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Year 4 2023/2024

 

Hello and welcome to the Year 4 page 

Our teaching team consists of Mr Chapman, Mr Gambrell, Miss Roberts, Miss Black, Miss Nadin and  and Mrs Lown.

 Year 4 have PE on a Wednesday and Friday. Please can children come to school in PE kit on these days.  

We also visit Green Zone every term. Remember to check Tapestry to see what we have been up to. 

Year 4 Green Zone Fun

 

This year we are all learning the recorder.  Click here for the terms and conditions regarding the loan of the recorder.

Below you will find an overview of our planned learning each term. For more information on what your child will be learning in year 4 please see the curriculum pages and termly newsletters. 

Term 1 newsletter and home learning

Term 2 newsletter and home learning

Term 3 newsletter and home learning

Term 4 newsletter and home learning

 

 

Overview

Visits/trips

Term 1

What’s the Deal?

 Hook: Betteshanger Park visit

 

 

 

  • Maths: Place value (numbers to 10,000 - excluding work on Roman Numerals - T4), Addition (of numbers within 10,000) and Subtraction (of numbers within 10,000).

We will regularly be revisiting and practicing times tables in preparation for MTC

  • English: “Town is by the Sea” by Joanne Schwartz.

Writing genres - Setting descriptions (short-burst writing), Diary, Non-Chronological Report.

SPAG – Description: Expanded Noun Phrases, Prepositional Phrases, Similes and Metaphors (figurative language). Diary: Correct use of simple past, past progressive and past perfect, Fronted Adverbials. Non-Chronological Report: Paragraphs into themes, Apostrophes to mark singular and plural possession.

  • Humanities:

HISTORY: Question: “What did the mining community bring to Deal?”

We all also look at map skills (locally) and we will link back to prior Y1 learning about Deal’s smuggling history, comparing the two significant periods.

  • Science: Electricity (circuits, appliances, batteries).  
  • Computing: Being Safe Online: Twinkl Plan it: Online Safely
  • RE: Judaism Beliefs and Practices: How special is the relationship Jews have with God?
  • Music: Charanga – Recorder course
  • PE: Indoor: Multi-skills     Outdoor: Tennis
  • French: Language Angels - Presenting Myself
  • ART: Drawing: Storytelling through drawing – Explore how artists create sequenced drawings to share and tell stories. (Focus on Sydney Schwartz, illustrator for Town is by the Sea).
  • PSHE: Unit 1: Being me in my world

Betteshanger Park

 

Term 2

 

Suitably Sustainable

 

Hook: Deal Beach litter pick 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Maths: Area and measurement, Multiplication and division A.

We will regularly be revisiting and practicing times tables in preparation for MTC

  • English: The Last Bear

Writing genres – Poetry (narrative poetry), Adventure (narrative), Instructions (link to sustainability topic and DT – making litter pickers)

SPAG – Poetry/ Adventure: Present and progressive perfect, adverbs of time, place, manner and frequency. Adventure: Fronted adverbials, range of conjunctions. Instructions: Implied second person, commas in a list, adverbs of time, place, manner and frequency.

  • Humanities:

GEOGRAPHY Question: “How can we live more sustainably?”

  • Science: States of matter: solids, liquids and gases
  • Computing: Information and Technology: Twinkl Plan it: Word Processing
  • RE: Christianity and Christmas. What is the most significant part of the nativity story for Christians today?
  • Music: Charanga – Recorder course
  • PE: Indoor: Dance    Outdoor: Kwik Cricket
  • French: Language Angels - Family
  • ART: Print-making – understanding pattern including repetition, symmetry, sequencing and to use different techniques to achieve these. 
  • DT: Materials and mechanisms: Litter pickers (articulated grabbers).
  • PSHE: Unit 2: Celebrating difference

 

Beach visit

Litter pick

Term 3

Groovy Greeks

 

 Hook: Greek Art day

 

  • Maths: Multiplication and division B, Length and perimeter, Fractions.

We will regularly be revisiting and practicing times tables in preparation for MTC  

  • English: King Midas and other Greek myths

Writing genres – Narrative, Playscripts for animation, Persuasive argument (“How has Ancient Greece influenced modern society?)

SPAG – Narrative: Use of full speech punctuation, begin to interweave character, plot, setting and dialogue, subordinate clauses. Power of three. Playscripts: begin to interweave character, plot, setting and dialogue, brackets for emotion. Persuasive argument: Rhetorical questions, paragraphs organised around themes, singular and plural possession.

  • Humanities:

HISTORY: Question: “How has Ancient Greece influenced modern society?”

