Welcome to Year 4 and the second year of the Lower Juniors! Our children have now made another important transition from Year 3 and during this important year, get to grips with even more complex learning as they continue our Key Stage 2 curriculum and expectations.
You will see from our IPC overview that during Year 4, the children learn about: Scavengers and Settlers; Explorers and Adventurers and Different Places Similar Lives. These topics cover a range of history and geography skills. In Science we learn about: Changing State; Electricity; Sound; and Living things and different habitats.
Our Year 4 children also continue to deepen their mathematical knowledge and broaden their skills in writing and reading, whilst applying their phonics knowledge to extend their spellings knowledge.
The Year 4 team actively encourage a more independent and resilient approach to learning during Year 4, whilst still developing the vital skills of team-work and collaboration.
As part of our Scavengers and Settlers topic, where children learn about life in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, the children visit Butser Farm. This is a place where Archaeologists reconstruct homes from the different ages based on evidence from archaeological digs across the country. During the trip, the children have the opportunity to try out Prehistoric skills and sit in reconstructed Prehistoric homes!
In the summer term, Year 4 have Camp Atwood and Pirate day. This is a chance for the children to spend an evening sleeping under the stars within the school grounds.