Year 4 2023 - 2024

Mr Nolan

Mrs Sanderson

Welcome to Year 4

Summer Term 2024

This term our topic is 'Ancient Civilisations'

This project teaches children about the history of three of the world’s first ancient civilisations: ancient Sumer, ancient Egypt and the Indus Valley civilisation. Children will learn about the rise, life, achievements and eventual end of each civilisation.

Science:Electrical Circuits and Conductors

This project teaches children about electrical appliances and safety. They construct simple series circuits and name their parts and functions, including switches, wires and cells. 

RE:  Are all churches the same?

The aim of this unit is to:
  • give children an understanding of the Christian church in its widest sense.
  • ensure pupils know that Christianity is a multi-cultural worldwide faith.
  • enable pupils to see the similarities and differences between Christian denominations and to develop further their understanding of symbolism.  
  • further develop children’s knowledge and understanding of sacred places of worship across world faiths.

Art: Animal

This project teaches children about the historical and cultural portrayal of animals in art. They study the visual qualities of animals through sketching, printmaking and clay modelling.

DT: Tomb Builders

This project teaches children about simple machines, including wheels, axles, inclined planes, pulleys and levers, exploring how they helped ancient builders to lift and move heavy loads.

PSHE: Being My Best

Children will:

  • Things they can do now to keep themselves healthy.
  • Things they can do in the future to keep themselves healthy.
  • Things they can do to protect their environment.
  • Things they can do in the future to protect their environment.


P.E.: Athletics

Computing: Animation & Effective Searching

  • To decide what makes a good, animated film or cartoon and discuss favourite animations.
    • To learn how animations are created by hand.
    • To find out how 2Animate animations can be created in a similar way using technology.
  • To locate information on the search results page.
  • To use search effectively to find out information.
  • To assess whether an information source is true and reliable

MFL: My Family

For more information on our curriculum, please see the curriculum tab on our homepage.


Pick and Mix

Your child will bring home their Pick and Mix linked to their topic. Pick and Mix projects are suggested activities that help to inspire children beyond the classroom. Each activity provides an opportunity for children to explore their topic further using a number of different skills. When children have finished a project, they can bring this into school where each class will have a designated time to celebrate the learning that has taken place. Projects can stay in school and be displayed on each class’s working wall or can be taken home.

If you have any questions about how to further support your child's learning at home, please contact your child's class teacher via Class Dojo or the school office. 


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Railway Rd, Adlington, Chorley PR6 9QZ.

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