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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary School

A school of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community

    Year 4 Studies

    For Key Stage 2 Curriculum Framework please click here.

    Year 4 Curriculum Map

    Term 6

    Maths

    This term in maths we will be covering

    • Perimeters and area
    • Shape (position and direction)-  including: symmetry,  co-ordinates, translation
    • Place revision of addition and subtraction, including multi step problems and longer investigations
    • Place revision of multiplication & division including multi step problems and longer investigations
    • Consolidating key skills and concepts ready for year 5

    English

    Non-Fiction Units

    • Persuasive writing & debate  - how the oceans are being polluted
    • Instruction texts – (linked to our topic) 

    Fiction Units – Based on texts Kensuke’s Kingdom & The Smugglers of Mousehole

    • Focussing on developing a variety of settings throughout a story
    •  How authors build tensions in our stories
    • How to use speech and actions to describe the characters throughout a story

    Science

    Materials

    • Materials and their properties
    • Solids, liquids & gasses.
    • The water cycle
    • Measuring and recording data accurately
    • Designing fair tests
    • Classifying material

    Topic

    Maps & Coast

    • Labelling world maps
    • Drawing and labelling maps of the UK including seas, rivers, countries and major cities
    • Understanding there are different types of maps
    • Understanding OS naps and their symbols
    • Using OS maps to compare two localities
    • Using google earth to write directions to our homes
    • Identifying the main features of a coast & how they are caused
    • Using sketching, watercolours and pastels to produce coastal scenes

    Outdoor Education

    Year 4 will also be lucky enough to have a series of outdoor education lessons this term where they will explore team building and problem solving skills through a range of exciting activities.

    How you Can help at home…

    Reading

    Reading in Year Four operates in the same way as in Year Three. Please sign the reading diary to confirm your child has finished reading their book and encourage your child to change their book regularly. It is their responsibility to select a new book and write the title in. We will monitor your child’s reading level and move them up a level accordingly.  

    Homework

    Maths and English homework will be given out on a Friday and collected in on a Wednesday. This will usually be based on what has been taught in class. English this year will mainly have a spelling and grammar focus. Spellings will be tested each Friday.

    Tables

    In Year Four this year, we will be placing a big focus on securing times tables knowledge and the children will take part in a regular weekly tables challenges. They will need to answer both multiplication and division questions on the times tables they are working on and complete the questions in a set time.

    Please ask children what their individual tables challenge is.  They should be able to tell you

    PE

    P.E days will generally be Wednesday and Friday but it is a good idea to have your P.E kit in school all week in case additional sessions are held or times are changed. Please ensure your child has an indoor and outdoor named P.E kit.


     

    Year 4 Curriculum Map

    Term 4 & 5

    Maths

    Decimals

    • Word problems
    • Estimating decimals in calculations
    • Multiplying decimals by a 1 digit number
    • Dividing decimals by a 1 digit number
    • Understanding thousandths
    • Comparing decimals
    • Rounding decimals
    • Understanding tenths
    • Understanding hundredths

    Time

    • Seconds
    • 24 hour clock

    Angles

    • Naming angles
    • Measuring angles
    • Drawing angles to 180
    • Turns and right angles

    Roman Numerals

    English

    • Diary writing
    • Narrative writing from class novel
    • Poetry 
    • Letter writing
    • Debating/persuasive language
    • Persuasive texts
    • Comprehension – developing specific skills
    • Ongoing spelling rules

    Science

    Sound

    • How sound is made
    • How we hear sound
    • Pitch
    • Making musical instruments
    • soundproofing

    Topic

    To Continue…

    • Roman Empire
    • Senate, republic and emperors
    • Homes & houses
    • Army
    • Soldiers and warfare
    • Daily Life
    • Gods and Goddesses
    • Looking at source material
    • Gladiators and The Colosseum
    • Pompeii
    • Roman Britain

    How you Can help at home…

    Reading

    Reading in Year Four operates in the same way as in Year Three. Please sign the reading diary to confirm your child has read their book and encourage your child to change their book regularly. It is their responsibility to select a new book and write the title in. We will monitor your child’s reading level and move them up a level accordingly.  

    Homework

    Maths and English homework will be given out on a Friday and collected in on a Wednesday. This will usually be based on what has been taught in class. English this year will mainly have a spelling and grammar focus. Spellings will be tested each Friday.

    Tables

    In Year Four this year, we will be placing a big focus on securing times tables knowledge and the children will take part in a regular weekly tables challenges. They will need to answer both multiplication and division questions on the times tables they are working on and complete the questions in a set time.

    Please ask children what their individual tables challenge is.  They should be able to tell you

    PE

    P.E days will generally be Wednesday and Friday but it is a good idea to have your P.E kit in school all week in case additional sessions are held or times are changed. Please ensure your child has an indoor and outdoor named P.E kit.


