Year 4

EnglishBook Led Curriculum – Stone Age KEY TEXTS: Autumn 1: How To Wash a Woolly Mammoth (Michelle Robinson), Stone Age Boy (Satoshi Kitamura) Autumn 2: Time Trekkers Visit the Stone Age (Anthony Mason), The Wild Way Home, (Sophie Kirtley) Suggested texts: Why the Whales Came (Michael Morpurgo), The Snow Walker’s Son (Catherine Fisher), The Boy with the Bronze Axe (Kathleen Fidler), Wolf Brother (Michelle Paver), Pebble in my Pocket (Meredith Hooper) Stig of the Dump (Clive King), The Stone Age : Hunters Gatherers and Woolly Mammoths (Marcia Williams), Skara Brae (Dawn Finch), Ug (Raymond Briggs) Poetry: Deep in the Green Wood Writing Opportunities Instructions Character description Setting Description – senses Narrative retelling and innovating Informal letter Explanations link to life in Stone Age Diary Recounts (news report) Narrative (additional chapter)Book Led Curriculum – Greece KEY TEXTS: Spring 1: Aesop’s Fables, The Orchard Book of Greek Myths (Geraldine McCaughrean), range of poetic forms – cinquain, tanka and haiku. Promotional language and literature linked to Greece Spring 2: Homer: The Odyssey (Gillian Cross) and information texts linked to the Greek gods. Suggested Texts: Bill’s New Frock (Anne Fine), Charlotte’s Web (EB White), Percy Jackson, Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan), Who let the Gods Out? (Maz Evans), Greek Gods and Heroes (Sylvia Baussier et al), Hopeless Heroes: Hercules (Stella Tarakson et al) The Illiad and The Odysssey (Marcia Williams), So You Think You’ve Got It Bad? A Kids Life in Ancient Greece (Chae Straithe ), A Visitor’s Guide to Ancient Greece (Lesley Sims), The Girl of Ink and Stars (Kiran Millwood Hargrave) Poetry: Hello H2O, Sensational Writing Opportunities – Write a fable- in the style of Aesop Compare myths/legends – write a myth/legend Persuasive writing linked to visiting Greece (TV Advert /monologue) Create Tanka, Cinquain and Haiku – possibly linked to landscape of Greece. Letter in Role Convert text to play script Narrative Chronological Information WritingBook Led Curriculum - Rome KEY TEXTS: Summer 1: Escape form Pompeii (Christina Balit), information texts linked to Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii/ Herculaneum. Summer 2: Empire’s End (Leila Rasheed) Suggested Texts: Perry Angel’s Suitcase (Glenda Millard), Voices in the Park (Anthony Browne), Usborne Official Roman handbook, The Thieves of Ostia (Caroline Lawrence), The Orchard Book of Roman Myths (Geraldine McCaughrean and Emma Chichester Clark ), Meet the Ancient Romans (James Davies), Defenders: Dark Arena (Tom Palmer), What the Romans did for us (Alison Hawes) Poetry: Hot Like Fire Writing Opportunities – Setting description Character description Narrative (additional chapter) Diary Informal letter Non-chronological report Diary in Role as Camilla Recount (news report) Debate/ argument
MathsReasoning with 4-digit numbers Addition and subtraction Multiplication and division Interpreting and presenting dataSecuring multiplication facts Fractions Time Decimals Area and perimeterSolving measure and money problems 2-D shape and symmetry Position and direction Reasoning with patterns and sequences 3D shape

