Year 4 Curriculum Overview

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
ScienceStates of MatterDigestive System and NutritionLiving Things and their Habitats inc. Classification Keys and Living Eggs.Living Things and their Habitats inc. Classification Keys and Living Eggs.ElectricitySound

How, why and when did the Romans invade and settle in Britain?
Where did the Romans come from and why did they invade Britain?
(maps, timeline)
Who was Boudicca and how did she rebel against the Romans?
What was it like to be a Roman soldier?
What did we learn at Arbeia?
Roman Empire cont.
What was Roman society like?
Who were the Roman gods/goddesses?
What do designs on Roman pottery/plates show us?
Why did the Romans leave Britain?
What lasting impact did the Romans leave on Britain?
What can we find out about Europe?
Can you find Europe on a World map and label all of the continents?
Can you label a map of Europe?
Can you label the capital cities for the main European countries?
Can you research and produce a fact file about a European country of your choice?
How different or similar are Paris and London?
Can you research and write a quiz about Europe?
What can we find out about The United Kingdom?
Can you label the countries of the UK and their capital cities?
Are you aware that the UK is split into counties and can you identify some counties?
Can you label a map of the UK with the major cities?
Can you identify the differences between coastal and inland towns in the UK?
Can you research and write a fact file about a river in the UK?
What was life like for the Ancient Greeks?
Where and when was Ancient Greece?
What were the similarities and differences between Athens and Sparta?
What was the Wooden Horse of Troy?
What can I find out about life in Ancient Greece?
Who did the Ancient Greeks worship and why?
What happened at the Ancient Greek Olympic Games?
What was daily life like for children in Ancient Greece?
Ancient Greeks cont.
What happened at the Ancient Greek Olympic Games?
What was daily life like for children in Ancient Greece?
What happened at the Battle of Marathon?
What happened with Theseus and the Minotaur?
What happened at the Battle of Marathon?
What happened at the theatre in Ancient Greek times?
REWhat do we know about the Bible and why is it important to Christians?Why do Christians call Jesus the light of the world?What do Christians believe about Jesus?
Why is Lent such an important period for Christians?How and why do people show care for others?Why do people go to Durham Cathedral today?
(GPS ongoing throughout English lessons, plus Spelling lessons).
Reading Plus
Krindlekrax (Philip Ridley)
Fiction text – Story which raises issues or dilemmas (narrative)- compare characters, setting description, direct speech, diary entry, letter, poem, news report, book review)
Krindlekrax (Philip Ridley- cont.)
Christmas adverts (persuasion)
Coming Home (fiction – slow write – Michael Morpurgo.)
The Boy at the Back of the Class- Onjali Q Rauf
Poetry, song lyrics.
Street Child.
(Berlie Doherty)
Fiction inc. non-fiction – Story set in a Historical setting (also information text – Victorian life – slum housing scene – DADWAVERS
Street Child
workhouses and Dr Barnardo) – comprehension, writing a non-fiction text.
Beamish recount.
Leon and the Place Between (Angela McAllister) – (Fiction, link to The Greatest Showman – lyrics, Slow Write)
Harwell Hall (fiction – comprehension, creative story writing)
Poetry – The Cateract at Lodore.
Crippen Hanged (Historical news report)
Boreham Bypass (persuasion, letter writing)
(Following Power Maths and White Rose)
Focus on all Multiplication Tables to 12×12 – for Multiplication Check.
Number: Place Value – Rep nos to 10,000, 100s, 10s and 1s, number line to 1,000, round to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, count in 1000s, 1000s, 100s, 10s and 1s, partitioning, number line to 10,000, find 1, 10, 100 more or less, 1000 more or less, compare numbers.
Number: Addition and Subtraction – 3 and 4 digit numbers (no exchange, one exchange, more than one exchange) inc mastery questions/problems, estimate and check strategies)
Length and Perimeter
(Eq. lengths – m and cm, mm and cm, km, add and subtract lengths, measure perimeter, perimeter of a rectangle and rectilinear shapes)
Number: Multiplication and Division – Written methods for multiplication and Division inc mastery questions/problems inc factor pairs.
(Multiply and divide by 0, 1, 10, 100,
3x, 6x, 9x, 7x tables)
Number: Multiplication and Division- 11x, 12x tables, factor pairs, written methods for mult and div inc mastery questions/reasoning qs.
Area (Counting squares, making shapes and comparing area).
Number: Fractions
(Tenths, equivalent fractions, fractions greater than one, count in fractions, add and subtract fractions, fractions of a set of objects, calculate fractions of a quantity, problem solving – calculate quantities.)
Number: Decimals
(Recognise tenths and hundredths, tenths and hundredths as decimals, on a place value grid and on a number line, divide 1 digit by 10, divide 2 digits by 10. Divide 1 or 2 digits by 100).
Number: Decimals – (Bonds to 10 and 100, make a whole, write, compare and round decimals, halves and quarters).
Measurement – Money (Pounds and pence, ordering and estimating money, convert, add, subtract, find change, 4 operations)
Measurement – Time (Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital, 12 and 24 hour clocks, am, pm, telling the time to 5 mins and to the minute)
Statistics -Interpret charts-bar charts, pictograms, comparison, sum and difference, introducing line graphs)
Geometry: Properties of Shape (Turns and angles, rec and describe 2d shape, triangles, quadrilaterals, horizontal, vertical, lines of symmetry, complete a symmetric figure).
Geometry: Position and Direction (describe a position, draw and move on a grid, describe movement on a grid – coordinates, translation.)
MusicSingingChristmas SongsSingingSinging
FrenchUnit 3 – La Famille
(Family members, Colours etc)
Unit 4 Les Animaux
(Common pets, nos to 40, plurals of animals, sentences about pets)
Unit 5 Time-Seasons, days of the week, weather, everyday activities etc)
PEAttacking: defending and tactical awareness through BenchballDeveloping flexibility, strength, technique , control and balance through GymnasticsCompetitive games/being able to compare and contrast previous performances or results e.g. Tchoukball/tag rugbyDanceCricket/OAA/TennisAthletics/rounders
Art and DTRoman mosaic,
Artefacts (half pictures – pastel)
Celtic symmetry patterns
Roman jewellery (e.g. brooches, necklaces – pasta, card, clay etc)
Roman shields
Krindlekrax paintings, wooden spoon puppets,
Christmas crafts
European artists (e.g. Monet, Van Gogh)
European flags
Easter crafts/Mother’s Day cards
Greek artwork – Gods, Comedy and tragedy masks, Greece factfiles using brochures.
Greek recipes
Greek parthenons
Papier mache Greek pots (orange and black)
Greek Plates
Father’s Day cards.
ICTComputing Systems and Networks – The internet and looking at websitesCreating Media (audio editing) – digital recording – podcastsCreating Media (photo editing)Data and information – data loggingProgramming A – Repetition in shapes (Logo)Programming B – Repetition in games (Scratch)
Citizenship/PSHE (one Life Scheme)Class charter
How laws are made
Ways to save energy
Ways to save water
Climate change
Legal & illegal drugs
Peer Pressure
How to pay for goods
Family expenses
How to plan & budget
Cost of chocolate
The Media
Power of the Media
Media Stereotypes
Difference & similarities
Gender stereotypes
Different jobs people do
Human lifecycle
Children & adults
Wishes hopes & dreams
Embrace positive changes
Dealing with unwanted changes
Enrichment / TripsRoman Fort
Author Visit
The Word (ICT)GibsideWorld Book Day
World Number Day
Science Week