Staincliffe C of E Junior School

Staincliffe C of E Junior School

Respect, Trust, Courage and Joy

Year 4

Teachers - Miss Parkes, Mr Jones and Mr Daji.

Teaching Assistants - Miss Jubb, Mrs Hussain, Mrs Shaikh, Ms Khot, Mrs Sadiq.


Below is the Summer term overview - this covers everything that your child will be working on throughout the Summer term in Year 4. 

For the full year overview of all subjects covered across this year group, please click on the link below.

Year 4 Long term plan 2021-2022.

To look back at the work your child covered last term, click on the link for the Year 4 Spring term overview.

Year 4 Spring term overview 2022.





During the Summer term the children will learn about: Measures in the context of money, fractions, place value, written multiplication and division with short multiplication and chunking, mixed focused measures, data handling and statistics. In Year 4 we follow a progressive approach ensuring the children get experience of mathematical concepts in blocks of a week or two weeks. They then revisit these concepts over the year to ensure they have mastered previous knowledge and understanding that has been taught.  We encourage the children to be independent learners in maths and they utilise their Maths Toolkit to support their learning when required.



In Literacy, over the Summer Term, Year 4 will be looking at explanations, persuasion, narrative, poems and plays. The children will begin the term explaining how a new invention, ‘The Robocleaner’, works and what it is used for. They will persuade people in the form of an advertisement that they need to buy it and even deal with a dissatisfied customer by writing a letter of complaint about the product. Attention will then turn to the day when a real-life dinosaur visited school. The children will write about how they reacted and felt and research a real dinosaur in the process whilst writing a story that has a ‘cliff hanger’ ending. The classic Hans Christian Andersen text, ‘The Tinderbox’ will then be examined and children will use it as a basis for their writing. Last but not least, the children will publish their own collaborative book about an unfortunate Donkey called ‘Daisy’ before finishing the year performing poems and plays.    


PE- Physical Education



During summer term 1, Year 4 children will be developing their physical skills in their PE lessons. This will include: selecting and applying a range of skills with good control and consistency.

During summer 2, children will developing and increasing their health and fitness. They will be taught about the importance of a warm up and cool down and be able to describe how and why their body changes during and after exercise.



 Our first year 4 topic in science during the first half of the summer term will be concerned with ‘Electricity’. The children will be considering the big question:   

Where does Electricity come from?                                                                         

In this topic, the children will learn how electricity is produced, its uses and how dangerous it is. They will then make their own simple circuits learning the symbols for the components of these circuits.

In the second half of the summer term, the children move onto a topic called: ‘States of Matter’. They will learn the physical properties of: solids, liquids and gases. For example, the changes from ice to water to water vapour.



All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: Blackbird by The Beatles – a song about civil rights. Children will listen and appraise, play progressive warm up games and perform their compositions. We can’t wait to hear what they come up with!


In French this half term, the children will be learning about French food, cafés, ordering and menus -‘Yum Yum’- or ‘Miam, Miam’! This unit introduces food vocabulary and revises numbers to 100, this time in the context of money and prices. The unit encourages children to develop their language detective skills and confidence with practical conversational French.




 In Computing, there are several topics we will be studying over the term.

Hardware Investigators- The children will learn the names and functions of the different hardware and parts that make up a computer/ laptop or device.

Making Music- In this unit, the lessons encourage children to discuss and experiment with the main elements of a piece of music and allows them to compose themselves. The children will be composing music by understanding the rhythm, tempo, melody and the pitch and how it affects the music experience of the listener.

Coding- This unit is all about coding. The lessons will start by looking at existing code, asking the children to ‘read’ it and make Predictions to what they think will happen when the code is run. You’ll then Run the code and give them time to discuss what happens and relate it back to their predictions. You’ll spend time with them investigating the code, looking at how different parts work and helping them to understand how. Once children have an understanding of how the code works, they will be encouraged to modify it - changing and adding code and re-running the program to view the impact of their changes. And once confident with this, they are encouraged to try and Make their own program from scratch.

PSHE- Personal Social Health Economic Education

In the first half term, our topic will be ‘Relationships’. We will be looking at how we can maintain positive relationships with our family, friends and others. The children will be identifying ways in which they can identify jealousy and express and give reasons why someone is special to them. They will also learn about how to deal with bereavement and how to deal with a loss of a family member. They will also learn about how relationships and friendships change as they get older and different people come in to their lives.

In the second half term, our topic will be ‘Changing Me.’ This topic will enable children to understand that their characteristics come from their birth parents. This topic will also be looking at how their bodies go through changes as they get older. Also another important topic which will be looked at is how social media affects their own self-image.


RE- Religious Education


 Over the summer term, in year 4, the children will be exploring the big question:

Why are Gurus at the Heart of Sikh Beliefs?

The children will be examining Sikh beliefs and practices, including the belief in Guru Nanak and his importance in the Sikh religion. They will learn about his life and disappearance. They will also study the ‘Mool Mantar’ and look at the significance of ‘The Golden Temple’.

Art and Design skills

The art and design topic for summer 2 is sculpture. In this topic, children’s work will be influenced by a range of inspirational sculptors as they explore and use unusual objects to create their own 3D works of art. As well as having the opportunity to create drums and maracas from recycled materials, pupils also look at different techniques to create different effects.


DT- Design Technology


During Summer 1, children will apply their scientific understanding of electrical circuits to create a torch made from easily available materials and objects. They will also design and evaluate their product against set design criteria.


In this unit the children will be answering the big question: Where would you rather live – seaside or Batley.

Children will be learning about the human and physical features of urban and coastal areas and how they may have changed over time. Effects of erosion at the coast will also be studied and finally, children will compare a UK seaside location to Batley.




In the second half term, we will be learning about the Local History. Children will be learning about primary and secondary sources of evidence. The children will be learning about the Monarchs that has Ruled England and place them on a timeline. From the timeline, they will be learning about the significant events that happened in Batley around the time of certain key monarchs.



We follow the spelling patterns from Spelling Shed.

The children can then use the website to practice their weekly spellings choosing the level of support they need. Each child in Year 4 has a copy of the spelling lists in their school book bag.

This term, we will be looking at lists 13- 26.



Every week Year 4 children will:

  • be given a maths activity, either linked to their learning that week or revisiting a previously taught skill
  • be expected to read their reading book and get their reading record signed x3 weekly
  • play on TTRockstars and Spelling Shed
  • learn their weekly spellings (each week has a different list focus that the children have been practising in school that week

Each half term Year 4 children will:

  • be set their black book homework tasks. They need to be as creative as possible so it could include art work, writing, computer presentations, 3D models, posters etc. It is hoped an adult at home will work collaboratively with the child and help them with their learning and presentation. When this happens the work is often simply stunning.