  • Science: Investigating Sound
  • Computing: Information and Technology: Twinkl Plan It: Animation
  • RE: Buddhism – Can the Buddha’s teachings make the world a better place?
  • Music: Charanga: Recorder course.
  • PE: Indoor: Gymnastics   Outdoor: Football
  • French: Language Angels – The Olympics
  • DT: Food technology: evaluate and improve: Greek salads
  • PSHE: Unit 3: Dreams and goals

 

 

 

Greek Day (inc. Olympics)

Term 4

Rotten Romans

Hook: Roman day 

 

 

 

  • Maths: Fractions, Decimals, Roman Numerals

We will regularly be revisiting and practicing times tables in preparation for MTC

  • English: Rotten Romans and A Street Through Time

Writing genres – Newspaper report, Poetry (Classics), Recount

SPAG - Poetry

Newspaper report: Apostrophes to mark singular and plural possession. Commas in a list, Fronted Adverbials, Inverted commas. Recount: Variations in sentence structure: prepositional phrases, expanded noun phrases, subordinate clauses, Paragraphs organised around themes. Standard English (verb inflections).

  • Humanities:

HISTORY:  Question: “What happened when the Romans came to Britain?”

We will be referring back to prior learning about the Stone Age (Y3) and the Ancient Greeks (previous term).

  • Science: Animals including humans
  • Computing:  Teach computing unit: creating media (photo editing)
  • RE: Christianity and Easter. Is forgiveness always possible for Christians?
  • Music: Charanga – Recorder course
  • PE: Indoor: Handball     Outdoor: OAA (DSC coaching)
  • French: Language Angels – The Classroom
  • ART: Exploring pattern (single taster session) and Exploring still life.
  • PSHE: Unit 4: Healthy me

 

Roman Painted House/ Canterbury Roman Museum 

 

 

Term 5

Majestic Mediterranean

Hook: Food from around the World

 

 

 

 

  • Maths: Decimals B, Money, Time

We will regularly be revisiting and practicing times tables in preparation for MTC

  • English: Journey

Writing genres – Poetry (clarihews), Persuasive leaflet, Narrative (descriptive writing)

SPAG - Poetry:

Persuasive leaflet: Emotive language, apostrophes to mark singular and plural possession, commas in a list, fronted adverbials. Narrative: figurative and expressive language to describe, expanded noun phrases, adverbs of time, place and manner.

  • Humanities:

GEOGRAPHY: Question: “What makes the Mediterranean a unique and special place?”

  • Science: Working scientifically, inventors, famous scientists (Thomas Edison, Lord Kelvin,
  • Computing: Computer Science: Espresso Coding 2.0 Level 4: Introduction
  • RE: Judaism Rights of Passage. What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?
  • Music: Charanga – Recorder course
  • PE: Indoor: Basketball   Outdoor: Athletics
  • French: Language Angels – Fruits and Vegetables (Beg unit)
  • ART: Digital media and photography: Use a range of tools to create travel photography.
  • DT: Textiles – Designing and improving travel pillows
  • PSHE: Unit 5: Relationships

 

Term 6

Sweet Temptations

 Special Delivery linked to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

 

 

  • Maths: Shape, Position & Direction, Statistics, Consolidation.

MTC

  • English: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Writing genres - Letter, Narrative. Persuasive advert

SPAG - Letter: Nouns and pronouns used for clarity and cohesion, use of simple, past, past progressive and past perfect. First and third person, wide range of conjunctions. Narrative: Interweave character, plot, setting and dialogue (links between paragraphs to build up events), Nouns and pronouns used for clarity and cohesion, A wider range of conjunctions, Fronted adverbials, Use of full speech punctuations, Power of Three, Figurative language (A culmination of all key year 4 writing skills on show)

  • Humanities:

GEOGRAPHY: Question: “How has Deal changed over time?”
This unit focuses on local geography and field work, but we will explore trade (‘How does chocolate make its way to Deal?’ where we will look at food miles and maps) and we will also refer back to prior historical knowledge about Deal’s trade in the past, inc. Smugglers and how this has evolved over time.

  • Science: Living things and their habitats
  • Computing: Computer Science: Espresso Coding 2.0 Level 4: Repetition and Loops
  • RE: Christianity – Do people need to go to church to show they are Christians?
  • Music: Charanga – Recorder course
  • PE: Indoor: Review term    Outdoor: Review term (sports day practice)
  • French: Language Angels – Do you have a pet?
  • Art: The Art of Display (single taster lesson) and Sculpture, Structure, Inventiveness and Determination.
  • PSHE: Unit 6: Changing me (including SRE)

 

 

 


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