Year 4 Spring 2





Science Curriculum

Meet The Teacher

Learning Values

Homework Timetable

Swimming Goggles

learning values

Learning Values: Respectful and Responsible. Lifelong Learners. Risk taking.

learning values

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

English & Big Write
  • We will continue our work on ‘The Butterfly Lion’
  • We will begin work on The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo:
  • Exploring the characters thoughts and feeling
  • Deconstruction of text
  • Drama – to explore characters, themes and settings.
  • Diary writing
  • Book Review

How can I replicate Michael Morpurgo’s style of writing? What makes his writing so popular?

  • We will build on our 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 separated by and)

How can I choose the most appropriate sentence type for a section of writing?

Big Write topics:
  • The Butterfly Lion
  • Diary writing
  • Persuasive letter
  • Information text based on Anglo Saxon Kings
  • Mental addition and subtraction, column addition and subtraction and real life problems. Eg Money.
  • Multi-step word problems.
  • Written addition and subtraction
  • Statistics – bar charts, line graphs and pictograms.
  • Written multiplication
  • Decimal hundredths
  • Finding area.
  • What is the most efficient way to work out a problem?
  • How do we know which calculation method to use?
  • When should we create a bar chart and when should a line graph be used?
  • What is the difference between area and perimeter?
  • Recognise how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.
  • Recognise that sounds gets fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
  • Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
  • Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
  • Would the sound of our voices change in space?
  • What is the difference between pitch and volume?
  • How are vibrations created?
  • Which material is best for muffling sound?

Continue with The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.

Look at timelines, map reading and coordinates.

Why were the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons so important? Can you write and autobiography/diary as if you were living in the past during the time of Edward the confessor? Why was Alfred the only king called ‘Great’ ?


Use the 8 points of a compass, 4 and 6 figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.

How do you know whether you are heading in the right direction?

Who created the universal symbols for maps?

Religious Education
  • Buddhism, Islam and Christianity.
  • Why do people make pilgrimages?
  • How does it reflect their faith?
  • What similarities are there between these religions and the pilgrimages they make?
  • Easter and what this means to Christians.
Painting with Sound:
  • Create, perform and analyse expressive compositions and extend sound vocabulary.
  • Create / perform simple compositions that combine rhythm and melody as well as explore abstract uses of sound.
  • Can I identify the intended mood/atmosphere of a composition?
  • Can I describe how these effects are built up?
  • Can I combine sounds and vary the elements to create an intended emotional response?
We are music meteorologists’ …presenting the weather. Find out ways of measuring the weather
  • Look at weather data
  • Predicting weather
  • Presenting weather
  • ow is the weather predicted?
  • How accurate is the data?
Online Safety:
  • How can we keep safe on the internet at home and at school?
Balance and agility
  • How do we become more fluid and expressive?
  • Swimming (4N)
  • The effects of smoking and drinking on the human body.
  • Why are these so bad for health?
  • What are they sold legally?
  • Do children have the right to be protected from smoking and drinking?
  • Stereotypes
  • What are they?
  • Why do we have stereotyped views?
  • How can they be harmful?
  • What is the difference between positive and negative stereotypes?
  • Architecture, photographs film
  • Hockney and Kandinsky.
  • Development of composition using: sketching, building up in stages, various painting techniques and colour mixing.
  • How do artists mix colours successfully?
  • How do some artists become famous?
  • Why did many artist become famous after their deaths?
  • I can begin to conjugate regular verbs in the present tense.
  • This term we will be looking at forming simple sentences using the correct present tense verb.
  • We will also look at days of the week and months of the year.
Design Technology

No D.T. Subject this half term.

Introduction to instruments of orchestra

Mrs Bruley

Miss Newman

Miss Pitt

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