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Y4 Curriculum Spring 2020

Year 4 Overview – Spring 1 2020

Subject Topic Overview

English

PLAYSCRIPTS

(Text Focus: The BFG by Roald Dahl)

LIST POEMS AND KENNINGS

(Various poems and poets)

NEWSPAPER REPORTS/INSTUCTIONS

(Text Focus: Chronicles – The Field Guide by Holly Black and Tony Di Terlizzi)

FICTION: MYTHS AND LEGENDS

(Text Focus: Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo)

Pupils will be exploring the features of playscripts, focusing on a playscript version of The B.F.G. They will also look at adding adverbs in stage directions as well as thinking about powerful verbs in their writing.

During this focus, pupils will have opportunities to read a variety of engaging poetry, learn more about similes and metaphors as well as writing some poems of their own.

Pupils will enjoy this exciting story, which will be the focus for our work on Newspaper Reports and Instructions.   They will think about tenses as well as how these different text types are presented.

After reading Beowulf, pupils will identify features of a legend, write in the first and third person as well as creating a mythical beast for their own exciting legend.

Maths

MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION

LENGTH, PERIMETER AND AREA

FRACTIONS

Y4 DECIMALS

Building on the work pupils started before Christmas, they will continue to learn their times tables off by heart and will begin to understand the links between multiplication and division.

Then they will move on to explore Length, Perimeter and Area of different regular and irregular shapes.

Pupils will learn about fractions and equivalent fractions as well as beginning to think about fractions as decimals.

Moving on from the focus on Fractions, Y4 pupils will continue to explore and deepen their understanding of Decimals.

Science

1st half term

CHANGING SOUND

2nd half term

EATING AND DIGESTION

Lessons will explore what sound is and how it is made, before giving the children the chance to investigate ho sound travels, how it can be blocked, how different pitches can be attained, and much more!

The 2nd half term will focus on eating, digestion and teeth in animals, including humans.

Geography

ANCIENT ROME AND ITS INFLUENCE ON STAFFORDSHIRE

EXPLORING EUROPE

Pupils will be studying evidence of Ancient Rome still here in Staffordshire today, along with enhancing their map skills and their knowledge of our continent.
Art/D&T

MICHAEL ANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL

LEONARDO DA VINCI’S ART

ITALIAN SCULPTURES

We will be extending our learning theme of ‘Ancient Rome’ to Italian artists. We will study their artistic styles in depth and attempting to recreate our own using these to inspire our designs.
History ANCIENT ROME There will be a strong emphasis on Ancient Rome this term and its impact on Britain. This will include life-style, where these influences originated from and the success of the Roman Empire across Europe.
R.E

1st Half Term

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM A JEWISH SYNAGOGUE?

2ND Half Term

HOW DO CHRISTIANS REMEMBER THE LAST SUPPER

Over the course of this term we will be learning more about the Jewish faith and the significance of a Jewish synagogue.

As we approach Easter we will then be studying how Christian’s remember the events surrounding the last supper.

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