GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

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Theme Big Question What we will learn

Curriculum information documents

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Save The Rainforests

How much rainforest is in my chocolate bar?

Imagine that you have to describe a rainforest to a friend. What words and phrases would you use? We will explore where rainforests are found, the animals and plants that they would expect to find and the people who live in rainforests. Rainforests once covered 14% of the world's surface. Now they cover less than 5%. Every second, an area of the rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed. Some scientists believe that, if we lose our rainforests, we might put our whole planet at risk. Sadly, it is easy to point the finger of blame and tell people what they should be doing to preserve the rainforest. Many people believe that the destruction is not a local issue but a global problem that involves everyone. What will we do to help save the rainforest? 

Topic Knowledge organiser - How much rainforest is in my chocolate bar?


Science knowledge organiser -

Living thingsand theri habitats/Animals including humans


Core drivers document - Autumn


Riotous Royalty

What was life like in Tudor times? Meet the tragic figure of Queen Anne Boleyn, speaking from her room in the Tower. She has been arrested, and is about to stand trial in front of 2000 spectators. Find out who she thinks has framed her and what she thinks of her husband, King Henry VIII. Next, Henry has his turn to speak and present his case. He wants you to support him and rid both him and his country of this wicked traitor who has borne him no heir. Whose side will you take on this reopened case? Later, meet the ailing figure of Elizabeth I as she speaks from her deathbed in front of an imposing portrait of her beloved father, King Henry VIII. She waits until she cannot be overheard… then reveals a miniature portrait of her mother, Anne Boleyn, executed on the orders of her own father when Elizabeth was just two years old. Elizabeth is still desperate to know the truth about her parents’ disastrous relationship and whether her mother was really guilty. Can you help her?

Topic Knowledge organiser - What was life like in Tudor times?


Science Knowledge organisers - 

States of Matter



Core drivers document - Spring


Going for gold

Would you compete at the Olympic games?

The Olympic Games are a global celebration of sport and achievement that aim to promote the values offriendly competition, peace and joy. As with every competition, not everyone can be a winner. We’ll befinding out more about this as we explore the winners and losers beyond just the Olympic sportingevents. Are you ready to go for gold?

In History we will learn about some of the controversies that have affected past Olympics.
In Technology, we’ll be designing a logo for our school Olympics.
In Music, we’ll be learning and recording the song ‘Lighting Up The Flame’
Learning about the common features of national anthems and composing our own class or school anthem.
In Physical Education, we’ll be practising skills and techniques for athletic events
Learning about Fair Play and sportsmanship at the Olympics, running a visually impaired Paralympic 100m race.
Thinking about the global world, we will 
learn about the impacts of the Olympic Games on the host country/city and about other global competitions such as the World Cup and the Nobel Prize

Topic knowledge organiser - Would you compete at the Olympic games?


Science knowledge organisers -


Famous scientists


Core drivers - Summer