Year Four

Below you'll find a sample plan for term one, to give a sense of what topics are covered.


  • Story writing focusing on settings and characters
  • Instruction writing linked to class project
  • Whole class reads – Julius Zebra and classic fiction
  • News report on The Ivory Bangle Lady

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education


  • Human digestive system and how our body works.
  • Teeth.
  • Electricity.

Religious education

  • Beliefs and teachings of Islam
  • Diwali
  • Advent and Christmas


  • Counting, place value and rounding.
  • Solving addition and subtraction problems using written methods.
  • Solving multiplication and division problems and understand the relationship between the two.

Physical education

  • Gymnastics
  • Tag Rugby
  • Football
  • Multi-sports
  • Healthy lifestyles

History and geography

  • Map and atlas skills linked to the Roman Empire
  • Timelines and chronology
  • The rise and fall of the Roman Empire
  • What the Romans did for us


Art and Design technology

  • Making Roman shields, exploring tone when making Roman coins and patterns when printing mosaics.


  • Classroom instructions
  • Animals
  • Listen, translate and respond to stories
  • Parts of the body and adjectives
  • Foods and opinions

Latest Year 4 news

Winter term update: year 4

This half term the children in year 4 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Fishbourne Palace. Here, they took part in numerous activities including: dressing as slaves; tasting Roman food; writing their names in Roman letters; building a bridge; cooking in a Roman style kitchen and 

Year 4 Autumn update 2022

This term, year 4 have been taking their learning outside as much as possible.In topic, we have been learning about why the Roman army was so effective. We have looked at theirarmour and even dressed up as Romans. Soon we will be making our own