Year 4

Class Teachers

4S - C Starkey
4I - S Islam

Book bag change: Wednesday

PE: Monday and Thursday

What we are learning this term:

Curriculum Map - Spring 2019

CC-Spring 1: Anglo Saxon vs Vikings

Topic Key Skills

  • Understand historical concepts such as cause and consequence, similarities and difference
  • To devise and ask historically valid questions
  • Understand how evidence is used to make historical claims (‘we know the Vikings were like this because…’)
  • Develop a chronological secure knowledge and understanding of British and world history
  • To construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organization of relevant historical information.
  • To use key vocabulary: AD, archaeology, artefact, century, change, conquest, invasion, peasant, settler

CC-Spring 2: Egyptians

Topic Key Skills

  • To develop a chronological secure knowledge and understanding of world history
  • To devise and ask historically valid questions
  • To construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organization of relevant historical information.
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed form a range of sources and that different versions of past events may exist
  • Note connection, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms e.g explore Ancient Egyptian writing system.
  • To use key vocabulary: ancient civilization, AD, BC, agriculture, invention, sacrifice, slave

Maths

Spring 1

  • Number & Place Value
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
  • Geometry: Position & Direction

Spring 2

  • Statistics
  • Measurement: Money
  • Four Operations in the context of money
  • Measurement: Time
  • Geometry: Properties of shapes

Literacy

Spring 1 - Long Burst

Letter writing

2 letters from opposing point of view

Key Features:

  • 1st person
  • Simple, compound and complex sentences
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Questions for recipient
  • Address
  • Variety of salutations/sign off
  • Develop purpose of letter (through paragraphing)
  • Accurate use of tenses
  • Repetition for effect
  • Exaggeration for effect
  • Develop arguments for and against
  • Cohesive devices to link arguments

Spring 2 - Long Burst

Biography

Key Features:

  • 3rd person
  • Past tense
  • 1st paragraph to summarize life
  • Chronological order
  • Key events
  • Variety of sentence structures
  • Formal language

ICT

Spring 1

Use the internet to research and plan a Viking Feast.

Create a Viking recipe book using iBooks/Comic Books

Spring 2

Use internet to research and present historical findings using Prezi or similar.

Key skills

  • Using Pages/Microsoft Word for keyboard skills.
  • Use Powerpoint to organise information.
  • Use video software to communicate a message.
  • Gather and present data using Google Sheets or Excel.

SEAL

Use technology safely and correctly

Keep personal information private

Identify where you can go to for help and support. (e safety)

Science

Spring 1 - Sound

Key Skills

Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating

Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear 

Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it

Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it

Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.

Spring 2 - States of Matter

Key Skills

Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases

Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research 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

To associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

To identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle

Spellings

Spring 2 Week 11

Group A

  • league
  • tongue
  • argue
  • antique
  • unique
  • science
  • scene
  • discipline
  • fascinate
  • crescent

Group B

  • eighth
  • enough
  • experience
  • experiment
  • famous
  • favourite
  • February
  • forwards
  • fruit
  • grammar

Spring 2 Week 10

Group A

  • Measure
  • Treasure
  • Pleasure
  • Pressure
  • Enclosure
  • Creature
  • Furniture
  • Picture
  • Nature
  • Adventure

Group B

  • Century
  • Certain
  • Circle
  • Complete
  • Consider
  • Continue
  • Decide
  • Describe
  • Different
  • Difficult
Congratulations to the 4S children who got 11/11 on their spelling test this week:

Aman, Ralph, Safa, Juan, Pray, Aimee, Bobby, Roselyn, Ayesha, Ella, Zachy and Joshua

Spring 2 Week 9

Group A

  • Invention
  • Injection
  • Action
  • Hesitation
  • Completion
  • Comprehension
  • Expression
  • Discussion
  • Confession
  • Permission
  • Politician

Group B

  • Appear
  • Arrive
  • Bicycle
  • Breathe
  • Breath
  • Build
  • Business
  • Calendar
  • Caught
  • Centre

Congratulations to the 4I children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Zishaan, Duncan, Munisah, Mohamed, Deniz, Ephraim and Jarvis

Congratulations to the 4S children who got 11/11 on their spelling test this week:

Aman, Ralph, Otto, Bobby and Zachy

Spring 2 Week 8

Group A

  • forgetting
  • forgotten
  • beginning
  • beginner
  • prefer
  • preferred
  • gardening
  • gardener
  • limiting
  • limited

Group B

  • scheme
  • chorus
  • chemist
  • echo
  • character
  • chef
  • chalet
  • machine
  • brochure
  • moustache

