Year 4 Curriculum

Find out what your child will learn in Year 4 at Truro Prep School.

To view an extended plan for the English Curriculum, please click here.

 

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Autumn

Spring

Summer

English

Autumn

1st Half of Term

Fiction – settings; writing –story structure and devices and fiction – characters

2nd Half of Term

Non-fiction – recounts: newspapers and reports; playscripts and dialogue – links to drama and history; poetry, including form and technical vocabulary and instructional texts.

Spring

1st Half of Term

Non-Fiction – information texts; non-Fiction – explanatory texts and poetry – creating images and exploring form.

2nd Half of Term

Descriptive writing and dictionary strategies.

Summer

1st Half of Term

Persuasive writing; summarising and note-taking and fiction – stories from other cultures

2nd Half of Term

Fiction – dilemmas, choices and issues; discursive texts and writing arguments.

Mathematics

Autumn

Building upon the concrete and conceptual mathematical understandings developed in Year 3.

Mental and written multiplication and division.

Spring

Mental and written addition and subtraction.

Number and place value.

Measurement.

Geometry: properties of shapes, position and direction.

Summer

Statistics.

Fractions, ratio and proportion.

Decimals and percentages and their equivalence to fractions.

General problem solving.

Science

Autumn

Movement and Digestion.

Living Things and Digestion.

Spring

Electricity

Water and Air

Summer

Food Chains and Energy

Sound

Humanities

Autumn

How to use your Bible

How does the earth shake, rattle and roll?

Jesus’ childhood, parables and miracles

Spring

How did the UK change with the Tudors?

Different denominations within Christianity

Hinduism

Summer

What impact did the Anglo-Saxons have?

Do we like to be beside the seaside?

Design Technology

Autumn

Projects using clay, wood and plastics.

Spring

Development of drawing skills.

Use of computer aided design to help design a project.

Summer

Electricity and circuits. The pupils will have the opportunity to incorporate a simple circuit into one of their projects.

ICT

Autumn

Organising electronic files and folders.

Programming and debugging an educational game using Scratch.

Spring

Preparing a presentation using powerpoint.

Creating and editing music electronically.

Collecting, analysing and presenting data.

Summer

Understanding the internet, learning about html and starting to use html tags to create a web page.

Art

Autumn

The children will start to develop their observational skills with more accuracy and confidence, and will experiment with a wide range of materials and techniques.

Art and music (experimenting with mark-making).

Spring

Art and music (experimenting with mark-making).

Acrylic painting and colour theory; relief printing; relief sculpture.

Summer

Working outside and use of sketchbooks.  Some cross-curricular links will be explored.

Drama

Autumn

Activities designed to explore use of the body, use of the voice, working as part of a team, awareness of audience.

Spring

Activities designed to explore performance skills (use of space, learning lines and cues, developing roles through rehearsal).

Summer

Activities designed to explore performance skills (use of props, concentration, self-organisation, teamwork) and drama activities to improve confidence and expression.

Music

Autumn

Understanding vocal harmony in music through study of the Round and Partner Songs.

Studying Major and Minor sounds

Developing Vocal and performance skills and music literacy skills, development of Kodaly system for note and rhythm learning

Developing pupils own instrumental learning

Elements of Music

Exploring Descriptive Sounds

Rhythm Syllables

Singing Skills

Individual Instrument Lesson

Spring

Studying different forms of World Music through vocal and instrumental exploration.

Composing short melodies within a particular ‘world music’ style.

Mass performance of World Song material with local schools.

Developing aural skills as well as those basic of notation- treble clef.

Developing pupils own instrumental learning.

Melody and Scales

Tudor Music

Singing Skills

Individual Instrument Lesson

Summer

Studying Programme Music and creating a short piece of music to demonstrate a story.

Developing vocal skills through use of Kodaly and appropriate materials.

Individual Instrument Lesson

PE

Autumn

Racket Sports

Swimming

Spring

Gymnastics

Swimming

Summer

Athletics

Swimming

Games

Autumn

Rugby (Boys)

Hockey (Girls)

Spring

Football (Boys)

Netball (Girls)

Summer

Cricket (All)

Rounders (All)

PSHE

Autumn

Health and wellbeing:

Pupils should be taught :

  1. What is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  2. How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing and how to manage risks to these
  3. Ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  4. How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources to help with this
  5. About managing change, such as puberty (Y6 only)
  6. How to respond in an emergency

Spring

Relationships:

Pupils should be taught :

  1. How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social and cultural contexts
  2. How to recognise and manage emotions in a range of relationships
  3. How to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse
  4. How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help.
  5. How to respect equality and diversity in relationships

Summer

Living in the wider world:

Pupils should be taught :

  1. About respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
  2. About rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately citizens
  3. About different groups and communities
  4. To respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community
  5. About the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
  6. About where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively.
  7. A basic understanding of enterprise

Spanish

Autumn

Greetings

Name

Colours

Numbers 1-20

Age

Months

Spring

Birthday

Days of week

Pets

Brothers and Sisters

Numbers 1-40

Summer

Town

House

School

Subjects

Numbers 1 – 100