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Year Four

Curriculum Over-view



  • Living things and habitats: Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
  • Animals, including humans: describe the basic functions of the digestive system and identify different types of teeth.
  • States of matter: Identify solids, liquids and gases; identify the role of evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.
  • Sound: understand how sounds are made; recognise that vibrations from sounds travel to the ear.
  • Electricity: construct circuits.


  • Pre 1066: Viking raids.
  • Ancient Egypt: Pupils will investigate life in Ancient Egypt and the significance of the river Nile. During their study of Africa, pupils will learn about Ancient Benin.


  • Locate world’s countries, focusing on Africa.
  • Identify the position and significance of the lines of latitude and longitude, the Arctic and the Antarctic circle.
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of an area of the UK and a region in an African country.
  • Describe and understand: climate, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, water cycle, settlements, and trade links.
  • Use eight points of compass, symbols and keys.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record.

Physical Education

  • Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination.
  • Play competitive games.
  • Develop flexibility and control in gym, dance and athletics.
  • Compare performances to achieve personal bests.
  • Year 4 will develop these skills through gymnastic, dance, games and athletics.


  • Listen and engage.
  • Ask and answer questions.
  • Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary.
  • Develop appropriate pronunciation.
  • Show understanding of words and phrases.
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes.
  • Broaden vocabulary.


  • Develop positive learning behaviours.
  • Understand how to lead a healthy and safe lifestyle.
  • Build aspirations for a successful future.
  • Understand how to make a positive contribution to society.
  • Understand the world around me.
  • Develop positive relationships with those around me.


  • Use voice and instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression.
  • Improvise and compose music.
  • Listen with attention to detail.
  • Appreciate a wide range of live and recorded music.
  • Begin to develop an understanding of music history.

Religious Education

  • Understand the importance of religious texts and know the key festivals for: Christianity, Islam and Buddhism.

Art and Design

  • Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas.
  • Collect information, sketches and resources.
  • Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials.
  • Improve mastery of textiles and digital media skills.
  • Replicate some of the techniques used by notable artists, artisans and designers. Create original pieces that are influenced by studies of others.


  • Design and write programs to achieve specific goals, including solving problems.
  • Use logical reasoning.
  • Understand computer networks.
  • Use internet safely and appropriately.
  • Collect and present data appropriately.

Design and Technology

  • Use research to generate, develop and communicate ideas.
  • Select from a wide range of tools to perform practical tasks accurately.
  • Evaluate products against their own design and consider views of others to aid improvements.
  • Understand and use mechanical systems in their products.
  • Know the procurement process of ingredients.