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Rockmount Primary School

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Garnet Class

Class Teacher: Mark Haines

Class Teaching Assistant: Christine Bristow


Emerald Class

Class Teacher: Liz Waller

Class Teaching Assistant: Debbie Russell


Katie Wrigley

Zoey Grundstoks

Year 4 Curriculum Map for 2019-2020


Half Term Topic Curriculum Area
Autumn 1st Half It's Electric

English: Grendel and the Cautionary Tales of Chocolate. 

Character descriptions,  Stories with Issues- Krindlekrax,  Letters 

Maths: Number And Place Value; Addition And Subtraction; Multiplication And Division; Geometry - Properties Of Shape; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

Geography: Crystal Palace

History: Timeline of inventions

Science: Empiribox biology (living things and evolution)

Computing: We are software developers

RE: Hinduism

Art: Sketchbook- Project and observational drawings
Pictures of Ruskin

PE: Invasion games

Autumn 2nd Half Party through the Centuries English: Stories from other cultures and Poetic Form Core text: Journey to Jo'Burg

Maths: Multiplication And Division; Fractions And Decimals; Geometry; Problem Solving; Mental Maths 

Science: Empiribox biology (living things and evolution)

Computing: We Are Musicians

History: Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th Century

Art: Pop Art

DT: Making a musical instrument

RE: Hinduism

PE: Dance

Spring 1st Half Antarctic Adventure English: Diaries, Newspaper articles, Non chronological reports 

Maths: Multiplication And Division, Geometry And Measurement; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

Geography: Northern and southern hemispheres and climate zones

History: Shackleton's Adventures - Explorers

Science: Empiribox (topic TBC)

Computing: We Are Meteorologists

RE: Why should we care for our world?

DT: Making 3D models of penguins

PE: Gymnastics

Spring 2nd Half Amazonian Adventures

English: Poetry, Information book,  Extended story 

Maths: Addition And Subtraction Word Problems; Multiplication And Division Word Problems; Geometry; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

Geography:  Biomes and the rain forest
Science: Empiribox (topic TBC)
History: Explorers

Computing: We Are HTML Editors

DT: Cooking with Fair Trade ingredients

RE: Why Should We Care For Our World?

Art: Watercolour paintings of landscapes

PE: Striking and Fielding Games
Summer 1st Half Roman Invasion

English: Historical recounts. Writing from different points of view

Maths: Fractions And Decimals; Measurement; Statistics; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History: Ancient Romans

Art/DT: Artists, architects and designers in history. make Roman mosaics. 

Science: Empiribox (topic TBC)

Computing: We Are Co-authors

RE: Christianity - the church

PE: Athletics 
Summer 2nd Half Anglo- Saxons English: Legends - creating settings, characters and plot

Maths: Number; Geometry - Position And Direction; Statistics; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History: Anglo-Saxon settlement

Science: Empiribox (topic TBC)

Geography: Anglo Saxons and  Vikings settlements

Computing: We Are Toy Designers

RE: Golden Rules

Art: Sketches using a range of mediums - pencil and charcoal

PE: Athletics School Games Day-preparation

If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Viv Bull.
Please read our termly curriculum letters for more information.
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Autumn Term

The pupils and teachers of Year 4 greatly enjoyed our trip to the Science Museum (supporting our current topic “It’s Electric!”), which has seen some great pieces of homework contributed by some children. After half term We are also looking forward to getting our teeth into the new Science topic of forces, with some very interesting experiments lined up.


Our core literacy text “Krindlekrax” has been proving to be a real page-turner, as we used the story to analyse characters and how to present an argument effectively. Debate and discussion was shared in the class about who should be the hero in the story, before we moved on to design a programme for a theatre production of the tale.


The second half of the term brings our new Party Through the Century! topic. Watch out for some great pieces of pop art being created by both classes!

Spring Term

Our Year 4 classes have been learning all about the famous Antarctic missions (and the race to the South Pole) just over a hundred years ago. During this term we will be going on some very exciting visits to tie in with this; later to the National Maritime Museum, but first to see the actual lifeboat used by Ernest Shackleton in his historic voyage. This theme has created some excellent opportunities for cross curricular in Computing. English and Art.


After half term we will moving from the coldest climate on Earth to one of the hottest, as our next topic will be Amazonian Adventures. Supporting our study of the rainforest biome, “The Shaman’s Apprentice” will be our key text in literacy.