St James CE Primary School

Year 4 Topic Work

Welcome to the Year 4 topic page!

Below you can see what exciting curriculum activities we have been taking part in in Autumn 2017 - click a picture to enlarge it.


We learnt about Team Work when we did Earthquake at Stubbington. .

We worked as a team to build shelters, that were water tested too!

We learnt about creatures that live in the sea and created our own rock pools.

In ICT we learnt to present data using tabloes and graphs.

Year 4 Autumn 2017


We designed and made our own pop up Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Books.

We learnt about states of matter and become particles to model it.

We learnt about the human digestive system and drew around each other to make an annotated diagram.

We learnt about food chains and created our own!

Below you can see what exciting curriculum activities we have been taking part in in Summer 2017 - click a picture to enlarge it.


We explored The Wind in the Willows and created our very own films based on the book.

We learnt all about volcanoes and for home learning we created our very own models that we then erupted at school!

We learnt all about the incredible country Iceland and created our own travel guides for it.

We got messy with paints in art this term. We experimented with colour!

Year 4 Summer Term 2017


We played ‘Pooh Sticks’ to determine which direction the river was flowing and how fast it was flowing.

We experimented with buckets, pipes and sponges to simulate the water cycle. We had to see which group saved the most water.

Our last challenge was to assess whether the pond was a healthy pond or not by pond dipping to identify which aquatic creatures could be found in Testwood Lakes.

We found boatman, newt tadpoles, larvae and many more different species which meant the pond was a good pond and not polluted.