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Warden Hill Junior School

Year 4 Curriculum


Please click here to read a copy of our Year 4, Summer Term 1 curriculum in more detail.

 NB: The following information is subject to change.

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
English

 Explanation
The Shirt Machine


Quality Text to Quality Writing
The Old Oak Chest

Grammar Subordinating conjunctions – after, before, while, as, until, because, since, unless

Spelling
Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable (doubling final consonant) 
l

Writing
To write a new legend of the lighthouse keeper 

To write a thank you letter to the visiting author 

Grammar
Review of the use of inverted commas and associated speech punctuation.

To identify determiners

 Spelling
Explore spellings including prefixes –im, -ir, -sub, -il, -inter, - anti, - auto, -ation



Writing
Quality text – The Winking Scarecrow To describe the scarecrow and write what he would say using correctly punctuated speech. Repeat the process for another character. Eg a snake who has lost its slither, a rat who has lost his cunning

Grammar
Standard English verb forms

Fronted adverbials

Adjective noun phrases

 Spelling
Identify ‘w’ and ‘wh’ words. Can children write a rule?
Adding suffixes

Persuasive Writing
Recycling based on the Class Reader – Boot

Grammar
To use a wide range of conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time, cause and place eg first, then after, meanwhile 

Spelling
endings spelt
–tion, endings spelt –ssion, endings spelt
–ssion if the root word ends in –mit

Plus relevant words from the non-statutory year 3 and 4 word list.

Writing
The Spooky Scientist – setting description 

Persuasive letter based on the Wreck of the Zanzibar 

Diary based on Class Reader from Laura’s point of view.

 Grammar
Appropriate choice of noun or pronoun within and across all sentences to aid cohesion

Spelling
Words spelt with ei or eigh, words spelt ey, words with the ‘g’ sound spelt –gue.

 

 Writing
Recount: newspaper report based on the class reader

Grammar
Noun phrases expanded by modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases.

 Spelling
Words with a k sound spelt ch, homophones and near homophones.

Class Reader

The Chronicles of Narnia
(C.S.Lewis)

The Mousehole Cat
(A. Barber) 

Picture Books – Reading Challenge


l

The Last Viking
(Terry Deary)

 
Boot
(Shane Hegarty)
 Wreck of the Zanzibar
(M. Morpurgo)
The Secrets of a Sun King
(Emma Carroll)
Cross Curricular Writing 

Persuasion: 
Writing own manifesto

Taize Crosses

Explanation Text:
How a torch works

Non-Chronological Report:
Saxon Life
Letter:
Letter to Matilda, based on the book 'I Was There'

 Narrative adventure – The Last Viking – cross curricular links to history.    

Newspaper report
Based on the death of Howard Carter. Cross curricular links to history topic.

Maths

Place value: exploring numbers up to 10000, including partitioning, temperature and negative numbers.

 Calculation: Investigating adding and subtraction.

 Geometry: perimeter and classifying shapes.

 Times Tables.

Recall multiples of 3,4 and 8 up to 12x in any order, including missing

numbers and related division facts fluently.

Fluently count in 6’s in order up to 12x6, using multiples of 3 to support.

Calculation: Investigating dividing and multiplying.

 Fractions: Adding simple fractions together, finding equivalent fractions and decimals.

Times Tables.

Recall multiples of 6 in any order, including missing numbers and related

division facts with growing fluency.

Fluently count in 7’s in order up to 12x7.

Measure: exploring mass, capacity and length with simple conversions (metric), perimeter and basic area.

 Interpreting data: bar graphs, simple time graphs.

 Place value: exploring numbers up to 10000, including temperature and negative numbers.

 Times Tables.

Recall multiples of 6 in any order, including missing numbers and related

division facts fluently.

Recall multiples of 7 in any order, including missing numbers and related

division facts with growing fluency.
 Calculation: Investigating dividing and multiplying including problem solving.

 Position and direction.

 

 

Times Tables
Recall multiples of 7 in any order, including missing numbers and related

division facts fluently.

Fluently count in 9’s in order up to 12x9.

Fluently count in 11’s in order up to 12x11.

Calculation: Investigating adding and subtraction including problem solving.

Fractions: Adding simple fractions together, finding equivalent fractions, percentages and decimals.

 Times Tables.

Recall multiples of 9 in any order, including missing numbers and related

division facts with growing fluency (using 10x and adjusting by 1 group to

find 9x as a strategy)

Recall multiples of 11 in any order, including missing numbers and related

division facts fluently.

Fluently count in 12’s in order up to 12x12.

Measure: exploring mass, capacity and length with simple conversions (metric), perimeter and basic area. Links with currency.

 Times Tables.

Recall multiples of 9 in any order, including missing numbers and related

division facts fluently.

Recall multiples of 12 in any order, including missing numbers and related

division facts with growing fluency (using 10x and adjusting by adding 2

more groups).

