Year 4

In Year 4 we dream big!

Continuing our learning journey through KS2, we continue to build solid foundations in English, Mathematics and Reading.

In English we base our learning around a different text each half term, from witches and wolves to aliens and slightly annoying elephants! Mathematics skills are taught each day with children showing their understanding through reasoning and solving problems. With an author focus each half term, teacher read aloud to the children daily, encouraging children to develop their own passion for reading.

Along the way Year 4 Study:
Temples, Tombs and Treasures
Our Year 4 journey begins in Ancient Egypt, where we learn that the people who helped create the first great civilisations were not unlike you and me. We create our own sarcophagi and travel through time to study their way of life. Today we can learn a lot about these people through the things they left behind – from everyday objects to magnificent and rare treasures.

Land, Sea and Sky
We continue our travels over land, through the sea and across the skies, studying the plants and animals who adapt to living almost anywhere on our Earth. Wherever we look on the land, in the sea and in the sky, we find living things that have evolved in unique ways just to live there. Through this journey, we create our own habitats and explore the environment around us to find living creatures and their homes.

Different Places, Similar Lives
Next we are off around the world to explore the exiting cultures and lives people lead, exploring housing, environments and tasting food from around the world. . Even people in the same country, the same town or the same street can have different lifestyles. But they can have things in common, too – they can both like the same food or football team! We are going to find out about things that make us different and things that make us the same.

Bright Sparks & Turn It Up
This is our chance to become scientists! Sound and light is all around us – from the sound of thunder and the flash of lightning in a storm, to a mobile phone ringing and flashing when someone calls us, to the billions of different sounds and lights leaping into life on the TV when we switch it on. In this unit, we are going to explore the many sounds and lights that are part of our everyday lives, creating our own circuits and instruments. We create our own lighting and moving car.

Shaping Up
Finally we focus on our bodies, the most valuable thing you will ever own! It’s each person’s job to keep their bodies fit and healthy because it has to last a lifetime! We are going to find out how best you can do that through fun and active lessons. Let’s get moving!