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St Edmund Campion

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


An Overview

The Year 4 curriculum centres around the following high quality texts; The Pied Piper’, ‘The Promise’, ‘I was there…Tutankhamun’s tomb’, ‘The Nile’, ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’ and ‘Roman Diary’.  Please see the Year 4 Non-negotiables for individual objectives covered.


In Maths we follow the White Rose objectives for the year but use a variety of different schemes to prepare and plan activities. During each maths lesson, basic skills are applied to reasoning and problem solving. Year 4 are expected to rapidly recall all times tables up to 12 x 12. From 2019/2020 Year 4 pupils will be formally tested through an online Multiplication Table Check.


Our Science topics include; sound, living things and their habitats, electricity, the water cycle, changes of state and the digestive system and teeth.


Within computing, children will design and write programs to achieve specific goals, including solving problems and using the internet safely and appropriately. Activities to support this will be plugged (using technology) and unplugged (without technology).


In History, Year 4 will study the Ancient Egyptians and the Romans. This will include using a variety of difference sources to research and then record their findings. In Geography, Year 4 learn about rivers, locating the world’s countries, with particular focus on Europe & the Americas and their key physical and human features.  They also study a region of the UK that is non-local.


In Art/ Design &Technology the children will study different textures and materials, and complete sketchings based upon current topics. They will also develop products which are fit for purpose; for example recycling T-shirts to make bags.


The children will complete a 15-week, whole class music programme with teachers from The Becket School. Children are provided with an instrument during this time and play as an orchestra. They also take part in regular hymn practices and complete two performances in the year incorporating music and dance.


PE is delivered once a week by Premier Sports. They take part in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities including; gymnastics, athletics and ball and racket sports. They also take part in dance sessions delivered by ‘Rattle and Roll for 6 weeks, every term.