Year 4

Year 4 Overview

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Invasion - Autumn Term

his project teaches children about life in Britain after the Roman withdrawal. Children will learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest.

Suggested text

The Saga of Erik the Viking – Terry Jones

Memorable experience

Viking Visit

Innovate challenge

Viking hoard


Roman withdrawal from Britain; Chronology of invasion; Anglo-Saxon invasion; Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, beliefs and customs; Religion; Everyday life in Anglo-Saxon Britain; Viking invasion; Everyday life in Viking Britain; Significant people – King Athelstan; Norman invasion; Legacy


Anglo-Saxon poetry; Playscripts; Norse myths; Non-chronological reports


Geographical sources

Science investigations

How did Vikings dye their clothes?



Misty Mountain, Windy River - Spring Term

his project teaches children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.

  • English
  • Geography
  • Science
  • D&T
Suggested text

King of the Cloud Forests – Michael Morpurgo

Memorable experience

River visit

Innovate challenge

Learn about the Lakes


Rivers; Maps; Grid references; Contour lines; Physical processes – erosion, transportation and deposition; World rivers; Aerial images; Mountains; UK mountains; World mountains; Compass points; Water cycle; Soil; Altitudinal zones; Data analysis


Diaries; Information leaflets; Explanations; Narrative poetry


Mountain climbing equipment


Water cycle; Habitats; Changing environments


Interruption of resources

Science investigations

How does pollution affect habitats? What do squirrels eat? Where does water go? Why does it flood? Can worms sense danger?

Misty Mountain, Winding River


Ancient Civilisation - Summer Term

This project teaches children about the history of three of the world’s first ancient civilisations: ancient Sumer, ancient Egypt and the Indus Valley civilisation. Children will learn about the rise, life, achievements and eventual end of each civilisation.

Suggested text

Secrets of a Sun King – Emma Carroll

Memorable experience

What is a civilisation?

Innovate challenge

Exploring the Indus Valley civilisation


Features of civilisations; Ancient Sumer; Ancient Egypt; Indus Valley civilisation; Artefacts; Timelines; New inventions and technology; Everyday life; Social hierarchy; Significant leaders; End of ancient civilisations


Free verse poetry; Instructions; Stories from other cultures

Science investigations

Why does milk go off?

Ancient Civilisations


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