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Year 4 Curriculum

     Autumn 1

7.5 weeks

Autumn 2

7 weeks

Spring 1

6 weeks

Spring 2

6 weeks

Summer 1

5 weeks

Summer 2

7 weeks

Topic Why is London such a cool place to live? What would you have done after school 100 years ago? Why are rivers so important to their cities? Why is 1066 a famous date in history? Why were the Romans so powerful?
Literacy

Text

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Information Texts (non chron/leaflets)

Losing Tales

Robin Hood of Sherwood

Explanation Texts (chronological reports)

Quest Tales

 

The Firework Makers Daughter

Persuasive letters

Warning tales

Beowulf

Diary recounts

Defeating the Monster tales

Escape from Pompeii

Persuasive adverts

Tales of Fear

The Orchard Book of Roman Myths

Journalistic recounts

Finding Tales

Numeracy Place value

Addition & Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Length, Perimeter & Area

Place value

Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Decimals

Decimals

Money

Time

Addition & Subtraction (revisit)

Place value (revisit)

Geometry (shape, position, direction)

Science

(including statistics)

Teeth and The Digestive System: What happens to the food we eat? All living things: Which wild animals and plants thrive in our locality? States of Matter: solids, liquids gases What would happen if solids changed to liquids?

(heating & cooling / evaporation & condensation)

States of Matter: Could we survive without rain?        Water cycle

 

Working scientifically project

Sound: What caused that racket? Electricity: How could we cope without electricity for one day?
History How has London changed over time? (geographical changes and developments)

 

Famous figures linked to London

How entertainment has changed in the past 100 years

 

Inventors

 

How rich and poor lived (comparison)

How have people adapted rivers and water for their own use? The Battle of Hastings

 

Norman kings

 

Bayeux Tapestry

 

The Romans / Romanisation of Britain / How did the Romans impact Britain?

 

Julius Caesar / The Reign of Boudicca

Geography Tourism and population in London

 

River Thames

 

Advantages and disadvantages of living in London – village comparisons

 

Capital cities across the world – comparison

Where

Were objects found which tell us about the past?

 

Black Country focus.

Which famous European cities are situated on a river?

 

Features of a river

 

River uses

 

Locations of Motte & Bailey castles

 

Map work -Norman’s invasion route

The Romans – Invasion / Hadrian’s Wall / Roman Roads

 

The City of Rome and its features

Art/DT Constructing London Bridge (art straws)

 

London silhouette skyline – charcoal

 

Design and make London souvenirs (range of materials)

Designing own games

 

Using computer software to design adverts for toys and games

Watercolour landscape paintings

 

Constructing models of rivers (natural materials)

Bayeux Tapestry – sewing

 

Sketches of Norman kings

 

Designing Coats of Arms – painting

Roman shields

 

Roman pillars using chalks

 

Roman food

Roman mosaics

 

Roman coins using clay

RE Reflecting on behaviour and impact on the environment – Harvest Landmarks in life / ceremonies

Christmas celebrations

Commitment and how it affects life Study of a religion and its traditions (Christianity) Thinking about God – how different religions make links with belief and practice Features, patterns and importance of worship
SMSC / Life Skills Why are rules important?

 

Belonging and self-awareness

 

Understanding my feelings Understanding the feelings of others Managing my feelings Social skills Making Choices
Music Charanga – Mamma Mia Christmas Music Festival Entrust Music

 

Charanga – Stop!

Entrust Music

 

Charanga – Lean on Me

Charanga – Blackbird Charanga – Reflect, Rewind & Replay
Computing Animation Effective searching Coding Writing for different audiences Logo Spreadsheets

 

 

Online Safety Online relationships Online bullying Self-image and identity / online reputation Managing online information / privacy and security Health, wellbeing and lifestyle Copyright and ownership
Educational Visits   Black Country Living Museum

 

Christmas Concert @ Victoria Hall

Local canal walk   African Drumming (in school – science) Roman day (in school)