4年级英语教学大纲

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TermOne

Unit 1: Historical fiction

     Recall main points of astory in order

     Recognise the features ofhistorical fiction

     Find evidence in the textabout the period in which the story is set

     Understand how writersdevelop characters and settings from small details

     Recognise how writers uselanguage to influence the readers response

     Identify thecharacteristics of main characters

     Express and explainpersonal responses

     Understand and mapnarrative order and story structure

     Develop knowledge of verbsand verb tenses; identify powerful verbs

     Identify adverbs andunderstand their function in sentences

     Distinguish between thespellings and meanings of common homophones

     Write characterdescriptions

     Write a story using a readstory as a model

     Use paragraphs to organiseand sequence writing

Unit 2: Newspapers and magazines

     Investigate differenttypes of text in newspapers and magazines

     Explore stylistic andgraphic features of journalistic writing

     Understand the differencebetween fact and opinion

     Develop note-taking skills

     Discuss the idea andeffect of exaggeration

     Write in the style ofnewspapers and magazines

     Investigate the grammar ofheadlines

     Develop knowledge and useof verbs and verb tenses

     Collect and compose wordsand phrases typical of news reports

     Practise spelling tensechanges of irregular verbs

Unit 3: Plays

     Prepare, read and performplay-scripts with appropriate expression

     Identify the differencesbetween play-scripts and stories

     Recognise and understandhow a play-script is set out

     Chart the build-up of aplay scene

     Use drama techniques toexplore character and points of view

     Write dialogue andplay-scripts

     Identify sentence types:statements, questions, commands and exclamations

     Identify and use adverbsshowing how a character acts and speaks

     Understand use of commasto designate boundaries in sentences and pauses in speech

     Understand and usevocabulary related to drama conventions

Unit 4: Poetry: Exploring themes

     Identify and discusssimilarities and differences between poems with similar themes

     Investigate verse formsand rhyme patterns

     Explore figurativelanguage - eg simile, metaphor, personification

     Discuss personal views andpreferences

     Write poems based on poemsread

     Experiment with words andphrases - eg powerful verbs, adjectives, made-up words

     Experiment with bendinggrammar rules for poetic purposes

     Use punctuation to clarifymeaning

     Develop vocabulary throughreading poetry

Unit 5: Instructions

     Identify purposes fordifferent types of instructions text

     Identify features ofinstructions texts, eg intended outcome stated at beginning (title); listingmaterials or ingredients; clearly set out sequential stages; language ofcommands, eg imperatives

     Make notes and write asimple report

     Understand the purpose ofa flow chart and create one for an instructions text

     Turn notes into sentences

     Write clear instructionsusing conventions learned from reading

     Edit and improve ownwriting

     Give clear directionsorally

     Evaluate instructions

     Know the function and formof imperative verbs

     Use and experiment withdifferent adjectives

     Identify and use commonadverbs, eg with ly suffix

TermTwo

Unit 6: Fiction: Imaginary worlds

     Identify the features ofstories set in imaginary worlds

     Explore writers techniquesfor creating setting, mood and atmosphere

     Explore how characters andevents are influenced by setting

     Identify descriptive andexpressive language and use in own writing

     Understand how writers usedescriptive language to convey characters thoughts andfeelings

     Compare and evaluatestories and express preferences

     Understand the concept of,and identify intended audience

     Plan a story in chapters

     Use oral story-telling asa technique for planning a written story

     Write a fantasy story

     Edit and revise ownwriting

     Understand that languagechanges over time

     Extend knowledge ofadjectives

     Indentify suffixes thatchange nouns into adjectives

Unit 7: Non-fiction: Information texts

     Use skimming and scanningtechniques to evaluate and locate information

     Plan a research project

     Compose questions forresearch

     Develop library skills

     Collect and compileinformation from several sources

     Extend knowledge ofdifferent types of information texts

     Revise features ofinformation texts

     Develop note-making skillsusing different formats

     Turn notes into continuousprose

     Develop a new way forpresenting information

     Investigate thesignificance of word order

     Understand the way inwhich clauses are connected

Unit 8: Poetry: Creating images

     Explore how poets createimages and moods

     Explore figurativelanguage eg simile, metaphor, personification

     Investigate verse formsand rhyme patterns

     Discuss personal responsesand preferences

     Identify and explain theeffect of expressive language, eg powerful verbs and adjectives

