Year 4 Curriculum Map

 

Autumn Term 1

Term 2

Spring Term 1

Term 2

Summer Term 1

Term 2

Additional Unit

RE

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Progress in RE (PDF)

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1

The Beatitudes

How the local church is Good News for people and how everyone can have a part in it.

Gospel message that Jesus brings fullness of life for all people.

Gospel accounts of the key events in the life of Jesus- THE NATIVITY

Baptism          

The Rites of Baptism and Confirmation and the response they invite.

Confirmation

The suffering, death (Good Friday) as a sign of love, sacrifice and the source of new life

The story of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

Community prayer

Rosary

Pope’s prayer- pray for the same thing universally

Prayer in the life of Jesus

The life of the Church in other parts of the world.

Key images of the Church used in Scripture and Tradition, the implications of this imagery for community life.

 

ENGLISH

See separate document: English Curriculum Map

Reading Scheme of Learning PDF

Writing Scheme of Learning PDF

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics Scheme of Learning

SCIENCE

1.Recap on nutrition - Y1 learning, digestive system as an organ system

  1. 2. Parts of the digestive system,

teeth and functions

  1. 3. SI Digestive system explanation (comparison to other living things)
  2. 4. Food chains recap (Y1 key terms) intro to key terms consumer, producer, predator, prey and constructing basic food chains
  3. 5. Comparing food chains and webs
  4. 6. Effects of change on food chains (environment/ predator etc.)

 

Material

Content currently under review.  It will be revealed the half term before it is due to be taught.

Energy

Content currently under review.  It will be revealed the half term before it is due to be taught.

Plants

Content currently under review.  It will be revealed the half term before it is due to be taught.

Forces

Content currently under review.  It will be revealed the half term before it is due to be taught.

Habitats

Content currently under review.  It will be revealed the half term before it is due to be taught.

 

TOPIC THEME

Sounds intersting 

It’s Electric

Our European Neighbours   All living things  Wow Art! Can I persuade you?   

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY

Brazil Rivers Vikings Medieval Map Work Tudors  

ART

Sculpting - experimenting, form, materials

Painting – colour development

Review techniques on colour. Use of colour wheel to develop understanding of primary, secondary and tertiary colours.

Materials – texture, pattern

Use a range of materials creatively to develop knowledge of texture and pattern with an increasing awareness of different kinds of designs

Sculpting - experimenting, form, materials

Artists, architects and designers in history

Refer back to the work of famous artists for inspiration and comparison.

Drawing – pencil, charcoal

Develop drawing skills through the use of sketching, pencil affects and charcoal. Begin to evaluate work against that of artists. Use artist work to produce success criteria.

Introduce the concept of negative space.

 

DT

Own ideas and products

Consider the views of others, including intended users, to improve their work.

Food preparation, cooking and nutrition

That a healthy diet is made up from a variety and balance of different food and drink, as depicted in the Eatwell plate.

That food and drink contain different substances – nutrients, water and fibre – that are needed for health.

That to be active and healthy, food and drink is needed to provide energy for the body.

Cooking and nutrition / Where food comes from

Develop a greater understanding of seasonality, and

know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown. UK, Europe and the wider world.

How food is processed in to ingredients that can be eaten or used in cooking.

Understanding contexts, users and purposes

Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional and appealing products.

Generated realistic ideas, focusing on the needs of the user.

Make design decisions that take account of the availability of resources.

Design, Make and evaluate class flower/herb/living planters 

Generating, developing, modelling and communicating ideas.

Model ideas using prototypes.

 

Planning, Practical skills and techniques

Select tools and equipment suitable for the task.

Select materials and components suitable for the task.

Begin to explain and justify the choice of materials and components.

Order the main stages of making.

Assemble, join and combine materials with greater accuracy.

Making products work

Develop a greater understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures.

How to make strong, stiff shell structures.

 

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

What is the weather?

• Weather

• Clothing

• Describing the weather

• Revision of numbers

to 40

• Saying the temperature

(plus and minus)

• Saying the date

 

Tell Me A Story

• Responding to a story

• Instructions

• Numbers in multiples of

10 up to 100
 

Travel / All Aboard

• Travel

• Weather

• Making statements

(about travel)

• Describing the weather

• Days of the week

Sporting Life

• Healthy food and drinks

• Making simple statements (about activities and diet 
 

Carnival of the Animals

• Animals and their habitats

• Giving a simple description (of animals and habitats)

• Telling the time on

the hour

• Asking and answering

simple questions

Pocket Money

 

• Expressing opinions about

likes and dislikes

• Expressing likes and dislikes (about food and toys)

• Justification of opinions

• Numbers 21–39

• Simple prices 
 

PHSE

See separate document: PHSE Curriculum Map

PE

Curriculum Map PDF

GamesBasketball

Gymnastics Dance Fit 2 Go GamesCricket Athletics N/A

MUSIC

To appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

To develop an understanding of the history of music

Classical –Beethoven

Hip-Hop – Run DMC

Pop – Michael Jackson

 

Excellence Outcome:

to listen to several layers of sound (texture) and talk about the effect on mood and feelings.

Use more musical dimensions vocabulary to describe music– duration, timbre, pitch, dynamics, 

To use and understand stave and other musical notations.

To play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts combining the use of their voices with playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

Excellence Outcome: to create more complex rhythmic patterns with an awareness of timbre and duration

To use and understand stave and other musical notations

Experiment with, create select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music

Excellence Outcome:  to recognise standard notation and begin to record given notes on a blank stave

Explore rhythm through written crotchet and quaver notes.

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music

Excellence Outcome: to explore accompaniments for tunes using melodic ostinati.

To perform in solo and ensemble contexts with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

Excellence Outcome: to follow signals introduced for change of pitch and volume in order to sing in time with others (unison, call and response and rounds)

Experiment with, create select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music

To play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.

Excellence Outcome: to sustain a rhythmic ostinato/ drone/ melodic ostinato (to accompany singing) on an instrument (tempo/ duration/ texture).

 

Computing

See separate document for scheme of learning

Our approach to the planning and delivery of our curriculum is centered in the philosophy of developing young people with the necessary skills and knowledge to leave this year group in order to succeed in the next. Curriculum scheme of learning are organised in a systematic and progressive manner to ensure that each learning opportunity given to our children builds effectively on prior learning and knowledge. Should you require more information on the curriculum in our school please contact the school office.