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Year 4

Summer Term


Introduction to Networks:
We will be taking a look at what networks are and how they work.
Pupils will also further their understanding of the Internet and the WWW.

Control Systems:
Pupils will build on their understanding of designing, writing and debugging programmes to achieve specific outcomes. Using the program Flowol, they will put this into practice by using physical simulations.


Music - Jazz:
Children will be focusing on the basics of a recorder, learning simple notes and putting them together in familiar songs.
They will continue with their work on Charanga, developing confidence with improvisation & performance.

Art - Picasso Portraits:
This is a project to introduce pupils to creating abstract portraits using different ideas and techniques. Then, making portrait collages using cubist abstract style, working with cardboard and colour.

Design Technology - Fabric - Mini Monsters:
Pupils develop their basic fabric and sewing skills by making two products. The first is a felt mini monster, mostly focusing on sewing. The second is a small wall hanging looking at different decorative techniques used in textiles.
Pupils will follow the same format in both products. They will design, develop and then evaluate the products made.


The roles and responsibilities within families and friendships, learning about emotions (e.g. jealousy) and memories we cherish in life.

Changing Me:
Identify links in genetics and characteristics, along with understanding developments of puberty.
Discuss responsibilities of parenthood and choice of having children.


Continue to develop an understanding of how authors imply actions and feelings through word choice/vocabulary, summarising events.
Use reading skills, such as skimming and scanning to answer inference questions with speed and reference to text.

Using 'The Write Stuff' strategies to learn about different writing genres.
We will also continue to focus on the key SPAG elements required to make our writing more appealing for our reader.


We will begin to look at objects around the classroom.
Children will also learn how to describe the weather and put it into practice by having verbal conversations with each other.
They explore other Francophone countries around the world.


Economic Activity:
In this unit, we will look at the following: land use (farming and distribution to factories etc.), economic activity, trade links and distribution of food, minerals and water.


World War II:
We will be learning about World War II, including the outbreak of war, evacuation, rationing, the role of women, the Holocaust and other key events of the time.


Solving Measure & Money Problems:
Convert and select units of measure.
Use trial and improvement strategies to investigate problems.
Work systematically to organise lists and tables.

Shape & Symmetry:
Classify, compare and order angles, 2-D shapes and lines of symmetry.

Position & Direction:
Use coordinates to describe and plot info, describing translations.

Reasoning With Patterns & Sequences:
Place value of other number systems, including Roman numerals up to 100.
Number sequences and patterns.

3D Shapes:
Use knowledge of 3D shapes.
Identify 3D shapes from 2D representations.


Develop a variety of movements with technique and skill.
Work collaboratively and individually to improve self.

Kwik Cricket & Rounders:
Develop stamina and endurance, applying skills in running, collaborative working/team work and strategies for batting and fielding.

Develop skills in batting, catching and sending balls, along with coordination and using equipment.


Develop an understanding of how Sanatanis develop their relationship with God and work within society, leading to a good life. (Focus on drama & creativity).

Take a look at some of the rites (or Sacraments) that are performed in churches and investigate how and why Christians might worship in a church.


In this unit, pupils will be taught how sounds are made and heard and how sound travels and can be changed.

During this unit, pupils will be taught how to construct a simple series circuit which incorporates the use of switches, conductors and insulators.