A1: Sound

A2: States of Matter

Sp1: Electricity

Sp2: Living Things and Their Habitats

S1: Living Things Cont/d

S2: Animals Including Humans


Theme‘A place of Stone and Iron’ Stone Age and Iron Age‘Ancient and modern Greece’ The Ancient Greeks‘Roman conquerors’ Ancient Rome and Roman Britain
Geography• Know where the main mountain regions are in the UK (Link to Skara Brae – Scotland) • Know how to plan a journey within the UK, using a road map. To develop an understanding of geographical terminology EG: Iron Age hill forts: tribal kingdoms, farming • Gain an understanding of the range of hill forts and their significance in Iron Age society •Use maps to identify settlements that date back to the Stone and Iron Ages• Know the names of and locate at least eight major capital cities across the world (Link to work on Olympics and Olympic games) • Know the names of a number of the world’s highest mountains • Know how to locate a country on a map and label key features? (Greece in relation to other European countries) • Know vocabulary linked to weather and climate and make comparisons to British and Greek climates • Understand Ancient Greek trading –use maps to explore the traded goods and their journeys in Ancient Greek times • Look at the Greek climate and compare and contrast to climate in the UK• Identify Italy, Roma and other major Italian cities on a map and explore features such as climate, population, landscape, mountain and rivers • Understand where Rome is on a map now – compare this on a map to the vast and sprawling Roman Empire • Explain the features of a water cycle • Know why most cities are located by a river. (Link to work on Roman settlements -The Roman world included some of the most remarkable rivers in the European, Middle Eastern, and African worlds: from the Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates, to the Rhine, Rhone, Danube, Po, Tiber, and Seine.) • Know how to plan a journey within the UK, using a road map (link to Roman Roads.) • Look at how the Romans solved engineering problems by studying Roman roads (link to the Fosse Way) • Examine buildings and aqueducts
History• Know how Britain changed between the beginning of the stone age and the iron age • Know the main differences between the stone, bronze and iron ages • Know what is meant by ‘hunter gatherers’ • Understand what led Stone Age people to move from hunter gathering to farming • Discover technological developments from the Stone Age to the Iron Age •Research the significance of Stonehenge and its religious importance• Explore technological developments from the Stone Age to the Iron Age • Investigate life as an Iron Age villager and research daily tasks •• Know some of the main characteristics of the Athenians and the Spartans • Know about the influence the gods had on Ancient Greece • Know at least five sports from the Ancient Greek Olympics • Know the chronology of the Ancient Greeks and order the four main time periods of the Greek Empire •Learn about the development of democracy from its creation in Ancient Greece to systems used today • Learn about life and school in Ancient Greece • Learn about the classical Greek alphabet • Compare and contrast homes in Greece in ancient and modern times • Look at fashion and jewellery in Greek times and their significance • Diet in Ancient Greece – how does it differ?• Know how Britain changed from the iron age to the end of the Roman occupation • Know how the Roman occupation of Britain helped to advance British society • Know how there was resistance to the Roman occupation and know about Boudicca • Know about at least one famous Roman emperor. • Understand why the Roman army was so powerful – understand the power and organisation of this army and the Roman conquest in 43 CE by Emperor Claudius • Learn about Latin – the language of the Romans, their calendar, Roman numerals, law and order • Learn about life in Britain before the Romans arrived and how the arrival of the Roman armies affected the Celtic tribes • Explore the ways in which the Romans entertained themselves (gladiator fights chariot racing etc…)



 Autumn Spring Summer
DTSeasonal stockings (Links to Christmas)Moving monsters (links to science topic)Making Mini Greenhouses – links to science topic and Romans who were first to use Green houses

Art skills are taught through projects during the last week of each half term to allow children to build on prior skills and knowledge in quick succession.



Autumn 1 'The Jabberwocky'


Autumn 2 'Making A Pocket Gallery'

Art skills are taught through projects during the last week of each half term to allow children to build on prior skills and knowledge in quick succession.



Spring 1 'Making a Greek Lyre'


Spring 2 'Pandora's Box' 

Art skills are taught through projects during the last week of each half term to allow children to build on prior skills and knowledge in quick succession.



Summer 1 'Volcano'


Summer 2 'Weaving'


MusicDjembe 1Djembe 2Djembe 3


Online safety


Writing for different audiences 



Effective searching

Hardwire Investigators

Making Music


Outdoor: Invasion Games

Indoor: Throwing and catching

Outdoor: Running and relays

Outdoor: Bat and ball skills

Indoor: Gymnastics

Indoor: Dance

Outdoor: Athletics

Indoor: Jumping and balance

Indoor: Aerobics

Outdoor: Athletics

Indoor: PE assessments

Outdoor: Athletics, rounders


Why are festivals important to religious communities?

Why do some people think life is a journey?

What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today?

What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

What can we learn from religions about what is right or wrong?

PSHCEThe Taking Care Project Think Positive Growing UpThe Taking Care Project One World VIP’sThe Taking Care Project Safety First Respecting Rights