Merton Park Primary School

Year 4

Meet the Year 4 team!

Year 4 (ID 1057)

Year 4 (ID 1057)


In Year 4 we have selected a wonderful range of children’s books to enhance the children’s pleasure in reading and to teach literacy creatively. We use lots of strategies to support writing, including: discussion, drama, role play, reading aloud and oral story-telling. Children learn how to organise their ideas and writing and how to use an increasingly varied vocabulary to make their writing interesting.  


In Year 4 children solve increasingly complex number problems. They use all four mathematical operations (+ - x ÷) and are encouraged to talk about their methods and their solutions. By the end of Year 4 children are expected to know all of their times tables up to 12x. All year 4 children will take the Multiplication Times-table check (MTC) at the end of Y4. 


Curriculum map


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Knowledge organisers

Knowledge organisers are a summary of the key facts and essential knowledge that pupils need about a unit of work or a curriculum subject. They contain the information broken down into easily digestible chunks.

It is also important to state what a knowledge organiser is not: Knowledge organisers are not a curriculum. It’s best to think of them as tools to help the children. 

Knowledge organisers can be a valuable tool for both children, staff and parents. Our subject leaders create the knowledge organisers, to set out their expectations of what pupils should learn about a topic and to clarify their thinking about what is important.

Subject leaders look at a series of knowledge organisers to check for progression and continuity both within and across curriculum subjects and to ensure standards and expectations for learning are being implemented.

Pupils will review, revise and quiz themselves using their knowledge organisers.

Finally, knowledge organisers are a really clear and easy to understand way for parents to be more aware of what their children are learning at primary school and thus to support them.

Science History Geography Art
Electricity Romans Biomes and Rainforests
States of Matter & the Water Cycle Stone Age to Iron Age La Plagne
Classification of Plants & Animals
The Human Body