Year 4

Overview of Learning 2016-17

Year 4 Topic Learning Project - Spring 1 2019

Autumn 1 - Explorers and adventurers; Discovering the World

The big idea

Do you love discovering new places? Yes? Well you might just be an explorer. Explorers are people who travel to new places in the world and discover new things that they didn’t know existed. So much of what we know today about our world is because we have been explorers in the past. Being an explorer is exciting but scary at the same time. Could you be an explorer? Let’s find out.

Year 4 Curriculum Overview Autumn 1 2017

Autumn 2 - Anglo Saxons

The big idea

The history of western civilisation begins with the Greeks and the Romans. Their expanding empires helped to spread ideas about architecture, food, entertainment, literature, science, medicine and politics across the globe. As their empires ended, other cultures rose to prominence, absorbing and passing on their own ideas and cultures, creating the world we know today.

Spring 1 - They made a difference - Significant People

The big idea

Some people have made such a big difference in the world that their influence on our lives can still be felt today. From scientists to sports people, from politicians to musicians, from all backgrounds, countries, races and religions there are people whose ideas or achievements have singled them out from others. Let’s find out who some of them are!

Year 4 Curriculum Overview Spring 1 2018

Spring 2 - Gateways to the world: Airports

The big idea

Everyday millions of people take to the skies, making journeys in airplanes. Air travel helps to connect people around the world!

Year 4 Curriculum Overview Spring 2 2018

Summer 1 & 2 - Active Planet

The big idea

The tectonic plates that form the Earth’s crust are always moving. Even the smallest movement can cause huge earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis that devastate communities across wide areas. If we can understand what is happening underground, we can learn to predict and protect ourselves in the future.