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Leighton Primary School

Year 4

Here you can find out the curriculum expectations for Year 4 and learn about what they will be doing this term.

Year 4 Marlin Class with Mr Hilton

Year 4 Swordfish Class with Ms S

In Year 4 at Leighton, children are encouraged to build upon the skills they have been taught in the lower years and apply this to new elements of their learning in Year 4. Learning is exciting, varied and hands-on whenever possible, and is based around a topic each term to broaden children’s knowledge of the wider world.

During the term, the children will be visited by Carl from the Ministry of Chocolate, who will be teaching them about the journey a cocoa bean goes on to be made into a bar! This will then inform their writing and will help them create their own chronological reports. Our author 'in the spotlight' is Roald Dahl and we will be looking at some of his most famous texts, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In Art, we will study the work of his illustrator, Quentin Blake and during this time we will paint in the style of him. 

You can find a brief outline of our spring term topics below:

English – Grammar and writing skills development using:

‘Tuesday’ by David Wiesner – picture-story fiction - recounts and newspaper reports

‘Charlie and the Chocolate factory’ – character studies and recount

Chocolate - non-fiction texts about the production of cocoa beans and chocolate

Maths – Developing fluency in number and calculation skills - application to measures of length, capacity, mass

Science – Human nutrition (including teeth) and Sound

History – The development of the railways in Britain

Geography – Developing map skills and contrasting UK with another European country

Art – Watercolour skills and the work of Quentin Blake

RE – Christianity: the Easter Story

PE/Games – Swimming and Hockey

Remember to check out the photo gallery to see some of these topics in action!