Year 4 - Curriculum Topic Plan (Invaders) Spring Term 2018

English (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

  • Place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals [for example, girls’, boys’] and in words with irregular plurals [for example, children’s]
  • Spell words with the ‘s’ sound spelt ‘sc’  Eg science , scene
  • Spell words that are often misspelt (English Appendix 1)
  • Add endings which sound like ‘shun’ spelt –tion, -sion, -ssion, -cian Eg invention, discussion, tension, magician
  • Understand and add suffixes –ation, -ous,
  • Evaluate and edit  by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials.
  • Draft and write by composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures (English Appendix 2
  • Draft and write non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings]
  • Standard English forms for verb inflections instead of local spoken forms [for example, we were instead of we was, or I did instead of I done]  (word)
  • The grammatical difference between plural and possessive –s (word)
  • Fronted adverbials [for example, Later that day, I heard the bad news.] (sentence)
  • Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech [for example, a comma after the reporting clause; end punctuation within inverted commas: The conductor shouted, “Sit down!”] (punctuation)
  • Appropriate choice of pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition (text).

Maths (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

  • Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12
  • Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations
  • 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
  • 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
  • Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred and dividing tenths by ten
  • 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
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents to 1/4, 1/2, 3/4

Science (from N.C. Statutory Requirements)

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

Art and Design (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • About great artists, architects and designers in history.

Computing (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact
  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

Design and Technology (from N.C. Subject Content)


Geography (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.

?History (from N.C. Subject Content)

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

  • Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots
  • The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor
  • A local history study.

Languages (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • Members of the family
  • French names for parts of the body
  • Different fruit and vegetables.

Music (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music.

Physical Education (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Religious Education (from N.C. Subject Content)

  • What is the ‘Trinity’ and why is it important to Christians?
  • Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?
  • For Christians, what was the impact of Pentecost?