Year Four

On our Year 4 page, you will find information about our current units of learning, homework, learning challenge questions, PE kit requirements, as well as any other information you may need.

In Year 4, we cover six fantastic units of learning:


Autumn 1: How did Britain change between the end of the Iron Age and the end of the Roman occupation?

During this period of history, Britain underwent significant changes as it transitioned from a society dominated by Celtic tribes to one that was part of the mighty Roman Empire. Through interactive activities and engaging discussions, students will gain a deeper understanding of this fascinating period of British history.

We will explore the key events and developments that took place, including the Roman invasion of Britain and the changes that were made to the country’s infrastructure, economy, and culture. We will learn about the resistance of the Celtic tribes and the impact that this had on the Roman occupation.

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Roman Homework

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Autumn 2: Why do so many people go to the Mediterranean for their holidays?

This half-term curriculum on the Mediterranean! This term, we will be exploring why so many people choose to go on holiday to this beautiful region of the world. Through interactive activities and engaging discussions, pupils will learn about the geography and climate of the Mediterranean, as well as the cultural attractions and natural wonders that make it such a popular destination.

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Mediterranean Homework

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Spring 1:How are mountains formed and what causes an earthquake or volcano?

Greetings, Year 4 explorers! Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey to unravel the mysteries of our planet’s most awe-inspiring natural phenomena – mountains, earthquakes, and volcanoes? Prepare to delve into the fascinating science behind these mighty forces and discover how they have shaped our world’s landscape.

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Bingo Homework

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Spring 2: What did the Ancient Greeks bring to the world?

Welcome to our exciting half-term curriculum on Ancient Greece for Year 4 pupils! This term, we will be learning about the incredible legacy that the ancient Greeks have left us. From the Olympic Games to democracy, the Greeks have made significant contributions to the world that we live in today. We will explore the myths and legends of ancient Greece, including the stories of gods and heroes that have captivated audiences for thousands of years. We will also learn about the incredible achievements of the Greeks in areas such as art, architecture, literature, and philosophy, and how their ideas have shaped the world we live in.

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Summer 1: How did the Industrial Revolution shape the UK we know today?

This half term, we will be exploring the fascinating unit of learning of the Industrial Revolution and its impact on modern-day life in the UK. From the steam engine to the textile mills, we will delve into the key inventions and innovations that shaped this period of rapid change and transformation. Pupils will learn about the social, economic, and political consequences of the Industrial Revolution, and how it paved the way for the modern world we live in today…

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Bingo Homework

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Summer 2 : How do we energise ourselves in the UK?

In their captivating journey of discovery, our young learners will delve into the fascinating subject of “How do we energise ourselves in the UK?” Through a series of engaging lessons and hands-on activities, our pupils will unravel the secrets behind the various energy sources that power our nation. From wind turbines and solar panels to fossil fuels and hydroelectricity, our students will gain a deeper understanding of how we obtain and utilise energy to meet our needs. Get ready to witness their curiosity ignite as they explore the dynamic world of energy right here in the United Kingdom!

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Energise Bingo Homework


We endeavour to provide the children with varied opportunities within their Bingo Homework. Each task is set on TEAMS in the appropriate ‘Unit of Learning’ channel.

We will also be setting weekly homework on Doodle Maths, English and Spelling related to our week’s learning, and we will have a weekly class battle on Times Tables Rock Stars.

Each week, we expect the pupils to complete their homework on the three Doodle platforms: Doodle Maths, Doodle English and Doodle Spellings (these will be called ‘Added Extras’ when logging onto these platforms.


In addition to Doodle, we expect the pupils to be reading at least 4 times a week and learning their weekly spellings.

P.E. Days:

This term, the children will need their PE kits in school for a Tuesday and Friday. We suggest the children bring their kit in at the beginning of the week and leave it in school until they finish the week on Friday.

PE Kit:

We ask the children to bring fleeces and jogging trousers as well as outdoor footwear (if required during the colder months of the year), as the children will have an indoor and an outdoor session each week. This should include:

  • White T-shirt
  • Navy shorts (indoor PE)
  • Plimsolls/trainers
  • Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)


An example of our PE kits






The Schools’ Swimming Service is dedicated to providing the opportunity for all children in Nottinghamshire to access swimming.

The Service endeavours to enrich all pupils’ swimming experiences and offers participation in gala events.

Swimming Information

Swimming Letter 2023

Goggles Form 2023

Key Dates:

Fridays – Swimming (weekly)

Tuesday 19th December – Production

Meet the Teaching Staff

Mr Bandy-Webb – Much the Miller’s Son (4ABW/RT)

Mrs Roy-Garfield – Merry Men (4TRG/RT)

Miss Turner – Merry Men & Much the Miller’s

We are also fortunate to be supported by:

Mrs Knowles

Mrs Duckmanton

Miss Kemp (Sports)

Mrs Willis (Language and Music Expert)

The word-lists for years 3 and 4 are statutory ( The lists are a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell. Some of the listed words may be thought of as quite challenging, but the 100 words in each list can easily be taught within the two years of lower key stage 2 alongside other words that teachers consider appropriate.

