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'Ensuring Every Child THRIVES'

Year 4

Our Curriculum


Welcome to Year 4! We have many exciting things to come this year including intriguing topics such as Invasion, Misty Mountain and Ancient Civilisations. We have some exciting trips and experiences planned. 


In our Misty Mountain, Winding River project, we will learn about the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time, their significance around the world and the impact of flooding. You will learn how to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and a key to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map, as well as how contour lines are used to show the topography of an area. You will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations, studying mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world.


As a part of our Science topic, states of matter and our ILP topic ‘Misty Mountain, Winding River’, we had a Science Explorer Dome workshop. We learnt a lot about the water cycle and how clouds are formed. 


'I liked it when all the mist climbed up our legs' Emerson




Spring term 1

Our first book is Rhythm of the Rain by Graham - Baker Smith.

Our writing outcomes are a persuasive letter and poetry.


Spring term 2 

Our second book is This morning I met a whale by Michael Morporgo.

Our writing outcomes are a first person narrative and a diary.



Important information



Start: 8:40am                Finish: 3:15pm

PE - Tuesday

Swimming - Friday

Children will come into school in PE kits. All children must have a white top or house colour, black or navy shorts. Trainers, joggers and jumpers will be required for outdoor PE.

Forest School -  All children will need wellies and a waterproof coat.



They must also have a named water bottle and waterproof coat in school every day.  All equipment is provided but if children wish to bring in their own pencil case then they can for afternoon sessions only. Please remember a sun hat and sun cream.



Healthy snacks are encouraged, e.g. Fruit and cereal bars. No sweets, chocolate or crisps please. Please help us to be careful of nut allergies and not send any nut products to school. Children also require a spill proof bottle of water.

No fruit juice – only still water please.


How can you support your children at home?


Reading – You should read with your child at least 5 times a week at home.

Spellings – Sent out on a Wednesday and tested on the Wednesday after. These can be completed on Spelling Shed

TT Rockstars- Use TT Rockstars to practise times tables. Children will be tested through the ’99 club’ on a Friday.

Topic homework:

 We would like the children to choose at least one piece to do and bring in to share with the class.





We had great fun and learnt a lot about the daily lives of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings during our workshop.

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