Year 4 Spring 1




Science Curriculum


Meet The Teacher

Homework Timetable

Learning Values

Swimming Goggles

learning values

Learning Values: Respectful and Responsible, creative and Independent

learning values

S.M.S.C: Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world.

English & Big Write

We will build a repertoire of sentence types to enrich writing e.g.
– Ad same Ad (e.g. Bertie was always happy, happy because he liked school)
– 3_ed (3 adjective that end in ed to describe a noun)
– 2 pair (2 pairs of related adjectives ; each pair followed by a comma and separated by and)
– Emotion, (comma) followed by a comma and sepa- rated by and)
– How can I choose the most appropriate sentence type for a section of writing?

We will begin work on The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpugo:

– Exploring the characters thoughts and feeling
– Deconstruction of text
– Comprehensions
– Book Review
– How can I replicate Michael Morpurgo’s style of writing?

Big Write topics:
– Diary writing
– Persuasive letter


– Mental addition and subtraction, column addition and subtraction and real life problems. Eg Money. – Multiplication – formal written method
– Converting time; Using 12 hr clock; Using 24 hr clock
– Negative numbers
– Acute and obtuse angles – Fractions and number line
– Hundredths and tenths
– Kilometres and metres and DIY measurements
– What is the most efficient way to work out a problem?
– What do am and pm mean?
– Why do we use them?
– Why are negatives numbers useful in everyday life?


Digestion system

  • Description of the process of digestion and parts of the digestive system.
  • Experiment – replicating the digestive system.
  • Trip to the science museum for a digestion workshop.

Why do our intestines have to be so long?

  • Why is the process of absorption so important?
  • What happens when things go wrong?
  • How do teeth play an important part in the digestion process?
History / Geography

Settlement and land use:

  • Why and where people settled
  • Then and now—different time periods and change
  • Land use patterns and understanding how it’s changed over time

Why did people choose to settle in certain places?

  • How might this impact the landscape and physical features?
  • Colonisation and settlements is Australia
  • How was it discovered?
  • What impact did this have on communities?
Religious Education


  • Values and commitments Shabbat
  • What does it mean for Jewish people?
  • What do they do?
  • Links to other religious/ non religious traditions.

Beliefs and traditions

  • Kosher food, prayer book, mezuzah.
  • Links to other religions and what they do at home/everyday.
  • What do Jewish people do everyday to honour their faith / beliefs?
  • What similarities are there to other religions?

Painting with sound.

– Create, perform and analyse expressive compositions a extend sound vocabulary.
– Create/perform simple compositions that combine rhythm and melody as well as explore abstract uses of sound.
– Can I identify the mood of a composition?

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We are meteorologist presenting the weather. Find out ways of measuring the weather

  • Look at weather data
  • Predicting weather
  • Presenting weather

How is the weather predicted?

  • How accurate is the data?

Online Safety

Play Like Share

  • Can I recognise what can be trusted on line?
  • How can we keep safe on the internet at home and at school?
  • Why is learning how to create codes important?
  • Children will be exploring a range of activities and games which will be focusing on the importance of teamwork.
  • How can I work well in a team and support others?
  • Activities to improve coordination, balance and strength.
  • How do we improve our core strength ?

Setting goals – health and wellbeing, recognising worth as individuals by identifying positive things about ourselves.

  • How does this relate to our British values and Learning Values?
  • Food gives us energy
  • What are our rights and responsibilities?
  • What makes a healthy person?
  • Importance of nutrients
  • How do different foods give us different amounts of energy?
  • What important nutrients do we need?

Aboriginal Art – What symbols do they use to tell stories and why?

  • What is Dreamtime?


  • Plan and paint a Hockney landscape. Learn about who Hockney is and how he became so popular.
  • What type of landscapes does he paint?
  • What are key facts about his life?
  • What style is his art?

Basic grammar

  • Identify members of the family and ask and answer questions about them.
  • Children will also be learning to use numbers and colours confidently in Spanish.
Design Technology

No Design Technology this half term

Mrs Bruley

Miss Newman

Miss Pitt

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