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Lawford C of E Primary School

High quality learning and caring together in an encouraging Christian environment.

Year 4

Autumn Term 2023

Year 4

Staff- Miss Barnes & Mr Henderson

Why were the Anglo-Saxons so wealthy?

Why did the Vikings invade Lindisfarne?
Our key concepts: Conflict, Fairness, Power, Change, Identity, Care


Science - states of matter and electricity - we will have a go at making our own electric circuits.


Literacy - Descriptive writing ( legends - Beowulf). Poetry and instruction writing.

Maths - place value, addition and subtraction, area, multiplication and division. 


DT - We will be looking at constructing our own Viking Longships, developing cutting and joining skills.

Art - Children will explore the use of sketching, charcoal and painting techniques. They will work towards creating a collaborative class version of the Bayeux Tapestry. They will explore different techniques to convey mood, considering how colour, texture and medium contribute to the overall impact of the final piece.


PE - For our first half of the term will be on a Monday and a Tuesday.
Dance and Gymnastics- Exploring movement, canon, isolation, unison, balance, call and response, sequence and identity. Specifically looking at expressing emotions, feeling and a sense of self.

Netball and Football- these will look at Fairness, taking turns and sportsmanship.


Music- Charanga Music

  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
  • Learn to sing and to use their voices to create and compose music.
  • Have an opportunity to use words and phrases related to pitch, pulse, structure and tempo.



  • Keeping myself safe- We will learn to define the terms "danger," "risk," and "hazard" and  explain the difference between them. We will be learning to identify different situations which are either dangerous, risky or hazardous. We will suggest simple strategies for managing risk.
  • Me and my relationships- We will be describing "good" and "not so good feelings" and how they can effect our physical state. We will explain how different words can express different intensities of feelings and learn what is meant by a "positive, healthy relationships".


RSE- Growing and changing- Children will explore the human life cycle and describe the main stages. They will understand the body changes that happen as a child grows up.


Computing- information technology- This unit looks at children continuing to work safely and using technology safely and responsibly. The children will use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.



  • Beowulf- Michael Morpurgo
  • Anglo-Saxon boy- Tony Bradman
  • How to train your dragon- Cressida Cowell
  • All kinds of beliefs- Anita Ganeri


  • Theology- Where do beliefs come from?
  • Philosophy- What do we mean by truth?