Southfield Junior School


Year 4 Classes

Our Year 4 classes are taught by Mrs Vallis, Mrs Hicks.

The two classes are called Sycamore and Willow. 

During PPA each week, the children are taught by Mrs. Law.  They have specialist computing lessons in which they learn about, practice and apply different I.T. skills to complement in-class learning. The children also learn about e-safety.    

Autumn Term 2021-2022           

 Curriculum Map - Technology through time

Term 5 and 6  Bean to Bar                     


Medium-term planning 

Bean to bar - Medium term planning

This term's key texts and authors

                 Linda Lowery

        Lynne Cherry                                                                                              

Term 3 and 4  Pharaohs and Mummies


Medium term planning

Pharaohs and mummies medium-term plan

This term's main text and author


Bloomsbury news reports - Home learning

After writing our news reports on the findings in a Bloomsbury town house, the children of year 4 have performed and recorded them.  Here are some examples of what they achieved.

Arron's news report

Alfie's news report

Tomos' news report

Samuel's news report

Character descriptions - Home learning

The children completed a role on the wall for the character of Lil by carefully considering what they knew about her from the first chapter.  They used this information to write a detailed character description.     

                          Harriet's role on the wall and character description.


              Jenson's role on the wall and character description.


 Miniature books, filled with the children’s stories - Home learning 

 The children used their imagination to plan a story, carefully thinking about their characters, setting and plot.  They then made their narrative into a fabulous miniature book! 

Egyptian art - Home learning

Egyptian headdresses           

Scarab beetles

Canopic jars   


Egyptian engineering - Home learning





  Term 1 and 2 Inventors and Inventions  

Over the course of the last two terms, we have thoroughly enjoyed our topic; Inventors and Inventions. 

We started the year by researching some of the most well-known inventions that have changed the world and created a timeline to show our findings.

We then looked in detail at Thomas Edison and his invention of the lightbulb. We spent time in topic lessons researching all about him and then put our information into a biography. Check out some of them below! 

Thomas Edison (part 1) Thomas Edison (part 2)Thomas Edison Biography

As part of our home-learning, we set the children the task of researching another inventor of their choice. Lily chose to research William Kellogg- check our her PowerPoint.

William Kellogg

In English, we have based our writing on the story 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret.' 


We spent some time exploring the characters and then re-wrote a part of the story. 

Click below to read Alfie's section of Hugo Cabret:

 Hugo Cabret by Alfie (part 1) Hugo Cabret by Alfie (part 2)

Medium Term Planning

Please see the PDF below that outlines the content of the children's learning for autumn term.

Year 4 Autumn: Inventors and Inventions



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