Maths

  • Decimals and fractions (10ths and 100ths)
  • Geometry - co-ordinates and angles
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Factors and multiples
  • Number patterns and sequences
  • Time
  • Bar charts

English

Writing

  • Roald Dahl biography
  • Adventure stories - including character descriptions and setting work
  • Writing in role
  • Newspapers and journalistic writing
  • Senses poetry

Skills and techniques:

  • Planning, paragraphing, proof reading, editing, speech punctuation, fronted adverbials

Spelling

  • Year 4 word list
  • Prefixes in, im, il and ir
  • Words with the /ei/ sound spelt - ei, eigh or ey
  • Words with the ch and ou sounds
  • Suffixes ing, er, en and ed.

Reading

  • Promote a love of reading
  • Providing evidence to support opinions
  • Using inference and deduction
  • Roald Dahl books and research

Science

Animals including humans:

  • Digestive system in humans
  • Teeth and their simple functions

States of matter:

  • Compare and group materials
  • Changing state - heating and cooling, dissolving
  • Evaporation and condensation in the water cycle

Working scientifically

Extra Topic Ideas

Geography

  • How is chocolate made and where does it come from?
  • Locate characters from story on map
  • Fair trade

Design and Technology

  • Making chocolate tiffin
  • Design and make a ‘set’ from the film - consider reinforcing and strengthening
  • Christmas sewing

Year 4 - Term 2

Topic Web

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French

  • Bon anniversaire
  • Foods and snacks
  • Numbers
  • Months of the year
  • Dates and birthdays

Art

  • Design own chocolate bars
  • Cacao trees in the style of Kandinsky
  • Christmas art

Music

  • Arrangements and compositions - the class orchestra
  • Calypso style
  • Learn melodies on tuned percussion
  • Own composition on untuned percussion

PE

  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics

Depending on the weather, we may also look at some cross country this term.

PSHE

  • Growth mindset
  • SEAL - Good to be me (feeling good about myself, hopes, disappointments, hiding feelings, being assertive, fight or flight)
  • Values education (including British values)
  • School and Eco council feedback

Computing

  • Introduction to Chrome Books and Google Drive
  • Google Docs and Google Slides (including transitions and hyperlinks)
  • Email and e-safety
  • Using the Internet safely and effectively for research

RE

  • Finish Hindu worship
  • Mary - her role and importance to Christians
  • Stories with Mary
  • Christmas story