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Y4 Curriculum overviews 2016 2017

Autumn Term One

Daily Phonics, Reading and Spelling lessons with Read, Write Inc© or class literacy lessons based on the topic.

Mathematics from Abacus Scheme: Finding pairs of numbers to 100; Multiples of 100; Addition and subtraction using several numbers; Place value of 4 digit numbers; Multiplication and division facts for x6 and x9 tables; Multiply 2 digit numbers by 1 digit number; Fractions of amounts; Tell the time to nearest minute and calculate time intervals; Measure in m, cm and mm; Formal column addition and subtraction of 3 digit numbers

Topic from Cornerstones©  1066

Find out about the most famous date in English History and The Battle of Hastings! Get on your armour and sharpen up your swords in this exciting topic all about William and the castles he built and the Barons who tamed the land. Lots of research, drama and writing based on the Normans and the new country they created.

In science the children will learn about electrical circuits as a separate mini-topic.

Autumn Term Two

Daily Phonics, Reading and Spelling lessons with Read, Write Inc© or class literacy lessons based on the topic

Mathematics from Abacus Scheme: Doubling and halving 3 digit numbers; Equivalent fractions; Decimal numbers and place value; Adding 4 digit numbers; Standard metric measures in weight and capacity and reading scales; Reading bar charts; Rounding 4 digit numbers to nearest 10,100 and 1000; Multiplication and division methods (no remainders)

Topic from Cornerstones© Playlist

What type of music do you enjoy most? This music and technology topic has links to science and sound is all about creating a hit song! Make instruments and sounds, play electronic music and write lyrics- it is time to be creative!

Spring Term One

Daily literacy lessons based on the topic theme with regular guided reading, reading comprehension, grammar, spelling and handwriting lessons.

Mathematics from Abacus Scheme: Introduce 5 digit numbers and revise place value; Count on and back in multiples of 10,100 and 1000; Formal addition and subtraction methods revised; x7 table facts; Equivalent fractions and simplifying fraction  to halves, thirds and quarters; Angles and lines in geometry and symmetry; Multiplication and division problems (including money)

Topic from Cornerstones©  Burps, Bottoms and Bile

What goes on inside your body when you eat and how do teeth work? Let’s find out and explore the world of digestion in this science topic! Write fact files and accounts and draw scientific diagrams and discover how to be healthy.

Spring Term Two

Daily literacy lessons based on the topic theme with regular guided reading, reading comprehension, grammar, spelling and handwriting lessons.

Mathematics from Abacus Scheme: Place value including decimal numbers; recognising decimals as tenths and hundredths; Multiplying decimals by 10; Money problems using formal methods to add and subtract; 24 hour clock; Perimeters of shapes; Multiply 3 digit numbers by 1 digit; Times tables facts revised

Topic from Cornerstones©  Burps Bottoms and Bile

This topic continues

Summer Term One

Daily literacy lessons based on the topic theme with regular guided reading, reading comprehension, grammar, spelling and handwriting lessons.

Mathematics from Abacus Scheme: Revise 4 digit numbers and 5 digit numbers; negative numbers; Multiply and divide by 10 and 100 including decimals; x11 x12 tables; Roman numerals; Shape and 2D/3D properties; Decimals to 2 places and fraction equivalents

Topic from Cornerstones©  Blue Abyss

Down, down into the deepest oceans and the amazing world of the coral reef... this science and geography topic explores the world below the waves and the creatures and plants of the deep. The children will write stories, poems and letters linked to the theme as well as create sea-music and make design technology products. Linked to the science topic of food chains and caring for the environment

Summer Term Two

Daily literacy lessons based on the topic theme with regular guided reading, reading comprehension, grammar, spelling and handwriting lessons.

Mathematics from Abacus Scheme: Mental addition and subtraction of larger numbers; Mental strategies (all four rules) to find patterns; Formal written methods; Co-ordinates; Bar charts; Fractions (denominators); Multiplication by 11 and 12; Division with remainders

Topic from Cornerstones©  Potions

Have you ever wanted to mix a secret potion? Be careful- some potions can be very dangerous- just ask Romeo and Juliet! This science topic explores the properties of materials and evaporation of liquids. Through history it explores the world of potions and through PSHE how to keep safe near poisons. Write drama scripts and fact files and design and make your own potion container!