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Year 4

Year 4

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Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Whole School Unit  The Fate of Fausto


Arthur and the Golden Rope




Michael Rosen poetry


The King Who Banned the Dark


Biscuit Bear 


Christmas Classic


Recount– After the Fall (Humpty Dumpty)


Explanation text - Until I Met Dudley


Whole School Unit - tba




River pollution - non-chronological report


Literary Heritage – The Iron Man


Women in Science 


Poetry – Nonsense – Jabberwocky 


Leon and the Place In between




Windmill farm - Poems/reports 

Guided Reading

How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell 


Michael Rosen Poetry 


Complete Comprehension

Pugs of the Frozen North - Phillip Reeve & Sarah Mcintyre 




Complete Comprehension

Varjak Paw - SF Said 





I was a rat - Phillip Pullman)





The Great Chocoplot - Chris Callaghan





Me, My dad and the end of the rainbow - Benjamin Dean 






First few weeks: four operations/place value


Power Maths Textbook 4A

Unit 1 - Place value and 4 digit numbers (1)

Unit 2- Place value - 4-digit numbers (2)

Unit 3 - Addition and Subtraction

Unit 4 - Measure - area

Unit 5 - Multiplication and division (1)


Power Maths Textbook 4B

Unit 6 - Multiplication and division (2)

Unit 7 - Length and perimeter

Unit 8 - Fractions (1)

Unit 9 - Fractions (2)

Unit 10 - Decimals (1)

Power Maths Textbook 4C

Unit 11 - Decimals (2)

Unit 12 - Money

Unit 13 - Time

Unit 14 - Geometry - angles and 2D shapes

Unit 15 - Statistics

Unit 16 - Geometry - Position and direction



This project teaches children about sound, how sound is made and how sound travels as vibrations through a medium to the ear. They learn about pitch and volume and find out how both can be changed.

Alexander Graham Bell


Food and the Digestive System 

This project teaches children about the human digestive system. They explore the main parts, starting with the mouth and teeth, identifying teeth types and their functions. They link this learning to animals' diets and construct food chains to show the flow of energy.


States of Matter 

This project teaches children about solids, liquids and gases and their characteristic properties. They observe how materials change state as they are heated and cooled, and learn key terminology associated with these processes.



Anders Celsius


Grouping and Classifying

This project teaches children about grouping living things, known as classification. They study the animal and plant kingdoms and use and create classification keys to identify living things.

Electrical circuits and conductors

This project teaches children about electrical appliances and safety. They construct simple series circuits and name their parts and functions, including switches, wires and cells. They investigate electrical conductors and insulators and identify common features of conductors. It also teaches children about programmable devices. They combine their learning to design and make a nightlight.


Hinduism - Janmashtami

The festival of Janmashtami celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna and falls in August or September. Krishna is one of the Hindu faith's most popular gods.

Buddhism - Kathina 

Kathina is a celebration held in October or November after Vassa, the Rains Retreat, which is sometimes known as the Buddhists Lent. Buddhist monks stay in a vihara or monastery during the rainy season in Asian countries and spend time studying the Dharma (Buddha's teaching) and meditating.

Sikhism - Vaisaki

Sikhs usually celebrate Vaisakhi on the 13th and 14th April. It is the most important festival day for Sikhs because, in 1699, Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa. The Khalsa are ordained Sikhs who make promises to wear the Five Ks and follow the Sikh religion faithfully.

Christianity - Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week is the last week of Lent. It starts with Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem over 2000 years ago.

Judaism - Shabbat 

Shabbat (Sabbath) is the Jewish day of rest. Jews believe God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Shabbat begins at sunset on Friday and ends on Saturday. 

Islam - Eid-Al-Adha 

Eid ul-Adha, also known as the Greater Eid, is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar. It commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son when Allah ordered him to.


Being Me in My World


Being part of a class team Being a school citizen Rights, responsibilities and democracy (school council) Rewards and consequences Group decision-making 

Having a voice What motivates behaviour


Celebrating Differences


Challenging assumptions Judging by appearance Accepting self and others Understanding influences Understanding bullying Problem-solving Identifying how special and unique everyone is First impressions

Dreams and Goals


Hopes and dreams

Overcoming disappointment

Creating new, realistic dreams

Achieving goals

Working in a group

Celebrating contributions


Positive attitudes

Healthy Me


Healthier friendships Group dynamics Smoking Alcohol Assertiveness Peer pressure Celebrating inner strength



Jealousy Love and loss Memories of loved ones Getting on and Falling Out Girlfriends and boyfriends Showing appreciation to people and animals

Changing Me


Being unique

Having a baby

Girls and puberty

Confidence in change

Accepting change

Preparing for transition

Environmental change




This project teaches children about life in Britain after the Roman withdrawal. Children will learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest.


