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John Hellins Primary School

Being the best we can be


Class 4

In class 4 we follow the National Curriculum for Numeracy and Literacy. Our creative curriculum is based on projects; we link the projects to all areas of the National Curriculum. These areas are: Science, Geography, History, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Cooking and Nutrition and Computing.

During our project, we aim to have opportunities for children to enhance their Literacy skills; writing at length as well as focusing specifically on grammar, punctuation and spelling objectives.

Mathematics is also included, where possible, in our project and covers the objectives in the Year 4 and 5 curriculum. We teach Maths in practical and exciting ways, ensuring we deepen the understanding that children have of the three key areas; Problem solving, Reasoning, and Fluency.

Our projects run for a term and they involve exciting days for the children including trips, visitors, child led ‘Google’ days and WOW days.

The Summer project in class 4 is “Extreme Environments”.

During this project we will study both hot and cold environments. We will use atlases and maps to locate regions and study the geographical features. The children will research: The Arctic, Antarctica, deserts, ice ages, myths and legends and global warming.

We will also link the learning to several texts, both fiction and non-fiction.

We will try to answer the question – what will our world look like in 20 years?

During our Design Technology lessons, we will design and make sleds, look at the designs of electric cars and travel for the future. We will also undertake an innovation project – making paper, cards and bookmarks from recycled materials.

During our project we will visit Woburn Safari park and learn about animals from different regions of the world.







  1. C4 Project Planning Summer 2018
  2. C4 Spelling Guidance Booklet Summer 2018
  3. C4 Project Planning Diagram Summer 2018
  4. Year 3 - 4 and 5 - 6 Common Words