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!