Congratulations to the 4I children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Sinem, Zishaan, Kean, Simi, Murat, Ethan, Kacper, Mohamed, Jarvis and Ephraim

Congratulations to the 4S children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Aman, Ralph, Juan, Priya, Lewis and Joshua

Spring 2 Week 7

Group A

  • century
  • certain
  • experiment
  • extreme
  • important
  • interest
  • ordinary
  • particular
  • reign
  • remember

Group B

  • expansion
  • extension
  • comprehension
  • tension
  • attention
  • musician
  • electrician
  • magician
  • mathematician
  • admission

Congratulations to the 4I children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Sinem, Zishaan, Murat, Simisola, James, Mohamed, Ephraim and Wulfie

Congratulations to the 4S children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Aman, Ralph, Otto, Juan, Danny, Deniz, Aimee, Roselyn, Ella and Zachy

Spring 1 Week 6

Group A

  • centre
  • experience
  • imagine
  • increase
  • often
  • opposite
  • recent
  • regular
  • weight
  • woman

Group B

  • Invention
  • injection
  • action
  • hesitation
  • completion
  • comprehension
  • expression
  • discussion
  • confession
  • permission
  • politician

Congratulations to the 4I children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Zishaan, Kean, Murat, Ethan, James, Mohamed, Jarvis, Wulfie and Wellington

Spring 1 Week 5

Group A

  • Bicycle
  • Caught
  • Difficult
  • Exercise
  • Guard
  • Mention
  • Pressure
  • Question
  • Surprise
  • Various

Group B

  • Humorous
  • Glamorous
  • Courageous
  • Outrageous
  • Serious
  • Obvious
  • Curious
  • Hideous
  • Spontaneous
  • Courteous

Congratulations to the 4I children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Olivia, Zishaan, Sinem, Kean, Simi, Kacper, Mohamed, James, Ephraim and Wellington

Congratulations to the 4S children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Aman, Otto, Juan, Arda, Melis, Priya, Aimee, Bobby, Rodelyn, Lewis, Ayesha and Joshua

Spring 1 Week 4

Group A

  • believe
  • calendar
  • different
  • enough
  • group
  • history
  • medicine
  • occasion
  • potatoes
  • Suppose

Group B

  • poisonous
  • dangerous
  • envious
  • religious
  • mountainous
  • famous
  • various
  • tremendous
  • enormous
  • Jealous

Congratulations to the 4I children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Zishaan, Kean, Mohamed, James, Jarvis, Abdullah, Murat, Ephraim, Wellington and Wulfie

Spring 1 Week 3

Group A

  • Arrive
  • Describe
  • Grammar
  • Height
  • Material
  • Notice
  • Possible
  • Quarter
  • Strength
  • Through

Group B

  • Measure
  • Treasure
  • Pleasure
  • Pressure
  • Enclosure
  • Creature
  • Furniture
  • Picture
  • Nature
  • Adventure

Congratulations to the 4I children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Zishaan, Sinem, Kean, Munisah, Mohamed, Kacper, James, Jarvis, Wellington and Murat

Spring 1 Week 2

Group A

  • Business
  • Decide
  • Disappear
  • Eighth
  • Fruit
  • Library
  • Possess
  • Purpose
  • Strange
  • Thought

Group B

  • Gently
  • Simply
  • Nobly
  • Basically
  • Frantically
  • Dramatically
  • Publicly
  • Truly
  • Duly
  • Wholly

Congratulations to the 4I children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Zishaan, Sinem, Kean, Mohamed, Munisah, Beren, Kacper, James, Jarvis, Wulfie, Murat, Abdullah and Ephraim

Spring 1 Week 1

Group A

  • although
  • answer
  • continue
  • earth
  • forward
  • heart
  • length
  • naughty
  • position
  • straight

Group B

  • sadly
  • completely
  • usually
  • rightly
  • finally
  • comically
  • happily
  • angrily
  • fancily
  • lazily

Congratulations to the 4I children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Wellington, Sinem, Wulfie, Abdullah, Murat, Mohamed, Munisah, Beren, Jarvis, Olivia, Ethan, Yusraa, James. Simi, Kean, Zishaan, Bonnie, Berkay

Congratulations to the 4S children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Ralph, Juan, Deniz, Priya, Aimee, Lewis, Ayesha, Eloisa, Zachy, Joshua and Otto

Week beginning 10th December 2018

Group A

  • address
  • consider
  • heard
  • learn
  • natural
  • popular
  • promise
  • special
  • though

Group B

  • information
  • adoration
  • sensation
  • preparation
  • admiration
  • division
  • invasion
  • confusion
  • decision
  • collision

