Year 4 Autumn 2
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.
English & Big Write
- 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
- Story mapping
- Dialogue, character description, creative writing – Can I replicate an author’s style of writing?
- 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
- Mental addition, column addition and real life problems.
- Can I choose correct operation for 2 step word problems?
- 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?
- Converting time, using 12 and 24hr clocks,
- What do AM and PM mean?
- Why do we use these?
- Grid method, expanded method, mental methods
- What is the most efficient method for multiplying large numbers?
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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
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?
- 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.
- 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?
- 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?
- Invasion games
- Strike and Field games
- 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.
- What is the definition of a drug?
- Name some different types.
- What are the effects on our health?
- What is addiction?
- What is it?
- How do victims of it feel?
- How can we prevent it?
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?