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

Reading Text: Non-fiction Text

 

Storytelling: Little Red Riding Hood

 

Non-Fiction: Explanation

Reading Text: Dead Man’s Cave

 

Storytelling: Adventure at Sandy Cove

Non-Fiction: Discussion

Mathematics

Number and Place Value

 

Addition and Subtraction

Measurement-Length and Perimeter

   Multiplication and Division

Science

Sound – Good Vibrations

In a State – States of Matter

 

Computing

Programming A:

Repetition in Shapes

            Programming B:

Repetition in Games

Geography

 

Industrial Revolution

Urban sprawl

Types of settlements and land use

Fieldwork- Deptford creek

(creating maps)

History

Changes in an aspect of social history in Britain-

Leisure and entertainment in the 20th century

Significant British individual- Stephen Hawking

 

 

 

 

Art

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

Drawing – portraits using pencil, charcoal and pastel

DT

 Cooking and Nutrition:

Edible Garden

 

PE

Netball – skills and positional play

 

Dance

 

French

On y va

(All aboard)

 

L’argent de poche

(Pocket money)

 

Music

Mamma Mia

 

Playing Glockenspiel (2)

 

RE

 

Judaism

(Shabbat: A day of rest)

 

Judaism

(Festivals in Jewish Life)

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

Reading Text: Voices in the Park

 

Storytelling: Zelda Claw

 

Non-Fiction: Recount

Reading Text: Varjak Paw

 

Storytelling: George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Non-Fiction: Instructions

Mathematics

Multiplication and Division continued

Measurement - Area

Fractions

Decimals

Science

Electricity – Switched On!

Animals including Humans – Where does all that food go?

Computing

Creating Media:

Photo Editing

Creating Media:

Audio Editing

Geography

 

The Roman Empire

Types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links

Use maps, atlases and globes

History

The Roman Empire and its Impact on Britain by AD 42 and the power of its army

 

British resistance - Boudica

 

Art

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

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

DT

Textiles:

 

Juggling Balls

 

PE

Gymnastics

 

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

French

Raconte-moi une histoire!

(Tell me a story)

Vive le sport!

(Our sporting lives)

Music

 

Stop! 

              

Lean On Me

RE

Christianity

(Local Christian places of Worship)

Christianity

(Christian Celebrations)

Other activities or trips

 

The British Museum
Roman Armour exhibition.

 


Summer 

Subjects

Summer 1

Summer 2

English

Reading Text: Bill’s New Frock

Storytelling: Reilly the Wizard

Non-Fiction: Information

Reading Text: Why the Whales Came

Storytelling: Skills Consolidation

Non-Fiction: Persuassion

Mathematics

Decimals continued

Measurement - Money

Time

Statistics

Geometry - Properties of Shape

Geometry - Position and Direction

Consolidation

Science

Who Am I? – Living things and their Habitats (1)

Human Impact – Living things and their Habitats (2)

Computing

Computing Systems and Networks:

The Internet

Data and Information:

Data Logging

Geography

 

Amazon Rainforest – Brazil

Locational knowledge

Place knowledge

Human and physical features

History

Contrasting a non-European society with Britain-

Mayan civilization c. AD 900

 

Art

Form – String and Glue Hanging Patterns, Sculpture using Clay

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

DT

Electronics:

Battery Operated Lights

 

PE

Cricket

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

French

Le Carnaval des Animaux

(The Carnival of Animals)

Quel temps faitil?

(What’s the weather like?)

Music

 

Blackbird

 

Rapping and Lyric Composition

RE

Sikhism

(The Gurdwara and Guru Granth Sahib)

Buddhism

(Living and a Buddhist)

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