Roman withdrawal from Britain; Chronology of invasion; Anglo-Saxon invasion; Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, beliefs and customs; Religion; Everyday life in Anglo-Saxon Britain; Viking invasion; Everyday life in Viking Britain; Significant people – King Athelstan; Norman invasion; Legacy


Ancient Civilisations 


This project teaches children about the history of three of the world’s first ancient civilisations: ancient Sumer, ancient Egypt and the Indus Valley civilisation. Children will learn about the rise, life, achievements and eventual end of each civilisation.


Features of civilisations; Ancient Sumer; Ancient Egypt; Indus Valley civilisation; Artefacts; Timelines; New inventions and technology; Everyday life; Social hierarchy; Significant leaders; End of ancient civilisations


Interconnected World 


This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children about compass points and four and six-figure grid references. They learn about the tropics and the countries, climates and culture of North and South America. Children identify physical features in the United Kingdom and learn about the National Rail and canal networks. They conduct an enquiry to prove a hypothesis, gathering data from maps and surveys before drawing conclusions.


Compass points; Four and six-figure grid references; Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn; Countries, climate and culture of North and South America; Significant physical features of the UK; Renewable and non-renewable energy; National Rail network; UK canal network; Fieldwork; Local enquiry

Misty Mountain, Winding River 


This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.


Rivers; Maps; Grid references; Contour lines; Physical processes – erosion, transportation and deposition; World rivers; Aerial images; Mountains; UK mountains; World mountains; Compass points; Water cycle; Soil; Altitudinal zones; Data analysis



Warp and weft 


This project teaches children about the artform of weaving and how it has developed over time, including the materials and techniques required to create woven patterns and products.


Contrast and Complement (ART WEEK)


This project teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. It includes an exploration of tertiary colours, warm and cool colours, complementary colours and analogous colours, and how artists use colour in their artwork.




This project teaches children about the techniques that artists use when composing landscape images, such as colour and atmosphere.

Statues, Statuettes and Figurines 


This project teaches children about the 3-D representation of the human form, including statues, statuettes and figurines. They study examples from ancient civilisations, and use their clay skills to create a Sumer-style figurine.




Fresh Food, Good Food


This project teaches children about food decay and preservation. They discover key inventions in food preservation and packaging, then make examples. The children prepare, package and evaluate a healthy snack.

Functional and fancy fabrics


This project teaches children about home furnishings and the significant designer William Morris. They learn techniques for decorating fabric, including block printing, hemming and embroidery and use them to design and make a fabric sample.


Tomb builders


Understand and use mechanical systems in their products (for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages).





Blown Away Recorder Book 1


Recorder skills and practice.


Christmas performance


Mamma Mia 

Singing as part of a group


Recorder skills and practice

Stop!: Cross-curricular anti-bully rap - composing and performing

Lean On Me:

Singing as part of a group


Recorder skills and practice

Blackbird: Singing as part of a group, dueting or soloing.


Recorder skills and practice



Ball Skills







Tag Rugby






The Internet. 


Recognising the internet as a network of networks including the WWW, and why we should evaluate online content.

Audio production


Capturing and editing audio to produce a podcast, ensuring that copyright is considered.

Repetition in shapes. 


Using a text-based programming language to explore count-controlled loops when drawing shapes.

Data logging. 


Recognising how and why data is collected over time, before using data loggers to carry out an investigation

Photo editing. 


Manipulating digital images, and reflecting on the impact of changes and whether the required purpose is fulfilled.

Repetition in games. 


Using a block-based programming language to explore count-controlled and infinite loops when creating a game.


Numbers (C)


Presenting Myself (I)

Family (I)

My Home (I)

Enhanced Curriculum - visits, extra curricula...


Theatre trip 


Fantastically great women who changed the world (PSHE link)

Local area visit to sketch the landscape