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Year 4


YEAR 4 Experimentation

YEAR 4 Science

YEAR 4 Science

YEAR 4 History

Working scientifically

(Y3 and Y4)

I can ask relevant scientific questions.

I can use observations and knowledge to answer scientific questions.

I can set up a simple enquiry to explore a scientific question.

I can set up a test to compare two things.

I can set up a fair test and explain why it is fair.

I can make careful and accurate observations, including the use of standard units.

I can use equipment, including thermometers and data loggers to make measurements.

I can gather, record, classify and present data in different ways to answer scientific questions.

I can use diagrams, keys, bar charts and tables; using scientific language.

I can use findings to report in different ways, including oral and written explanations, presentation.

I can draw conclusions and suggest improvements.

I can make a prediction with a reason.

I can identify differences, similarities and changes related to an enquiry.





Living things and their habitats

I can group living things in different ways.

I can use classification keys to group, identify and name living things.

I can create classification keys to group, identify and name living things (for others to use).

I can describe how changes to an environment could endanger living things.

Animals, including humans

I can identify and name the parts of the human digestive system.

I can describe the functions of the organs in the human digestive system.

I can identify and describe the different types of teeth in humans.

I can describe the functions of different human teeth.

I can use food chains to identify producers, predators and prey.

I can construct food chains to identify producers, predators and prey.


I can group materials based on their state of matter (solid, liquid, gas).

I can describe how some materials can change state.

I can explore how materials change state.

I can measure the temperature at which materials change state.

I can describe the water cycle.

I can explain the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.












I can describe how sound is made.

I can explain how sound travels from a source to our ears.

I can explain the place of vibration in hearing.

I can explore the correlation between pitch and the object producing a sound.

I can explore the correlation between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.

I can describe what happens to a sound as it travels away from its source.


I can identify and name appliances that require electricity to function.

I can construct a series circuit.

I can identify and name the components in a series circuit (including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers).

I can draw a circuit diagram.

I can predict and test whether a lamp will light within a circuit.

I can describe the function of a switch in a circuit.

I can describe the difference between a conductor and insulators; giving examples of each.

I can plot events on a timeline using centuries.

I can explain how the lives of wealthy people were different from the lives of poorer people.

I can explain how historic items and artefacts can be used to help build up a picture of life in the past in ancient Greece.

I can explain how an event from the Roman Empire has shaped our life today.

I can research two versions of an event and explain how they differ.

I can research what it was like for British children in a given period of history beyond 1066.


YEAR 4 Geography

I can carry out research to discover features of villages, towns or cities.

I can plan a journey to a place in England.

I can collect and accurately measure information (e.g. rainfall, temperature, wind speed, noise levels etc).

I can explain why people may be attracted to live in cities.

I can explain why people may choose to live in one place rather than another.

I can locate the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn.

I can explain the difference between the British Isles, Great Britain and the United Kingdom.

I know the countries that make up the European Union.

I can find at least six cities in the UK on a map.

I can name and locate some of the main islands that surround the United Kingdom.

I can name the areas of origin of the main ethnic groups in the United Kingdom and in our school.



YEAR 4 Art


YEAR 4 Computing

YEAR 4 French

I can show facial expressions and body language in sketches and paintings.

I can use marks and lines to show texture in my art.

I can use line, tone, shape and colour to represent figure and forms in movement.

I can show reflections in my art.

I can print onto different materials using at least four colours.

I can sculpt clay and other mouldable materials.

I can integrate my digital images into my art.

I can experiment with the styles used by other artists.

I can explain some of the features of art from historical periods.

I can compare the work of different artists


YEAR 4 Design and Technology

I can use ideas from other people when I am designing.

I can produce a plan and explain it.

I can evaluate and suggest improvements for my designs.

I can evaluate products for both their purpose and appearance.

I can explain how I have improved my original design.

I can present a product in an interesting way.

I can measure accurately.

I can persevere and adapt my work when my original ideas do not work.

I know how to be both hygienic and safe when using food.














I can catch with one hand.

I can throw and catch accurately.

I can hit a ball accurately with control.

I can keep possession of the ball.

I can vary tactics and adapt skills depending on what is happening in a game.


I can work in a controlled way.

I can include change of speed and direction.

I can include a range of shapes.

I can work with a partner to create, repeat and improve a sequence with at least three phases.


I can take the lead when working with a partner or group.

I can use dance to communicate an idea.


I can run over a long distance.

I can sprint over a short distance.

I can throw in different ways.

I can hit a target.

I can jump in different ways.


I can swim over a short distance with the assistance of water aides.

I can jump in and immerse my head.

Algorithms and programming

I can experiment with variables to control models.

I can give an on-screen robot specific instructions that takes them from A to B.

I can make an accurate prediction and explain why I believe something will happen (linked to programming).

I can de-bug a program.

Information technology

I can select and use software to accomplish given goals.

I can collect and present data.

I can produce and upload a pod cast.

Digital literacy

I recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour using technology.

I can use technology safely and I know how and where to report concerns.


YEAR 4 Music

I can perform a simple part rhythmically.

I can sing songs from memory with accurate pitch.

I can improvise using repeated patterns.

I can use notation to record and interpret sequences of pitches.

I can use notation to record compositions in a small group or on my own.

I can explain why silence is often needed in music and explain what effect it has.

I can identify the character in a piece of music.

I can identify and describe the different purposes of music.

I can begin to identify the style of work of Beethoven, Mozart and Elgar.

Spoken language

I can name and describe people.

I can name and describe a place.

I can name and describe an object.

I can have a short conversation saying 3-4 things.

I can give a response using a short phrase.

I am starting to speak in sentences.


I can read and understand a short passage using familiar language.

I can explain the main points in a short passage.

I can read a passage independently.

I can use a bilingual dictionary or glossary to look up new words.


I can write phrases from memory.

I can write 2-3 short sentences on a familiar topic.

I can say what I like/dislike about a familiar topic.




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