# Year 4

## English

### Autumn 1

- Guided Reading
- Stories with historical settings (3 weeks, followed by assessment)
- Recounts: Newspapers and Magazines (3-4 weeks)

### Autumn 2

- Guided Writing
- Stories in imaginary worlds (4 weeks, followed by assessment)
- Exploring form (2 weeks)

### Spring 1

- Guided Reading
- Information texts 3-4 weeks, followed by assessment)
- Creating Images (2 weeks)

### Spring 2

- Guided Writing
- Stories from other cultures (3-4 wks, followed by assessment)

### Summer 1

- Guided Reading
- Explanation text (2-3 weeks)
- Stories that raise issues/dilemmas (3 weeks, followed by assessment)

### Summer 2

- Guided Writing
- Persuasive text (4 weeks, followed by assessment)

## Mathematics

### Number and Place Value

- Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000
- Find 1000 more or less than a given number
- Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers
- Recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones)
- Order and compare numbers beyond 1000
- Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
- Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000
- Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers
- Read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value

### Addition and Subtraction

- Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate
- Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation
- Solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

### Multiplication and Division

- Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12
- Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers
- Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations
- Multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout
- Solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects.

### Fractions and Decimals

- Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions
- Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred and dividing tenths by ten.
- Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number
- Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
- Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths
- Recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼, ½, 1/3
- Find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths
- Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number
- Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places
- Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.

### Measurement

- Convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre; hour to minute]
- Measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres
- Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares
- Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence
- Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks
- Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days.

### Geometry - Properties of a Shape

- Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes
- Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size
- Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations
- Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.

### Geometry - Position and Direction

- Describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant
- Describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down
- Plot specified points and draw sides to complete a given polygon

### Statistics

- Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs
- Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs

## Science

### List of Topics:

- In a state – States of matter
- Good vibrations – sound
- Switched On – electricity
- Where does all that food go? Animals including humans, food and digestion
- Human Impact – Living things and their environments.

## Art

### List of Topics:

- Portraits - Andy Warhol & Roy Lichtenstein
- Landscapes - David Hockney & Wassily Kandinsky

## Computing

### List of Topics:

- We are software developers – Creating an educational game using Scratch
- We are toy designers – designing a toy the uses sensors, writing code that uses if, then, else commands
- We are musicians – introduction to computers for musical creativity – creating sounds, sequencing, looping.
- We are HTML editors – introduction to editing and writing in HTML
- We are co-authors – creating online content through a ‘wiki’ page
- We are meteorologists – data measurement, analysis and presentation

eSafety learning runs throughout all topics

## Design and Technology

### List of Topics:

- 3D modelling – Chair
- Mechanisms – Night Lights
- Food – Curries and Spices or Soups

## Geography

### List of Topics:

- European Cities
- Rivers
- Settlements

## History

### List of Topics:

- Ancient Egypt
- King Tut and Howard Carter
- Britain’s Settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

## Modern Foreign Languages

French will be taught weekly and throughout the year by a specialist language teacher.

## Music

The majority of music will be delivered by a specialist vocal teacher. In addition the pupils will complete a composition topic and half term learning to play an instrument.

## Physical Education

### List of Topics:

- Hockey
- Netball/basketball
- Tag rugby
- Outdoor and adventurous pursuits
- Athletics
- Tennis

## Religious Education

We will follow the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus, available here.