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Year 4 Curriculum Overview 2021-2022

Healey JIN School – Year Group Curriculum Overview

YEAR 4

 

Identity

Rights and Responsibilities

Law and Order

Community

Environment

Celebrating Differences

Topic name

 

India and Pakistan

 

Food Glorious Food

 

 

The Romans

 

 

The Anglo-Saxons

 

Eureka 

  

    The Vikings

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Topic

 

History

 

Local history study - population,

travel from other countries,

jobs

 

History of British links to India (British Empire)

 

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

 

Settlement by the Anglo Saxons in Britain

A local study of the origins of place names

Anglo Saxon and Viking struggle

Geography

 

Human geography related to India and Asia

 

Food miles and origins of produce.

 

Human and physical geography related to the Roman Empire 

 

 

Human geography related to the Anglo Saxons

 

 

 

Human geography related to the Anglo Saxons and Vikings

 

Science

 

 

Living things and their habitats

 

Animals including humans

 

States of matter

 

Sound

 

 

 

Electricity

 

 

 

Educational Visits / Visitors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yorkshire water

 

 

Merton park

 

English

 

 

Reading

 

Short stories from other cultures

 

 

 

 

Charlie and the Chocolate factory

 

 

 

Escape from Pompeii

 

Beowulf

 

(First chapter) 

 

Ironman

 

 

 

 

The Last Viking

 

 

Writing

Outcome

 

Fiction: Narrative – Creating a chapter story for our time travelling adventure.

 

Non-Fiction – Instructions (link to recipes) Onion bhajis

 

Non-Fiction: Biographies – Linked to BHM

 

Outcome

 

Non-Fiction - Explanation (Linked to science)

 

Narrative - Continuation of a story

 

Poetry – Tetractys

 

Outcome

 

Fiction: Descriptive writing  (Pompeii)

 

Non-Ficton - Newspaper report - Escape from Pompeii

 

Poetry – Free verse (linked to geography)

 

Outcome

 

Fiction:Narrative Diary/recount (Link to Beowulf)

 

Poetry – Kennings (linked to Beowulf)

 

Non-Fiction - Non-chronological report -  History

Outcome

 

Non-Fiction – Persuasive advert linked to DT

 

Non-Fiction - Explanation text

 

 

Outcome

 

Fiction:Narrative – Norse Mythology

(myths & legends)

 

Fiction: Narrative – continuation of a story (the last viking)

 

Non-chronological report

 

Maths

(Maths No Problem)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RE

 

 

4.1 How are important events remembered in ceremonies?

 

4.3 How do the five pillars guide Muslim life?

 

4.4 Why are Gurus at the heart of Sikh belief and practice?

 

 

4.2 What faiths are shared in our country?

 

PSHE

 

 

Families and Friendships-

Positive friendships, Online presence

 

Respecting Ourselves & Others-

Respecting similarities and differences, Being sensitive

 

Safe Relationships -

Responding to hurtful behaviour, Managing confidentiality, Recognising online risks

 

 

Belonging to a Community -

Protecting the environment, Compassion towards others

 

 

Money & Work -

Identifying job interests and aspirations, What influences career choices, Workplace stereo-types

 

Media Literacy & Digital Resilience -

How information online is targeted, Different media types & their role and impact on us

 

Physical Health & Mental Wellbeing -

Healthy sleep habits, Sun safety, Medicines, vaccinations, immunisations and allergies

 

 

Growing & Changing -

Personal identity, Recognising individuality and different qualities, Mental wellbeing

 

Keeping Safe -

Keeping safe in different situations, Responding to emergencies, First Aid

 

 

Computing

 

Unit 4.8 Hardware investigators

(2 weeks)

 

 

Unit 4.3 Spreadsheets (5 weeks linked to food topic)

 

Unit 4.5 Logo

(4 week)

 

Unit 4.7 Effective searching (3 weeks)

 

Unit 4.2 Online safety (4weeks)

 

 

 

 

4.6 Animation (3week)

Linked to Beowulf)

 

 

Unit 4.1 coding (6week)

 

 

MFL

French

(Year 3 + 4 content for 2020-21)

 

Numbers

 

Greetings

 

Classroom instructions

 

Simple conversation asking and answering simple questions

 

Christmas

 

Colours

 

Fruit

 

Food and healthy eating

 

Days of the week and months of the year

 

Parts of the body

 

Adjectives

 

French translations

 

Zoo animals

 

Easter

 

 

 

Poem

 

Members of family

 

Revision of pets vocabulary

 

 

Hobbies

 

Numbers

 

Travelling

 

 

DT

 

 

Cooking – Creating a food product and appropriate packaging  - savoury dish (Onion bhaji)

 

Sewing - Stocking - christmas (embroidery)

 

 

 

Sewing - Christmas stocking

 

Bridge 

 

 

 

 

Eureka - Making a Slingshot car

 

 

 

Healey Tapestry - Bayeux Tapestry

 

Art

 

 

 

Self-Portrait using pencil(whole school focus) - identity

 

Pointillism - remembrance day

 

 

 

Mosaics

 

 

 

Use of charcoal , pencil, ink, wax resist (Beowulf)

 

 

 

Clay - make mythical creature

 

Music

(Charanga)

 

Mamma Mia

Abba’s Music

 

Glockenspiel Stage 2

Playing the glockenspiel. The language of music

 

Stop!

Grime, Classical, Bhangra, Tango, Latin, Fusion

 

Lean on Me

Gospel/links to religious music

 

Blackbird

The Beatles the development of pop music. The civil Rights movement

 

BBC Radio -  Anglo Saxons

 

Reflect rewind and replay

 

BBC Radio – Viking Saga (links to writing)

 

PE

 

 

Tag rugby

 

Outdoor challenges

 

Dance

 

Gymnastics

 

Athletics

 

Cricket

                               

 

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