Year 4 Curriculum


  Reading: Stig of the Dump.

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 Stig of the Dump:

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


Suffixes: sion, ous.

Spelling: K for ch sound, f for ch sound.

Adverbs, prepositions and apostrophes for possession.


Writing to entertain: Poetry (classic poetry by Lewis Carol and modern poetry by Spike Milligan).

Plan writing through looking at model texts to learn appropriate structure, vocabulary and grammar. Also plan through discussing and recording ideas.

Draft and write by composing and rehearsing sentences orally, using the structure and layout of a poem e.g. verses.

Evaluate and edit by assessing effectiveness and suggesting improvements, proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary.

Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors.

Read aloud and perform poetry to the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling tone and volume.


Multiplication & Division:

Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12.

Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together 3 numbers.

Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations.

Multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout.

Solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by 1 digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects.


Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares.


Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.

Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by a 100 and dividing tenths by 10.

Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number.

Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.


The teacher: Jesus as a teacher.

Explore: Jesus’ teachings about prayer: understand the meaning and significance of the Lord’s prayer and why it is so important to Christians.

Engage: Create a front cover and blurb for a Parable of your own choice.

Express: How can we encourage others to help the needy? Create a poster, leaflet, advert, to highlight a particular concern e.g. local food banks.

Enquire: The two greatest commandments: appreciate why Christians have a particular concern for the poor, the sick, the disadvantaged.

Evaluate: The Parables and their meanings: reflect upon messages contained in parables and consider their relevance for their own and others’ lives.

Judaism: The Torah.


States of matter:

Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases.

Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius.

Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

Observation: Make a mini water cycle to observe the changes in water at different stages.

Investigation: Select different materials to insulate an ice cube. How long does it take them to melt? Are there any similarities for the best insulators?


Rising stars scheme

Fitness: Mighty movers boxercise.

Sports: Gym sequences.

Stamina building over the course the term with Daily mile.



Locate Greece on a map and label cities.

Investigate the key physical features of Greece, both man-made and natural.

Investigate the human characteristics of Greece.

The Water Cycle:

To describe and understand key aspects of the water cycle


Digital art:

Design and debug programs that accomplish specific goals:

Create Matisse style snails using



Working with Colour: Matisse

Mix and match colours (create palettes to match images).

Lighten and darken tones using black and white.

Begin to experiment with colour to create more abstract colour palettes (e.g. blues for leaves).

Experiment with watercolour, exploring intensity of colour to develop shades.

Explore complementary and opposing colours in creating patterns.


Charanga: Stop

Identify and understand a range of musical notes

Use voices to improvise

Play warm up games to develop rhythm