 

Maths Across the Curriculum The Dog’s Trust
Cost a dog


Anglo Saxon problem solving. To solve a variety using all 4 operations

Viking Runes Saving Squad
Calculating the price of goods by converting kg and g, litres. Linked to PHSE
Egyptian Maths
Maths Through Story A Place for zero less than zero
(Stuart J Murphy)

Tangram Cat
(Nananke Rinck & Martjin Linden)

Charlie Pie Chart and the case of the missing Pizza Slice What happened at Wizard School? 
(Cecil Kim)
7 x 9 = Trouble (Claudis Mills) Master Pieces: Time
Science  Electricity Sound 

States of Matter Animals, including humans  Living Things and Their Habitats 
Art & Design

 Sketch a shoe

Warhol and Pop Art

Black History Month
(The Arts)

Torches
(DT)

 Viking Art
(History link)

Pencil Cases
(DT)

Viewpoints/
Surrealism: 
Sketching, painting and pastel comparisons inspired by work of chosen artist.
Sandwich Snacks
(DT) 
Computing

We are Web Designers HTML linked to the D&T unit Torches

 

 

Online Safety
Private and Personal Information

We are Researchers:
Geography – settlements, Digital Literacy

 

Online Safety
SMART rules. Staying safe online – Rings of Responsibility

 

Coding: PurpleMash Computing knowledge and skills

 

Online Safety
Online Searches- The Key-to-Key Words

 

Coding: PurpleMash History/ Geography Vikings and Anglo Saxons

 

Online Safety
Positive behaviour online- Cyber Café The Power of Words

We are Artists
Creating media – photo editing


Online Safety
 
Talking Safely online

We are Co-authors:
Create a Mini Wiki (Wikipedia) Related to Art

 

Online Safety
Stay Safe Online Comic Book Capers

Design & Technology Andy Warhol
(Art)
 Electrical Components:
Design, make and evaluate torch

  Musical Instruments
Learning Log

 

Viking Art
(Art

 Pencil Cases

To research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups

Viewpoints
(Art) 
Sandwich Snacks

To research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups

Geography

 Village Settlers
Place names, reasons for locations, mapping symbols and keys, how settlements are connected

*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural

    Earning a Living

Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

Our European Neighbours 

To locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on the environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.

History  Britain's Settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England.



The Achievements of the Earliest Civilisations: Ancient Egyptians  The Achievements of the Earliest Civilisations: Ancient Egyptians   
French

Phonemes
Asking and answering questions
Colours
Parts of the body
Revision of numbers
French Stories
Describing a Character
Zoo Animals
Christmas in France
Nativity Play
Performing speech and songs by heart 

Revision of colours
Numbers 20 - 30 
Possessive adjectives
Family Members
Pets
Poetry - recite from memory 
All about me - vocabulary revision
Easter in France
Easter Poems

Hobbies
Giving opinions
Leisure activities in France and opinion phrases
Language to use in game of boules
Conduct a survey in French
Fairy Tales – Si le Loup y était(progression from Y3)

Introduction to weather expressions
Planning a holiday. Clothes for a holiday.

Music Keyboards

PE

Swimming


Invasion Games


Dance

 

Net/ Wall Games

 

Swimming

Dance
 

 OAA

Dance

Athletics

Dance

Striking and Fielding

Dance

RE

How and why do people try to make the world a better place?

How do festivals and family life show what matters to Jewish people?


Why do some people think that life is like a journey? How and why do some people mark the significant events of life?

SEAL/PSHCE

Living in the Wider World
New Beginnings (SEAL)

School Values/British Values

Democracy – School Council

Golden Rules - Class Charter

Helping hands

FBV Day

First Aid Day

 

Online Safety
Private and Personal Information

Relationships
Kindness/ friendship

Anti-Bullying

Diversity – Interfaith Week

Getting On & Falling Out (SEAL)

FBV Day

 

Online Safety
SMART rules. Staying safe online – Rings of Responsibility

 

Health and Wellbeing/ Relationships
Going for Goals (SEAL) – Ice Age

 FBV Day

 

Online Safety
Online Searches- The Key-to-Key Words

Health and Wellbeing/ Relationships
Healthy Lifestyle and Staying Safe

FBV Day

 

Online Safety
Positive behaviour online- Cyber Café The Power of Words

 Living in the Wider World
Money (including the value of saving)

FBV Day

Online Safety
 
Talking Safely online

Relationships
Christopher Winter Resource for Y4 Lessons 1, 2 and 3

FBV Day

 

Online Safety
Stay Safe Online Comic Book Capers

Fundamental British Values

Democracy
Recognise what democracy is and the basic institutions that support it

Tolerance
Appreciate the range of national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom

Mutual Respect
Understand that actions affect myself and others

Show empathy about other’s feelings and to see things from their point of view

Individual Liberty
Talk and write about opinions, and explain my views, on issues that affect myself and society

Rule of Law
Understand why and how rules and laws are made and enforced

 Recognise why different rules are needed in different situations

Inspire & Enhance

Macmillan Cake Sale

First Aid Day

French Day

Walk to School Week

Harvest Celebrations

Black History Month

African Mask Workshop

Poetry Recital (House Activity)

Fitness Challenge




Spelling Bee (House Activity)

Reading Challenge

Visiting Author

Visit from Library

Anti- Bullying Workshop

Interfaith Week.

FBV Day- Tolerance.

Mathletics Challenge.

Bling your Bike (Road Safety)

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Parties

French Nativity.

Andy Warhol and Torches Virtual Gallery

RSPB Big School’s Birdwatch

Punctuation Roadshow

FBV- Mutual Respect.

Maths (House Activity)

Fitness Challenge

Safer Internet Day

Viking Day- Portals to the Past

Science Week

Motivational Speaker

World Book Day

Recycling Afternoon

Big Pedal/ Bike it Breakfast.

FBV- Individual Liberty

Fitness Challenge

FBV- Rule of Law

Sports Week

Dan the Skipping Man

Fitness Challenge

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Transition Week

Barbecue

Fitness Challenge