Fox and Otter classes
Welcome to Year 4
We are very fortunate in Year 4 to have six engaging and interesting topics. Each year the children love getting stuck into our history, science and geography topics and are motivated by the new knowledge they acquire. Our curriculum is not only exciting but provides many opportunities for challenge.
Our curriculum is driven by our high-quality texts including Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve, Queen of Darkness by Tony Bradman. Max and the Millions by Ross Montgomery, Varjak Paw by SF Said, The Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lupton and Who let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans.Our topics include States of Matter, The Romans, Natural Disasters, Animals including Humans and Ancient Greece.
Alongside this curriculum, the children receive weekly Forest School, Computing, JIGSAW (PSHE), French and PE. Throughout the year, they are also taught Design & Technology and Art inspired by our topics.
As a school, we are committed to celebrating inclusion and diversity throughout the year: we celebrate Black History Month, Disability History Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, Safer Internet Day, Children’s Mental Health Week and British Science Week to name a few! In Year 4, we have sensitive and age-appropriate discussions during these celebrations to ensure that our children are understanding, accepting and empathetic towards all people.
In Year 4, there is a statutory times table screening in June. To prepare for this, children practice their times tables daily through chanting and then have to complete a set number of questions within 3 minutes.
Each week, children are set Maths and Spelling assignments on EdShed to complete at home and are encouraged to read daily at home too.
To take a closer look at our Year 4 overview, please click here (Under review)
Our main expectation for Year 4 is that children try their best and have fun and enjoy themselves. We require children to demonstrate our LEARN values at every opportunity. We celebrate ‘Marvellous Mistakes’ and encourage children to be more independent now that they are in their second year of the juniors.