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Work in partnership SCHOOL AIMS

Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

Make a positive contribution SCHOOL AIMS

Respectful, tolerant and responsible citizen SCHOOL AIMS

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Year 4

The Year 4 team is Miss Lloyd, Mrs Nankivell, Miss Gee and Mrs Baillie

TLSA's - Mrs Harden

Welcome to Year 4

 Welcome to Year 4 2023-2024

Spring Term 2024


Our shared reading texts for this term are: Charlotte’s Web for 4D; The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe for 4P and Varjak Paw for 4S. Our first book that we will study in English in class will be the Matchbox Diary, a lovely, illustrated story about families and memories.  

In mathematics, we will be focusing on multiplication & division, fractions and decimals.

We will begin our ‘Active Planet' unit, for DPC, in which we will be learning about natural disasters that occur around the world. We will build our understanding about volcano eruptions; how earthquakes and tsunamis happen; and what the impact of these is like on communities. We can’t wait to make exploding volcano models. 

In Science, children will be learning about digestion and electricity, including keeping safe and learning about circuits and conductors. In Design and Technology, we will be designing our own healthy salads, linking to a balanced diet and practising our food preparation skills. Hopefully the children can create salads for you at home. We are also looking forward to a new Art topic called ‘Pop Art’: We will be learning about famous artists from the ‘Pop Art’ movement and exploring how to create our very own pictures in the style of Roy Lichtenstein. 


Curriculum Overview

You can find more details of the Dorridge Primary Curriculum on the Curriculum and Subject pages on the menu to the left. Please see below a letter to parents that explains the sort of things that are being covered in each of the units. 

 Year 4 IPC Overview 2022-2023

Footprints from the Past

Active Planet