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Year 4: Spring Curriculum


Spring: Democracy, Parliament & Politics Children will learn about British democracy, the two houses of parliament and how elections work at a local and national level. They will learn why democracy is so important and how and why women fought to get the vote.

Create A Spark

Each unit of work will begin with a stimulating activity to inspire curiosity and launch the unit.

Steps To Success

  • Respect: understand how our politicians help us to build the UK that voters want
  • Friendship: understand how people power can get things done
  • Resilience: Understand how people fought (and are still fighting) for the right to vote against incredible odds


We follow the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work.

National Curriculum Objectives covered throughout the Spring term:

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States Of Matter

Working scientifically:

  • Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
  • Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
  • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  • Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
  • Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions
  • Using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
  • Identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
  • Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

National Curriculum Objectives:

  • Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C).


Unity, division and forgiveness

Key Biblical Teachings:

  • Psalm 133:1;
  • Proverbs 18:1;
  • Proverbs 26:21;
  • Romans 16;17;
  • 1 Corinthians 1:10;
  • 2 Timothy 2:23;
  • James 4:1;
  • Story of St Peter- denies Jesus and Jesus’ reaction after resurrection;
  • Disciples dispute over greatness – Matthew 26: 31-35;
  • Mark 14: 27-31;
  • Luke 22:24-28;
  • John 13:31-38;
  • Luke 7 – woman anoints Jesus.

Spiritual: How can our ideas create change? Why should we give thanks for our freedoms?

Moral: Why is fairness so important? Does everyone have the right to a say?

Social: What’s the right way to disagree?

Cultural: Are there places in the world where people don’t have a vote?

How do the five pillars guide Muslims?

  • Describe and explain key teachings of Islam and the different ways these are interpreted by believers;
  • Describe and show understanding of how Muslim beliefs impact in a variety of ways on the life and decisions of believers;
  • Explain how the pilgrimage of Hajj can affect a Muslims life.


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WE Schools

No specific focus during this half term.


Texts used in Year 4:

  • Winter’s child by Angela McAllister & Grahame Baker Smith (Descriptive Poetry, Fantasy Story Sequel, Recount)
  • Iron man by Ted Hughes (Narrative suspense, News reports)



National Curriculum Objectives:

  • They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.
  • They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

Essential skills:

  • I can explain how the lives of wealthy people were different from the lives of poorer people.
  • I can explain how an event from the past has shaped our life today.
  • I can research two versions of an event and explain how they differ.


Charanga: Stop

National Curriculum objectives:

  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music

Essential Skills:

  • I can perform a simple part rhythmically.
  • I can explain why silence is often needed in music and explain what effect it has.
  • I can identify the character in a piece of music.
  • I can identify and describe the different purposes of music.


Famous buildings – architecture (Houses of parliament, Holyrood house, other famous buildings)

National Curriculum Objectives:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Essential skills:

  • I can use marks and lines to show texture in my art.
  • I can use line, tone, shape and colour to represent figure and forms in movement.
  • I can show reflections in my art.


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Enrich Drivers

  • Experiences: Visit mosque
  • Preparedness for modern life & independence: British values – Rule of law/ democracy. Different families and beliefs- how can we all be represented? UN rights of the child
  • Wellbeing: Emotional literacy – How can we all have our say?
  • Aspiration & Curiosity: Aspiration – talk from a councillor

Let Your Light Shine

The unit will culminate with a piece of work designed to celebrate the pupils’ learning.

End Of Year Expectations