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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 Autumn project in class 4 is “Trains, boats, planes and cars”.

We will be studying the history of transport around the world. We will investigate flight, including the Wright brothers, birds and Concorde. During our science investigations we will look at floating and sinking, engines, cogs and aerodynamics. We will research trains and cars, including Stevenson’s rocket, Formula 1 and Henry Ford. Our art lessons will focus on wheels, birds in flight, feathers and water. We will use a range of materials to create wonderful pieces of art.

During the project we will be going on two trips. The Canal museum at Stoke Bruerne and Silverstone race track. We will also have visitors from BMW and the emergency services. 


  1. Project Curriculum Year 5
  2. Project Curriculum Year 4
  3. Year 3 and 4 Words Common Words
  4. KS2 Y5 and Y6 Spelling Guidance. C5
  6. Class 4 Project Map Sept 2017
  7. Spellings Guidance Autumn 2017 Class 4