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Warden Hill Junior School

Year 4 Curriculum


Please click here to read a copy of Year 4, Autumn Term 2 Curriculum in more detail.

 * Denotes teaching emphasis of Fundamental British Values
 * Denotes teaching emphasis of
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development 

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
English

 Explanation:
The Shirt Machine
Quality Text to Quality Writing:
The Old Oak Chest
Myths and Legends:
The Mousehole Cat
*Mutual Respect, Tolerance
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural

 Myths and Legends:
Viking Myth
*Individual Liberty, 
Rule of Law, Tolerance 
*Spiritual, Moral, Cultural

Narrative Adventure:
Viking Adventure/ The Last Viking
Class Handbooks 
 Recount: Newspaper Report
Poetry:
The Sound Collector
Diaries and Letters:
Wreck of Zanzibar
*Individual Liberty, Tolerance 
 Play Scripts: Stories from Around the World *Mutual Respect
Class Reader

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(C.S.Lewis) - Linked to Old Oak Chest
The Mousehole Cat
(A. Barber) - British Legend
*Mutual Respect, Tolerance
* Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural

 I was There
(S. Hill) 

Book from Visiting Author
*Mutual Respect, Tolerance
*Spiritual, Social


 Viking Invasion:
I was There (S. Hill) 
*Individual Liberty 
 Wreck of the Zanzibar
(M. Morpurgo)
The Lottie Project
(J. Wilson) 
Cross Curricular Writing 

Persuasion: 
Writing own manifesto
*Democracy

Taize Crosses
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural

Explanation Text:
How a torch works

Non-Chronological Report:
Saxon Life
Letter:
Letter to Mr Jones, responding to a question about evaporation
* Democracy,
Individual Liberty,
Rule of Law,
Mutual Respect, Tolerance, , 
* Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural

   Newspaper Report: 
The Big Pedal
 Egyptian Diary:
A day in the life of a slave/noble
*Democracy
 Instructions:
Recipe (D&T)
Maths

 Number:
Place Value 1
Negative Numbers 
Ordering Numbers
Roman Numerals
Calculation: Adding and Subtracting 1
Statistics:
Pictograms and Bar Graphs

Calculation: Dividing and Multiplying 1
Fractions 1 & 2 
Measure 1
Statistics: Interpreting Data1
Number:
Place Value 2 
 Calculation: Dividing and Multiplying 2
Geometry: Position and Direction
 Calculation:
Adding and Subtraction 2
Fractions 2

Measure 2
Problem Solving Activities 

Maths Across the Curriculum Calculating fuel bills - managing a budget
*Tolerance
*Social, Cultural

Anglo Saxon problem solving
*Rule of Law
* Social

Science  Electricity States of Matter 
*Rule of Law
Sound   Animals, including humans  Living Things and Their Habitats 
Art & Design  Sketch a shoe Collage:
Using Mousehole Cat illustrations as an inspiration 
*Social, Cultural
  Sculpture:
Design and  sculpt a viking rune stone
Viewpoints/
Surrealism: 
Sketching, painting and pastel comparisons inspired by work of chosen artist.
 
Computing

We are Researchers:
Torches -  Science/D&T
*Rule of Law
*Social

We are Researchers:
Anglo Saxons
*Democracy, 
Individual Liberty
Mutual Respect, 
Rule of Law,
 
Tolerance
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural

  We are Presenters
We are Historians - Video/short film
We are Artists - Produce a virtual gallery (Art and Design)  
Design & Technology  Electrical Components:
Design, make and evaluate torch
*Rule of Law
*Social
   Constructing Musical Instruments     Cooking and Nutrition:
Design and make a Bone Builder Drink 
Geography

 Settlements:, Place names, reasons for locations, mapping symbols and keys, how settlements are connected

*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural

    Europe
*Democracy, Mutual Respect 
  Countries of the World 
History  

 Britain's Settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

*Democracy, 
Individual Liberty,
Rule of Law, Tolerance,  
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural

The Viking and Anglo-Saxon Struggle for the Kingdom of England to the Time of Edward the Confessor
*Democracy, Individual Liberty  
The Achievements of the Earliest Civilisations: Ancient Egyptians   
French

Phonemes, asking and awnsering questions, colours, parts of the body, revision of numbers
*Tolerance
*Spiritual, Cultural

 

Christmas in France
Nativity Play
Performing speech and songs by heart 
*Tolerance
**Spiritual, Social, Cultural
Revision of colours
Numbers 20 - 30 
Family Members
Poetry - recite from memory 
 Parts of the body including adjectives for size
Jacques Dites
Pets (J'ai... Je n'ai pas...)
Conduct a survey in French (Pets)
Food 
Music Drumming and Percussion
*Mutual Respect, Tolerance
*Spiritual, Social, Cultural
Marching Band   Body Percussion  
PE

Swimming
Ball Games: 
Hockey and Netball
Gymnastics
* Rule of Law, Mutual Respect, Tolerance
* Social, Moral

 Swimming
Gymnastics
*Rule of Law,  Mutual Respect, 
Tolerance
*Social, Moral
Swimming
Dance
*Mutual Respect 
 Swimming
Competitive Games:
Tag Rugby

Swimming
Rounders
Striking & Fielding Games 

 Swimming
Athletics
RE  How and why does a Christian follow Jesus?
*Mutual Respect, Tolerance
*Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural

 What does it mean to be a Jew?*Tolerance

How should we live and who should inspire us?
*Tolerance 
How and why believers show their commitments during the journey of life?
* Mutual Respect, Tolerance 
SEAL/PSHCE  Class Charter
*Democracy, Individual Liberty,
 Rule of Law,
* Social, Moral
 Say No to Bullying
*Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect,
Rule of Law, Tolerance, 
*Spiritual, Moral, 
Social, Cultural

Getting on and Falling Out
*Mutual Respect 
 Going for Goals    Developing a healthy safer lifestyle including SRE - Living and Growing
Inspire & Enhance

Black History Month:
The Windrush
African Mask Workshop
*Individual Liberty,
Mutual Respect, 
Tolerance

*Spiritual, Moral, 
Social, Cultural


Art Week
Viking Day

Fundamental British Values Day

Reading Challenge:
Author visit
French Nativity
Christmas Parties
*  
Democracy, Individual Liberty, 
Mutual Respect, 
Rule of Law,
Tolerance 

Puzzle Day Science Week
Visit to Synagogue
School Linking Network
*Mutual Respect, Tolerance 
Portal to the Past - Egyptian Day
Personal Safety Week 

Tring Museum Visit 

Sports Week
Transition

Learning Log

British Values
Rules

*Democracy, Individual Liberty, 
Mutual Respect, 
Rule of Law, Tolerance
*Social

Interviewing family and friends about their favourite children's books for the Reading Challenge
*Mutual Respect
*Social, Cultural