Year 4 - Curriculum Topic Plan (Roaming Romans) Spring Term 2019

English (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

  • place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals [for example, girls’, boys’] and in words with irregular plurals [for example, children’s]
  • spell words with the ‘s’ sound spelt ‘sc’  Eg science , scene
  • spell words that are often misspelt (English Appendix 1)
  • add endings which sound like ‘shun’ spelt –tion, -sion, -ssion, -cian Eg invention, discussion, tension, magician
  • understand and add suffixes –ation, -ous,
  • evaluate and edit  by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials.
  • draft and write by composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures
  • draft and write non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings]
  • standard English forms for verb inflections instead of local spoken forms [for example, we were instead of we was, or I did instead of I done]  (word)
  • the grammatical difference between plural and possessive –s (word)
  • fronted adverbials [for example, Later that day, I heard the bad news.] (sentence)
  • use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech [for example, a comma after the reporting clause; end punctuation within inverted commas: The conductor shouted, “Sit down!”] (punctuation)
  • appropriate choice of pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition (text)

Maths (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

  • recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12
  • recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations
  • use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers
  • multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout
  • solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects
  • count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred and dividing tenths by ten
  • find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths
  • recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths
  • recognise and write decimal equivalents to 1/4, 1/2, 3/4

Science (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

  • compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • search the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
  • identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

Art and Design (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history. 

Computing (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

Design and Technology (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • N/A 

Geography (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.

History (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • a local history study.

Languages (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • members of the family
  • French names for parts of the body
  • different fruit and vegetables.

Music (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • develop an understanding of the history of music. 

Physical Education (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Religious Education (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • what is the ‘Trinity’ and why is it important to Christians?
  • why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?
  • for Christians, what was the impact of Pentecost?

Key Drivers:

  1. The Arts (music, Drama and Art)
  2. Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  3. Personal Well-being