Welcome to Year 4!

Our Curriculum Map

Reading

  • Secure decoding of unfamiliar words
  • Read for a range of purposes
  • Retell some stories orally
  • Discuss words & phrases that capture the imagination
  • Identify themes & conventions
  • Retrieve & record information
  • Make inferences & justify predictions
  • Recognise a variety of forms of poetry
  • Identify & summarise ideas

Writing

  • Correctly spell common homophones
  • Increase regularity of handwriting
  • Plan writing based on familiar forms
  • Organise writing into paragraphs
  • Use simple organisational devices
  • Proof-read for spelling & punctuation errors
  • Evaluate own and others’ writing
  • Read own writing aloud

Grammar

  • Use wider range of conjunctions
  • Use perfect tense appropriately
  • Select pronouns and nouns for clarity
  • Use & punctuate direct speech
  • Use commas after front adverbials

Speaking & Listening

  • Articulate & justify opinions
  • Speak audibly in Standard English
  • Gain, maintain & monitor interest of listeners

Number/Calculation

  • Know all tables to 12 x 12
  • Secure place value to 1000
  • Use negative whole numbers
  • Round numbers to nearest 10, 100 or 1000
  • Use Roman numerals to 100 (C)
  • Column addition & subtraction up to 4 digits
  • Multiply & divide mentally
  • Use standard short multiplication

Geometry & Measures

  • Compare 2-d shapes, including quadrilaterals & triangles
  • Find area by counting squares
  • Calculate rectangle perimeters
  • Estimate & calculate measures
  • Identify acute, obtuse & right angles
  • Identify symmetry
  • Use first quadrant coordinates
  • Introduce simple translations

Fractions & Decimals

  • Recognise tenths & hundredths
  • Identify equivalent fractions
  • Add & subtract fractions with common denominators
  • Recognise common equivalents
  • Round decimals to whole numbers
  • Solve money problems

Data

  • Use bar charts, pictograms & line graphs

Biology

  • Classify living things
  • Digestive system & teeth
  • Food chains

Chemistry

  • Changes of state
  • The water cycle

Physics

  • Sound as vibrations
  • Electricity: simple circuits & conductors

Themes

  • Animals Including Humans, Living Things and their Habitats, States of Matter, Sound, Electricity

Computing

  • Design & write programs to achieve specific goals, including solving problems
  • Use logical reasoning
  • Understand computer networks
  • Use internet safely and appropriately
  • Collect and present data appropriately

Art & Design

  • Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas
  • Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials
  • Learn about great artists, architects & designers

Themes

  • Drawing and painting, Printing, Textiles

Design Technology

  • Use research& criteria to develop products which are fit for purpose
  • Use annotated sketches and prototypes to explain ideas
  • Evaluate existing products and improve own work
  • Use mechanical systems in own work
  • Understand seasonality; prepare & cook mainly savoury dishes

Themes

  • Money containers, Story books, Alarms

Physical Education

  • Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified as appropriate
  • Develop flexibility & control in gym, dance & athletics
  • Compare performances to achieve personal bests
  • Swimming proficiency at 25m (KS1 or KS2)

British History (taught chronologically)

  • Stone Age to Iron Age Britain, including:
  • hunter-gatherers and early farmers
  • Bronze age religion, technology & travel
  • Iron age hill forts

British History (taught chronologically)

  • Roman Empire & impact on Britain:
  • Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion
  • Roman Empire & successful invasion
  • British resistance, e.g. Boudicca
  • Romanisation of Britain

Themes

  • Stone Age to iron Age, Romans

Geography

  • Locate world’s countries, focussing on Europe & Americas focus on key physical & human features
  • Study a region of the UK (not local area)
  • Use 8 points of compass, symbols & keys
  • Describe & understand climate, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, water cycle, settlements, trade links, etc.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure & record

Themes

  • Study of a contrasting locality – Llandudno

Music

  • Use voice & instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression
  • Improvise & compose music
  • Listen with attention to detail
  • Appreciate wide range of live & recorded music
  • Begin to develop understanding of history

Modern Foreign Languages

  • Listen & engage, ask & answer questions
  • Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary
  • Develop appropriate pronunciation
  • Show understanding of words & phrases
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems & rhymes
  • Broaden vocabulary

Practice and ways of life

Jewish Family Life

Expressing meaning

Faith and the Arts

Meaning purpose and truth

Parables

Beliefs, teachings and sources

Caring for Creation

Identity diversity and belonging

Specific Focus Religious Artefacts

Values and commitments

Islam-Family Life

Literacy

Reading

  • Secure decoding of unfamiliar words
  • Read for a range of purposes
  • Retell some stories orally
  • Discuss words & phrases that capture the imagination
  • Identify themes & conventions
  • Retrieve & record information
  • Make inferences & justify predictions
  • Recognise a variety of forms of poetry
  • Identify & summarise ideas

Writing

  • Correctly spell common homophones
  • Increase regularity of handwriting
  • Plan writing based on familiar forms
  • Organise writing into paragraphs
  • Use simple organisational devices
  • Proof-read for spelling & punctuation errors
  • Evaluate own and others’ writing
  • Read own writing aloud

Grammar

  • Use wider range of conjunctions
  • Use perfect tense appropriately
  • Select pronouns and nouns for clarity
  • Use & punctuate direct speech
  • Use commas after front adverbials

Speaking & Listening

  • Articulate & justify opinions
  • Speak audibly in Standard English
  • Gain, maintain & monitor interest of listeners
Numeracy

Number/Calculation

  • Know all tables to 12 x 12
  • Secure place value to 1000
  • Use negative whole numbers
  • Round numbers to nearest 10, 100 or 1000
  • Use Roman numerals to 100 (C)
  • Column addition & subtraction up to 4 digits
  • Multiply & divide mentally
  • Use standard short multiplication

Geometry & Measures

  • Compare 2-d shapes, including quadrilaterals & triangles
  • Find area by counting squares
  • Calculate rectangle perimeters
  • Estimate & calculate measures
  • Identify acute, obtuse & right angles
  • Identify symmetry
  • Use first quadrant coordinates
  • Introduce simple translations

Fractions & Decimals

  • Recognise tenths & hundredths
  • Identify equivalent fractions
  • Add & subtract fractions with common denominators
  • Recognise common equivalents
  • Round decimals to whole numbers
  • Solve money problems

Data

  • Use bar charts, pictograms & line graphs
Science

Biology

  • Classify living things
  • Digestive system & teeth
  • Food chains

Chemistry

  • Changes of state
  • The water cycle

Physics

  • Sound as vibrations
  • Electricity: simple circuits & conductors

Themes

  • Animals Including Humans, Living Things and their Habitats, States of Matter, Sound, Electricity
Computing

Computing

  • Design & write programs to achieve specific goals, including solving problems
  • Use logical reasoning
  • Understand computer networks
  • Use internet safely and appropriately
  • Collect and present data appropriately
Art & Design Tech

Art & Design

  • Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas
  • Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials
  • Learn about great artists, architects & designers

Themes

  • Drawing and painting, Printing, Textiles

Design Technology

  • Use research& criteria to develop products which are fit for purpose
  • Use annotated sketches and prototypes to explain ideas
  • Evaluate existing products and improve own work
  • Use mechanical systems in own work
  • Understand seasonality; prepare & cook mainly savoury dishes

Themes

  • Money containers, Story books, Alarms
PE

Physical Education

  • Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified as appropriate
  • Develop flexibility & control in gym, dance & athletics
  • Compare performances to achieve personal bests
  • Swimming proficiency at 25m (KS1 or KS2)
History

British History (taught chronologically)

  • Stone Age to Iron Age Britain, including:
  • hunter-gatherers and early farmers
  • Bronze age religion, technology & travel
  • Iron age hill forts

British History (taught chronologically)

  • Roman Empire & impact on Britain:
  • Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion
  • Roman Empire & successful invasion
  • British resistance, e.g. Boudicca
  • Romanisation of Britain

Themes

  • Stone Age to iron Age, Romans
Geography

Geography

  • Locate world’s countries, focussing on Europe & Americas focus on key physical & human features
  • Study a region of the UK (not local area)
  • Use 8 points of compass, symbols & keys
  • Describe & understand climate, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, water cycle, settlements, trade links, etc.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure & record

Themes

  • Study of a contrasting locality – Llandudno

Music

Music

  • Use voice & instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression
  • Improvise & compose music
  • Listen with attention to detail
  • Appreciate wide range of live & recorded music
  • Begin to develop understanding of history
MFL

Modern Foreign Languages

  • Listen & engage, ask & answer questions
  • Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary
  • Develop appropriate pronunciation
  • Show understanding of words & phrases
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems & rhymes
  • Broaden vocabulary
R.E

Practice and ways of life

Jewish Family Life

Expressing meaning

Faith and the Arts

Meaning purpose and truth

Parables

Beliefs, teachings and sources

Caring for Creation

Identity diversity and belonging

Specific Focus Religious Artefacts

Values and commitments

Islam-Family Life

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