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)

Oral Storytelling and Retelling-Little Red Riding Hood-Quest Tale
Non-fiction-Recount –News report

Oral Storytelling and Retelling- Adventures at Sandy Cove-Finding Tale
Non-fiction - Discussion

Mathematics

Number and Place Value, Adding and Subtracting

Measurement-Length and Perimeter, Multiplication

and Division

Science

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

In a State - Changing States, The Water Cycle, Evaporation, Condensation, Boiling and Freezing.

 

Computing

We are Programmers – Coding using Scratch

We are Toy Programmers – manipulating input and outputs

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 – qualities of different fabrics and sewing techniques

Whole School Art

 

 

PE

Netball – skills and positional play

Street Dance – balance, coordination 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 – On RE Day, children will learn about different Jewish beliefs, place of worship, festivals and their sacred text.

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

Other activities or trips

Interviewing 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)
Oral Storytelling and Retelling- Zelda Claw-Tale of Fear

Non-Fiction – Explanation

Mathematics

Number- Multiplication and Division. Measurement - Area and Fractions

Fractions and Decimals

Science

Switched On - Electricity – How is it generated, how does it flow and how to build and manipulate circuits.

Where does it all go - Digestive System, Teeth, Importance of Dental Care, Differences in teeth for a variety of Mammals.

 

Computing

We Are Co-Authors – Creating and Editing Web page content

We Are Game Developers – Decoding into Numbers, Converting Code, Repeating Loops and Detect and Correct Bugs

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

 

Food Technology – Creating healthy and balanced meals

Whole School Art

 

 

PE

Gymnastics – Balance, Counter Balance, Jumping, Landing 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. Constructing 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 Islam 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)

Oral Storytelling and Retelling- George's Marvellous Medicine-Losing Tale

Non-Fiction - Recount –Information

Oral Storytelling and Retelling Reilly the wizard-Warning Tale

Non-fiction - Recount –Persuasion

Mathematics

Decimals, Measurement-

Money and Time

Statistics Geometry- Properties of Shape

Geometry- Position and Direction

Science

Who Am I? – Habitats, Vertebrates and Invertebrates

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

Computing

We are HTML Editors – Writing and Transmitting, Tags, Editing and Safety and Responsibility

We are Meteorologists – Using measuring equipment, Spreadsheets, Analysing Data, Creating Charts and Creating Presentations

Geography

Amazon Rainforest – Ecosystems, Adapted Plants and Animals and Food Chain

 

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

 

Mechanisms – Levers, Cams and Gears

Whole School Art

 

 

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 learn about sports, healthy and

unhealthy eating habits.

Music

Blackbird

Reflect, Rewind and Replay

RE

Buddhism – On RE Day, children will learn about different Buddhist 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


Maya Archeologist visitor-Children will participate in a workshop where they learn about what life was like as a Maya and handle artefacts