Year 4


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

Class 2

Our Topic this term is based on the Jules Verne book ‘Around the World in 80 Days!’ it will provide a wonderful opportunity to study and compare the lives of different people and cultures.


Children will learn about:


Our literacy will closely follow the abridged version of the book and films. We will be writing post cards and letters, following and writing instructions, producing newspaper reports about the journey and as we will be visiting different countries and cultures we will write dreamtime stories. In addition to this we will be looking at spelling rules and continuing to build on our punctuation and grammar.


In maths we will become more competent at using different skills and strategies to find all possibilities. To fit in with the journey we will be looking at time and using timetables. We will also look at symmetry, measuring temperature and length.  Keep practising those times tables!


In science, because of the nature of the topic, we will study materials and states of matter, reflecting on how this affected by temperature. We will also make comparisons between plants and animals in different countries and what is needed to make plants grow.


In ICT this term Class 2 are going to be looking at what is involved in film making, using Purple mash for coding activities associated with our topic work and also using the internet safely and responsibly for research of the topic

Design and Technology/Art

In DT we will be making replica hot air balloons, designing and making masks for the Mardi Gras in Rio, tasting different foods and studying aboriginal art and the work of Margaret Godfrey.


In RE we continue to look at the different world religions, share opinion and take part in discussions. We will also look at the Holi Festival.   In PSHE, we will look at keeping safe and considering when it is necessary to share secrets with others so we do not put ourselves in danger.


Class 2 will be swimming this half term and working with Chris to improve their skills in Games.


The children will be working with a music specialist on a Tuesday afternoon and also as part of the topic listening to and appraising music from around the world. We will also look at the importance of incidental music in film making.


We will be looking at the history of passports, kites and significant periods in history around the world that had an impact on future events.