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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Miss Gibson/Mr Thomas

Miss Price and Ms Malik


• Autumn Term- Pharaohs

• Spring Term- I am Warrior (Romans) & Burps, Bottoms and Bile (Digestion)

• Summer Term – Road Trip USA & Potions (Solids, Liquids and Gases)

This half term our topic is...

We will be following a thematic approach and linking subjects where possible.

This foundation topic has a strong history and geography focus.





Class text 

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg




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Our first English unit of work will be based on the book 'Jumanji' by Chris Van Allsburg. As part of this work, children will:

  • write a letter in role as a character from the book.
  • write a set of instructions based on the game.
  • write a narrative based on the story.


Children will also cover various SPAG (spelling punctuation and grammar) and reading objectives as part of this work. 



- Weekly spelling - focusing on prefixes and suffixes.

- ERIC - Daily reading sessions in class.

- Handwriting - Develop a fluent joined handwriting style. 









·         Pupils will revisit and regularly practise Times Tables knowledge, working towards immediate recall of all multiplication and division facts up to 12 times table.

·         Children will study place value of numbers and apply this knowledge to problem solving.

·         Children will study: Number, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics. (Please see Maths Curriculum Page for more information on the Year 4 Programme of Study)


The pupils will be set regular challenges on the Manga High and Active Learn websites. The challenges help the children to practise and consolidate maths concepts, which are being covered during lessons.






Pupils will be taught to:

·         identify examples of mains and battery powered electricity and how to use these safely

·         make and test electrical circuits 

·         investigate electrical conductors and insulators

·         relate electrical conductivity of materials to their uses in plugs and wires

·         research scientists and their contributions to electricity.



History - Pharaohs

The children will:


· Place Ancient Egypt on a timeline and identify key events

· Investigate 'Everyday Life' - Jobs/Houses/Fashion/Writing

· Investigate 'The Afterlife' - Mummification/Tombs/Gods

· Complete a homework project to produce a model/picture relating to Ancient Egypt.


Geography - Pharoahs

The children will:

· Locate Egypt and the surrounding countries on a world map.

· Identify geographical features in Ancient Egypt

· Investigate how the Ancient Egyptians farmed and produced


D.T/Art - Pharaohs

The children will:

· Design an Egyptian amulet

· Write their name in hieroglyphics

· Design and make an Egyptian model (Homework Project)





We will cover topics including expressing joy and being thankful. 



4G - Hockey (Thursday PM)

4T  - Gymnastics (Monday PM)




(Delivered by Mr Jarrett) 



Revision of numbers


Days of the week/Months of the year.



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