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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 
  • Y4 Science Electricity

    Y4 Science Electricity

    We will identify different components in a circuit and test a variety of materials for conductivity. You can help: Discussing which appliances in the home use electricity. Which use a motor, a fan or a light energy.  
  • Y4 Science - Keeping warm/states of matter

    Y4 Science - Keeping warm/states of matter

    We will be investigating materials to see which is the best insulator. We will learn to use a thermometer and read the scales including negative numbers. We will be finding out about Antacrtica and the story of Captain Scott.
  • Y4 History - Vikings

    Y4 History - Vikings

    We will learn about who the Vikings were, where they came from and their reasons for invading. We will look at Viking writing along with their stories and create Viking artwork.
  • Y4 Science - Sound

    Y4 Science - Sound

    We will find out how sounds are made and how they travel to the ear through vibrations. We will investigate the pitch and volume of sounds.
  • Y4 Art and Art History- Rousseau

    Y4 Art and Art History- Rousseau

    We will be developing printing techniques and patterns to create a final piece.  We will also be learning about Henri Rousseau, his life and style of painting.
  • Y4 Geography - maps and mapping

    Y4 Geography - maps and mapping

    We will use maps, globes and digital mapping to locate countries and describe features. We will learn how to use the 8 points of the compass, 4 and 6 figure grid references, symbols and keys to build up knowledge of the UK and the wider world.
  • Y4 IT

    Y4 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.
  • Y4 French

    Y4 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)
  • Y4 Art - Pattern and printing

    Y4 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.  Further details to follow.
  • Y4 PE - hockey and football

    Y4 PE - hockey and football

    Ongoing throughout term.  We will be learning and devloping football and hockey skills, techniques and team tactics.