Year 4

Mrs C Doherty
Mrs C Doherty
Science Leader
Mrs E Carter
Teaching Assistant
Mrs E Carter

Year 4 Project - Blue Abyss

Grab your wetsuit! We’re going on a deep sea adventure.

During this project, we’ll visit an aquarium to gain an insight into the ocean world. We’ll sketch different creatures and create clay sculptures of our favourite. Writing poems inspired by our favourite sea creatures will help us to develop a rich vocabulary. Using maps, globes and atlases, we’ll identify the world’s oceans and seas. We’ll also find different ways of grouping living things. Diving back into the 1800s, we’ll learn all about the HMS Challenger. We’ll research Jacques Cousteau and write biographies about his exciting explorations. As a challenge, we’ll create model submarines using recycled materials and program an onscreen submarine. We’ll study Antony Gormley’s Another Place sculpture and write reviews. After locating the Great Barrier Reef on a map, we’ll learn about the risks it faces.

Help your child prepare for their project
Oceans are remarkable and fascinating places that are full of life. Why not visit the coast together to see an ocean or sea up close? You could also look at an atlas or online map to find out which seas and oceans surround Britain. Alternatively, work together to create an under-the-sea collage using different materials to represent the plants, creatures and water.

Memorable Experience - Visit an aquarium

Design and Technology - Designing submarines; working models

Art and Design - Observational drawing; 3-D models; Clay sculpture; Anthony Gormley; Batik; Printing; Seascapes

Computing - Programming; Video editing; Multimedia presentations

Geography - Seas and oceans of the world; The Great Barrier Reef; Environmental issues

Science - Living things and their habitats; Animals, including humans; Working scientifically

Science Investigations - Are all sea creatures the same? How does pollution affect habitats?

Year 4 Key Information



In Year 4 PE lessons are timetabled for Monday and Friday.

Spelling Tests will take place every Wednesday. 



Next week we will be:

  • finishing our story inspired by 'Float'
  • having a campfire as part of our English lessons, creating vocabulary through memorable experiences


Next week we will be:

  • beginning the topic of 'Money'

Additional Information


  • PE days are Monday and Friday. Please send trainers for outside PE and as it may be hot this term, please send in hats and apply suncream.
  • We are really encouraging lots of reading this term- please sign your child's reading record at home! The expectation is that they read for 10 minutes a day at home. Thanks in advance!


This week's homework is;

  • read for at least 10 minutes everyday with an adult. This needs to be recorded in the reading record.
  • revise spellings on Spelling Shed, ready for a test on Wednesday.
  • Mrs Doherty's spelling group can find their spellings attached below.
  • use Maths Whizz to achieve 3 progressions.