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Year 4


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

Using Zebra Claw’, identify techniques in suspense writing such as ‘rule of 3’ and impactful adjectives. Explore the use of expanded noun and adverbial phrases. Study extracts from Harry Potter and JK Rowling’s techniques in gripping the reader.


Reasoning With Large Numbers:
Read, write, order, represent and compare 4 digit numbers. Find 10, 100 or 1000 more or less. Round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

Addition and Subtraction:
Select appropriate strategies to add and subtract, using illustrations and explanations.

Multiplication and Division:
Explore the order of multiplying three 1-digit numbers, use mental strategies to multiply and divide and learn short methods.

Discrete and Continuous Data:
Read, interpret & construct graphs.


Animals Including Humans:
Describe the simple function of the basic parts of the human digestive system. Identify the types of human teeth and their function.  Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

Living Things and Their Habitats:
Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. Make a guide to local living things. Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name living things in environments.


Countries of the World:
Learning about the Hemispheres, lines of Longitude and Latitude, climate zones and time zones. Using a variety of maps and atlases in different scales.


Anglo Saxons:
How they conquered and affected Britain after the Romans, including; Sutton Hoo, the Scotti and Picts, Village Life, Paganism and Christianity, the 7 Kingdoms and Lindisfarne.


Music - Musical Structures:
Explore simple structure, such as repetition and parts. Explore Feelings: Listen and respond to music, as well as play, sing, improvise and compose.

Art - Anglo Saxon Art (Linked to History):
Use photos and images of Anglo Saxon artefacts as inspiration to design and make brooches. Develop skills in using oil pastels to create our own versions of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

Design Technology - Shelters:
Practical exploration of different kinds of shelters, their materials, uses and components, with opportunity to develop skills in understanding, designing and making structures.


Online safety:
Explore pupils' online spaces, including their responsibilities. Learn about their impact online and dealing with negative situations.

Animating with Scratch:
Pupils will design, write and debug programmes to accomplish specific goals including the use of variables.


Simple conversations and instructions, objects in a classroom, say and write (in French) numbers to 50, animals, pets, understanding a story and plurals.


Apply and develop a range of skills in actions, linking them to create sequences.

Tag Rugby:
Developing and perfecting techniques and movements, such as side stepping.

Applying skills and techniques in sending and receiving a ball in a team game situation.

Sports Hall Athletics:
Techniques and skills in endurance, speed and performance of various sports such a long jump, netball etc.


Learning about Hindu gods and what Hindu’s believe.

A focus of the Christmas story and what it means to be a Christian.


Being Me in My World:
Learn about our rights and responsibilities, democracy, teamwork and how our actions impact others, including pupil voice.

Celebrating Differences:
Explore what makes us unique, the impact of bullying and how we can help solve this problem.