Year 4 Curriculum
On this page you can find out about the curriculum in our Year 4 classes. Click on the sections below to read about individual subjects, like reading, maths and PE, or to read about the different learning projects your child will be doing.
Year 4 (ID 1023)
Rivers in EuropeGeography - Autumn
Rivers in Europe
To begin the year, the Year 4 children become expert geographers in the continent of Europe. Children will develop their understanding of rivers: how they are formed, why they are important and what makes up the landscape of a river. The children will then collate their knew knowledge to investigate one of the five main rivers in Europe and describe it.
Influential Inventors or Rotten Romans?History - Autumn
Influential Inventors or Rotten Romans?
Our Year 4 historians find out all about Roman Britain. They use questioning and inquiry skills to investigate using primary and secondary sources. They find out about where the Romans came from, consider the similarities and differences between the Celts and the Romans, and explore Boudicca's revolt in detail. They also consider the legacy of Roman Britain and its impact today. Finally, they make an informed decision about whether the Romans were rotten or influential inventors.
What is it like in a rainforest?Geography - Autumn
What is it like in a rainforest?
As part of our whole school project, children will explore an aspect of geography that is linked to a journey along the Amazon River.
Project Summary- Coming Soon
Knowledge Organiser- Coming Soon
How can we use colour for meaning?Art - Spring
How can we use colour for meaning?
In year 4, children find out about the 'Abstract Expressionism' movement of the early twentieth century, in particular the famous 'Blue Rider Group'. They explore how these artists use colour to portray emotion, and learn about complimentary and opposing colours and their effect. They also develop their artistic skills, learning how to use watercolours to show tone and shade.
Who were the Anglo-Saxons?History - Summer
Who were the Anglo-Saxons?
Linking to their learning on the Romans, children find out about the next phase of British history, the Anglo-Saxons. Using replica artefacts, they explore the period, learning about key events, figures and battles and their impact on the history of our country, as well as considering what life might have been like.
Master Chef!Design & Technology
In this project, the children will recognise the importance of a healthy, balanced diet. They will learn about how the seasons affect what is produced in Britain and what vegetables are in season during their project. They will also gain an insight into how ingredients get to supermarkets and the processes and jobs involved. They will learn a variety of cooking skills such as: following a recipe, chopping, grating, peeling, and spiralising. The children will also learn how to prepare and cook a variety of savoury and healthy dishes. Once they have learned skills to create a variety of dishes, children will design a menu, with dishes of their own, to create and then evaluate them after.