Year 4 Overview

Imaginative Learning Project (ILP)

Traders & Raiders (History)

Playlist

(Music)

Road Trip USA! (Geography)

Burps, Bottoms & Bile (Science)

Blue Abyss

(Art & Design)

Potions

(Science)

English

Reports; character profiles; myths & legends; poetry; historical narrative

Poetry; short narrative/silent movies; song lyrics; posters; information leaflets

Postcards; emails; diary writing; myths & legends; poetry

Fact files; explanations using idioms; fantasy narrative; slogans; persuasive texts

Poetry using personification; Dilemma stories; Biography; Persuasive letters; Ballads

Labels & instructions; letter writing; play scripts; poetry; non chronological reports

Maths

 

 

 

 

Maths – Wider Curriculum Links

Number: Place Value

Number: Addition & Subtraction

 

 

Using money

Measurement: Length & Perimeter

Number: Multiplication & Division

Number: Multiplication & Division

Measurement: Area

Fractions

 

 

Fractions

Decimals

 

 

 

Measures (weight)

 

Decimals

Measurement: Money

Measurement: Time

Statistics

Geometry: Property of shape

Geometry: Position & Direction

 

Measurement

Science

(all include working scientifically)

 

Sound

Electricity

Teeth types, tooth decay & hygiene; the digestive system;

Living things and their habitats; Animals, including humans; Working scientifically

States of matter

History

Anglo-Saxons & Vikings

 

Native Americans

 

19th century ocean exploration

Historic use of potions

Geography

Using maps; settlements; Europe

Location of countries

Using world & US maps; human & physical geography

 

Seas and oceans of the world; The Great Barrier Reef; Environmental issues

 

Art & Design

Patterns & print making; sketch books

Music inspired art

Native  American dream catchers; weaving, journey sticks

 

Observational drawing; 3-D models; Clay sculpture; Anthony Gormley – Another Place; Batik art; Printing; Famous seascapes

Design; clay work; crayon art; photography

Design & Technology

Jewellery & weapon making; models of Anglo-Saxon homes; clay rune stones

Making instruments

Preparing US dishes; model making, totem pole design

Healthy foods; textiles; working models

Submarine design; Working models

 

Computing

Animation: digital images

Digital recordings

Collaborative databases & spreadsheets; using logical reasoning; writing programmes; effective online research; digital presentations

Digital images; algorithms; video

Programming; Video editing; Multimedia presentations

Presenting information

Music

Singing & composing lyrics

Music of the 20th Century

Traditional & cultural music

Composing lyrics

 

Improvising

PE

Discrete Lessons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PE – Wider Curriculum links

 

Games Unit 1 Net/Wall Games

Dance Unit 1

8 – These shoes are made for walking

9 - Giraffes Can’t Dance

10 - Incognito

 

Competitive games; attack & defence skills

Games Unit 2 Problem Solving and Investigating Games (invasion focus)

Dance Unit 2 Electricity

 

 

 

Dance

Games Unit 3 Invasion Games

Gym Unit P

Balance

Games Unit 4 Striking/ Fielding Games

Gym Unit Q

Receiving Bodyweight

Athletics

Throwing and Jumping

Gym Unit R

Balance leading into change of front and direction

Athletics

Sprinting and Running

Dance

12- Snooker Championship

13- Record and Remember

 

 

Dance

PSHE

Discrete Lessons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSHE – Wider Curriculum links

Being Me in My World

I can explain why being listened to and listening to others is important in my school community.

I can explain why being democratic is important and can help me and others feel valued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating Difference

I can tell you a time when my first impression of someone changed as I got to know them.

I can also explain why bullying might be difficult to spot and what to do about it if I’m not sure.

I can explain why it is good to accept myself and others for who we are.

 

Dreams & Goals

I can plan and set new goals even after a disappointment. I can explain what it means to be resilient and have a positive attitude.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expressing opinions; stereotypes & discrimination

Healthy Me

I can recognise when people are putting me under pressure and can explain ways to resist this when I want to.

I can identify feelings of anxiety and fear associated with peer pressure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy bodies

Relationships

I can recognise how people are feeling when they miss a special person or animal.

I can give ways that might help me manage my feelings when missing a special person or animal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changing Me

I can summarise the changes that happen to boys’ and girls’ bodies that prepare them for making a baby when they are older.

I can explain some of the choices I might make in the future and some of the choices that I have no control over.

I can offer some suggestion about how I might manage my feelings when changes happen.

 

RE

Discrete lessons

How special is the relationship Jews have with God?

Do sacred texts have to be ‘true’ to help people understand their religion?

Does participating in worship help people to feel closer to God or their faith community?

What is the most significant part of the Nativity story for Christians today?

Do sacred texts have to be ‘true’ to help people understand their religion?

Can the arts help to communicate religious beliefs?

How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?

Do religious people lead better lives?

Is religion the most important influence and inspiration in everyone’s life?

Is forgiveness always possible?

Do religious people lead better lives?

Do all religious beliefs influence people to behave well towards others?

What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God? Do religious people lead better lives?

Is religion the most important influence and inspiration in everyone’s life?

Does participating in worship help people to feel closer to God or their faith community?

Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians? Do religious people lead better lives? Does participating in worship help people to feel closer to God or their faith community?

British Value

Democracy

Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Tolerance & Respect

Democracy

Individual Liberty

Tolerance & Respect

Democracy

Individual Liberty

Tolerance & Respect

Democracy

Individual Liberty

Tolerance & Respect

Democracy

Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Tolerance & Respect

Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

 

SMSC

Social

Moral

Spiritual

Cultural

Self-awareness

Social Skills

Empathy

Motivation

Social

Moral

Spiritual

Cultural

Self-awareness

Social Skills

Empathy

Motivation

Social

Spiritual

Self-awareness

Social Skills

Empathy

Motivation

Managing Feelings

Social

Moral

Spiritual

Self-awareness

Social Skills

Managing Feelings

Social

Moral

Spiritual

Self-awareness

Empathy

Managing Feelings

Social

Spiritual

Cultural

Self-awareness

Motivation