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Year 4 Curriculum

The National Curriculum is a framework used to ensure that teaching and learning is balanced and consistent in key stage 1 and key stage 2.

The National Curriculum sets out the subjects taught as well as the knowledge, skills and understanding required in each subject.  It also provides standards or attainment targets in each subject and these are used by teachers to help measure your child's progress and plan the next steps in their learning.  In accordance with the law, the school curriculum meets all the requirements of the National Curriculum, plus the requirements for Religious Education set out by the local authority.

For further information please refer to the Department For Education National Curriculum.

Year 4 Long Term Curriculum Plan

The table below provides a summary of the Year 4 curriculum for the whole academic year.  Please visit our Curriculum Overviews page for a more detailed breakdown of what will be taught each term.
 

  Autumn Spring Summer
English

Narrative: The Marble Crusher
Non:fiction: Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest
Diary Entries
Poetry: Revolting Rhymes

Egyptian Myths
Newspaper reports
Non Fiction Writing: Mummification

Diary entry
Persuasive letter
Adverts
Adventure Poetry

Maths

Number and place value
Addition and subtraction
Multiplication and division
Data

Fractions
Measurement 
Time
Decimals
Area and Perimeter

Measurement
Money
Shape and symmetry
Position and direction

Science

Living things and their habitats
Animals including humans (food chains)

Sound
Electricity

States of Matter
The Water Cycle


Computing
 

Computer systems and networks
Programming and sequencing

Creating media: animation and 3D designs

Data and information
Programming: scratch


Geography
 

Brazil  (Rainforest/ Deforestation/ Cities and urbanisation)

Settlements: River Nile and trade links  

History
 
  Ancient Egyptians The Vikings (settlements/ trade links)

Art & Design
 

Materials and textures: Creating scenes

Portraits and sculptures

Different Mediums (Viking artwork)

Design & Technology (DT)

Food: healthy and varied diet Electrical systems: circuits and switches Textiles: 2D and 3D shape

Physical Education
(PE)

Gymnastics: balance and flight
Dance

Invasion games
Net and wall games

Athletics
Striking and fielding

Languages
(German)

German towns
Places

Weather
Clothes and carnival

School objects
School likes and dislikes

Religious Education
(RE)

What makes me me?Christianity: Christmas

Christianity: Easter Islam
Physical, Social, Health & Economic Education, (PSHE) including Relationships Education Being Me in my World Celebrating Difference Dreams and goals
Healthy Me
Relationships
Changing Me

Music
 

World Music
Glockenspiel

Reading Music
Making music

Painting with Sound
Elements of music