    Year 4 Curriculum Map

    Term 3

    Maths

    • Fractions – ordering on a number line.
    • Mixed number fractions and improper fractions.
    • Equivalent fractions
    • Adding and subtracting fractions
    • Fractions of amounts
    • 2D shape - Squares and rectangles
    • Perpendicular and parallel lines

     

    • Horizontal and vertical lines
    • Measure including Perimeter
    • Naming Angles
    • Measuring Angles
    • Drawing Angles to 180
    • Turns and right angles

    English

    • Diary writing
    • Narrative writing from class novel
    • Poetry 
    • Instruction Texts

    Science

    To Continue…

    • Looking at the parts and functions of the digestive system
    • Electricity
    • Building circuits
    • Knowing the components of a circuit
    • How to draw diagrams showing a circuit
    • Electrical safety

    Topic

    To Continue…

    • Homes & houses
    • Daily life
    • Gods and Goddesses
    • Tombs and pyramids
    • A journey into the afterlife
    • Mummifications
    • Archaeology and the finding of Tutankhamun’s Tomb
    • Looking at source material

    How you Can help at home…

    Reading

    Reading in Year Four operates in the same way as in Year Three. Please sign the reading diary to confirm your child has read and has finished reading their book and encourage your child to change their book regularly. It is their responsibility to select a new book and write the title in. We will monitor your child’s reading level and move them up a level accordingly.  

    Homework

    Maths and English homework will be given out on a Friday and collected in on a Wednesday. This will usually be based on what has been taught in class. English this year will mainly have a spelling and grammar focus. Spellings will be tested each Friday.

    Tables

    In Year Four this year, we will be placing a big focus on securing times tables knowledge and the children will take part in a regular weekly tables challenges. They will need to answer both multiplication and division questions on the times tables they are working on and complete the questions in a set time.

    Please ask children what their individual tables challenge is.  They should be able to tell you

    PE

    P.E days will generally be Wednesday and Friday but it is a good idea to have your P.E kit in school all week in case additional sessions are held or times are changed. Please ensure your child has an indoor and outdoor named P.E kit.

     

    Year 4 Curriculum Map

    Term One 

    Maths

    This term in maths we will be covering

    • Place value to 5 digits – reading/writing numbers in words and digits.
    • Adding/taking away 1, 10 or 100.
    • Rounding to the nearest ten or hundred.
    • Column addition and subtraction.
    • Applying these methods to solve real life word problems.
    • Factors and multiples
    • Multiplication by 1 and 2 digit numbers.
    • Doubling and halving

    English

    • Story writing based on ‘The Enormous crocodile’ or ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’
    • Writing  non-chronological reports
    • Re-writing and improving a story using powerful description of settings and characters
    • Using Standard English  was/were and avoiding double negatives

    Science

    • Characteristics of species.
    • Informal and formal methods of classification
    • What all living things need to survive.

    Topic- Rainforests

    • Labelling continents, the Equator, the Tropics and where rainforests are located on a map.
    • Layers of the rainforest.
    • Animals and plants in the rainforest.
    • Tribes of the Rainforest
    • Deforestation.

    Term 2

    Maths

    • Pairs to 100 and 1000.
    • Counting on or back in 1s, 10s or 100s.
    • Division by a 1 digit number.
    • Division and multiplication word problems.
    • Tables and line graphs
    • Fractions – ordering on a number line.
    • Mixed number fractions and improper fractions.

    English

    • English
    • Newspaper Reports – the opening of Tutankhamun’s Tomb
    • Diary writing as a slave
    • Narrative writing from class novel
    • Poetry 

    Science

    • Naming and describing the function of teeth.
    • Identify & matching shape of teeth to use
    • How to look after our teeth.
    • The effects of not looking after teeth
    • Looking at the parts and functions of the digestive system

    Topic

    • Where in the world is Egypt
    • The Importance and use of the River Nile
    • The Hierarchy of Egyptian civilisation
    • Homes & houses
    • Daily Life
    • Gods and Goddesses
    • Tombs Pyramids
    • A journey into the afterlife
    • Mummifications
    • Archaeology and the finding of Tutankhamun’s Tomb

    How you Can help at home…

    Reading

    Reading in Year Four operates in the same way as in Year Three. Please sign the reading diary to confirm your child has finished reading their book and encourage your child to change their book regularly. It is their responsibility to select a new book and write the title in. We will monitor your child’s reading level and move them up a level accordingly.  

    Homework

    Maths and English homework will be given out on a Friday and collected in on a Wednesday. This will usually be based on what has been taught in class. English this year will mainly have a spelling and grammar focus. Spellings will be tested each Friday.

    Tables

    In Year Four this year, we will be placing a big focus on securing times tables knowledge and the children will take part in a regular weekly tables challenges. They will need to answer both multiplication and division questions on the times tables they are working on and complete the questions in a set time.

    Please ask children what their individual tables challenge is.  They should be able to tell you

    PE

    P.E days will generally be Wednesday and Friday but it is a good idea to have your P.E kit in school all week in case additional sessions are held or times are changed. Please ensure your child has an indoor and outdoor named P.E kit.

    For maths calculation guidance please click here.