Year 4


At Scotch Orchard Primary School we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We are passionate about ensuring all children become confident and enthusiastic readers and writers. Within our English lessons, we ensure that children ‘write for a purpose’ and focus on a different writing genre each half term.

We have a book-led English curriculum with challenging and engaging texts used in all Key Stages. This includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. In addition, throughout the school year the importance of reading is enhanced through World Book Day and book fairs to further enrich our English curriculum. We also have Reading Cafe sessions throughout the year for our KS2 pupils. 


In Key Stage 2, Scholastic Reading Pro is used to ensure children are reading a range of books appropriate to their individual lexile level.  Shared reading takes place within English lessons to provide enriching experiences through more challenging texts. Teachers also regularly share stories with the class, displaying an enthusiasm for reading and setting a positive example as a reader. 


At Scotch Orchard, we believe that every child should have access to high-quality maths education through a ‘teaching for mastery’ approach. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school coherence that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering Maths. Our aim is to develop confident mathematicians who acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.

We use ‘Power Maths’ to support us in ensuring children are proficient in their ability to fluently recall facts and prior knowledge, reason confidently and problem-solve independently. Children spend time becoming true masters of content: applying and justifying their knowledge in multiple ways. Please click here for an overview of Year 4. 

Foundation Subjects

ScienceSound ElectricityStates of MatterPlants Animals, including Humans
HistoryWhat was the legacy of the Romans in Britain? Black History Month: Harriet TubmanWhat was life like in Anglo-Saxon Britain?What was the impact of the Viking invasion on Britain? Local History Study: What was the Staffordshire hoard?
GeographyEuropean countries Italy & UK comparisonEconomic activity: trade & agriculture Italy & UK comparisonThe Water Cycle
ComputingThe internet
Audio production
Repetition in shapes
Data logging
Photo editing
Repetition in games
P.EHandball Tag RugbyGymnastics Dance  Athletics Cricket  
Music Whole class recorders
BBC ten pieces
Glockenspiel 2
BBC ten pieces
How does music teach us about our community?
BBC ten pieces
REExplore religious teachings about environment and identify and reflect on behaviour.

Investigate the importance for believers of ceremonies in life cycle
Engage with a variety of people about their values and beliefs and ask questions.

Research some key events on tradition and explain the impact on believers
Identify some of the ways religions describe attributes of god and make links.

Identify the main feautures and patterns of acts of worship and talk about the importance
ARTLayering in drawingWatercolour paintingSculpture and architecture
DTMechanical systems -pneumatics, linkagesElectrical systems: programming and controlFood: healthy and varied diet
MFLY4 masterclass
Numbers 1 – 31
Describing personality
Describing clothes