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Year 4 - Curriculum

Dear Parents,

Below you will find the curriculum your child will be covering this Autumn term (2020).  Not all subjects are taught each term but are covered throughout the year.

Please use this planner for discussion and research with your child.

Autumn Term


  • Creation and the story of Abraham to Joseph - Children will explore the images of God portrayed in bible stories and consider what it means for humans to be made in the image and likeness of God.
  • Jesus teaches us how to pray - Children will learn about the prayer life of Jesus as he grew up. Children will look at the importance Jesus attached to prayer and will study some of the traditional prayers of the Church.
  • Advent - Children will learn about Jesus being a descendant of the House of David and place the first coming of Jesus in historical context.
  • Class Saint - St. Teresa of Calcutta


  • Stories in familiar settings
  • Instructions and explanations
  • Image poems
  • Poetic form (syllabic poems) 


  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication, including the 6 and 9 times tables
  • Perimeter of shapes
  • Converting between different units of measure


  • Eating and digestion - Children will find out about food groups and healthy balanced diets. They will study the human digestive system and how food is transported around the body. Compare diets of herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Investigate teeth and what causes decay. Look closely at food chains/webs.
  • Environment and habitats - Look at characteristics of habitats and different living organisms, classify different organisms into their groups, use a classification key to group organisms, identify and classify a variety of British plants and explore impact of humans on living environments and organisms,


  • Invasion games
  • Gymnastics

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

Ancient Rome

  • Roman empire
  • Rome-story of Romulus and Remus
  • Daily life in Ancient Rome
  • Democracy, and hierarchy of Roman people
  • Pompeii
  • Homes
  • Democracy
  • Roles of men and women
  • Compare modern life and differences
  • Look at different sources and evaluate their uses


Learning the clarinet


Homework is given out on a Monday and should be handed in on a Friday.


Spellings are given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday.