Year 4 Autumn 1
Meet The Teacher
Learning Values: Respectful and responsible, collaboration, thinking skills, problem-solving and being determined to achieve our best.
S.M.S.C: Learning about others and surrounding world. Using the internet for research responsibly and safely. Engage with the 'British values' of democracy.
Continue to build a repertoire of sentence types to enrich writing.
- BOYS (But, or, yet and so – progress to although, however, nonetheless)
- 2A (e.g. It was a wet, windy day in the dreary dark city)
- Ad same Ad (e.g. Bertie was always happy, happy because he liked school)
- Noun who/which/where (e.g. Henry, who was an interesting character, loved playing tricks)
Can I choose the most appropriate sentence type for a section of writing?
- Narrative writing looking at How To Train and Fables/stories with a moral
- Character description
- Creative writing
- Creating images: using simile, metaphor, personification and descriptive language to describe a
Can I replicate an author’s style of writing?
BIG WRITE Topics
A diary entry written from the perspective of ‘Hiccup’ or his Dragon based on the day that Hiccup captured his dragon. Thinking about:
- Why did you choose that particular dragon?
- What would have happened if you hadn’t caught a dragon?
- My own fable linked to HTTYD
- The day I met my superhero
- Newspaper article on King Tut
Number and place value- up to 4 digits
Can I order numbers with up to 4 digits?
Addition and subtraction-mental and written strategies; one and two step written problems
Can I choose the correct operation for 2 step word problems?
Properties of shapes – symmetry, reflection, repeating patterns
Can I recognise a shape from its properties?
Multiplication and division, including learning 6 and 9 times tables
Fractions – equivalent fraction, non-unit fractions of number
Can I use my times tables to work out fractions of number mentally?
Position and direction – translating shape, coordinates.
Electricity- journey of electricity, safety, mains versus battery, circuits, conductors and insulators, switches and other components of circuits.
- What components do you need to make a simple series circuit to light one bulb?
- Why are plug sockets covers made of plastic?
Famous scientists – We are researchers and authors – Focussing on chosen scientist and interesting facts about their lives and achievements.
Why are People so Fascinated by Ancient Egypt?
- Trip to the British Museum – Aut 2019
- Ancient Egyptian day at school – Aut 2019
- Develop atlas and map skills to explore location and geography of Egypt
- Look at climate, landscape, human and physical features in Egypt.
- We will explore the physical features of the River Nile and develop an understanding of its importance.
- How does location affect climate?
- What are the key human and physicals feature in Egypt?
Researching evidence – wall paintings, funereal objects and sculptures. Understanding beliefs, hierarchy, Gods and afterlife.
We will go on a trip to the British Museum and hold an Egyptian day to explore modern day life.
- Who were the Ancient Egyptians?
- Why were Egyptians so important?
- Which sources can be used to answer questions about Ancient Egyptians?
Design Technology / Art
- We will research, design and create our own lamps and torches – Lighting it up! (science).
- Create an artistic interpretation of different hieroglyphics.
- Closely observe and sketch Ancient Egyptian artefacts. (History)
- How do I make my lamp fit for purpose?
- How do artist decide which medium to use?
We are co-authors:
- Plan the content of a Wik1 using our knowledge about Ancient Egypt.
- Use Wikipedia to find information Edit Wiki pages
- Online safety
- We are researchers and presenters (Science and History)
Pilgrimage – Buddhism and Christianity
- Why do religious people go on pilgrimages? What do they do there? Why is it important?
- What’s the difference between a pilgrimage and special journey?
- Festivals – Harvest Festival
- Eid-ul-Adha, Navaratri and Sukkot.
- We will also explore Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses’.
Salt, Mustard, Vinegar, Pepper
Recognise and explore characteristics of singing games developing their sense of pulse and structure. Focus on multicultural input.
- Can I identify the ingredients of a typical playground singing game and perform with others?
- Can I identify common themes in these games?
- Can I create my own singing games based upon what I have found out?
- Children will be exploring a range of activities and games which will be focusing on the importance of teamwork.
- Egyptian Dance
- Can I work well in a team? Activities to improve coordination, balance and strength.
IT’S OUR WORLD!!!
- Setting goals – why are they important?
- How do they help us?
- Food – energy source, importance of nutrients
- Smoking and alcohol – what are the dangers?
- What does misuse mean?
- What is peer pressure?
- Bullying – what is it?
- How can we deal with it?
- Roles of bully and bystander.
- Greetings, introducing oneself to others and asking others what their name is.
- How are you? Introduction to feelings, response, I am happy/sad/ tired/grumpy etc.
- Introduction to numbers. Phonics – an introduction to phonics in Spanish.