Year 4

In Literacy and Maths in Year 4, we follow the New National Curriculum. We will be using exciting stimuli such as Harry Potter, Dr Seuss and Finding Nemo.

In Science we learn about all about States of Matter, Animals (including humans), Living Things and their Habitats, Electricity and Sound. To support our learning we have lots of practical investigations.

Our topics in Year 4 are:

Autumn 1 - Potions

Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties… We will use what we know about materials and their properties to create incredible potions in Professor Hazard’s Potions class!

Autumn 2 – Misty Mountains of Sierra

In this topic, we will be finding out all about how mountains are formed and investigating how human and physical characteristics have changed and impacted on the world around us.

Spring 1 – I am Warrior

In this topic, we travel back to the world of Ancient Rome. We will be learning all about Roman gladiators, Queen Boudicca and the life styles of Roman soldiers.

Spring 2 – Blue Abyss

This half term, we will be plunging underwater to find out about the lives on sea creatures, how the ocean is structured and the effect humans have had on the oceans. We will also be linking our Literacy work to Finding Nemo.

Summer 1 – Burps, Bottoms and Bile

We will be taking on the roles of dentists, doctors and vets! We will investigate how teeth can become decayed and what the digestive systems of animals and humans are like.

Summer 2 – Road Trip USA

Road Trip USA will involve planning our own journey from the west to the east coast of America. We will investigate the states and their landmarks. We will also find out about famous people, federal government and the discovery of America and the impact on Native American people.

Our Learning

Find out about our learning:


Unicorn powder, or crushed dragons bones? Decisions!
A pinch of Mandrake Root

Next chapter in Love Potion.
Painting masterpieces.

Peculiar Potions.
Role play for our paintings.