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Year 4

Please take a look at our half termly overviews to see a snapshot of what children are learning in each curriculum area.

Autumn 1

Maths

Addition and subtraction, place value with 4 digit numbers, comparing numbers to 1,000+, exploring sequences and number patterns

RE and PSHE

Who am I?
Sacred Writing and stories

Global Education-
Media stereotype

PE

Athletics, circuit training on Tuesday with B& H Albion
Dance on Thursdays. 

English

Poetry – painting images for a reader using metaphor, simile and alliteration
Non-fiction – Non chronological reports

History Topic

What was life like in Celtic Britain?

Computing

Online safety

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Key questions for topic

Who were the Celts?
What was life like for the Celts in Iron Age Britain? 
Can we find out from a range of sources?
What were the Celts houses like?
What were hillforts and how were they used?
How did the Celtic people get their food?
What did the Celts wear? Who was Boudicca and what did she do?
What were the key events in Boudicca’s revolt?

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Autumn 2

Maths


Classifying triangles and quadrilaterals

Mental strategies for addition and subtraction

Science Topic

What would a journey through the body be like? Body systems (circulation and digestion)

PE

Dance on Thursday
Games: Tuesday with Brighton and Hove Albion

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English

Poetry in different forms.
Fiction writing –suspense story

History Topic

What have the Romans done for us?

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Computing

Coding:
- Design a quiz algorithm
- Design a game that uses loops

RE and PSHE

Ways of describing God, The Christmas Story
Money management
Internet Safety 

Key questions for topic

What do the terms “invade” and “settle” mean? 
Why have people invaded and settled in Britain in the past?
Why did the Romans invade Britain?
Can we place the Romans on a timeline?
What was the Roman Army like?
Can we identify some of the things that Romans introduced to Britain?
Can we identify aspects of our lives today that are affected by Roman invasion of Britain?
What would Britain be like today if the Romans hadn’t invaded?
What were the key differences between Romans and Celts?

Spring 1

Maths

Addition and subtraction, place value with 4 digit numbers, comparing numbers to 1,000+, exploring sequences and number patterns

PE

Athletics, circuit training on Tuesday with B& H Albion
Gymnastics on Thursdays. 

RE and PSHE

Who am I?
Sacred Writing and stories

Global Education-
Media stereotypes

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English

Poetry – paining images for a reader using metaphor, simile and alliteration
Non-fiction – Non chronological reports

What happens if the electricity goes off?

How can we share what we Have?
Discover the world of electricity…
How does it work and what would we do without it? What do we mean by “alternative sources” of energy?

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Computing

E-Safety

Key questions for topic

Can you identify common appliances that run on electricity?
Can you construct a simple series electric circuit?
Can you identify and name the basic part in a series circuit?
Can you identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery?
Can you recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit?
Can you associate a switch opening with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit?
Can you recognise some common conductors and insulators? 
How is electricity generated? 
How does the electricity we use travel to us (power stations and how they work?)
Why is it important to look for alternative sources of energy?
What are fossil fuels?
Why do some places have more than others?
How can we share what we have?

Spring 2

Maths

  • Written methods for addition and  subtraction. 
  • Fractions, recognising fractions, finding a fraction of a number, finding equivalent fractions, finding pairs of fractions that make 1 whole, fractions and decimals, decimals using money and measurement. 
  • Roman Numerals. 
  • 2d and 3d shapes angles and symmetry.

PE

Tuesday with B& H Albion
Gymnastics  big apparatus on Thursday . 

English

Poems – Cave of curiosity
Fiction: Journey stories
Non-fiction linked to science – explanation writing

Art Topic

Painting – Printmaking – Textiles

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Computing

We are computer programmers (coding with Scratch)

Key questions for topic

We are looking at the work of Verner Panton.

What is a pattern?

Where have you seen 
patterns in real life?
(on clothes, fabrics, wrapping paper etc)

Have you seen patterns in the natural world?

How might you make a pattern? (by repeating a design over and over again)

RE and PSHE

Belonging
Welcoming New babies
Disability Equality Education- Nothing about Me without Me

Summer 1

Maths

  • Addition and subtraction of 4 digit numbers, column method of addition and subtraction. 
  • Practise with  mathematical reasoning questions.
  • Data handling, co-ordinates, shape, symmetry and time telling.
  • Multiplication tables – knowing number facts fluently and the related division facts.
  • Fractions and proportion 
  • Decimals to 2 places.

RE and PSHE

Dealing with Loss.
Keeping Safe
Drugs &Alcohol Education
Healthy eating (taught through DT)

PE

Swimming
Games with Brighton and Hove Albion 

English

Non fiction: Explanation text linked to Science. 
Non fiction 2: Persuasive leaflet/information leaflet

 

Who are our European Neighbours?

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Computing

Research about European Countries 

We are podcasters
Use Audacity to make a poetry podcast, adding sound effects.

Key questions for topic

Can you find the UK and Europe on a world map?
How many European countries are there? 
Which European flags belongs to which country?
What is a Capital City?
How can we compare and contrast Brighton and Athens?
Can children locate Greece on a map and ancient Greece on a timeline?
Can children explain how the ancient Greek civilisation was organised?
Do children understand the idea of a democracy?
Can children give reasons why the ancient
Greeks needed both an army and a navy?
To find out about the beliefs of the ancient Greeks.
Can children name some of the Olympian gods?
Can children find out information about ancient Greek beliefs from a range of sources?
Do children know some of the ancient Greek myths?

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