Year 4 Autumn 2

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Oscar’s Adventures in the Online World - National Online Safety

Curriculum

Science Curriculum

Spellings

Meet The Teacher

Learning Values

Homework Timetable

Swimming Goggles

learning values

Learning Values: Respectful and responsible, collaboration, thinking skills, problem-solving and being determined to achieve our best.

learning values

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.

 

English & Big Write
Lost Things
  • Exploring the importance of illustrations within a picture book
  • Creative writing– What have I lost?
  • Character profiles– Can I make any connections between myself and Shaun?
  • Imagine the Lost Thing could talk, what would it say?
Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
  • Deconstruction of the text
  • Making connections
  • Predicting
  • Story mapping
  • Dialogue, character description, creative writing – Can I replicate an author’s style of writing?
Research:
  • Homelessness — What causes it?
  • How can we help?
  • Link to SMSC and PSHE, ideas of global citizenship.
  • ‘Way Home’ picture book—link to theme in Edward Tulane
Big Write Topics
  • Newspaper Article– the appearance of The Lost Thing
  • The Journey of Edward Tulane from a different character’s point of view
  • Creative Writing – A new adventure for Edward Tulane
Maths

Maths:

  • Mental addition, column addition and real life problems.
  • Can I choose correct operation for 2 step word problems?

Decimals:

  • Decimal fraction, comparing decimals, rounding decimals and problem solving.
  • Can I identify the larger and smaller of different decimals?
  • Can I round decimals into whole numbers?

Time:

  • Converting time, using 12 and 24hr clocks,
  • What do AM and PM mean?
  • Why do we use these?

Multiplication:

  • Grid method, expanded method, mental methods
  • What is the most efficient method for multiplying large numbers?
  • Why?
Science
We will continue with electricity.
  • Create our own switches using knowledge of conductors and insulators
  • Create star lamps with own circuit and functioning switch.
  • How do switches work.? What if there were no switches in the world?
Animal and Human – What would happen if we didn’t brush our teeth?
  • Naming of different types of teeth.
  • Identifying function of teeth and parts of teeth
  • Exploring erosion and hygiene
  • Do all animals have teeth?
  • Why are some teeth no longer useful?
History
Ancient Egypt
  • Researching evidence – wall paintings, funereal objects and sculptures.
  • Understanding beliefs, hierarchy, Gods and afterlife and the process of mummification.
  • Ordering key events
  • Who were the Ancient Egyptians?
  • Why were Egyptians so important?
  • Which sources can be used to answer questions about Ancient Egyptians?
Geography
  • We will explore the physical features of the River Nile and develop an understanding of its importance.
  • Understand the different seasons of the River Nile. – Study the pattern of rainfall along the Nile and present our findings in a graph on Excel.
  • How does location affect climate?
  • How does rainfall effect activity along the Nile?
Religious Education

Christianity:

  • Symbolism of light, Jesus as the light of the world. Holy spirit.
  • Religious signs and symbols and their meaning.
  • Religious metaphors.

Why do religious people use metaphors when they pray and in scripture?

Computing
We are co-authors
  • Plan the content of a Wik1 using our knowledge about Ancient Egypt.
  • Use Excel to plot and create a graph of results to summarise rainfall patterns
  • Online safety
  • We are researchers and presenters (Science and History)
  • What makes an engaging presentation?
Spanish
  • Introducing farm animals and pets.
  • Consolidating noun gender words and talking about how to identify which gender a noun might be.
  • Introduce animal plurals with definite and indefinite article. Revise numbers and colours linked with animal topic.
Art/Design Technology
  • 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?
P.E.
  • Egyptian Dance:
  • Activities to improve coordination, balance and strength.
  • What is the difference between PE and sport? How can I use these skills in other areas of school life?
  • Games:
  • Invasion games
  • Strike and Field games
P.S.H.E.

Fairtrade

  • What is fairtrade?
  • How does it affect individuals across the globe?
  • Children will have the opportunity to plant trees with the local council creating a vibrant legacy for generations to come.

Drugs 

  • What is the definition of a drug?
  • Name some different types.

Smoking 

  • What are the effects on our health?
  • What is addiction?

Bullying

  • What is it?
  • How do victims of it feel?
  • How can we prevent it?
Music

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?

Miss Jenkins

Miss Pitt

Miss Rafiq

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