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Year 4

Year 4

Malala class

In the Autumn term, pupil learning is led by the curriculum vehicle ‘Change for Life Campaign - be food smart!’ which allows pupils to respond to the critical question: ‘How do we change and grow?’ This is supported by challenging texts which enhance pupil knowledge of social justice and equity, enabling them to enhance their ability to think critically and problem-solve.

Pupils begin the term with an immersive Greek experience, where they take part in a workshop to learn about life in Ancient Greece, with a focus on lifestyle and diet. 

Having the curriculum driver possibilities enables year 4 pupils to create and lead their own campaign, helping others to 'change for life'. They will share their campaign with the local community and work alongside local business to deepen their understanding of health and wellbeing in the workplace. 

We are committed to achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and share the belief that ‘ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.’ – UN. We have a moral imperative to educate our pupils about how they can create a sustainable world and we empower them to teach others.

Year 4 Long Term Plan Autumn


Global perspectives

Social justice and equity

Character skill

Critical thinking  

Attitude outcome

Social justice and equity

Offence at unfair treatment of others locally and globally. 

Sense of justice growing interest in world events and global issues. 

Critical thinking

Begin to identify bias and opinion. 

Give evidence for an argument, assess different viewpoints and present counter-arguments. 

Imagine alternative possibilities and suggest new ideas to solve problems. 


Immersive Greek Experience

The students take part in a workshop to learn about life in Ancient Greece, with a focus on lifestyle and diet.

Critical question

How do we change and grow?

Core texts


The Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden and Christina Balit

Who let the Gods out by Maz Evans

Curriculum driver



Change for life campaign – be food smart!

Students will work in groups to produce leaflets, posters, videos and other pieces to promote their campaign. They will research changes to health and well-being over time, the consequences and effects, focusing on life on land. They will then present their campaign and promote it in school and the local community. They will work alongside a local business to promote good health and well-being.