Week beginning 3rd December 2018

Group A

  • meat
  • meet
  • medal
  • meddle
  • missed
  • mist
  • peace
  • piece
  • weather
  • whether

Group B

  • interact
  • intercity
  • international
  • interrelated
  • supermarket
  • superman
  • superstar
  • antiseptic
  • anticlockwise
  • antidote

Week beginning 26th November 2018

Group A

  • grate
  • great
  • groan
  • grown
  • here
  • hear
  • knot
  • not
  • mail
  • male

Group B

  • redo
  • refresh
  • return
  • reappear
  • redecorate
  • subdivide
  • subheading
  • submarine
  • submerge
  • subway

Congratulations to the children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Olivia, Murat, Ethan, Zishaan, Beren, Duncan, Simisola, Kean, James, Mohamed, Wulfie, Wellington, Bonnie, Jarvis, Berkay, Abdullah, Ephraim and Sinem

Week beginning 19th November 2018

Group A

  • accept
  • except
  • affect
  • effect
  • ball
  • bawl
  • berry
  • bury
  • fair
  • fare

Group B

  • immature
  • immortal
  • impossible
  • impatient
  • imperfect
  • irregular
  • irrelevant
  • irresponsible
  • automatic
  • autograph

Congratulations to the children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Zishaan, Jarvis, Abdullah, Berkay, Mohamed, Ephraim, Sine, James, Kean and Wellington

Week beginning 12th November 2018

Group A

  • Babies’
  • children’s
  • Boys’
  • Girls’
  • mice’s
  • Ducks’
  • Wolves’
  • Companies’
  • Airplanes’
  • Countries’

Group B

  • Disappoint
  • Disagree
  • Disobey
  • Misbehave
  • Mislead
  • Misspell
  • Inactive
  • Incorrect
  • Illegal
  • illegible

Congratulations to the children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Murat, Kean, Simi, Mohamed, Munisah, Jarvis, Sine, Berry, Abdullah and Bonnie

Week beginning 5th November 2018

  • vein
  • weigh
  • eight
  • freight
  • neigh
  • neighbour
  • they
  • obey
  • prey
  • survey

Congratulations to the children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Zishaan, Beren, Murat,  Kean, Simisola, Munisah, Ephraim, Mohamed, Abdullah, Jarvis, Olivia, James, Ethan, Wulfie, Berkay and Wellington

Week beginning 29th October 2018

  • league
  • tongue
  • argue
  • antique
  • unique
  • science
  • scene
  • discipline
  • fascinate
  • Crescent

Congratulations to the children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Simi, Abdullah and Ephraim

Week beginning Monday 15th October

  • Library
  • Material
  • Medicine
  • Mention
  • Minute
  • Natural
  • Naughty
  • Occasion
  • Occasionally
  • Notice

Congratulations to the children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Zishaan, Jarvis, Wellington and Ephraim

Week beginning Monday 8th October

  • height
  • history
  • imagine
  • increase
  • important
  • interest
  • island
  • knowledge
  • learn
  • length

Congratulations to the children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Simi, Murat, Zishan, James, Wulfie, Jarvis and Kean

Week beginning Monday 1st October

  • February
  • forward
  • forwards
  • fruit
  • grammar
  • group
  • guard
  • guide
  • heard
  • heart

Congratulations to the children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Zishan, Jarvis, James, Mohamed, Ephraim, Abdullah and Berkay

Week beginning 24th September 2018

  • earth
  • eight
  • eighth
  • enough
  • exercise
  • experience
  • experiment
  • extreme
  • famous
  • favourite

Congratulations to the children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

James, Simisola, Kean and Zishaan

Week beginning 17th September 2018

  • circle
  • complete
  • consider
  • continue
  • decide
  • describe
  • different
  • difficult
  • disappear
  • early

Congratulations to the children who got 10/10 on their spelling test this week:

Kean, Zishaan, Ethan and Jarvis.

Week beginning 10th September 2018

  • breath
  • breathe
  • build
  • busy
  • business
  • calendar
  • caught
  • centre
  • century
  • certain

Week beginning 3rd September 2018

  • accident
  • actual
  • address
  • answer
  • appear
  • arrive
  • believe
  • bicycle
  • actually
  • accidentally

Steps to Success

Children who eat a healthy breakfast tend to show improved academic performance, longer attention span, better attendance and decreased hyperactivity in school.

Yearly Overview

Our curriculum overviews gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.

Animals including Humans

Electricity

Geography

History

Japan

Science of Sound

Viking Food

Vikings

Windrush

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