Year 4

In Year 4, the children will be learning:

Spring Term

Subject

Subject/Unit of Learning

English

  • Further development of reading comprehension skills - inferring, use and meaning of increasingly complex and technical  vocabulary, justifying and evaluating a range of texts independently
  • Revision of spelling from previous year and accurate spelling of word from Year 3 and 4 word lists
  • Development in use of paragraphs to organise writing around a theme in both narrative and non-narrative work
  • Range of reading and writing opportunities – planning, composing, editing and improving using high quality texts

Maths

  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Decimals
  • Money
  • Mass, Volume and Length

Science

  • Matters of state
  • Compare and group materials together, according to their state of matter- solid, liquid or gas
  • Observe how materials change state when they are heated and cooled
  • Identify how evaporation and condensation are involved in the water cycle and how temperature affects evaporation
  • Nutrition and digestion
  • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their functions
  • Describe the simple functions of the human digestive system
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identify producers, predators and prey

Computing

  • Swift Playground - Coding 1
  • iCompute for iPad - Unit 1

PE

Days stated

below:

4B  Tuesday

4U  Thursday

4P  Tuesday

  • Gymnastics
  • Fitness
  • Dance
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Football

History

  • Baghdad: The centre of Islamic culture
  • The House of Wisdom attracted scholars from around the world
  • Accomplishments of Islamic scholars -medicine,  mathematics, astronomy, chemistry
  • Baghdad was home to many different religious and ethnic communities
  • Arabic words that are now part of scientific English
  • Innovation in crafts and industries

Geography

  • Eco-Systems
  • Deforestation/Afforestation
  • Climate Change
  • South America Study
  • Two Contrasting Localities

Languages (Mandarin)

  • How to tell people your age
  • Counting up to 20
  • Revision of daily greetings
  • Writing 1-5
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Understanding the meaning of Red and significance of Chinese New Year in Chinese culture
  • Describe our school uniform and colours
  • Describe a person’s appearance
  • Naming of 5 animals and pets

Art

  • Research the art work of Rivera
  • Collaborate on school subject for mural
  • Draw and paint mural representing our school and values
  • Create and design Islamic patterns
  • Choose materials to either develop a collage or shade Islamic patterns

DT/ Food and

Nutrition

  • Design and produce a diorama based on the South American landscape or habitat studied

Music

(ECaM)

  • Ukulele lessons

RE

  • What Is Special To Me And The People In My Community?
  • Why Is Easter Important To Christians?

PSHCE/Global Citizenship

  • Drugs, Medicine And Smoking
  • Difference between healthy and unhealthy habits on health and wellbeing
  • Assertiveness
  • How to deal with difficult situations in peer groups

Homework

  • Complete a minimum of two projects during each term
  • Practise spellings given every week
  • Practise joined handwriting
  • Practise times tables up to 12 for weekly test
  • Read for 20 minutes every day

Miss Begum - Year Group Leader