Frizinghall Primary School

Frizinghall Primary School

Year 4 Long Term Plan

 

 

Natural Disasters

 

Good Vibrations

 

 

Roaming Romans

 

Past the teeth and over the gums: look out stomach here it comes

Dangerous Planet

 

Battle of Britain

 

Science

States of Matter

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

Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research 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.

Rocks

Compare and group together different kinds of rocks based on their appearance and simple physical properties.

Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock

Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

Scientific Skills

Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.

Setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.

Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment - thermometers and data loggers.

Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.

Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, bar charts, and tables.

Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.

Using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.

Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

Sound

Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.

Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.

Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.

Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.

Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.

Scientific Skills

Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.

Setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.

Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment.

Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams and tables.

Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.

Using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.

Identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.

Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

 

 

Animals Including Humans

Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans

Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions

Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

Scientific Skills

Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.

Making systematic and careful observations.

Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.

Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables.

Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.

Using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.

Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

 

 

Living Things and their Habitats

Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways

Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment

Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

Scientific Skills

Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.

Setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.

Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.

Recording findings using keys and tables.

Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.

Identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.

Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

 

 

History

 

 

Successful invasion by Claudius and conquest and the British resistance - Boudicca

Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world and British history, establishing clear narratives within the period.

Note connections and contrasts and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. Address historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.

Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

 

 

 

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

A significant turning point in British history, for example - the Battle of Britain.

Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history, establishing clear narratives within the period. Note connections and contrasts and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. Address and devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.

Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

Geography

Human and physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of  physical geography, including: climate zones, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

Geographical skills and fieldwork

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

Use the 8 points of a compass.

 

Locational knowledge

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe.

 

 

Human and physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains.

 

Locational knowledge

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe.

 

Art

Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials - pastel

Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.

 

Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials – card, paper and paint

About great artists, architects and designers in history.

 

 

Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials – paint, felt tips, etc.

 Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Music

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

 

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

 

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

Use and understand staff and other musical notations

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music

 

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.

Design Technology

Design

Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups

Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design

Make

Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately

Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities

Evaluate

Investigate and analyse a range of existing products

Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work

Technical knowledge

Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures

 

Cooking and Nutrition

Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet

Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques

Understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

 

 

Design

Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups

Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design

Make

Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately

Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities

Evaluate

Investigate and analyse a range of existing products

Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work

Technical knowledge

Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures

 

PE

Team Games

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

Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Perform dances using a range of movement patterns

Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]

Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Athletics and Team Games

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

Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

RE

What do different people believe about God? (Beliefs)

Religions: Islam, Christianity, Sikhism

(Judaism– for re-cap  and comparison purposes)

Use correct terminology when talking or writing about special places, days, rituals and objects and key beliefs and teachings.

To explain some ways that different religions can share common features.

Show some understanding of values, attitudes and commitments in relation to stories and teachings, beliefs and practices.

How do faith communities demonstrate what is sacred? (Practices)

Religions: Islam, Christianity, Sikhism* main focus

Use correct terminology when talking or writing about special places, days, rituals and   objects and key beliefs and teachings.

Explain the details of significant stories.

Understand that symbolic meaning and significance can be expressed in a variety of ways.

Make connections between their own identity and experience and that of others.

How do believers use symbolism to show their beliefs? (Forms of Expression)

Religions: Islam, Christianity, Sikhism* main focus

Reflect on what is special and significant in their own lives and /or realise that there are puzzling and difficult questions.

Understand that symbolic meaning and significance can be expressed in a variety of ways.

Show some understanding of values, attitudes, and commitments in relation to stories and teachings, beliefs and practices.

Computing

E-Safeguarding – throughout the year

Identify age limits and PEGI ratings for games and understand the importance of only accessing age appropriate content.

Explain the possible consequences of submitting personal information online.

Ensure information submitted online is only accessed by the people they trust.

Identify the similarities and differences of virtual and real world communication to develop an understanding of positive online communication.

Use strong passwords for all online accounts and devices.

Information Literacy

Carry out and modify searches developing keywords to improve search accuracy.

Check the relevancy and accuracy of search results.

Locate online content using some of the available advanced features in search engines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Media

Capture appropriate, quality still and moving images.

Develop an understanding of differing film shots and their effective use.

Create a 2D plan view using basic shapes.

Plan, create and edit an animation, film or slideshow.

Compose, combine and refine music or sounds.

Identify features of good digital creation design.

Collect, create and insert appropriate (fit for purpose) graphics and sound files to create a multimedia presentation.

Data Handling

Represent data in a database using appropriate data types.

Turn questions into search criteria and use database tools to find answers.

Use a spreadsheet to enter data and perform simple calculations.

Convert data in a spreadsheet into different graph types for different purposes.

Change elements of a spreadsheet and understand the effects on other calculations.

 

Computer Science Programming

Understand and explore different game genres and what makes a good game.

Understand that games, apps and web content are made of code.

Debug existing code to improve it.

Design and code a simple game.

Use selection in their coding.

Transfer existing coding skills between applications.

 

 

PSHE

LWW: Rights: How do we make a difference?

Relationships – Feelings and emotions

Relationships – Healthy Relationships

Health and Wellbeing – Keeping Safe

Relationships – Growing and Changing

Health and Wellbeing – diversity

Health and Wellbeing –Healthy Lifestyles

Living in the Wider World – money

Caring for the environment

Language

C’est Moi!

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding

Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words

Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions

Appreciate songs  and rhymes in the language

Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced

Describe people, places, things and actions orally

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases

Dans l’école

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding

Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words

Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions

Appreciate songs and rhymes in the language

Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced

Describe people, places, things and actions orally

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases

Mon Monde

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding

Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words

Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions

Appreciate songs  and rhymes in the language

Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced

Describe people, places, things and actions orally

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases