St John's C of E Primary School, Caterham

St Johns Caterham

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Year 4 Curriculum

Summary of Year 4 objectives can be found here

Overview of Year 4 learning topics can be found here

Literacy - for more information about our literacy curriculum click here

Please click on each book for more information









Guided Reading - for more information - please click here

Class Guided Reading Books A Literary Leaf for The Story of Flight A Literary Leaf for How Does a Lighthouse Work? A Literary Leaf for Letters from the Lighthouse A Literary Leaf for The Polar Bear Explorers' Club A Literary Leaf for Incredible Journeys A Literary Leaf for Viking Voyages



Calculations for Year 4 Autumn Term 
Spring Term Summer Term

Maths Knowledge Organisers 

Knowledge Organisers  support pupils with information and methods they should know
Statistics  Addition and Subtraction Number & Place Value Decimals Shape
Time Multiplication & Division Area & Perimeter Position & Direction


White-Rose Home Learning - to support Maths Learning at home 

Autumn Term Place Value Addition and Subtraction Length and Perimeter Multiplication and Division

Spring Term

Multiplication and Division 1 Multiplication and Division 2 Area Fractions Decimals


Project work

Autumn1 - Blue Abyss

rab your wetsuit. We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures. Head to your local aquarium and learn about life in the ocean. Can you pick a favourite fish, plant or animal? What do real divers get up to below the surface? Create a fishy story about exploring an amazing underwater world. Time to go a little deeper into our seas. Make a model deep sea submarine that can withstand great pressure and travel to the deepest, darkest places on Earth. Make sure you test it first. What are those bright lights in the distance? It’s a group of bioluminescent sea creatures. Look closely and create a colourful, 3-D art exhibition when you rise to the surface. Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let’s head into the Blue Abyss.


Knowledge Organiser      Glossary       Home Learning 

Book List                        Websites      Fun Facts

Autumn 2  - I am a warrior

I am Warrior! I am strong, brave and powerful. Meet me in battle. Draw your sword, wield your axe and challenge me if you dare. Invade and attack. Romans versus Celts, the fight is on. Discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar and find out what the Romans did for us. Get ready for Gladiator School and learn alongside Spartacus and Spiculus, brave fighters of the Roman Colosseum. When all that battling makes you hungry, relax, lie back and feast yourself on dormice and grapes, or perhaps a roasted swan sprinkled with nuts?


Knowledge Organiser     Glossary      Home Learning

Book list                        Websites     Fun Facts

I am Warrior!

Spring 1 - Misty Mountains, Winding Rivers

This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.


Book List                      Websites       Home Learning

Misty Mountain, Winding River

Spring 2 - Road Trip USA

Buckle up, sunglasses on. We’re going on a road trip across the good old US of A. Flying from London Gatwick, and landing at JFK airport New York, it’s time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Use your map skills to navigate your way around some of its most famous landmarks and send a postcard home to ask the question ‘Do you wish you were here?’ Learn how to send an email to book a day trip or reserve a room. Make sure you ask the important questions ‘Does your hotel have a pool? Is there 24-hour room service?’ Meet the Iroquois tribe; Native Americans with amazing customs and traditions. Then plan a bespoke road trip for Mr Smith and his family of four. They want to spend three weeks in the sunshine. It’s going to be a long ride. Put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair. We’re off!.


Knowledge Organiser    Glossary     Home Learning      

Book List                      Websites    Fun Facts

Summer 1 - Burps, Bottoms and Bile

Open wide – let’s take a look inside. We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body. Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile? Take dental impressions and test the effects of sugary substances on your pearly whites. Follow a tasty morsel as it makes its way through your digestive system, helped by some mouthwatering saliva. And don’t forget the importance of good hygiene at both ends. And whilst we’re talking business, could you recognise an animal just by its poo? Are you brave enough to take the challenge? Make a working model of the digestive system and use it to persuade others to eat healthily. Learn how to look after this marvellous belching, squelching, mixture making machine we call our body.


Knowledge Organiser     Glossary     Home Learning     

Book List                       Websites    Fun Facts

Summer 2 - Traders and Raiders

Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land. Make a Saxon sword or a Viking brooch and decorate it with intricate patterns. Choose to be a Saxon or Viking and trade your crafty goods, but let’s keep it cool. We don’t want a fight breaking out. Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages?


Knowledge Organiser    Glossary    Home Learning    

Book List                      Websites    Fun Facts