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Year 4 Curriculum


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Early reading is taught through the Letters and Sounds programme. This is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills which consists of six phases.

To encourage children’s reading and writing skills, we work with the Power of Reading programme, helping to deliver high quality literacy lessons that encourages children to develop skills in reading and writing over all the genres covered in the National Curriculum.

We teach Maths by following the DFE approved framework through the use of ‘Active Learn – Power Maths”. This is a maths mastery scheme that is aimed at ensuring all children develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts. In line with recommendations from the NCETM, and with support from the local maths Hub, we follow a Mastery approach to the teaching and learning of maths.

The rest of the curriculum is expertly designed using Learning Journeys to develop themes of study, linking subject ideas and is based around our skills for life values – respect, excellence, cooperation, independence, perseverance and enjoyment.

Please see below for further details of the curriculum.


Please click on the links below to see what Year 4 are studying.


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The History of Pantomime

Year 4 and 5 were very lucky to watch a fantastic performance all about the history of Pantomime. The children had a very exciting time and got to learn about all of the traditional pantomime stories and take part in a very fun and interactive play. They learnt when to boo, why the characters enter the stage from certain directions and the spooky story of where ‘It’s behind you!’ came from. It was a very enjoyable afternoon!



On our Roman Day, we dressed up in togas and tunics and learned about the Roman number system.  Armed with this information, we designed clocks using the Roman numbers.


During our Roman day, we learned about Roman army tactics.  Here Sachar class are demonstrating the ‘Tortoise’ defence shape, using their shields to protect the whole group from enemy arrows or spears.


After practising Roman army manoeuvres in the playground, Year 4 decided to return to their classes by marching like a Roman army.


In year 4 we have been learning about healthy eating.  We practised our ‘spreading’ and ‘slicing’ skills by topping crackers with cream cheese / hummus and celery, cucumber and cherry tomatoes.


Year 4 were very careful in the Curriculum Kitchen.  We followed strict hygiene rules and made sure that we concentrated hard when using knives to cut the salad items.


As a part of our DT learning, Year 4 made sandwiches for a member of their family.  We used a variety of ingredients to make them tasty and healthy.