Year 4

Subject

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Science

Variation & Evolution

Classify living things. Understand that living things can be divided into groups based on characteristics.

Different food chains occur in different habitats.

Recognise that changing environments can pose dangers to living things.

Electricity

Identify appliances that run on electricity.

Construct a simple series electrical circuit. Identify whether or not a lamp will light. Recognise a switch opens & closes a circuit.

Recognise common conductors and insulators. 

Animals & Humans

Describe simple functions in the human digestive system.

Animals have teeth to help them eat. Different teeth have different jobs.

Understand that different animals are adapted to eat different foods

Electricity

Identify appliances that run on electricity.

Construct a simple series electrical circuit. Identify whether or not a lamp will light. Recognise a switch opens & closes a circuit.

Recognise common conductors and insulators. 

Materials

Identify & compare solids, liquids and gases.

Explore changes of state; relate to changes of temperature.

Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.

Sound

Explore and identify how sound is made.

We hear sounds when vibrations travel through a medium to the ear.

Sounds get fainter with distance.

DT

 Communicate design ideas in various ways.

Use a wider range of tools and materials.

Build and strengthen more complex structures.

 Understand and apply principles of a healthy diet.

Prepare and cook mainly savoury dishes.

Develop products fit for purpose.

Evaluate existing products and improve own products.

Use electrical systems in own products.

Communicate designs ideas in various ways.

PE

Use running catching and throwing in isolation and in combination.

Develop flexibility and control in dance and gym.

Use running catching and throwing in isolation and in combination.

Tennis

Gymnastics

 

 

Develop flexibility and control in athletics.

 

Geography

Portsmouth

Name and locate counties and cities of the UK

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human  and physical geography of Portsmouth

Describe and understand key aspects of land use on Southsea seafront

Use field work to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features

Paris

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe concentrating on countries and major cities

Identify poles, equator, tropics and time zones

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region in a European country

Use maps, atlases, globes and digital maps to locate countries and describe features

Use 8 points of a compass, four figure grid references, symbols and keys

Peru– What will I find along the Inca trail?

(Mountains)

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on South America concentrating on environmental regions, countries and major cities

Identify poles, equator, tropics and time zones

Describe and understand key aspects of mountains

Use maps, atlases, globes and digital maps to locate countries and describe features

History

Saxons and Scots settlement

How might life have changed as a child from Stone Age to Iron Age?

Research and Enquire about purposes of Roman artefacts.

Identify and explain the features of rich and poor Saxon settlements.

Viking and Anglo-Saxon Conflict

King Alfred: was he born or was he great?

Recognise the significance of King Alfred in our history.

Identify and explain the features of rich and poor Saxon settlements.

Local History—Carisbrooke Castle

Identify and explain the features of a Motte and Bailey Castle.

Identify how castles developed over history in England.

Computing

We are software developers

Design, write and debug programs with specific goals.

Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs.

Use logical reasoning to explain how algorithms work.

We are toy designers

Design, write and debug programs with specific goals.

Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs.

Use logical reasoning to explain how algorithms work.

 

 

We are musicians

Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs.

Understand computer networks, including the internet.

Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of devices.

Use technology safely, respectfully, and responsibly.

We are HTML editors

Understand computer networks, including the internet.

Use technology safely, respectfully, and responsibly.

Use and combine a variety of software.

 

 

We are co-authors

Understand computer networks, including the internet.

Use search technologies safely and effectively

Use technology safely, respectfully, and responsibly.

Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of devices.

We are meteorologists

Work with variables and various forms of input and output.

Use logical reasoning to explain how algorithms work.

Select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of devices.

 

 

Art

Van Gogh

Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas.

Improve skills in drawing, painting and sculpture.

Learn about great artists, architects and designers.

Aztec

Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas.

Improve skills in drawing, painting and sculpture.

Learn about great artists, architects and designers.

Cross stich

Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas.

Improve skills in drawing, painting and sculpture.

Learn about great artists, architects and designers.

French

Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources

Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation 

Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt

Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

Music

 

 

 

RE/PSHE/RRR

Discuss the idea of faith. What is faith? Why do people have faith?

Read and analyse faith through stories of Abra

ham. Revisit the 10 commandments and old testament laws. Why do religions have rules? Children to relate rules to that of rules that make a good person.

What rules make a good person? Present rules in imaginative way.

Why do we celebrate Christmas? Focus on the idea of Son of God. Identify the links between the story and our traditions.

How is Christmas celebrated around the world? Do all countries celebrate in the same way?

Describe the main stages of the human lifecycle.

Describe the body changes that happen when a child grows up.

Where does our money go?  Year 4—Unit 1 Money Matters

How did the Vikings deny human rights?

Are there examples of rights denials in our world today?

 

Read stories from the NT—John the Baptist, The visitation to Mary etc. What messages are in the stories? Do they show a direction?

Understand the days involved in the Easter story. Understand Lent and the idea of temptation.

Understand the significance of the events in the Garden of Gethsemane to the Easter Story.

Know that during puberty the body changes from a child into a young adult..

Understand why the body changes during puberty.

Identify some basic facts about pregnancy.

What happens to money in a savings account? Year 4—Unit 2 Money Matters.

 

What does sustainable living mean? Why is it important to live sustainably? Focus on  rights of people not yet born. Impact of humans lack of thought on the environment.

 

 

Research and discover about Bar Mitzvah in the Jewish faith. Relate to work on faith, what does the ritual show? Why do they do this?

Establish an understanding of a Synagogue as a place of worship. What are the key features? What happens? Compare to other religious buildings?

Know about the physical and emotional changes that happen in puberty.

Know that each person experiences puberty differently.

What is value for Money? Year 4—Unit 3 Money Matters.

 

Listen to music that has been created to focus attention on human rights. E.g. band aid etc. What rights are they campaigning for? Why are others responsible for this?

 

 

 

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