Primary Year 4

Primary – Year 4

Curriculum Overview

Cambridge Primary, gives schools a curriculum framework to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in younger learners. Cambridge Primary enables teachers to assess children’s learning as they progress.  The Cambridge Primary Curriculum framework for each subject – English, English as a second language, mathematics and science – provides a clear teaching structure. ISIB also use integrated assessments to monitor learners’ progress combined with a variety of other international subject options such as IPC, RE, PE etc.

Core topics to be studied

  • Unit 1A: Historical Fiction
  • Unit 1B: Non Chronological Reports
  • Unit 1C: Poems and Play scripts on common themes
  • Unit 2A: Fantasy stories
  • Unit 2B: Newspaper style reports
  • Unit 2C: Poems from different times and cultures
  • Unit 3A: Stories about problems and issues
  • Unit 3B: Explanation and persuasion
  • Unit 3C: Poems in a variety of forms
  • Number & Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Shape, Data and Measure
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Mixed Operations
  • Habitats
  • Moving and Growing
  • Circuits and Conductors
  • Friction
  • Keeping Warm

Additional topics to be studied

  • Land, Sea and Sky
  • Active planets (Earthquakes and Volcanos)
  • Explorers and Adventurers (exploring the world)
  • Footprints from the past
  • Shaping up (health and fitness
  • Becoming an adult
  • Inspirational people
  • Judaism
  • Sikhism
  • War and suffering/Neighbours
  • Competitive games
  • Basic knowledge about the human body
  • Track and field
  • Orienteering


In class assessments at the end of each topic will be marked to the National Curriculum levels 1c to 8a.

Further Information

For more information regarding this course please speak to Mr Clarke.