John Stainer

Year 4 Curriculum Map

Click on the links below to find out more about the topics we cover each term.

Autumn

Subjects

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

English

Poetry- Journey to the centre of my brain (James Carter)

Fiction - Little Red Riding Hood (character and dialogue)

Reading focus : Non-fiction

Fiction - Adventures at Sandy Cove (setting)


Non fiction - Recount –News report 

Reading focus : Retrieval

Mathematics

Number and Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Measurement-Length and Perimeter

Multiplication and Division

Science

Sound – How is it created, how is it detected and how does it travel

Electricity – How is it generated, how does it flow and how to build and manipulate circuits

Computing

Programmers

Toy Designers

Geography

 

The changing faces of London – Urban Sprawl

History

Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th Century

 

Art

Drawing – effects of light and shadow, scale and proportion in perspective

Drawing – portraits using pencil, charcoal and pastel

DT

 

Textiles – qualitities of different fabrics and sewing techniques

PE

Netball – skills and positional play

Gymnastics – Balance, Counter Balance, Jumping, Landing and Sequencing

French

Children learn to talk about animals and

describe their colour and movement, while listening and responding to a story.

Children learn the names of some vegetables

and how to say what they like and

don’t like.

Music

Mamma Mia

Glockenspiel Stage 2

RE

Judaism

Christianity

Other activities or trips

Interviewing Sheila/parents/grandparents

Museum of London

London Transport Museum

Magic Lantern- educational charity that uses great works of art to help the children understand, observe and explore the changing faces of London.

 

Spring 


Subjects

Spring 1

Spring 2

English

Poetry- Imaginary Menagerie (Roger McGough)

Non-fiction – Discussion

Reading focus : Inference

Fiction - Zelda Claw (suspense)

Non-fiction – Explanation 

Reading focus : Inference

Mathematics

Number- Multiplication and Division

Measurement - Area

Fractions

Fractions

Decimals

Science

Digestive System, Teeth, Importance of Dental Care, Differences in teeth for a variety of Mammals

Changing States, The Water Cycle, Evaporation, Condensation, Boiling and Freezing

Computing

Website Designers

Musicians

Geography

 

The Roman Empire – map work and comparing Italy to Britain

History

The Roman Empire and its Impact on Britain

 

Art

Colour – Mixing and Matching, Tint, Tone, Shade, Monochromatic Portraits. Artist Study - Rothko

Colour – To reflect on moods, Artist Study - Rothko Monochromatic Landscapes

DT

Mechanics

 

PE

Dance – balance, coordination and sequencing

 

Handball – Developing skills, Hand-eye coordination, Spacial Awareness and Tactics

French

Greeting, Numbers and Places in the UK.  They learn days of the week, some phrases relating to transport and weather.

Introduce children to

euros, and allow them to express likes and dislikes. Contructing simple written sentences and Colours.

Music

Stop! 

Lean On Me

RE

During the Spring term, children’s learning is developed by exploring the beliefs, place of worship, festivals and the sacred text used by Sikhs.

Children’s understanding of Buddhism is developed by exploring the beliefs, place of worship, festivals and the sacred text used in this religion.

Other activities or trips

 

The British Musuem.
Roman Armour exhibition.

Summer 

Subjects

Summer 1

Summer 2

English

Poetry- Plum (Tony Mitton)

Fiction - George's marvellous medicine (openings and endings)

Non fiction – Information

Reading focus : Interpretation and response

Creative Poetry writing and performance

Non fiction – Information

Consolidation across the curriculum 

Reading focus : Recap all skills

Mathematics

Decimals

Measurement - Money

Time

Statistics

Geometry - Properties of Shape

Geometry - Position and Direction

Consolidation

Science

Who Am I? – Habitates, Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Human Impact – Pollution, Deforestation, Impact on Habitat and Impact on the Food Chain

Computing

Collaborative Learners

Meteorologists 

Geography

Amazon Rainforest – Brazil

 

History

 

Mayan Civilisation – Clothing, Farming, Architecture and Knowledge of Astrology

Art

Form – String and Glue Hanging Patterns, Sculpture using Clay

Form – 3D Wire forms using Imagination and Artist Study – Alexander Calder

DT

Electronics

Cooking and Nutrition

PE

Tennis – Racket Technique, Hand-Eye Coordination, Movement off the ball

Athletics – Running Technique, Short and Long Distance, Relay and Stamina

French

Children’s awareness is raised of simple adjective agreement/French sounds and spellings.  They also learn how to say multiples of ten, up to 100, and reinforce and extend their use of instructions.

Children convers about sports and healthy and

unhealthy eating habits.

Music

Blackbird

Reflect, Rewind and Replay

RE

Islam – On RE Day, children will learn about different Islamic beliefs, place of worship, festivals and their sacred text.

Hinduism - On RE Day, children will learn about different Hindu beliefs, place of worship, festivals and their sacred text.

 

Other activities or trips

Magic Lantern- educational charity that uses great works of art to help the children delve into the Amazon Rainforest.

Magic Lantern- educational charity that uses great works of art to help the children understand, observe and explore the The Mayan Civilisation.

Mayan Exhibition