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Year 4 Autumn Term Overview

 

The following tables gives a brief overview of the themes and content for the Autumn Term.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Theme

This Is Me

European Study

Visits

Chelmer Park – This is my local area.

Pizza Express

Skills Builder

Listening

Presenting

English

Instructions

Poems – list

Diary Writing

Explanation

Persuasive writing

Non chronological reports

Letter writing.

Maths

Number - Place Value, Addition and Subtraction

 Addition & Subtraction, Measurement, Multiplication & Division

Science

Living things and their habitats

  • Sorting children according to different criteria.
  • Classifying animals into vertebrates and invertebrates.
  • Mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds.

Animals including humans

  • Digestive system – how my body works.
  • Teeth – how we look after our teeth.

Living things and their habitats

  • Habitats found in Europe.
  • Biomes and the animals which live there.
  • Choose an animal – possibly an endangered creature.

History

Family tree

What happened in the year/day they were born

 

Geography

This is my local area.

Local geography – route to school.

Visit to a local park.

How could we improve our local area or what could we add to our park?

Europe - Italy

Each class to have a chosen country. Are we all going to do Italy in order to have a smooth and progressive move to studying Ancient Rome

Locational Geography – Europe as a continent, the country in Europe, borders, rivers, capitals, travel links, tourism etc.

Mapping skills – prior to looking at Italy.

Human Geography: politics, industry compared to UK, farming etc.

Art

Self- portrait – focus on colour linked to emotion.

Sketching with pencils.

Painting a self-portrait.

European Artists, Architects & Designers

(sketching, evaluating, researching etc)

DT

Friendship cake

Design and build a prototype of new item for the local park.

Look at previous designs for parks – look at great designers.

European Food Technology – Planning, making & evaluating

Levers – Xmas Cards

Music

O Generator and other instruments to make a sound track to go with the friendship poem.

Christmas Carol singing

PE

Team building

Tag Rugby

Dance – cultural dances

Basketball & Handball

Computing

E Safety (Ongoing through the year)

Logo – write their own name.

Possible writing of friendship poem.

Branching databases - Sorting animals according to different criteria. Start with sorting members of their class.

Writing for different purposes – Unit in Purple Mash with lots of templates for them to fill in.

Word Processing skills

PowerPoint

 

MFL

Revision of core units – Actions, greetings, home.

 Food

RE

Christianity

The start of Jesus’ ministry.

Christianity

The Teachings of Jesus

PSHE

E Safety

Gender Stereotypes

Self-Worth

Persistence and Resilience

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