Somerby Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 9PR

0116 241 6722

Fernvale Primary School

A place to learn and grow

  1. Our classes
  2. Year 4 – Maples
  3. Year 4 curriculum page

Year 4 Curriculum Page

The children work towards objectives from the National Curriculum. Their subjects include Maths, English, Science, Design Technology, RE, PSHE, Music, Computing, Art, History, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages  and PE. 

Spring Term 

In literacy we used the green screen to create fantasy settings and then used them in our writing.


In our science work on electricity we made different types of switches and investigated which one would connect and disconnect the circuit the quickest.


In science we also  investigated how sounds changed when containers held different amounts of water


In art as part of our art topic on European artists, we created our own hats in the style of Coco Chanel.


Autumn Term

In art, Year 4 have been studying Autumn and looking at the patterns and shapes of leaves.  They drew a leaf pattern on a polystyrene block to create a tile which they used to print in different colours.

The Kangaroo and the Porpoise

In literacy, during our stories from other cultures topic, we read an aboriginal story about a porpoise and a kangaroo. We then acted out a telephone conversation between them.

As part of our maths work in year 4 we have been learning to subtract using a formal column method.  We worked with a partner; one of us physically subtracted with place value counters including exchanging whilst the other recorded the calculation on a whiteboard.

In science we have been doing a variety of investigations. We mixed yeast, tepid water and sugar together and poured it into a bottle.  We stretched a balloon over the top of the bottle.  After a while, the balloon began to inflate because the yeast, sugar and water reacted together to create a gas.

We then did an experiment to test which sugars would cause a better reaction. We mixed yeast with tepid water and caster sugar, brown sugar, granulated sugar and icing sugar.  We also had one sample without any sugar.  The granulated sugar caused the best reaction as the yeast solution doubled in size from 100ml to 200ml during the afternoon.

We also investigated bubbles.  We tried a range of different solutions to see which made the 'best bubbles' and we tried hard to make bubbles within bubbles.

Fernvale Primary School

We are currently working on our new site.

With any urgent queries please contact our office at:

0116 241 6722