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Curriculum Intent

We want our Year 4 children to be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking.

Curriculum Overview




  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
English Space Explorer!
Christophe’s Story
Sounds Spooky
Creating Images

The World’s Weirdest Sports
The Grand Tour
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Exploring Poetic Form

The Shang Dynasty
The Iron Man
The Grand Tour
Exploring Poetic Language
Poems about Animals and the Outdoors


Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division


Measurement, fractions and decimals


Problem Solving


Find out how sound travels

Digestion and different types of teeth

Living Things – Classification and Habitats


Looking at States of Matter

Art Native North American Artefacts linked to Jewellery Design Art of Sonia Delaunay Design and make a model of the Iron Man
DT Food Technology. Healthy Eating. Food Technology
Healthy Eating
Light Designers
History Child in the Past What was important to our local Victorians? What happened when the Romans came?
Geography Can You Come on a Great American Road Trip? Does water go round and round? “Is Climate Cool?”

Develop ball skills and teamwork through a variety of team games


Cardio – Coordination:
Floor Movement Patterns
Cardio – Dynamic Balance to Agility
Spanish Descriptions of hair and eyes
(I) Big green monster story Brothers and sisters 1 – 39 (add/subtract, odds/evens, double/halve)
Weather linked with months + seasons X10 – 60 (RRP) The children will learn about: food and drink for a picnic - sandwich fillings/ice cream flavours
1 – 69 (all operations)
Computing We are Programming Problem Solvers We are Software Developers We are Co-authors
Music Pitch and volume linked to sound in Science Clarinets Reflect, Rewind, Replay
RE Islamic Rites of Passage Why is Easter
important to Christians?
Belonging and Identity
PSHE Being Me in My World
Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, Tolerance of those of diff. faiths & beliefs
Celebrating Difference
Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, Tolerance of those of diff. faiths & beliefs
Dreams & Goals
Democracy, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, Tolerance of those of diff. faiths & beliefs
Healthy Me
Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, Tolerance of those of diff. faiths & beliefs
Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, Tolerance of those of diff. faiths & beliefs
Changing Me
Democracy, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, Tolerance of those of diff. faiths & beliefs

Year 4 Christmas 2020

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Mrs Murray (Y4) LSO (Y3) 

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Mrs Lyons (Y4) LSO (Y3)            

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Mr Keenan (Y4) LSO (Y3)

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Miss Goldsmith (Y3) LSO (Y4)

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Miss Bullock (Y3) LSO (Y4)

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To ensure that bubbles are not broken children from Years 3 and 4 will play on separate yards. 


Teachers from year 4 Yard take their children down first and return last.


Sanitiser will be available before and after break time.


Daily Structure Y3/4 Quarter


8.45 entrance through main gate, met by SMT/Mentor, guided to stairs by LSO, hand gel applied, keep to left up stairs on way to class.


Y3 Bubble/Y4 Bubble


All staff encouraged to wear PPE


1 LSO “runner” who photocopies, passes information to other quarters, office and SMT


1 LSO to support class bubble


1 eal LSO to support Y3 for one week, Y4 for another


1 Teacher to teach Spanish for 1 week on, 1 week off


1 PPA teacher to teach Art for 1 week on, 1 week off


10.15 playtime:

Y4 on far yard first with either Y4 teacher or Y4 LSO

Y3 on near yard with either Y3 teacher or Y3 LSO

Y3 back first followed by Y4

Children hand gelled on way out and back


Children keep to left in way back to Y3


Same routine at lunchtime


Children get half hour out and half hour in having lunch


Y3 leave at 3

Y4 leave at 3.15


LSO hand gelling on way out


Children stay with adult until SMT let them leave


Class pack of equipment 


Computers/iPads wiped down


Books collected in quarantine box on Friday, changed on Monday


Letters put in quarantine box

2020-21 Timetable


Please use Google Classroom to access the resources and work that your teachers have set for you.


If you need a password reminder, you can ring the school 0151 733 2556 and ask Mr. Keenan for it.


Welcome to our Year 4 Classes!


Mrs. Fisher, Mrs Brocken, Mrs. Lyons, Mr. Keenan and Mrs. Murray are really proud to be working with our fantastic Year 4 children this year. Keep checking these pages for pictures of the exciting things we are doing in class.

Curriculum Impact

British Science Week

As part of their Geography topic, Year 4 have been looking at Christmas Traditions in the USA and Mexico.

In year four, for art we have been designers of jewellery. Here are our beautiful African necklaces.

Playing Clarinet in Year 4 at Lawrence

Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference and Dreams and Goals

Dreams and Goals need Determination!

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What is a winner?

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Who is Sonia Delaunay?

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Sonia Delaunay Artwork by Year 4


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The night before Christmas...

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Great American Road Trip

Fraction Walls

We used our Fraction Walls to help with understanding equivalent fractions in class.


We used Numicon to show multiples. This helped us to understand not just multiplication and division but  also factors.

3D Shape with Miss Rowley

The Iron Giant

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Using iPads to help with our maths

Some of the apps we have been using recently to help with our mental maths have included Monster House to help with some basic algebra, Math Duel to help our 4-a-day skills to improve and Motion Math to help with fraction. We also use Kodable to help with moving in different directions. Mr. Keenan can't pronounce Kodable which is quite funny!

Spanish Dancing in Year 4

As part of our Spanish Celebration Day, we have been learning how the Spanish dance.

Making LOUD Drumming Sounds in Year 4!

First we drummed loudly which made a banging sound and then we twanged elastic bands, we plucked guitar strings, we flicked rulers and we hummed from our throat. Each time we did this, we made a vibrating sound. We then learned about pitch and volume and how sounds can be loud or quiet. It was very noisy in Year 4!
In Food Technology, we have been designing and making our own pizzas. Unfortunately, nobody gave Mr. Keenan a bite which is a shame because they looked amazing!

We have been learning about Gas Masks. During the war, if you didn't wear one of these, you might not survive a Gas Attack!

The one we used to take these pictures was very uncomfortable and it stank!

We have been using Numicon to learn about place value. We took four digit numbers and partitioned them into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. We then took the final whole one number and converted it into tenths. Finally we converted these into decimals.

Our visit to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

We visited the Royal Philharmonic Hall today. Our children were treated to music ranging from the Beatles to Star Wars to Bach. They were a real credit to the school.
We had a great time at Calderstones Park today taking part in lots of active activities based around what we have been learning in Maths for our Maths of the Day challenge. Lots of tired children at the end of the day (and some tired teachers as well!).

Our "Iron Giants" based on the book by Ted Hughes

Having fun at Archbishop Blanche! Thank you to all the staff and students who worked so hard to make this a fantastic event.

We have been learning about British Values during World War 1 and 2 reading books by Marcia Williams