Year 4

Year 4


Autumn 2 

Spring 1 

Spring 2 

Summer 1 

Summer 2

Theme Focus

Kindness and Friendship 

Equality and Diversity: Smashing  Stereotypes

Blast from the Past: Ruthless Romans 

The Environment: Eco Warriors 

Places: Here and There: Getting to  know the UK

Human Rights: The Ripple Effect

Big Question

What is the impact of kindness? 

Are we all the same? 

What can we learn from the past? 

Why must we look after our world? 

Where could I go? 

What are our rights?

Core Text

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the  Horse

Rosie Revere Engineer 

Romulus and Remus 

Iron Man 

One Plastic Bag

The Mousehole Cat 

The Butterfly Lion 

The Long Walk to Freedom


Animals including humans- Food  chains: What happens when we  consume food and drink?

Sound: Why do we need to protect our  ears?

States of Matter: Why does matter  matter?

Living Things and their Habitats: How  can we help our environment?

Living Things and their Habitats- Name  that living thing: Are all living things the  same?

Electricity: What happens when a light  bulb lights up?



Great women in history 

World History: The Romans 


World History: Nelson Mandela/ South  Africa/ Apartheid 



Environmental Changes – human and  physical changes (the war on plastic)

Local geography- comparing  

geographical regions of the UK to our  local area (home)


Art/Design/Emotional Arts


Kindness tile 

Analysis of illustrations, photography,  observational drawing, watercolour  scene in style of illustrator


Create aeroplane artwork using  

cardboard relief/mixed media wings. Guided Group- whole class canvas


How did the Romans show their wealth  and Importance? 

Roman Mosaics and Shields 

Artist: Steven Wright


Can we weave a war on plastic? 

Weaving a plastic shopping bag using  recycling


Research Hokusai and how artwork of  the sea looks today- recreate including  plastic waste (love letter to the sea)


Create a sculpture of Nelson Mandela

Personal,social, health and economic

Kindness, friendship, and  


Living in the wider world- Working  Together 

Relationships: Anti-Bullying

Health and wellbeing- Drug education Living in the wider world- Money

Health and wellbeing- Living a healthy  lifestyle

Health and wellbeing- Managing Risk 

Living in the wider world- Rights, Rules  and Responsibilities  

Relationships- Growing and changing


Digital Safety –I can talk about the  ways I can protect myself (choosing a  secure password) and my friends from  harm online by using the safety  features of websites 

We are software developers

Digital Safety –I know that anything I  post online can be seen by others. 

We are digital musicians

Digital Safety –I choose websites and  games that are appropriate for my age. 

We are HTML editors

Digital Safety –I can help my friends  make good choices about the time they  spend online. 

We are meteorologists

Digital Safety – I can talk about why I  need to ask a trusted adult before  downloading files and games from the  Internet. 

We are toy designers

Digital Safety – I understand that online  abuse such as trolling, bullying and  harassment can have a negative impact on  mental health. 

We are content creators




Tag Rugby 



Athletics (Throwing and jumping)