
Hotseating

Question time
with visitor

Debate Presenting an
assembly on waste in school
Reading opportunities Non-fiction
texts linked to topic and key text
Non fiction
texts linked to topicand key text
Non-fiction
texts and key text
Non-fiction
texts and key text
Non-fiction
texts and key text
Non-fiction
texts and key text
Writing opportunities
Diary writing

Report
writing

Playscripts

Poetry

Diaries

Letters

Explanation

Factfiles

Factfiles

Reports

Newspaper
reports

Poetry

Diaries

Letters

Explanation

Factfiles

Newspaper
reports

Descriptions

Poetry

Animal
autobiography

Animal story

Factfiles

Reports

Persuasion

Newspaper
reports

Science Electricity Changes of
State
Dangers to
living things
Human
Nutrition
Grouping
Living Things
Sound
Ict/ computing Email/Google
Apps/iPads
Control
& Coding (Scratch)
Control
& Coding (Espresso)
Animation Control
& Coding (Logo)
Publisher/pages
E-safety www.thinkuknow.co.uk Internet
safety week
Cross curricular ict/
computing
Mathsflip

www.stark.co.uk

Looking at
graphs and data

Mathsflip

Historical
research

PPt about
Romans in UK.

Mathsflip

Use Book
Creator to create a guide to river of choice

Mathsflip

In Word
create profiles of children convicted of minor crimes

Mathsflip Mathsflip

Posters about
reducing waste

 

PPT about
waste

RE Read all about it…

The Bible

Read all about it…

The Bible Journeys

Judaism Judaism / Easter What did
Jesus teach?
What did
Jesus teach?
History The Roman
Empire and its impact on Britain
A Study of an
aspect or theme in British history, beyond 1066- Crime and
punishment-Norman
culture
Geography Where would
you choose to build a city?
Why is the
Severn so important to Worcester?
Music

 

Music
technology
Rhythmic
patterns
Music for
journeys
Music through
history
Singing

*Learn a
Kiswahili song about animals

Music
appreciation*Write a song
about reducing waste and perform with DT instruments
Art *Explore rural and
urban landscapes. Consider ideas, methods and approaches of artists who have
responded to landscapes in different ways. *Create an urban scene in the
style of L.S. Lowry.*Take
One PictureGainsborough
project*Use sketch books to
show feelings about different subjects

*Explain art from other
periods of history.

…………………….. River
paintings focusing on reflections and silhouettes.
Art linked to
animation project:*Sculpt
clay and other mouldable materials.*Create
a piece of art work which includes digital images taken by pupils
Animals in
theTinga Tinga
Art Style
Art linked to
ICT posters
DT  

Build a
Skyscraper with a working circuit

 

Making
Mosaics
………………… Cookery
linked to RE – Challah bread and Hot Cross Buns
……………………. Make a
musical instrument from recycled materials
PE *Creative dance
linked to Concrete Jungle (New York)*Games
(Invasion – tag rugby*Swimming
* Gym (Unit P
– balance)*Games –
basketball*Swimming
*Gym –
rolling unit q and s*Games*Swimming
*Gym –
rolling unit q and s*Games*Swimming 

 

 

 *Dance –
linked to animal theme (spring/leap)*Athletics /
games*Swimming 
*Games

*Athletics

*Swimming

 

French  Je me
presente / en famille
Les Romains /
Noel
Au café / le
petit dejeuner
Boucle d’or –
conte traditionnelle
As-tu un
animal?
Jeux
olympiques/ nationalites / faire negatives
PSHE/Values  Repsonsiblity,

Caring

Peace,
Co-operation
Perseverance,

Determination

Truthfulness,
Trust, Honesty
Love, Friendship,
Generosity
Creativity,
Thoughtfulness, Thankfulness
Global links/

Eco

*Pollution
issues*Cities
encroaching on rural habitats*Food
shortages*Our energy
usage compared to our Tanzanian partner school

 

 

*Diversity –
immigration.

*Identities –
who are we?

*Global
warming and fossil fuel use causing more floods* See Rivers
of the World project aiming to encourage global citizenship links and to
raise awareness of environmental issues linked to rivers.
*Rights and
Responsibilities*The Golden Ruleexplores the
idea that we should behave towards others as we would like others to behave
towards us.
Sustainability:

Choose a
continent and make a factfile about an endangered animal and why it is
endangered.

 

Tanzania:
Tinga Tinga Art

Sustainability

/Interdependence:
How does our waste affect people across the world?

Visits or visitors …………………… Visit to
Corinium MuseumVisit to
local cinema (Schools Film Week).
Residential Visitor –
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Visit to West
Midlands Safari Park
Visit to
Envirosort, Norton and Tip