In Year 4, pupils will have the opportunity to face new challenges and apply what they have learnt to a range of contexts. During the Year 4 residential to Stedham, pupils will have the opportunity to camp in the natural beauty of the South Downs National Park. Year 4 also sees pupils explore and play a range of rhymes using African drums.
Please view the Year 4 Meet and Greet video for this academic year. The video provides you with key information regarding your child’s curriculum for the academic year.
If you have any questions regards the presentation, please email the school office so the questions can be collated and added to the Frequently asked Questions.
Pupils will learn about the achievements of one of the earliest civilizations: the Ancient Egyptians. Pupils will explore the ancient wonders of the world: the pyramids, and learn about the significance of the River Nile. In learning about the River Nile, pupils will create their own shaduf and use it to transport water just like the Ancient Egyptians.
The Spring Term begins by pupils learning about the Earth’s structure and how the shifting of tectonic plates can cause earthquakes, tsunamis and the formation of volcanoes. In deepening their understanding of the world, pupils will be able to identify the ‘ring of fire.’ Pupils will be able to discuss the benefits and consequences of farming on a volcano and the precautions that have been put in place since the Indian Ocean’s earthquake in 2004.
The first half of the term sees pupils learn about the origins of the Vikings and the different routes they chose when invading England. Pupils will learn about the invasion of Lindisfarne and the resistance of Alfred the Great and the key battles.
In DT, pupils will create their own Viking helmet using papier-mâché.
To conclude the year, pupils will use the text Kensuke’s Kingdom to inspire their writing and deepen their understanding of continents, oceans and countries. In science, pupils will describe the simple functions of the digestive system. In addition to this, pupils will name and identify the functions of human teeth.