Curriculum Leaflets 2017/18
Living things and habitats: Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
Animals, including humans: describe the basic functions of the digestive system and identify different types of teeth.
States of matter: Identify solids, liquids and gases; identify the role of evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.
Sound: understand how sounds are made; recognise that vibrations from sounds travel to the ear.
Electricity: construct circuits.
Pre 1066: Viking raids.
Ancient Egypt: Pupils will investigate life in Ancient Egypt and the significance of the river Nile. During their study of Africa, pupils will learn about Ancient Benin.
Locate world’s countries, focusing on Africa.
Identify the position and significance of the lines of latitude and longitude, the Arctic and the Antarctic circle.
Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of an area of the UK and a region in an African country.
Describe and understand: climate, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, water cycle, settlements, and trade links.
Use eight points of compass, symbols and keys.
Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record.
Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination.
Play competitive games.
Develop flexibility and control in gym, dance and athletics.
Compare performances to achieve personal bests.
Year 4 will develop these skills through gymnastic, dance, games and athletics.
Listen and engage.
Ask and answer questions.
Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary.
Develop appropriate pronunciation.
Show understanding of words and phrases.
Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes.
Develop positive learning behaviours.
Understand how to lead a healthy and safe lifestyle.
Build aspirations for a successful future.
Understand how to make a positive contribution to society.
Understand the world around me.
Develop positive relationships with those around me.
Use voice and instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression.
Improvise and compose music.
Listen with attention to detail.
Appreciate a wide range of live and recorded music.
Begin to develop an understanding of music history.
Understand the importance of religious texts and know the key festivals for: Christianity, Islam and Buddhism.
Art and Design
Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas.
Collect information, sketches and resources.
Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials.
Improve mastery of textiles and digital media skills.
Replicate some of the techniques used by notable artists, artisans and designers. Create original pieces that are influenced by studies of others.
Design and write programs to achieve specific goals, including solving problems.
Use logical reasoning.
Understand computer networks.
Use internet safely and appropriately.
Collect and present data appropriately.
Design and Technology
Use research to generate, develop and communicate ideas.
Select from a wide range of tools to perform practical tasks accurately.
Evaluate products against their own design and consider views of others to aid improvements.
Understand and use mechanical systems in their products.
Know the procurement process of ingredients.