Year 4 – Beech and Cedar

Beech Class – Miss Biddulph

Cedar Class – Ms Hutchinson

Topics and Themes

Autumn – Romans and Explosions

  • History- The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • Geography- Volcanoes and Earthquakes
  • Science- States and Matter and Teeth and Digestion

Spring- Amazing Places

  • Geography- Mountain areas in the UK and around the world
  • Science- Electricity and Sound

Summer- Raiders and invaders

  • History- Settlements by the Anglo Saxons and Vikings
  • Science- Living Things and Habitats and Food Chains

Statutory Assessments

Multiplication Test (June)

For more information, please visit: Multiplication tables check – GOV.UK (

Key Texts and Books

Guided Reading

  • Demon Headmaster
  • The one and only Ivan
  • Roman Diary
  • How to train your dragon
  • The girl who met an elephant
  • The nowhere emporium


  • Gorilla
  • Windrush Child
  • Escape from Pompei
  • Leon and the place between
  • When the giant stirred
  • Beowulf
  • Blue John
  • Where the forest meets the sea

Homework Expectations

We will provide a pack which contains learning already taught in the previous term. This will consist of a front cover for details, resources and additional help sheets. These will be handed within the first few weeks of the term and due back the last week of term. – Both classes link

How you can help your child at home

  • Listen to your child as often as you can.
  • Read to your child (Books that may be of a higher level)
  • Ask questions about what has been read (Comprehension)
  • Use fiction expression to explore a variety of books
  • Practise times tables to 12 x 12 (Focus on quick recall)
  • Practise Year 3/4 Common Exception words (Opportunity to practise handwriting too)