     Develop vocabulary throughreading poetry

     Understand the use (orlack of use) of punctuation in poetry

     Rehearse and performpoetry

     Write poems based on poemsread

     Experiment with word order

Unit 9: Fiction: Author study

     Read stories by the sameauthor

     Research information aboutthe author

     Identify and discusscommon themes and issues in stories

     Explore authors style ofwriting

     Explore the use ofchapters and paragraphs to structure stories

     Keep a response journal

     Use role-play tounderstand different viewpoints and behaviours of characters in stories

     Write a letter to theauthor and/or write questions for an interview with the author

     Write a different endingor a sequel in the style of the author

Unit 10: Non-fiction: Explanations

     Identify features ofexplanation texts

     Compare differentexplanation texts on the same topic

     Evaluate explanation texts

     Identify content, purposeand audience of book from cover

     Identify purpose andfeatures of contents page

     Use a flow chart to planown explanation text

     Understand the use ofparagraphs to organise and sequence information

     Write explanations of aprocess, using conventions identified through reading

     Practise alphabeticalorder

     Write a contents page

     Revise use of presenttense verbs for information texts

     Identify key nouns andverbs

     Experiment with synonymsfor precision

     Know the differencebetween apostrophes for contraction and possession

     Use a range of connectingwords and phrases to improve text

Term Three

Unit 11 :Fiction: Exploring issues anddilemmas

     Identify issues anddilemmas in stories

     Analyse and evaluatewriters treatment of issues and dilemmas

     Identify thecharacteristics of the main characters

     Explore how settingsinfluence characters actions

     Use drama techniques toexplore character and points of view

     Develop capacity toempathise with characters

     Understand cause andeffect

     Plan and write a storywith a suitable ending that resolves issues

     Use paragraphs to organiseand sequence writing

     Investigate the grammar ofdifferent sentence types

     Identify and developknowledge of suffixes

Unit 12: Non-fiction: Persuasion

     Read and explore differenttypes of persuasive text

     Identify the language andvisual features of persuasive texts

     Evaluate the impact andeffectiveness of persuasive texts

     Write persuasive textsbased on texts read

     Identify word classes andexplore ways of changing words from one class to another

     Revise imperative verbs

     Revise adjectives ofcomparison

     Understand the function ofpunctuation marks and use appropriately in own writing

     Understand the differencebetween apostrophes of contraction and possession and use appropriately

     Plan and write ownpersuasive text, eg advertisement

Unit 13: Fiction: Stories about differentcultures

     Read stories from avariety of different places and times

     Use inference to determinemeaning

     Describe story settingsand explore how settings influence characters and events

     Identify and exploreproblems and solutions in stories

     Use punctuation to readaloud with expression

     Summarise the plot

     Find and use evidence fromthe text to support ideas, views and preferences

     Compare characters lives withtheir own

     Compare and contraststories

     Write a review

     Write an ending to anepisode

TermThree

Unit 13: Fiction: Stories about differentcultures continued

     Use a mixture of speech,action and description in writing

     Revise the different usesof commas

     Explore alternative wordsfor said

Unit 14: Poetry: Exploring form

     Develop understanding ofpoetry terms and vocabulary and use appropriately when talking about poems

     Identify and explaindifferent forms of poetry

     Explain the meaning of apoem

     Understand how poets canuse form to help convey meaning

     Respond to poetry in differentways

     Annotate a poem forperformance

     Perform a poem andevaluate performance

     Write a poem based on oneread and evaluate against criteria

     Express a personalresponse to the writing process

     Use rhyming words todevelop spelling strategies

     Identify word classes andunderstand how they can change if order of words changes

     Understand how word orderis different in statements and questions

Unit 15: Non-fiction: Arguments anddiscussions

     Read and explore a varietyof discussion and argument texts

     Understand how discussionsand arguments are structured

     Understand the concepts ofpoint of view, balanced argument, supporting detail and debate

     Identify and summariseorally and in writing main points of an argument

     Understand the differenttypes of connective and investigate their use to structure arguments

     Understand the function ofpunctuation marks and use appropriately in own writing

     Plan and write a balancedargument/discussion on a relevant topic

     Evaluate the effectivenessof argument texts