Year 4 Spring Term 2019

Spring Term – “Time”


Scientific Enquiry

Can construct and record results in a table
Can present findings in graphs and charts
Can answer questions of findings presented in graph form

States of Measure – Steam Engines/Candle Clocks/Working with Wax

Can compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
Observes 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)
Can identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

Sound – Musical Timing and Rhythm

Can identify how sounds are made, associating them with something vibrating.
Recognises that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.
Can find patterns between the pitch of a sound and the object that produced it.
Can find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.
Recognises that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.


Famous Trains & International Postal Service (GMT/UCT) - Location and place knowledge

Can locate and label different countries in the Northern and Southern hemisphere using maps, atlases and digital computer mapping
Can locate the countries of Europe and the Americas using maps, atlases and digital computer mapping.

Human and Physical Geography

Can plot a route on a map or globe from one place to another. Identify countries or significant landmarks that are passed e.g (Brighton to Rome)
Draw maps using standardised symbols and a key.


Thinking artistically – Encaustic Painting (painting with hot wax)

Can make decisions about colours, shade and texture
Enjoys exploring using a wide range of taught techniques

Skills and Techniques

Can experiment by making shades of the same colour by adding black or white
Can create a texture surface using a variety of materials


Time Machine/Time Travel - Knowledge and understanding of the past

Knows that the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age are all periods in UK history.
Can talk about neo-lithic hunter-gatherers and how they developed into early farmers (e.g. Skara Brae).
Can talk about key innovations during these periods (e.g. Stonehenge, Invention of Iron).
Can talk about key changes during these periods (e.g. art, culture and defence).

Chronological Understanding – The Steam Engine/Changes in Transport/British Empire

Can describe and compare how their own lives are similar to, or different from, people living in the past.
Can explain how significant historical people contributed to national and international achievements.
Knows that history  is divided into time periods (e.g. AD/BC, Stone Age, Bronze Age)
Can describe and compare changes in social history, such as crime and punishment or leisure and entertainment.

Historical Interpretation and Enquiry Skills

Is beginning to ask their own questions relating to history.



Can throw, catch, strike and field a ball with control and accuracy
Can dribble a ball and change direction, keeping control of the ball
Works effectively as part of a team
Can keep possession of the ball


Can perform a wide range of positions with control and accuracy
Links actions together fluently to create short sequences
Creates dances and movements that convey a definite idea



What does a train sound like?  What does time sound like?

Can maintain a simple part  within a group
Understands how parts within a group piece fit together


Uses sounds to create abstract effects, including music technologies


Uses musical terms related duration (beat/rhythm), pitch, texture, structure, dynamics and tempo to describe and evaluate music