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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4




Pupils learn about various artists, including Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Edvar Munch.  They create work in the style of the different artists using a range of mediums.  




Pupils use Purple Mash to learn about online safety, computer technology, coding (Logo), databases, animation and procedures and routines. 




In Year 4, the children’s first DT project is to design and make a product to sell at the Christmas Fair. The also create a plaster cast volcano and use bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to mimic the erupting lava.  The final DT topic of the year is led by the Eco Warriors.  In the past, the pupils have made scarecrows, bird feeders and wind turbines.  




How and why is my local environment changing? Pupils look at the local area of Sheffield and develop their map reading skills using Digimaps. 

How can we live more sustainably? Pupils learn what a carbon footprint is and how this affects environments around the world. 

Why are jungles so wet and deserts so dry? Pupils learn about the Atacama Desert and the rainforests in Brazil; they look at the different climates and wildlife in both environments, and compare them to the UK. 




We learn about the fall of the Roman Empire then move chronologically on to Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Scots and the Anglo Saxon struggle.  We also focus on Ancient civilisations, in particular, Ancient Egypt. 




The Day The Crayons Quit - persuasive writing

Apocalyptic story writing

Short stories and spooky stories

Non chronological and newspaper reports linked to History

Comic strips about King Athelstan

Poetry - humorous poetry and looking at different structures of poetry





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Revision of vocabulary from Y3 scheme; numbers from 11-30; animals; parts of the body; the verb ‘to be’; common adjectives; family members; hobbies and interests; more weather vocabulary; sports; the home.


Children are introduced to basic sentence grammar during this year, in order to structure simple sentences of their own. By the end of Year 4, it is expected that children should be able to read a short paragraph containing familiar words and understand it.




Pupils learn different musical terms and are introduced to an eclectic range of music through Charanga, singing and using percussion instruments. A highlight of the year is to take part in the annual Spring Sing, in which pupils perform songs which all of the participating Sheffield schools have been learning throughout the term. 




Children build on their experiences in the previous year groups for gymnastics and dance, creating more complicated routines and movements.  They also extend their skills in net, court and wall games, problem solving and inventing games, invasion games and striking and fielding games. In addition to this, the children in Year 4 have eighteen weeks of swimming lessons.


Aut 1 Aut 2 Spr 1 Spr 2 Sum 1 Sum 2
Swimming Swimming Swimming
Gymnastics    Benchball        Dance    
Handball Handball
Field Hockey
Invasion games
Field hockey/tag
Invasion games
Athletics Cricket




Being Me in my World - pupils learn about their own personalities and feeling

Celebrating Difference - pupils learn to understand and appreciate that everyone is different

Dreams and Goals - pupils set their own targets for the things they want to achieve in the future

Healthy Me - pupils learn about life routines, healthy eating and hygiene

Relationships - pupils learn about different types of relationships and friendships

Changing Me - pupils look at how they have changed over the year and get ready for the next chapter of their lives




We follow the Sheffield SACRE scheme of work for RE. As part of this work in all year groups we celebrate the festivals of children within our school in every year group, particularly Christmas, Easter and Eid.  Pupils also learn about inspirational people, such as Martin Luther King and Gandhi.  They also learn about different spiritual journeys, including the Hajj for Muslims and Lourdes for ill Catholics. 





States of Matter


Animals Including Humans

All living things


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