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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4


Year Four is an exciting year to be a part of, it is also known as the continent of Africa! Like every Year Group at Clockhouse, we have a fun-filled, creative curriculum to excite and inspire the children of the year group. Our teachers work hard to ensure that we make the learning in Year Four exciting and memorable. Our Year Group Leader is Mrs Overton and our teachers are Miss Emms (Kenya), Mr Freestone (Uganda) and Mrs Booth (South Africa). We also have a number of other adults who help us learn, make progress and be the best that we can be.


Our exciting lessons are linked to the Clockhouse Curriculum and using our topics we also have the opportunity to develop and improve our English and Maths skills. During Year Four, we will be learning through the exciting themes of Ancient Egypt, The Rainforest and Our Wonderful World. Each new theme will be launched with a ‘Stunning Starter’, to really hook and engage us all with the topic and will end with a ‘Fabulous Finish’. There will be lots of fun and engaging activities planned throughout the topic too, including trips, inviting visitors in and also inviting our families into school to see our fantastic learning!


During the Autumn term, we learn about Ancient Egypt. We learn about how the Ancient Egyptians lived, the importance of the River Nile, and how they communicated. In science, we look at how sound works. In PE, we learn how to play Basketball and Hockey, and learn different types of movements in dance and gymnastics. We also learn about Egyptian music, and how to create rhythms and beats.


During the Spring term we learn about ‘Wild Weathers and Crazy Climates’. This topic will include learning about climate change and extreme weathers. We will also be learning about how electricity works, and design our own circuits in science. 


In the Summer term, we will be learning about rainforests and the value that they hold. We discover the different rainforests around the world, and look at the types of animals who inhabit them and the homes they might live in. We consider uses for the plants in the rainforests and the effect of deforestation on the world. We will look at the weather patterns in different parts of the world, and learn how to predict different weather types. We will look at natural disasters and how they have affected countries around the world. Towards the end of the Summer term, we will begin our transitioning to Year 5, including meeting our new teacher so that we are all ready for the next stage of our journey at Clockhouse Primary School.


During each topic we will have a home learning project which provides an opportunity to learn about the things that interest us and we want to find out about.


During the year we will have lots of other exciting events such as a trip to Paradise Wildlife Park and the Thames Barrier keep checking the website and letters home for further information.


All this sensational learning means that we enjoy our time in Year 4 and are ready and excited for the new challenges ahead of us in Year 5!


Please click on the link below to find out more information about what we will be learning this year: