Year 4 Curriculum
Our classes in Year 4 are Fine Class and Dahl Class, named after the authors Anne Fine and Roald Dahl.
Please see some of the topics we cover each year.
Traders and RaidersAutumn 1
Traders and Raiders
Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain's shores. Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia - never before had such terror swept the land. Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages?
Skills BuilderAutumn 2
Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Staying Positive, Aiming High, Leadership, Teamwork.
Children who are able to master the essential skills can make the most of their time in school, and thrive in their wider lives. Working with the Skills Builder Partnership can support every child to build those skills as a core part of their learning.
What's that noise? A bash? A crash? A shake, a rattle or a low, bass hum? Which do you prefer - an acoustic singer or a booming brass band? A solitary voice singing sweetly and quietly or a magnificent choir lifting the roof? Take out your ear plugs as you journey through the valley of sound and find out about instruments, the sounds they make and how they are produced. Discover how sounds are made and which sounds travel the furthest. Be sure to stand up straight, warm up your voice and sing your heart out.
Burps, Bottoms and BileSpring 2
Burps, Bottoms and Bile
Open wide - let's take a look inside. We're on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body. Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile? Follow a tasty morsel as it makes its way through your digestive system, helped by some mouthwatering saliva. And don't forget the importance of good hygiene at both ends. And whilst we're talking business, could you recognise an animal just by its poo? Are you brave enough to take the challenge? Learn how to look after this marvellous belching, squelching, mixture making machine we call our body.
Misty Mountains, Winding RiverSummer 1
Misty Mountains, Winding River
This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.
Blue AbyssSummer 2
Grab your wetsuit. We're going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures. Can you pick a favourite fish, plant or animal? Create a fishy story about exploring an amazing underwater world. Time to go a little deeper into our seas. What are those bright lights in the distance? It's a group of bioluminescent sea creatures. Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let's head into the Blue Abyss.