Highfield Primary School

Consideration Aspiration Responsibility Enjoyment

Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA


0161 748 6096

Class 4 Curriculum


This term, in English we will be learning and writing our own versions of the story ‘Grandad’s Island’.

We will be using this story as inspiration for a range of genres of writing including their own stories, postcards and information texts.

We are learning to use the following features in our independent writing: inverted commas to show when a character is speaking; conjunctions like ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘because’ to join ideas; and expanded noun phrases for description e.g. the jolly man with curly hair.


Our maths lessons will focus on measure and shape. In the measure unit we will measure and compare length and height using a range of measuring tools including rulers and tape measures. Our shape learning will focus on the language of position and direction.

Class 4 would benefit from practise of adding and taking away numbers up to 50 e.g. 43 and 23 by adding or taking the tens then the ones.  43 + 23 becomes 43 + 20 + 3.


In our theme lessons next half term, we will be using our history skills to learn about transport and how it has changed over time. We will make comparisons between boats, trains and aeroplanes that exist within the children’s living memory and those that have existed before.


This term in PE, we will develop our striking and fielding skills using a variety of bats and rackets with games related to the basics of rounders and cricket. This will include bowling and catching skills.


In science, we will be learning about animals including humans. We will learn about how animals move in different ways to help them survive, how they stay healthy and how some animals give birth to live young and some animals lay eggs.


Remember the sunflower competition!

In art, we will be looking at how digital media can be used using applications such as Tux Paint.


In DT, we will be designing and creating our moving vehicle using mechanisms to propel them.   


In RE lessons we’ll be asking the question ‘How do we care for others in the world and why does it matter?’ and will learn how the religions of Christianity and Judaism might respond to this.


Our music unit is all about songs with a theme of imaginations including ‘Pure Imagination’ by Gene Wilder from the film adaptation of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. We will use this inspiration to compose our own melodies related to this theme.


Our computing learning this term focusses on photography and editing. Children will learn how to ensure images are in focus and consider the composition of their images. We will then edit them to crop and add effects.


This term’s PSHE unit is called ‘Being My Best’ which is all about keeping healthy, using a Growth Mindset and achieving goals. Furthermore, we will be watching an online video 'Speak out Stay Safe'. Look out for the letter to parents and carers.



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Bridgenorth Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9PA

0161 748 6096