Y4 Curriculum Information

Term: Autumn 2022

 

Home Learning:

Tasks are set twice a week.

  • Maths home learning is set on a Monday, and to be completed before Wednesday. This will be an online task through the My Maths platform.   

 

  • English home learning is set on a Thursday, and to be completed before Monday. This will alternate between a reading comprehension task and a grammar task.

 

  • Weekly practice: Rapid recall test

                                     Spelling test

                                     Times tables test

  • Daily reading at home            

 

 Maths:

This term as well as working on our fluency and times -tables skills, we will be focusing on the following chapters from Maths No Problem:

Chapter 1 - Numbers to 10,000

Chapter 2 - Adding and subtracting up to 10,000

Chapter 3 - Multiplication and division

Chapter 4 - Further multiplication and division

We will also continue to work on securing our times-tables knowledge

English:

This half term we will be reading 'Tales of Wisdom and Wonder' by Hugh Lupton. The book is a collection of traditional stories from one of Britain’s foremost oral storytellers written in a style which makes them a joy to read aloud. The seven stories are from different parts of the world and include The Pedlar of Swaffham from Hugh Lupton’s native East Anglia and tales from Haiti, France, West Africa, Russia, Ireland and the Cree people of North America. The notes on sources indicate that there are variants of the stories in many cultures. We will be exploring these stories and unpicking the meaning of them.

 

RE:

We follow the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work. Each topic usually lasts for four weeks. We begin by exploring what each topic means to us before moving on to how it relates to religion and the gospels. During the year we also learn about other faiths. At OLM we focus on Judaism and Islam. This is a brilliant way to teach respect for our community as a whole, regardless of cultures and beliefs.

Topic 1 - People

Topic 2 - Called

Topic 3 - Gift

Topic 4 - Community

Science: 

This is a great term for Science the children will learning all about States of Matter!

  • To group or sort materials into solids, liquids and gases
  • To observe that some materials change state when heated or cooled
  • To understand and use the terms evaporation and condensation
  • To describe solids, liquids and gases  

 

Geography: 

During this half term, Year 4 will be learning all about 'The Rhine and the Mediterranean'. Children will develop their knowledge and vocabulary about rivers, while focusing in on the river Rhine, the Mediterranean sea and the Suez Canal. 

 

History: 

This half term, Year 4 will be starting to learn about 'The Roman Republic'. They will learn about how Rome was established and the way of life during the early stages of Rome. 

 

Art/DT: 

 This term we will be looking closely at the skills needed for Art and Design skills.  This will include drawing with different tools e.g. pencil, pastels, charcoal, sketching and shading skills and the importance of planning a design.

 

Computing:

This term will be learning about Programming, we will start to design programs for a specific goal, i.e. planning before writing. We will use selection (if...then), repetition (repeat...until) and commands, e.g. in a quiz. 

 

PE:

The children will have 1 lesson with Nabeel our PE coach and 1 with their class teacher. Our topics will be 

Our topics will be Basketball and Outdoor Adventure activities.