By the start of Year 4, the children have transitioned well to Key Stage 2. They are able to show themselves as more independent learners, able to get any resources needed using their own initiative. This independence is encouraged in their more structured daily routines, such as changing their own Oxford Reading Tree books and home readers.
Year 4 has an exciting curriculum, exploring many different topics including:
In History, they will learn about the Iron Age, Ancient Greece and the Romans. In Design and Technology, they will investigate mechanisms to be able to design and create their own pop-up books. They will use the knowledge gained in their Science electricity topic to make torches. They will also look at some fantastic examples of Roman mosaics, again to inspire their own versions. Other Science topics will include Sound, States of Matter and Habitats.
Music will be very practical, starting with learning to play new notes on the recorder and then having a visiting teacher lead sessions on the ukulele. English work will be based around the books Edward Tulane and Jemmy Button to begin the year. I’m sure these will both grab the children’s interest. Times tables knowledge and quick recall is also key in Year 4.
I’m sure the children will have a fantastic and rewarding year!