Year 4 Curriculum

In Year 4, during the morning, we teach Maths, English and Guided Reading when we feel children are at their most alert.

We follow a creative curriculum whereby the children contribute their ideas to the planning of the topic. We intertwine all the subjects to incorporate English, Geography, Science, History, Art, DT, RE and PSHCE into this topic. We keep Maths independent, but with areas that are able to be part of the topic (data handling, real life contexts - money, measures, sorting) we do include Maths where possible.

Furthermore to this, we have created specific intervention programmes run concurrently for identified children, across the spectrum of learning to maximise individual progression.

Children in Year 4 will experience French as a second language, when we have a French speaking teacher come in and teach the children weekly.

Alongside Guided reading, the school is on the KRM Instructional Programme based on whole school immersion in reading real books, it supports our phonics reading and writing and allows children to become independent readers, passionate about a wide diversity of books and novella.

Every child in the Year 4 annually accesses a full programme of Forest Schools outdoor learning, with a qualified and experienced teacher in our recently created Forest School area. Additionally, each child will experience two terms of swimming with an ASA II qualified swim Teacher, 2 terms of football training with a qualified Football coach and an additional hour every week with a qualified sports coach, offering a vast array of sporting skills, from rugby to tennis.