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Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
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Year 4 Curriculum

  • RESILIENCE means not giving up/persisting; having a positive view of oneself as a learner, managing distractions 
  • RESOURCEFULNESS means using your initiative and a range of strategies; being independent
  • REFLECTION means thinking about your own learning; planning your work; assessing your own work
  • RELATIONSHIPS means you can learn effectively in a group; know when to work in a pair, group or alone 
  • Year 4 PE - Dance and Gymnastics

    Year 4 PE - Dance and Gymnastics

    Ongoing throughout term.   We will be learning how to create a story through dance about explorers and usinf a range of movemenr patterns. We will be developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance in gymnastics.  
  • Year 4 IT

    Year 4 IT

    Ongoing throughout term.   We will be using laptops and iPads to support all the curriculum areas. They will be using them for word processing, reasearch, art and design, numeracy, mapping and geography. Will also be learning to do basic programming.
  • Year 4 French

    Year 4 French

    Onging throughout the term.   We are learning to say, read and write the weather expressions in French. We will be studying the traditional tale 'Le Vent et le Soleil'. (The sun and the Wind) We will be loking at spring traditions in France. (April Fools Day and Easter)
  • Year 4 Art - Pattern and printing

    Year 4 Art - Pattern and printing

    The children will learn the technique of tie dye by tie dying a t-shirt. They will also use methods of decoration: printing and stencilling. Please could the parents provide a white t-shirt for this topic.
  • Year 4 Science - The environment and habitats

    Year 4 Science - The environment and habitats

    The children will observe the changes in the environment since Autumn and identify a variety of plants and trees. We will look at food chains and consider the importance of them. We will learn about habitats in our school environmental area and around the world.
  • Year 4 - Geography - Locations and climate

    Year 4 - Geography - Locations and climate

    As part of our work about habitats we will find out about Tropical Rainforests: location, climate and how people live.
  • Year 4 - Science - Teeth and the digestive system

    Year 4 - Science - Teeth and the digestive system

    The children will be comparing teeth of herbivores and carnivores, and exploring their differences. They will find out what damages teeth and how to look after them. They will be introduced to the main parts of the digestive system and the function of each part.
  • Year 4 - DT - Fair games

    Year 4 - DT - Fair games

    The children will be designing games to play at the School Summer Fair using sustainable or recycled materials. They will run the production as a business including negotiating deals and working out profit.
  • Year 4 - History - Ancient Greeks

    Year 4 - History - Ancient Greeks

    We will learn about the lifestyle of the Ancient Greeks and learn some Greek stories. We will also learn about how the Olympics began and compare them to modern day Olympics.
  • Year 4 - PSHE - Be food smart

    Year 4 - PSHE - Be food smart

    The children will be discussing healthy eating and healthy food choices. We will be looking at how much sugar, fat and salt are in a variety of foods and food products. 
  • Year 4 RE - Why do some people think that life is a journey?

    Year 4 RE - Why do some people think that life is a journey?

    The children will be studying Christian and Mulim faiths, considering the value and meaning of ceremonies which mark milestones in life, particularly those associated with growing up and taking responsibilities with a faith community.