Year Four

Year 4

In Year 4, our school curriculum includes: fluency in our red-lines; the continued development of attitudes and attributes; the ‘Come & See’ National Project for Religious Education; and, the 2014 National Curriculum. This curriculum is delivered through modules, both core and broadening, that address the prime areas of Religious Education, English, Maths and Science. The modules do not indicate lengths of time, but rather gather related themes. Within each module, the learning in the prime areas is uncovered, practiced and explored in the specific subject area and also through gaining, using and applying the knowledge, skills and understanding of other subjects of the NC, some of which will be taught discretely.

In History:

  • the Roman Empire and its impact Britain;
  • Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots;
  • the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England.

In Geography:

  • the comparison of the physical geography of the West Coast of North & South America;
  • describe and understand the water cycle, relating it to the Colorado River;
  • using four- and six-figure grid references, symbols and keys on maps.

In French (Modern Foreign Language):

  • a study of the language of myself, my friends and daily routines;
  • a study of the language of seasons, weather and clothing;
  • a study of the language of travel, activities and games.

In Computing:

  • designing and creating programs that control physical systems;
  • begin to understanding networks and their acceptable use.

In Design & Technology

  • in leisure, growing vegetables and flowers;
  • the design and making of floating models.

In Art:

  • developing portraiture;
  • the craft of mosaics;
  • the arts and crafts movement in architecture and garden design.

In Music:

  • Voice: KS2 choral ensemble.
  • Instrument: Glockenspiel – standard rhythm and pitch notation.

Appreciation: musical genres – jazz, blues, film/theatre, rock, hip-hop.

In Physical Education:

  • the game of football;
  • skipping routines;
  • movement in gymnastics;
  • field events in athletics.

Some aspects of these subjects will be taught discretely and others will form the contexts for learning in the prime areas, but all can be supported through research and conversation at home, and visits that family may enjoy during the year.

Red lines of learning

In year four, children should be using fluently the skills from preious years while mastering those shown below at home and school. 

R.E. Physical/ handwrite Read Write Maths Science
Identify the symbols of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation Fluent (quick & accurate) writing (65 letters per minute) Skim & scan speed reading Précis  Accurate use of written calculations for  4 operations Fair testing – evidenced and communicated using scientific vocabulary and conventions

The attitudes and attributes that our children will be encouraged to develop this year are:

FRIENDSHIP: Structure, Gift, Concrete, Fairness