Year 4 Spring Terms 1 & 2

What did the Greeks and Romans do for us?

Inspiration

Maths

In Maths, we will be covering:

Fractions:

  • 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.

Decimals:

  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents to 
  • Find the effect of dividing a one or two digit number by 10 or 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.

Measurement:

Time:

  • Convert between different units of measure,  e.g. hour to minute.
  • Read, write & 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

Money:

  • Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.
  • Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.

English

In English, we will be:

  • Reading and writing our own Fables
  • Writing a diary in keeping with Greek/Roman experience
  • Finding out about Greek gods through reading Greek mythology, putting some into drama and writing our own to develop plot and character, and incorporating our grammar targets, particularly: expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials (with commas), possessive apostrophes and correct use of inverted commas.

Science

In Science, we will be:

  • Ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.
  • Set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
  • make systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, take accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers.
  • Gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways.
  • Record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables.
  • Report on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.
  • Use results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
  • identify differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.
  • Use straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

Art & Design

In Art, we will be learning to:

  • 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 (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Computing

In Computing, we will be:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; know a range of ways to report concerns and inappropriate behaviour

Design and Technology

In Design and Technology, we will be:

  • generate, develop, model and commun
  • icate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
  • select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks, such as 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 their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
  • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures

Geography

In Geography, we will be:

  • locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities
  • human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water
  • use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

History

In History, we will be learning about:

  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • the legacy of Greek or Roman culture (art, architecture or literature) on later periods in British history, including the present day

Languages

Languages are not covered in this topic

Music

In Music, we will be:

  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

Physical Education (PE)

In PE, we will:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • 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

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

In PSHE, we will be:

Staying Safe & Going for Goals

Religious Education

In R.E, we are following the Lincolnshire syllabus and covering:

  • Christianty