Take a look at our Year 4 curriculum:

Mathematics

Number and place values

  • Numbers to 10 000
  • Roman numerals

Calculations

  • Addition and subtraction within 10 000
  • Multiplication and division
  • Further multiplication and division

Statistics

  • Graphs

Fractions, decimals and percentages

  • Fractions
    • Counting in hundredths
    • Mixed numbers, improper fractions and simplification
    • Equivalent fractions
    • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Decimals
    • Writing tenths and hundredths
    • Comparing and ordering decimals
    • Rounding decimals
    • Writing fractions as decimals
    • Dividing by 10 and 100

Measurement

  • Time
  • Money
  • Mass, volume and length
  • Area of figures

Geometry

  • Properties of shapes
  • Position and direction

English

Unit 1 – Stories from the past

 

  • Use role play and storytelling to develop a complete story
  • Explore the building blocks of a story (characters, setting and plot)
  • Write a story in the past

Unit 2 – Let’s put on a play

  • Role play and perform a play
  • Compare plays and stories
  • Write scenes from a play

Unit 3 –Read all about it!

  • Role play as interviewers and witness
  • Identify the main features of newspaper texts
  • Write newspaper-style accounts

Unit 4 – Strange and wonderful places

  • Perform poems
  • Read and discuss figurative language and structure of poem, including older poems
  • Write poems based on the structure or style of poems read

Unit 5 – Strange but true

  • Discuss in groups with role playing and storytelling
  • Read fantasy adventure stories which have real-life settings and investigate how settings can add to tension
  • Plan and write stories with different settings

Grammar

  • Using determiners
  • Clauses
  • Expanding sentences using conjunctions
  • Expanding sentences using adverbs
  • Expanding sentences using propositions
  • Direct speech
  • Present tense
  • Present perfect of simple past
  • Using paragraphs

Spelling

  • Two-syllable words with long vowel sounds/silent e
  • Adding –es, -ed, -ing; dropping silent e and changing y to i
  • Adding suffixes –ed and –ing to two-syllable words; doubling final consonant
  • Words ending in f, ff, lf
  • Consonant digraphs making the f sound: gh, ph
  • Vowel digraph ea; homographs: lead/lead homophones: led/lead, weather, whether
  • Adding noun suffixrs –ion, -ness
  • Letter patterns “ge” and “dge”

Science

Unit 1 – Humans and Animals

  1. Life Processes.
  2. Using your senses.
  3. Sorting living things.
  4. The human skeleton.
  5. X-Rays.
  6. Muscles and joints.

Unit 2 – Living things in their Environment

  1. Different Environments.
  2. Caring for the environment.
  3. Habitats.
  4. Sorting Animals.
  5. Identification keys.
  6. Waste/Pollution.

Unit 3 – States of Matter

  1. Solids.
  2. Liquids.
  3. Gases.
  4. Melting Ice.
  5. Liquid to Solid.
  6. Reversible and Irreversible changes.

Unit 4 – Magnetism

  1. What is a magnet?
  2. Strongest Magnet.
  3. Magnetic Field.
  4. Magnetic Poles.
  5. Uses of Magnets.

Unit 5 – Electricity

  1. Simple Circuits.
  2. Circuit components.
  3. Electrical appliances.
  4. Batteries and Cells.
  5. Series Circuits.
  6. Switches.

Unit 6 – Sound

  1. Animal Ears.
  2. How is sound made?
  3. Vibrations.
  4. How sound travels?
  5. Measuring Sound.
  6. Musical Instruments.
  7. Stopping Sound.

French

On the way to school

  • Say how children get to school.
  • Take part in a survey and ask and answer questions about how they get to school.

Where in the world is French spoken

  • To learn where French is spoken.
  • Work as a team to complete a map of the French speaking countries of the world.
  • Put together short sentences of ways of travelling to different countries.

History

  • Roman roads and trade
  • The Roman Army
  • Gladiators
  • Roman Baths
  • Life for a Roman child
  • Roman Gods

Geography

  • What is the environment?
  • What does the term conservation mean?
  • What is pollution and are there types of pollution?
  • Why do people pollute?
  • What are the Three R’s?
  • How can we do the 3 R’s at school and home?
  • How long does trash really last?
  • Composting
  • Recycling

Art

Romans

  • Drawing
  • Mosaics
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Pattern

Computing and ICT

Unit 1: Starting Searches

  • Use buttons, menus and indexes to search for and navigate to information
  • Use keywords to search for information
  • Provide evidence of research undertaken
  • Select appropriate keywords
  • Select appropriate search results

Unit 2: Starting Email

  • Create and send email messages
  • Reply to email messages
  • Collect and read email messages
  • Use email folders
  • Forward email messages and copy to another recipient

Unit 3: Coding with Scratch

  • Introduction to Scratch
  • Sprites and simple movement
  • Scripted movements
  • Costumes and animations
  • Setting backdrops
  • Mouse control

Music

Coming soon…