Year 4 Curriculum Introduction

Here at HLC the children learn through an exciting and engaging curriculum that aims to foster and nurture a love of learning. We offer all pupils a broad and balanced curriculum: providing opportunities for each child to develop their own independent learning strategies and making their learning meaningful and memorable.

In Year 4 the children will be learning through a range of topics that take them on an adventure, peering through into ‘Tomorrow’s World’ before bringing them back to Victorian Hadley, Telford, looking closely at the History of industry here. They take a class in Advanced Potion Making for beginners and learn the skills to create their own movies and scripts in Lights, Camera, Action. They step into the past by becoming Roman soldiers before diving deep into the Blue Abyss.

Our key Reading texts this term are: Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit; The Wild Robot by Peter Brown; Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo; Witches by Roald Dahl and The Lottie Project by Jaqueline Wilson to name a few. Throughout the topics, the children engage in stimulating STEM activities including building rafts for Michael, before making their own film and hosting a own premier of it to a live audience of parents and carers.

They participate in a Year 4 production during the Spring Term. Year 4 children will also have the opportunity to go on an overnight residential to work on team building and outdoor skills. We have built up fantastic links with DENSO’s Eco-Garden and children visit there on a regular basis to be involved in planting and growing.


Medium and Long Term Plans

Medium Term Plan

Our Medium Term plans are used by the teachers to track what the learning will look like across the half term. These are shared with the children at the beginning of every topic and are displayed in rooms. The subjects taught that term will have a clear sequence of learning objectives that are followed to ensure that children get a balance of knowledge and skills. As much as possible, subjects are linked to the main topic title and we explicitly identify links between the subjects, ensuring that we offer a rounded learning experience. Teachers use the Medium Term plan to plan specific lessons: building on their prior learning and incorporate penitent, key questions and enquires within them. Educational experiences are carefully mapped into the Medium Term Plans to ensure that they come at the most appropriate learning point in the topic.

Long Term Plan

Our Long Term Plans map out the subjects and topics across the year for every year group. We ensure that pupils gain a broad, balanced and high-quality curriculum offer that is centred around the National Curriculum learning objectives. Alongside key experiences and Educational Visits, these long term plans map out your child’s journey through school and their key learning points. We have including suggested books that they can read alongside the class book in bold. Our topic titles are driven by Reading and STEM. We complete additional STEM related projects every half term and share these with parents and carers. Through key questions and explorative learning, we have developed enquiries for the children to progress to as end points in their sequence of learning in a variety of different topics.

Year 4 LTP