Year 4


Term: Autumn1, Autumn 2, Spring 1, Spring 2, Summer 1, Summer 2

Class 2

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step back in time and see how children lived during the Victorian times?  


Children will learn about:


Our literacy this term will use the film and book ‘Alice in Wonderland’. We will again explore the use of visual literacy and compare it with the original story; also look at instructions, write newspaper reports and biographies.


In maths we will look at capacity its units and its uses, estimating, counting and sorting. We will continue to look at area and perimeter of 2D shapes in context, year 4s will look at translations while the year 3s will look at positional language.


In science we will be linking with our topic work and looking at The Water Cycle, Habitats and animal and plant lifecycles and classification keys.


In ICT this term Class 2 are going to be using the internet to research how life was different for children during the Victorian era compared with today.

Design and Technology/Art

In art we will be making observational drawings, sketching, and making sculptures using clay.

In DT we will be looking at the origin of the Victoria sponge and making cakes.


In RE we continue to look at the different world religions.

While in PSHE we will share opinion and take part in discussions. We will learn about empathy and understand the value of money and understand that media may not always portray the truth.


Class 2 will be learning new ball skills and playing games from the past.


We will be learning and singing songs and matching music to pictures and photographs.


Travel back to Victorian times and make comparisons between THEN and NOW. What changes occurred during Victorian times, what caused them and the impact it had on life in Britain?


Use globes, maps and plans.   Make a simple scale drawing, take photographs of the local area to produce a simple map.

Ask geographical questions.