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Year 4

Curriculum Information

Termly Topics
Autumn Spring Summer
Anglo Saxons and Vikings The Water Cycle Healthy Eating
Summer Term 2017-18 Subject Overview



Using the Power of Reading approach Year 4 will explore the book Oliver and the Seawigs. We will be developing our narrative writing by using imagery and description and applying the skills of paragraphing and fronted adverbials alongside developing our vocabulary use.


At the beginning of the summer term we will be looking at time and then revisiting Area and Perimeter before continuing on to look at Space and Measure whilst still keeping our mental and written skills of the 4 operations polished.


Our topic for this half term is Animals Including Humans where we will be investigating the digestive system and then comparing animal and human teeth. After half term we will be exploring the topic of Electricity.


In computing this term we will be using Lego We Do kits to build and program different models. We will be revisiting our coding learning and using debugging skills to improve our work.  

Design Technology

In Design and Technology this term we will be learning about healthy Eating. We are analyzing different salads to create healthy salad plate and will be using the healthy eating plate to support our understanding of food groups.

Religious Education

Religious Education will focus on Hinduism this term; we will have a full Hindu experience day at the start of the Summer term to begin our unit of work. We will be exploring what it is like to be a Hindu living in Peterborough; how and where Hindu’s worship; exploring Hindu festivals.


PSHE and circle times this term will focus on the topics Healthy Eating and Safer Lifestyles where we will be teaching the year groups about safe risks, keeping ourselves safe through diet, exercise and the dangers drug use and benefits of drugs use as medicines.


Indoor PE Dance with an external dance teacher

Outdoor PE Cricket


In French we are going to learn about the weather and food.  We will be learning to speak simple phrases about the weather and we will be linking our DT topic of Healthy Eating to our French lessons.