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Curriculum Overview Summer Term 2 2015-16


 English   WK 1, 2 and 3: Stories from other cultures

·  To be able to read/identify stories from other cultures.

·  plan or write an alternative ending for a known story.

·   organise sentences into paragraphs.

·  interrogate texts to deepen and clarify understanding and response.

·  to describe settings and its role in the story.

·  tell stories effectively and convey detailed information coherently for listeners.

·  respond appropriately to the contributions of others in the light of differing viewpoints.

WK 4, 5 and 6: Stories which raise issues and dilemmas

·          read a story and look at the key features

·          create a story structure

·           discuss mood and atmosphere.

·           identify the dilemma in a new story

·          advise a character.


 links across the curriculum children will look at speeds and distance records  from the Olympics, the capacity Of Olympic swimming pools

 WK 1 Geometry - compare and classify geometric shapes, including  quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes

 WK 2 Geometry Position and direction

 describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant

• plot specified points and draw sides to complete a given polygon

 WK 3 Number – decimals

extend understanding of the number system and decimal place value to tenths and then 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

  • 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

 WK 4 fractions

    use factors and multiples to recognise equivalent fractions and simplify            where appropriate (for example,6/9 = 2/3 or 1/4 = 2/8)

    • recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent                    fractions add and subtract fractions with the same denominator solve simple      measure and money problems involving fractions

 WK 5 Measurement volume and capacity

  convert between different units of measure

  • estimate, compare and calculate different measures

 WK 6 Maths revision week 

 Science  Science

 Children will learn about the health and fitness of Olympic athletes, influencing  them to make healthy choices.  Children will learn about traditional Brazilian  music.

 WK 1: To know the role of bones in the body.

 WK 2: To understand how muscles work.

 WK 3: To understand the transfer of energy in a food chain.

 WK 4: To be able to state that sounds are made by vibrations. To be able to       identify the parts of an instrument that vibrates.

 WK  5: To be able to link the vibration of an object to musical notes and their   pitch.

 WK 6: To be able to state that sound travels in the form of sound waves

 ICT/Computing Children will present historical data for the Olympics using a range of  computing programs.
  •          develop an educational computer game using selection and repetition
  •          understand and use variables start to debug computer programs 
  •          recognise the importance of user interface design, including consideration of input and output.

 WK 1: Greek Olympics – find out about events, people, and changes studied  from a range of  sources. Uses words and phrases: century, decade, BC, AD,  after, before, during. Names and  places dates of significant events from past  on a timeline

 WK 2: Modern Olympics – use a range of resources to gather information  about the years and host cities of the modern Olympics. Uses dates and terms  correctly. Discusses most appropriate way to present information, realising  that it is for an audience

 WK 3: City of Rio – locate and identify landmarks and place them correctly  on a map.

 WK 4: Design an Olympic mascot – create designs using a variety of media  starting with a simple sketch of initial ideas. Describes how some of the past  events affect life today

 WK 5: Olympics for everyone  - understand the differences and similarities  between people arise from a number of factors, including disability. Gives  reasons why changes in houses, culture, leisure, clothes, buildings and their  uses, things of importance to people, ways of life, beliefs and attitudes may  have occurred during a time period.

 WK 6: The Olympic Legacy – understand why people are famous and how a  legacy is born. Describes how some of the past events/people affect life today.

 D&T / Art and  Design / Music Children will be researching different Olympics torches and will design and  make an Olympic torch which, lights up.

·         simple safety when using electricity

·         how to make a simple circuit incorporating a battery, light bulb, switch and connecting wires in a safe manner

·         how to find a fault in a simple circuit and correct it

·         that a variety of metals in different forms will conduct electricity

·         that identification of a particular combination of needs can result in a design for a torch which has not existed before

·         that the plans for a new product can be made using drawings with labels

·         to check their product is safe

·         to evaluate their work both during and at the end of the assignment


 Children will look at sports stars and role models. 

 Who inspires me?

 Ask questions and suggest own answers about the significant experiences of  others, including religious believers.

 Raise and suggest answers to a range of ultimate questions. A

 Ask questions about matters of right and wrong and suggest answers which  show understanding of moral and religious teaching


 Children will learn about striking and fielding. This will involve learning skills  needed for cricket and rounders.

We hope you will encourage your child to become fully involved by:
  • Talking with him/her about the work she/he is doing at school
  • Following up school work, perhaps with visits to the library

Reading and spelling should be done on a regular daily basis. In addition to reading and spelling, homework will cover the range of curricular subjects over the course of a year.
Homework should prepare, reinforce or extend learning in line with the schemes of work. A year 4 pupil should do:

  • 15 mins reading every night
  • 5-10 mins spelling
    ng per week
  • 20 mins per week for other activities / subjects 

Trips or visits this term

Must know Maths Facts 

    The Fact Sheets below can be printed         out, please click on each link to                 download and print

1. 1 -10 Times Table Chart click here

Helpful Website Links

        EducationCity - www.educationcity.com

 Woodlands School Resources 

 MyMaths - www.mymaths.co.uk

Year 4 Teachers

 Class  Teacher

Mr Sahu

Ms Mamodbai

Mrs Adam

Mrs Seedat