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 Spring 2018 - click a picture to enlarge it.


We learnt to design, make and evaluate our very own cracking contraption, using electricity. In science, we learnt about how/why our contraptions worked by exploring electricity.

We visited Bursledon Brickworks as part of our local history project. We learnt about what life was like in our local area during Victorian times.

In English, we have been reading Oliver Twist! We have written a first person narrative about life in the workhouse, using our senses to describe and entertain. We have also written to persuade!

We’ve enjoyed doing lots of art this term! We learnt to print, creating our own Anglo Saxon designs.

Year 4 Anglo Saxons and Cracking Victorian Contraptions


We loved exploring the epic poem, Beowulf! We created our own monsters and wrote entertaining tales of how Beowulf defeated him.

We learnt to design and code our very own quizzes, using Scratch.

We learnt how/when/why different tribes invaded Britain and how they were to be known as Anglo Saxons.

We’ve been learning all about decimals and fractions in maths. In this photo, we’re creating our very own number line, representing decimals and fractions in as many ways as we could.