Curriculum Overview

Year 4

Autumn 1

All Around the World

8 Weeks

Autumn 2

All Around the World

7 weeks

Spring 1

Ancient Greeks

5 weeks

Spring 2

Ancient Greeks

5 weeks

Summer 1

What is it like in Manchester?

Contrast Study – Somewhere to Settle

7 weeks

Summer 2

Mayans

6 weeks

Reading

 

Individual Reading

Benchmark/Salford Reading Test

Small Guided Reading Groups

Bills New Frock

 

 

Individual Reading

Small Guided Reading Groups

Whole Class Reading

(F: The Legend of Spud Murphy – Eoin Colfer)

Charlotte’s Webb

 

Individual Reading

Small Guided Reading Groups

Whole Class Reading

(NF: How to be an Ancient Greek in 25 Easy Stages)

The Firemaker’s Daughter

 

 

Individual Reading

Small Guided Reading Groups

Whole Class Reading

(NF: How to be an Ancient Greek in 25 Easy Stages)

Perry Angels Suitcase

 

 

 

Individual Reading

Small Guided Reading Groups

Salford Reading Test – Summative Assessment

ASSESSMENT – Reading Comprehensions

The Snow Walker’s Son

Individual Reading

Small Guided Reading Groups

Why the Whales Came

 

Writing

P :Here we Are – Oliver Jeffers

N: Journey/Aaron Becker (8 weeks)

NF: Instructions (2 weeks)

P: Poems with a Structure – Kennings ( 1 week)

NF: Non Chronological Report – Australian Indigenous Animals – Link with Science (2 weeks)

P: Recite by heart – Winter/Animal/Christmas (1 week)

N:  Myths (2 weeks) (Literacy Shed)

N: Diary (2 weeks)

P: Poetry with Figurative language(1 week)

 

NF: Newspaper Report (2 weeks)

(Olympic Games)

N: Issue and Dilemma (3 weeks)

 

NF: Discussion for and against – 3 weeks

(Building new  Houses )

N: Fairy Tales (4 Weeks)

 

P: Poetry Appreciation (1 week)

N: Playscript (3 weeks)

P: Narrative poetry (1 week)

P: Nonsense Poems (1 week)

 

GAPS

 

Blue = GAPS

Capital letters and Full stops (R)

Nouns/Adjectives/Verbs/Adverbs(R)

Speech – Inverted Commas(R) 2 weeks

Apostrophes (R)

au/augh words

prefixes – in/im/il/ir

 

Homophones (3 weeks)

Verb Tenses ( 2 weeks)

Noun Phrases

Singular and Plural nouns (R)

sion/ssion/cian/tion endings

ough words

 

Adverbial Phrases

Pronouns

Articles and Determiners

Prepositions (when, where, why)

Suffixes – ation

S – sc (science)

S – ce (centre)

S – ci (cinema)

Prefix - sub

Apostrophes- Single/Plural Possession

Possessive pronouns

Conjunctions

Word families

Alphabetical order – Dictionary work

Words ei,eigh,ey

 

Commas (list/separate clauses)

Tenses

Suffix – ous

Word ending – gue/que

 

SPAG revision

It’s and its

i sound  (i or y)

u sound

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Measurement – Length and Perimeter

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and Division

Measurement – Area

Fractions

Decimals

Decimals

Money

Time

Statistics

Properties of Shape

Position and Direction

Science

LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITIATS

  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose danger to living things."

 

ANIMALS INCLUDING HUMANS

  • describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
  •  identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
  •  construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey"

 

ELECTRICITY

  • identify common appliances that run on electricity
  •  construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  •  identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
  •  recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
  •  recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.

 

STATES OF MATTER

  • compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  •  observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
  • identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

SOUND

  • identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
  •  recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
  •  find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
  •  find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
  •  recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases

Computing

E-Safety – E-Awareness

Word processing

Dance Mat typing

Multimedia Presentation

Book Creator – Comic Strip

Branching Databases (link to Science)

Digital Media - Graphics

Word Processing

Dance Mat Typing

Programming 1

Programming 2

History

 

 

Ancient Greeks

 

Mayans

Geography

Water Cycle – link to Science

ALL AROUND THE WORLD

On a world map, locate areas of similar environmental regions, either desert, rainforest or temperate regions.

Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping (Google Earth) to locate countries and describe features studied

 

Learn the eight points of a compass,  four-figure grid references.

 

 

Contrast Study

Locate and name the main counties and cities in/around Cheshire.

 

Look in detail at Heald Green using OS maps

 

Types of settlements in modern Britain: villages, towns, cities.

 

Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

 

Art

DRAWING/COLOUR

Accurate drawings of whole people including proportion and placement –colour mixing

Self portrait

 

TEXTURE – CLAY

Observation and design of textural art Experimenting with creating mood, feeling, movement

Plan and develop

Experience surface patterns / textures

Greek pots

FORM

 Sketch Greek Olympians – movement in art

Plan and develop Experience surface patterns / textures. Discuss own work and work of other sculptors Analyse and interpret natural and manmade forms of construction

 

PATTERN

Explore environmental and manmade patterns Tessellation

Ephemeral Art - Tattenhall

Agamographs

PRINTING

Use sketchbook for recording textures/patterns Interpret environmental and manmade patterns

Modify and adapt print

DT

 

TEXTILES

Christmas Decoration

Compare different fabrics

Use a wider variety of stitches (Link to Art)

 

 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

simple circuits and switches

Battery Operated Lights

 

 

FOOD TECHNOLOGY

 history and design of bread

Music

Unit: Mamma Mia

 

Style: ABBA

 

Unit: Stop!

Style: Grime, Classical, Bhangra, Tango, Latin Fusion

 

Unit: Blackbird

Style: Coming soon!

 

RE

Food and Fasting

Giving Thanks

Harvest

Right and Wrong

People of Faith

Buddhism

Pilgrimages

French

 

Getting to know you (y3)

All about Me (y3)

Where in the World (y4)

 

Family and Friends (y3)

On the Move (y4)

 

All Around Town (y4)

What’s the Time (y3/4)

PSHE

Belonging

What are the benefits of belonging to a group / community? What are your responsibilities towards…? How will your contribution benefit our school?

 

Friendship

What are the signs of a good friendship? How should friends treat each other? What is collaboration? How does collaboration help our friendships and relationships?

Resilience

How might someone feel if…? How might someone show that they are feeling this way? How can you show perseverance? Where can you get help with challenges?

Feelings

What are values? Where do people’s values come from? Why do we have rules? Who makes rules and laws?

Respect

What are our rights and responsibilities in school and at home? How can we ensure that everyone’s rights are respected

https://www.gogivers.org/lessons/key-stage-2/rights-and-responsibilities/

 

Trust & Empathy

How do you know if someone is feeling a certain way? How can you respond to someone’s feelings in a way that will help them? What is empathy?

P.E.

Dance – Carnival of the Animals

Games - Hockey

Gymnastics – Movement

Games – Invasion Games

 

Swimming

Dance – Chinese New Year

Commando Joe – Sparta missions

Swimming

Fundamental Skills - Easter

Athletics

Swimming

Athletics

OAA – Tattenhall

Swimming

Bolshaw Primary School

Cross Road, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3LW

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