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Curriculum Overview

Year 4 Curriculum Overview 2022-2023

 

Autumn 1

(7 weeks)

Autumn 2

(7 weeks)

Spring 1

(6 weeks)

Spring 2

(6 weeks)

Summer 1

(6weeks)

Summer 2

(7 weeks)

English 1

Entertain:Narrative

Adventure

 

A River 

Journey to the River Sea (storytime)

 

Entertain:Narrative

Adventure

Varjak Paw

 

 

Entertain:Narrative

Classic Literature

Socialise

Apology note

Recount

Diary

 

Around the World in 80 Days

 

Describe

Menu

Instruct

Recipes

 

 

Entertain: Narrative

Classic Fiction

Shakespeare

Twelfth Night

Entertain:Narrative

Fantasy

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

English 2

Entertain

Poetry

The Rhythm of the Rain

Once Upon a Raindrop

Describe

Non-chronological Historical Report

Ancient Greece

Persuade

Discussion Text (balanced argument)

 

Describe

Non-chronological Geographical Report

 

Explain

Scientific Report

Electricity

Maths

Number: place value

Number: addition and subtraction

Measurement: area

Number: multiplication and division

Number: multiplication and division

Measurement: length and perimeter

Number: fractions

Number: fractions

Number: decimals

Number: decimals

Measurement: money

Measurement: time

Geometry: shape

Statistics

Geometry: position and direction

Science

States of Matter

Solids, liquids gases

 

 

Living things and their habitats, incl food chains

Sound

Animals, including humans: Teeth & Digestion

Climate Change and Sustainability

(Geography/inter disciplinary link)

Electricity

History

 

Ancient Greece

The Roman Empire

Roman Britain

 

 

 

 

Geography

Water

 

 

 

Trade

Positional significance, human geography

History link (Silk Roads)

Antarctica- Exploring our world (History link)

 

Computing

Computing and Networks

The Internet

Creating Media

Audio editing

 

Programming A

Repetition in shapes

 

Data and Information

Data logging

Creating Media

Photo editing

Programming B

Repetition in games

Design and Technology

Mechanical Systems

Levers and Linkages

Project: story book

Mechanical Systems

Levers and Linkages

Project: Christmas card

Food

Healthy and varied diet

Project: sandwich

Food

Healthy and varied diet

Project: fruit muffin

Electrical Systems

Simple programming and control

Project: Torch

Electrical Systems

Simple programming and control

Project: Illuminated sign

Music 

Interesting Time Signatures

How does music bring us together?

 

 

Combining Elements to Make Music

How does music connect us with our past?

 

Developing pulse and groove through improvisation

How Does Music Make the World a Better Place?

Creating simple melodies together

How Does Music Teach Us About our Community?

Connecting notes and feelings

How Does Music Shape our Way of Life?

Purpose, identity and expression in music

How Does Music connect Us with the Environment?

 Art

Drawing

Respond to a story

Linear patterning in natural objects

Use own drawings to develop work

Landscape as a starting point

Fine control with pencil

Key artist: John Brunsdon, Bridget Riley

 

 

 

Painting

Mix, select and experiment with colour

Compare ideas and approaches

Respond to key artists:

Georgia O’Keefe, JMW Turner

Collage

Combine visual qualities

Respond to artist’s work

Use own images as starting point

Compare methods

Key artists: Henri Matisse, Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol

Printmaking

African printmaking

Monoprints

Print relief blocks

Collographs

 

3-D/Sculpture

Cast forms –gummed tape

Investigate designs

Select and use appropriate materials

Clay coils

Fabric forming

Textiles

Produce monoprint

Dip dye fabric

Resist methods

Respond to artist’s work

Knotting and wrapping

Key artist: Michael Brennand-Wood

PSHE/ safeguarding

 

Physical & Mental Health

Keeping Safe

Relationships: Friends & Family

Respectful & safe Relationships

Living in the Wider World: Financial Literacy

Health & Wellbeing: Ourselves- Growing & Changing

RE

What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?

What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today? (part 2)

What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today? (Part 2)

Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?

Why are festivals important to religious communities? Eid focus possibly an RE week

Why do some people think that life is like a journey and what significant experiences mark this?

PE

Invasion Games

Football

Invasion Games

Tag Rugby

Gymnastics /Dance

Athletics

Strike and Field Games

Cricket

Net and Wall Games

Tennis

French

Half-term 1: Describing me and others

Half-term 2: Saying what I and others have

Phonics: the SSC (sound-symbol

correspondences) taught this term are:

[a] [o] [e] [i] [u]

Silent Final Consonant [SFC] -t, -s, -d

Silent Final E [SFe] [an/en] open and closed [eu] [ch] [au/eau/o/ô] [on] [ou]

Vocabulary: greetings, adjectives to describe mood and character, days of the week, nouns for possessions, positional prepositions in, on, under, ‘I have a present for’ story

Grammar: être (singular) regular adjective

agreement (-e) with and without pronunciation change, (-eux, -euse) and adjectives already ending in -e, avoir (singular), singular indefinite articles (un, une), intonation questions (including with quoi, où)

Half-term 1: Saying what I and others do

Half-term 2: Saying how many and describing

things

Phonics: the SSC (sound-symbol

correspondences) taught this term are:

[é/et/ez/er] [è/ê] [oi] [(a)in] [ai]

Vocabulary: verbs and nouns to describe a

range of activities, numbers 1-12, à meaning at, in, to

Grammar: -ER present tense (singular), singular definite articles (le, la), regular plural marking on nouns (-s), plural indefinite article (des), il y a, intonation question (including with combien)

Half-term 1: Describing things and people

Half-term 2: Expressing likes and saying

what I and others do

Phonics: the SSC (sound-symbol correspondences) taught this term are: [SFe]

soft [c/ç] [-ien] [qu] [j/soft g] [-tion]

Vocabulary: colour and other adjectives to

describe animals, story creation, loves and

hates, Hungry Caterpillar (rouge), revisit days, Toute une année (jaune) months

Grammar: revisit definite articles & adjective agreement, subject pronouns (il/elle) with objects to mean ‘it’, plural definite article (les), using aimer | détester + definite article, revisit intonation questions (including with comment, quand)

School Events

Class Charters

Black History Month

Anti Bullying Week

Children in Need

Winter Festivals

 

 

Red Nose Day

 

 

 

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