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“Excelling Through Enjoyment”

Year 4

Year 4 Autumn and Spring Term Overviews

 

The following tables give a brief overview of the themes and content for the Autumn and Spring Terms.

 

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

 

Spring 1

Spring 2

Theme

Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

Visits

History Off The Page

Roman Dig – School Field

Skills Builder

PROBLEM SOLVING/CREATIVITY

TEAMWORK

English

Letter writing

Diary writing

Recount

Non-fiction/ story writing – myths and legends.

Explanation.

Maths

Number - Multiplication and division

Measurement – Area

Number - Fractions

Number – Fractions

Number - Decimals

Science

Food Chains

Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables

 

 

States of Matter

 

Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases

 

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)

 

Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

 

 

 

History

The Celts

Looking at life for Celts in Ancient Britain and discuss how it differs from life in Ancient Rome – What is the impact going to be on the way of life in Britain?

Life in Ancient Rome – food, baths, houses, family life – research and general overview of what life was like in Ancient Rome.

Roman Invasions – The Roman Army – How, why and when did the Romans invade Britain?

Should the Celts take on the Roman Army?

 

Boudicca – One important story.

Roman Entertainment 

Gladiators, slavery, chariot racing.

Roman Roads – Why did the romans spend so long building roads?

The Birth of Ancient Rome – Romulus and Remus

Roman Gods and Goddesses – the importance of religion in Ancient Rome and how this links to other civilizations.

Why did the Roman civilization come to an end?

What did the Romans do for us?

Geography

The spread of the Roman Empire across Europe.

 

Art

Mosaics

Many art activities during History Off The Page day.

Roman Pots – sketching and designing clay pots

 

Making clay pots

DT

 

Make their own gladiator weapons

Making a clay pot

Music

Rocking Romans

Different Roman Instruments

Ancient Roman music.

Time and Tune – various musical skills.

Rocking Romans

Different Roman Instruments

Ancient Roman music.

Time and Tune – various musical skills.

PE

Gymnastics

Hockey

Leadership – design and deliver a game.

Tennis

Computing

Effective Searching. Use the set 3 lessons and then design a set of questions on the Romans that can be answered through effective searching.

Coding

Coding

MFL

Playtime

My Town

RE

Hinduism

Puja

Mandir

Islamism

Qur’an

Prophet Muhammad

Madrassah

Prophets in the Bible and the Qur’an

 

PSHE

Health and Well being – balanced diet and working with food.

 

Relationships. – Responding to others and expression opinions.

Loss and separation and family changes.

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