Southborough C of E Primary School

Year 4
What have Year 4 been doing?


Our Topic:  Journey's

Science: Our unit this term is electricity. We will then explore solids, liquids and gases. Within this unit we will be exploring states of matter through practical experiments.  

Geography: Migration and the movement of people across the world

Art & DT: Focusing on developing drawing techniques

Computing: Children will be composing their own digital music, focusing on sequencing and recording, to accompany The Arrival story.

Music: Children will explore beat and pitch.

PSHE: We will be looking at how to resolve differences and understanding the importance of decision making.

Cross-curricular learning


We will be exploring the texts ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan and 'Varjak Paw' by SF Said as stimuli for this term’s literacy.

Writing Genres: Diary entries, letter writing, playscripts, newspaper reports, recounts as well as Narrative writing – including character and setting development, and non-fiction writing.

Reading: We will be developing our inference skills in Reader's Workshop this term


Further multiplication and division, including written methods; Interpreting data and fractions.



Our focus this term will be Christianity. We will take a number of approaches to explore Jesus’ teachings and creation stories. 


Sports Hall athletics – we will be exploring a range of indoor track and field events and developing our skills in each.

Football- children will have specialist coaching and focus on ball control, passing and receiving the ball, changing direction, accuracy and working on pace.


Times table test on a Tuesday.

Spelling test on a Friday.

Home learning will go home on a Friday and must be returned on a Wednesday.

Children are expected to read regularly with an adult at home and record the book title and pages read in the back of their home learning diary.