Year 4 Spring Term 2

Maths

Spring Term 2
Week 1 Recognise, use, compare and order decimal numbers; understand place value in decimal numbers; recognise that decimals are tenths; round decimals numbers to the nearest whole number; divide 2-digit numbers by 10 to get decimal numbers; multiply decimal numbers by 10 to get 2-digit numbers; divide 3-digit multiples of ten by 100 to get decimal numbers; multiply decimal numbers by 100 to get 3-digit multiples of ten; add four digit numbers using written method with answers greater than 10 000
Week 2 Add amounts of money using written methods and mentally using place value and number facts; choose to add using the appropriate strategy: mental or written; subtract, choosing appropriate mental strategies: counting up or taking away (using counting back, place value or number facts); solve subtractions using a suitable written method (column subtraction)
Week 3 Tell the time on a 24 hour clock, using am and pm correctly; convert pm times to 24 hour clock and vice versa; use 24 hour clock in calculating intervals of time; measure and calculate perimeters of rectilinear shapes where each side is labelled in cm and m; find missing lengths in rectilinear composite shapes; find the perimeters of rectilinear shapes with some lengths not marked; convert from one unit of length to another; solve word problems involving lengths including those involving perimeters
Week 4 Understand place value in 4-digit numbers; partition 4-digit numbers; solve subtraction of 4-digit numbers using column subtraction (decomposition); choose an appropriate method to solve subtractions, either mental or written, and either column or counting up
Week 5 Use the vertical algorithm to multiply 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers; explore patterns; use mental strategies and tables facts to divide 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers to give answers between 10 and 35, without remainders; solve word problems
Week 6

 Literacy

 Spring Term 2
 Week 1 The children will begin the understand the features of a fantasy text.  They will understand how the language can be used to create images for the reader.  Children will use an informative description to design their own dragon.
 Week 2 The children will be completing independently an assessment involving them writing descriptively.  We  will begin to look a writing a description to create a setting.  Using a workshop approach the children will be considering their characters within this setting.. They will also be thinking about how the description, speech and actions of a character can show what  their setting is like rather than just through telling the reader.
 Week 3  The children will identify the features of story writing using the test How to Train Your Dragon.  They will practice the style of short story writing and plan a narrative using a story mountain planning sheet.  Finally using this plan the children will begin to write their story based on the How to Train Your Dragon text.
 Week 4
 Week 5
 Week 6

Science

Spring Term 2
 Week 1 The children will understand how to make a simple electrical circuit.
 Week 2 They will be identifying the electrical dangers in a setting an explaining the issue
 Week 3 The children will be introduced to circuit symbols and begin to use them to draw and correct simple circuit issues.
 Week 4 We will be looking at how switches work and create their own switches to use in a electrical circuit.
 Week 5  They will be identifying and sorting materials into whether they are electrical conductors or insulators.  The children will try to match the construction of a series of circuits to the descriptions
 Week 6