Y4 Curriculum Information

Term: Summer 2023


Home Learning:

Tasks are set twice a week.

  • Maths home learning is set on a Monday, and to be completed by Wednesday. This will be an online task through the My Maths platform.   


  • English home learning is set on a Thursday, and to be completed by Monday. This will alternate between a reading comprehension task and a grammar task.


  • Weekly practice: Rapid recall test

                                     Spelling test

                                     Times tables test

  • Daily reading at home            



This term as well as working on our fluency and times -tables skills, we will be focusing on the following chapters from Maths No Problem:

Chapter 8-Decimals

Chapter 9- Money

Chapter 10- Length, Mass and Volume

Chapter 11-Area and Perimeter of figures

Chapter 12- Geometry

Chapter 13-Position and movement

Chapter 14- Roman numerals



We will also continue to work on securing our times-tables knowledge


In English we are studying the Iron Man, the award-winning tale by poet Ted Hughes. Later, we will be working with an exciting collection of poetry written by Joseph Coelho, "Werewolf Club Rules"! The children will be using both texts as an inspiration to write their own fiction and non-fiction works as well as poetry.



We follow the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work. Each topic usually lasts for four weeks. We begin by exploring what each topic means to us before moving on to how it relates to religion and the gospels. During the year we also learn about other faiths. At OLM we focus on Judaism and Islam. This is a brilliant way to teach respect for our community as a whole, regardless of cultures and beliefs.

Topic 7- New life

Topic 8 - Building bridges


This is a great term for science the children will learning all about Electricity! During this topic the children will learn to:

  • identify common appliances that run on electricity
  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  • identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery.
  • recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
  • recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors




During this half term, Year 4 will be learning all about ‘Earthquakes'. They will be exploring how earthquakes occur and the effects they can cause. We will be researching about the earthquake that took place in 1989 alongside the San Andrea Fault, where the North American plate met the Pacific plate. 



This half term, Year 4 will continue to build on their knowledge about famous empires. Our new topic is part of the HEP scheme called 'Arabia and Islam'. We will learn about the start of Islam religion, how it spread amongst Arabia and the important role Muhammad played. We will build on our learning about the Aksum empire too!



 This term we will be looking at Craft and design-Fabric of nature. 

Children will generate ideas from a range of stimuli, using research and evaluation of techniques to develop their ideas and plan more purposefully for an outcome.  They will learn how to use basic shapes to form more complex shapes and patterns.  Students will learn that symmetry can be used to create repeating patterns.



This term will be learning about Audio production as part of Information technology. 

Learners will identify the input device (microphone) and output devices (speaker or headphones) required to work with sound digitally. Learners will discuss the ownership of digital audio and the copyright implications of duplicating the work of others. In order to record audio themselves, learners will use Audacity to produce a podcast, which will include editing their work, adding multiple tracks, and opening and saving the audio files. Finally, learners will evaluate their work and give feedback to their peers.




The children will have 1 lesson with Ben our PE coach, and 1 with their class teacher. 

Our topics will be Maypole dancing and cricket.