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Curriculum Overview

Year 4 Curriculum Overview 2020-21

 

Renewal Curriculum

Recharge Curriculum

Autumn 1

(7 weeks)

Autumn 2

(8 weeks)

Spring 1

(6 weeks)

Spring 2

(6 weeks)

Summer 1

(5 weeks)

Summer 2

Topics

From Stone to Iron

(Y3 curriculum)

Why were the Romans so powerful? (H)

What did the Mayans do for us? (H)

How ‘fair’ is trade?

(G)

Explorers

(G)

 

 

Water, Water, Everywhere

(G)

Literacy: unit 1

Narrative

Explanation Texts

Entertain: Narrative

Poetry (Iron Man)

Entertain: Narrative (The Hidden Chapter)

Personal Correspondence

Playscripts

Shakespeare

Key texts (Literacy)

Stone Age Boy

Cave Baby

(Y3 texts)

Varjak Paw

The Iron Man

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Around the World in 80 Days

 

The Journey to the River Sea

Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

Maths

Number: place value

Number: addition and subtraction

Measurement: length and perimeter

Number: multiplication and division

Number: multiplication and division

Measurement: area

Number: fractions

Number: fractions

Number: decimals

Number: decimals

Measurement: money

Measurement: time

Statistics

Geometry: properties of shape

Geometry: position and direction

Science

Light and Shadows (Y3 curriculum)

Plants (Y3 curriculum)

Habitats, including Food Chains

Electricity

Teeth & Digestion

Sound

 

Change of state solids, liquids & gases

Computing

Using the  Internet: search engines/ extracting info

Using Technology: touch typing 

Communicating: emails (sharing ideas)

Programming: create/ edit/ refine algorithms (create a game)

Digital Media: animation 

Creating/ publishing: presentation incorporating hyperlinks etc.

Using data : spreadsheets/ databases

Creative- Music 

Play it again: exploring rhythmic patterns

The class orchestra: exploring arrangements

Dragon scales: exploring melodies and scales

Painting with sound: Exploring sound colours

Salt, pepper, vinegar, mustard: exploring singing games

Animal Magic: Exploring descriptive sounds

Creative- Art

Drawing

Painting

Printmaking

Collage

Textiles

3D

PSHE/ safeguarding

 

Physical & Mental Health

Keeping Safe

Relationships: Friends & Family

Respectful & sage Relationships

Living in the Wider World: Financial Literacy

Health & Wellbeing: Ourselves- Growing & Changing

RE Day

Places of worship: Hinduism

Festivals: Islam (Eid-Ul Fitr)

Important stories in religion: Buddhism & Christianity 

A day in the life...

Judaism

RE through art

(symbols): Hinduism

Values through religion: Sikhism

PE

Basic Movements

Net Games

Team Games

Gymnastics

Dance

Strike and Field Games

Home Learning Projects

 

Children to make 3D model of a tool or weapon from the Stone Age era. Write a story set in stone age times.

3D model of a feature of the Roman Empire with a written account

Mayan Mask

Written description of the mask using precise detail

Write a speech on why and how the school should become Fairtrade. Present this to parents and staff.

Tourist brochure of a place you would like to visit

3D model the water cycle and an explanation text on how it works

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