In Year 5 and 6 (Upper Key Stage 2, children will have another statutory list of words.

Word List

Quality Texts:

What is the Power of Reading?  

The Power of Reading is CLPE’s proven professional development programme that supports pupils to develop reading comprehension and writing composition, and fosters a whole school love of reading and writing.

The Power of Reading puts quality children’s literature at the heart of English learning and is built on years of research and best practice.

Below is a list of quality texts that children in year 4 will be accessing this year to support and enhance their learning. We try to link our class text with our history/geography units of learning:

Autumn 1:

In Richard Platt’s immersive historical fiction, “Roman Diary: The Journey of Iliona,” a young Greek girl named Iliona finds herself thrust into the bustling world of ancient Rome when her family’s sea voyage to Egypt takes an unexpected turn. Abducted by ruthless pirates, Iliona is sold into slavery and transported to the heart of the Roman Empire.

Uprooted from her familiar life and separated from her beloved brother, Iliona grapples with the harsh realities of servitude. Yet, amidst the challenges, she discovers resilience and determination, finding solace in the power of literacy and education. As she serves as a tutor to the young children of a wealthy Roman senator, Iliona sheds light on the stark contrasts between her own experiences and the privileged world of her new masters.

Autumn 2:

In Kate DiCamillo’s enchanting tale, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, an exquisite china rabbit named Edward embarks on an extraordinary journey through the hands of various owners, each leaving an indelible mark on his heart. From the pampered indulgence of his young owner, Abilene Tulane, to the depths of the ocean and the humble care of a fisherman’s family, Edward’s travels are a poignant exploration of the power of love, loss, and the enduring spirit of friendship. Through his encounters with diverse individuals, Edward gradually sheds his self-centered arrogance and discovers the true meaning of compassion and empathy.

Spring 2:

In Hugh Lupton’s captivating retelling of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, the renowned hero Odysseus embarks on a perilous ten-year journey home from the Trojan War. Guided by his cunning and resilience, Odysseus faces a series of daunting trials, encountering monstrous creatures, seductive temptresses, and cunning gods along the way. His unwavering determination and resourcefulness enable him to overcome each obstacle, demonstrating his unwavering spirit and earning him his rightful place as a legendary hero. Through his extraordinary adventures, Odysseus sheds light on the complexities of human nature, exploring themes of loyalty, love, and the enduring power of the human spirit to persevere against adversity.

Summer 1:

In Berlie Doherty’s poignant and historically resonant novel, Street Child, Jim Jarvis, a young boy orphaned in the harsh environment of Victorian London, navigates the unforgiving streets of the city, yearning for a semblance of stability and compassion. After escaping the clutches of the workhouse, Jim encounters a harsh world of poverty, exploitation, and the harsh realities of child labor. Amidst the struggles, he finds fleeting moments of kindness and camaraderie, forging bonds with street children like Shrimps and the compassionate cook Rosie. However, his hope for a better life is shattered when he falls under the control of Grimy Nick, a ruthless coal boat owner who subjects Jim to grueling labor and brutal treatment. Through Jim’s harrowing experiences, Doherty shines a light on the plight of destitute children in Victorian society, highlighting the challenges they faced and the resilience they exhibited in the face of adversity.

Summer 2:

In Helen Ward’s enchanting tale, The Tin Forest, an old man named Silas dreams of creating a beautiful forest amidst the sprawling expanse of a junkyard filled with discarded items. With unwavering determination, he transforms the discarded materials into a whimsical world of tin trees, flowers, and creatures, breathing life into his imagination. As Silas nurtures his creation, the forest awakens with a vibrant ecosystem, attracting birds, butterflies, and a host of other woodland inhabitants. His dream takes on a life of its own, defying the boundaries of the junkyard and becoming a haven of nature amidst the forgotten wasteland. The Tin Forest is a story of creativity, resilience, and the power of imagination to transform the world around us. It reminds us that even in the midst of discarded and forgotten things, there lies the potential for beauty and wonder, waiting to be discovered and nurtured.

School Diary

Pupils will be receiving a new school diary. This will be complete with important school information and can be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers. These diaries will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day. Please feel free to comment on the reading children are doing at home. We encourage all parents to make a note of children’s reading as prizes will be awarded at the end of each half-term.

Reading is Fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be.

Reading develops the brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects. We recommend that children are heard for at least fifteen minutes each night and notes to be made in their planners.


What the research would suggest:

• Parents and the home environment are essential to the early teaching of reading and fostering a love of reading; children are more likely to continue to be readers in homes where books and reading are valued (Clark and Rumbold, 2006).

• Reading for pleasure is strongly influenced by relationships between teachers and children, and children and families (Cremin et al, 2009).