Year 4 Curriculum


Reading: The Magic Faraway Tree

Reading aloud for fluency and use knowledge to read ‘exception’ words

Reading for understanding

Understanding root words: prefix/suffix

Read aloud to an audience using volume and tone


Inference based on The Magic Faraway Tree: Drawing inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence,

Predicting what might happen,

Summarising main ideas,

Identifying how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning,

Identifying descriptive language,

Dictionary skills: synonyms/ ambitious vocab,

Predicting what might happen,

Identifying themes and conventions in a wide range of books


Identifying nouns (consolidation from Yr 3 data)

Rewrite a statement as a question (consolidation from Yr 3 data)

Apostrophes for possession

Understanding homophones


SPAG: Use further prefixes and suffixes.

Children will also recap grammar and punctuation using Pixl’s 38 weeks of 3 in 3 and mixed practice quizzes.

Composition: writing to entertain (fractured fairy tales).

Children will discuss and identify the features of fairy tales and compare these features with those of fractured fairy tales. Then they will record ideas, organise paragraphs around a theme, and evaluate and edit their own work. The children will adapt the settings, characters and plots of classic fairy tales.


Place value

Up to three digits: whole numbers/negative numbers/fractions/decimals

Compare and order numbers up to 1000: including multiples of the same number

Read, write and spell numbers up to 100

Read and order Roman numbers up to 100

Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers

Partitioning of numbers to 1000

Addition and subtraction

Addition of 3 digit numbers to 1 digit, 2 digit and 3 digit

Subtraction of 1 digit, 2 digit and 3 digit numbers to a 3 digit number

Using formal written methods: column


Navigating the Bible

Understanding the structure and layout of the Bible

Understanding scripture and finding specific scriptures

Comparing the same story in two different Bibles: why are they different?

Write a Bible story in own words to read to an audience



Classification of living things using a key

Adaptations: recognising how animals change to adapt to their environment

Construct and predict food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

Habitats: comparing the habitats of animals in the forest and the rainforest.

Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.


Team work, passing skills, ball control in Football.

Stamina building over the course the term with Daily mile.

Developing flexibility, control and balance in Yoga.


Forests around the world including rainforests: use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.

Identify various layers of the rainforest and their purpose.

Identify and compare animals who live in rainforests and UK forests.


E safety: Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly,

Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online,

Identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

Use search technologies effectively

Accomplish given goals: collecting information about whether zoos are a good thing

Present information: debate the value of zoos


Design &


Moving parts orang-utan

Design and select own materials

Label diagrams with specific features

Select and use appropriate tools safely

Mark out, measure and cut accurately

Learn to join materials in a safe way

Evaluate work throughout and at the end of the project


Charanga: ABBA

Learning to use recorders/and or glockenspiels to play Mamma Mia

Identify and understand a range of musical notes

Use voices to improvise

Play warm up games to develop rhythm