Jade class

Welcome to Year 4

The Year 4 Classes are taught by Mr Hill, Ms. Moss and Ms. Skinner and our brilliant TAs Ms. Dennis and Ms. Camper

This year we are going to have many adventures to help us learn, from travelling through Africa to journeying through the human body!


This half term we are going back in time to explore the history of Antarctica and the exciting race that took place between Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen.

For our WOW day, we created our own mini shelter and compared which would give Scott the most shelter in the harsh Antarctic climate.

In English, we are researching the race to the South Pole using a broad variety of sources.  We are also writing our own diary entry as Scott and describing the beautiful landscape of the driest continent on Earth through a variety of literary techniques. In Maths we are continuing our work through our new mastery based curriculum and learning about multiplication tables and measurements. In Design and Technology we are studying sowing and comparing materials appropriate for Scott and Amundsen’s journey. In Geography we are studying grid references and compasses, also we are discussing how the environment of Antarctic is changing and evaluating the different reasons for this. In Science our focus is collecting and evaluating information, alongside evaporation and the different states of matter.


Children are also taking part in an independent learning walk at the Scott Polar Museum! Where children can research the original clothes and tools that Scott took on his voyage.


The Outdoor P.E focus is hockey and perfecting our dribbling skills.


Spelling homework is given out on a Friday and is due back on a Tuesday. When appropriate, additional English and Maths homework is also given out on a Thursday. Please make sure not to give in any long term homework until the final week.


French lessons take place every Thursday.


Please make sure children have their new PE kits with them, swimming kits for Wednesday and white shirts and shorts for indoor PE on Thursday for Sapphire and Friday for Jade.

Useful Information

Yr4 Curriculum long term overview