Year 4 Summer Term 1

Maths

Summer Term 1
Week 1 Read, write and compare 4-digit numbers and place on a line; find 1000 more or less than any given number; read, write and compare 5-digit numbers; recognise what each digit represents in a 5-digit number; read, use and compare negative numbers in the context of temperature
Week 2 Multiply and divide numbers by 10 and 100 including decimals (tenths and hundredths); read and write decimals (to 1 and 2 places), understanding that these represent parts (tenths and hundredths) of numbers; mark 1- and 2- place decimals on a line; count in tenths (0.1s) and hundredths (0.01s); multiply numbers with up to 2 decimal places by 10 and 100, and divide numbers by 10 and 100; say the number one tenth and one hundredth more or less than a given number; round decimal numbers to the nearest whole number
Week 3 Learn 11 and 12× tables; develop and use effective mental multiplication strategies; use a vertical written method to multiply 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers; use rounding to estimate answers; use a written method to multiply 3-digit numbers, including amounts of money by 1-digit numbers; multiply 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers; understand how division ʻundoesʼ multiplication and vice versa; divide above the tables facts using multiples of 10
Week 4 Recognise and write Roman numerals to 100; begin to know the history of our number system including 0; calculate area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes using multiplication and addition, or counting; recognise, name and classify 2D shapes identifying regular and irregular polygons; sort 2D shapes according to properties including types of quadrilaterals and triangles; revise 3D shapes, consider 2D-shaped sides on 3D shapes, and sort shapes
Week 5 Understand, read and write 2-place decimals; compare 2-place decimals in the context of lengths; add and subtract 0•1 and 0•01 and say a number one-tenth (0•1) or one-hundredth (0•01) more or less than a given number; revise equivalent fractions; write fractions with different denominators with a total of 1; recognise decimal and fraction equivalents
Week 6

 Literacy

Summer Term 1
Week 1 The children will make notes by extracting the key information from a text.  They will discuss the key features of an information text and practise the style and sentence structure of these text types.
Week 2 The children will work collaboratively in pairs to practice writing in an information text.  They will then draft and improve their text.
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Week 6

 Science

Summer Term 1
Week 1

 Assessment based on Electricity Unit

Children compare the properties of the three states of matter & sort common materials into the three states. Water is used as an example of a material that can exist in all three states at reasonable temperatures. Use drama to model the three states.

Week 2  Use everyday examples to explain that temperature is a measure of how hot or cold something is & that it increases or decreases due to heat being transferred to or away from the object. Children find that thermometers are the best way to measure temperature!
Week 3  Look at a line graph of temperature changes in the classroom over 24h & explain why it goes up & down. Establish how to use a thermometer accurately & safely, including a close look at different scales. Look at a range of temps of diff places or objects.
Week 4 Materials change from one state to another at different temperatures. Children discover at what temperatures water changes state & what effect adding salt has. Find out how the differences in freezing & boiling points of different materials can be utilised.
Week 5 Look at evaporation & condensation of water as reversible changes. Discuss everyday examples & uses of evaporation & condensation. Plan & carry out an enquiry into the factors that speed up evaporation. If time carry out online melting point enquiry.
Week 6 Children explain how evaporation & condensation & other processes are involved in the water cycle. Identify different forms of water seen in weather conditions, including clouds. Remind children how important water is to both plants & animals & how to conserve it.
Week 7 Talk about commonly occurring gases & their uses. We are surrounded by air, but what is it made of & how can we prove that it’s there? Chn watch demonstrations & carry out enquiries to find out more about air pressure. Tackle a pneumatics activity!