Year 4 Autumn Term 1

What a Picture


  • Eastfield Woodland visit
  • James Mayhew (author) Visit
  • Graffiti art project with James Mayle


In Maths, we will be:

  • Developing knowledge of place value up to 4-digits
  • Adding and subtracting using mental and formal written methods
  • Problem solving and reasoning
  • Regular mental maths practice
  • Developing and securing times tables up to 12x12


In English, we will be:

  • Reading and writing poems – haiku and cinquain - Listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
  • Writing stories inspired by the Katie series by James Mayhew - Discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
  • Biographies of famous artists – writing for different purposes
  • Recounting special activities– write for a variety of purposes
  • Develop spellings through investigating patterns - Spell words that are often misspelt 
  • Sharing a range of texts including Roald Dahl and James Mayhew - Listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks


Science is not covered in this topic

Art & Design

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How artists used different materials and techniques for their work
  • About the reasons why different art work is produced
  • How photographers select, use and display their work
  • How to appreciate and interpret the work of others
    • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
    • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials
    • about great artists, architects and designers in history.


In Computing, we’ll be finding out:

  • How computers can be used to generate art
  • How computers can be used to combine words and pictures
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts

Design and Technology

Design and Technology is not covered in this topic


In Geography, we will be finding out:

  • How symbols are used on maps and plans
  • How maps, plans and globes can be used
  • How the world can be recorded in aerial photos and satellite images
  • Use the 8 points of a compass, 4 and 6-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world


History is not covered in this topic


Languages are not covered in this topic


In Music, we will be designing our own artistic composition

  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations

Physical Education (PE)

In PE, we will:

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

In PSHE, we will be:


Religious Education

In R.E, we are following the Lincolnshire syllabus and covering: