Year 4 - Cedar and Sycamore

Our Year 4 team

Our curriculum

Below is an overview of the topics your child will be covering this year, including the outcomes, trips / visitors and home learning commitments involved with each topic. We would appreciate it if this information was not shared with your child, as we start each topic with a hook and it would spoil the element of surprise.

Thank you for your support.

Autumn 1

Topic: Food Glorious Food

Outcome: Visit from ‘The Watercress Line’

Home Learning: Create and take a photograph of a fruit or vegetable face.  Can you include information about the origin of the foods you have chosen?  (Hint: Look at the packaging.)

Visit: Visit from ‘The Watercress Line’ £2

Science: The digestive system

ICT: Time and basic computing

PSHE: Our learning values

Design Technology: Design a board game

RE: Belonging - Buddhism

Music: Singing

PE: Tennis and swimming


Autumn 2

Topic: Out of this World

Outcome: Performance of our version of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’

Home Learning: Create a programme for our performance of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’, including a front cover and a blurb.

Visit: Visit from Hampshire Bellringers (TBC)

Science: Heating and cooling

ICT: Measure and basic computing

PSHE: Getting on and falling out

Design Technology: Cooking

RE: Belief - Buddhist and Christian teachings

Art: Landscape - Turner

Geography: Weather

Music: Classical music study

PE: Hockey and swimming

Spring 1

Topic: Invaders and Settlers

Outcome: Living history museum

Home Learning: Find out what the Anglo-Saxons ate and drank, and create a menu for an Anglo-Saxon feast.

Science: Mixtures and separating them

ICT: Publishing

PSHE: Getting on and falling out

Design Technology: Sewing

RE: Water as a symbol

Art: Advert art

History: Anglo Saxons & Scots

Geography: Map location and human impact

Music: Historical music

PE: Football and Tri-golf


Spring 2

Topic: Invaders and Settlers

Outcome: Living history museum

Home Learning: Create your own runes and write a short letter using this alphabet.

Trip: Visit to Winchester Cathedral and Winchester Museum £8

Science: How plants reproduce

ICT: Topic research

PSHE: Evacuees and refugees

Design Technology: Flat bread

RE: The Cross as a Christian symbol

Art: Modern landscape - Hockney

History: The Vikings

Geography: Map location and human impact

Music: Viking song

PE: Tag-rugby and circuits

Summer 1

Topic: Extreme Environments

Outcome: Extreme Environments team challenge

Home Learning: Design a vehicle that is especially adapted for an extreme environment.  (You can make a model of your vehicle too, if you wish!)

Science: Feeding relationships and the environment

ICT: Word art and pictures

PSHE: Empathy and Sex & Relationship Education

Design Technology: Design and make a game

RE: Places of worship

Art: Pop art - Andy Warhol

Geography: Map location, human impact and weather

Music: Sounds of the rainforest

PE: Rounders and dance


Summer 2

Topic: Sea Safari

Outcome: Visit to Lepe Beach

Home Learning: Using a shoebox, create your own model of an underwater scene.

Trip: Visit to Lepe Beach - £9 + coach

Science: Electricity

ICT: Programming circuits

PSHE: Healthy eating and hygiene

Design Technology: Electronic circuits

RE: Festivals

Art: Tea cup painting

Music: Composition

PE: Athletics and cricket skills