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Rockmount Primary School

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!


Welcome to our Year 4 Classes


Crystal Class

Class Teacher: Nishad Karim

Class Teaching Assistant: Rosemary Manu


Quartz Class

Class Teacher: Mark Haines

Class Teaching Assistant: Debbie Russell



Year 4 Curriculum Map for 2017-2018


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: Electricity, Empiribox biology

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: Sound

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: States of Matter

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: Living things and their habitats. Animals including humans.
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: Animals including humans (digestive system)

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: Animals including humans (teeth)

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: Nishad Karim.


Please read our termly curriculum letter for more information.

Autumn Term


The pupils of Year 4, Crystal and Quartz are anxiously awaiting their trip to the Science Museum on Thursday 5th October 2017. They have already completed quite a bit of work based around their electricity topic. They have built and tested circuits, identified insulators and conductors in their classroom and learnt about electrical symbols.

In literacy, their core text,’Krindlekrax’, is proving to be quite a thrill as they’re already into chapter 25. Year 4 have learnt about setting descriptions and characterisations and now are focusing on argumentative writing. It is very interesting to see and listen to their viewpoints on who they think should be the hero in the story. Is it going to be Ruskin or Elvis? This is our current debate!

Spring Term

Spring term is an exciting time in Crystal Class and Quartz Class. During the first half of term we have been finding our topic of Antarctica both fascinating and enjoyable. Children have been producing some great homework, such as collages, information posters and “Race to the South Pole” board games. We have even sent questions directly to a wildlife photographer who has visited the Antarctica, and actually stepped inside Shackleton’s hut. We are fortunate enough to have a visiting tutor from the Wandsworth City Learning Centre visiting for an advanced iPads information project in Computing, and this has paved the way for lots of extra-curricular activities, such as producing online iMovies and comic strips about polar expeditions and the equipment needed on them. Additionally, on Tuesdays we are receiving visits from CUES-ED staff teaching a scheme to promote emotional wellbeing and good mental health, involving lots of fun and interesting activities. We are also somehow finding time to go swimming this term; Quartz for the first half, then Crystal will be swimming during the second half of the term.

Summer Term



Click the link below to access the pupil wellbeing questionnaire.