Year 4 Curriculum
We will be revising place value, investigating different addition and subtraction strategies. We look at multiplication by formal methods.
Topics include Capacity, Area, Symmetry and Direction.
Decimals will be introduced and the equivalence between fraction and decimal forms looked at. Work on angles, graphs and Venn / Carroll diagrams will be taught.
The children will write in a variety of forms. We will be revising nouns, verbs and adjectives and use of adverbs. Also, we will reinforce basic punctuation to include speech marks and commas. Comprehension skills are developed and writing in paragraphs.
Researching is introduced and how to present information in a variety of ways. Punctuation is taught.
The children are learning about how the body moves and grows. They will then learn about electrical circuits and conductors.
Another topic is keeping warm, learning about different thermal conductors and insulators. The pupils will also learn about solids and liquids.
The pupils study friction and habitats.
The Ancient Greeks, looking in particular at the city states of Athens and Sparta, will continue until mid-year. The second half of the year is a study of Anglo Saxon Britain and the Viking invasions.
We look at continents, and study and compare the climate and landscape of Kenya and India.
In Religious Education another world faith, Hinduism, is covered during the year.
The children will start be focusing initially on speaking and listening and then starting to read and write. We will learn phrases for “meeting and greeting”; numbers; the alphabet in French; talking about transport and families.
Pupils are taught how to use the Internet safely and how to search the Internet. Information collection and presentation is learnt, such as creating graphs or pie charts.
Children study artworks in different cultures, they use relief techniques to create masks in 2D and 3D. Viewpoints are investigated and ‘journeys’ is looked at as a theme.
The children will make an electronic puzzle incorporating a buzzer or a light bulb and toys incorporating cams are studied.
PE - To develop positive attitudes to a healthy lifestyle through the teaching of Gymnastics, Athletics and Health Related Fitness.
Games - Focus on Hockey, Netball and Rounders for the girls and Rugby, Football and Cricket for the boys. In addition pupils have the opportunity to participate in other Games related activities.
Swimming - In addition to the PE and Games curriculum Year 3 and 4 pupils have swimming lessons on a weekly basis.
Children will create simple rhythmic patterns, use a software package to compose a piece of dance music with a strong emphasis on form. They will also read traditional notation and use glockenspiels to play a selection of tunes.
The pupils are taught about rules in and out of school; keeping safe and first aid. They learn about the importance of maintaining good relationships and working together with peers and adults; developing friendships and how to identify and deal with the pressure they may experience.
Verbal and non-verbal is introduced to the curriculum - to get the grey cells working and develop thinking skills!