Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Year 4- Ramanujan

Curriculum Overview

Wider Curriculum

This term our Wider Curriculum focus is Technology and we will be answering the following question: ‘How have structures influenced our lives?’

As our final product, the children will be creating a model inspired by a structure that the Roman Empire brought to Britain. To achieve this outcome, this term we will be answering the following questions:-

  • What was the Roman Empire?
  • How did Britain become Roman?
  • Boudica vs Nero:  Who was good?  Who was bad?
  • What impact did the Roman Empire have on Britain?
  • How have the Romans influenced structures in Britain today?
  • What are the features of Roman structures?
  • What makes an affective armature?
  • What makes an effective model?
  • What impact has the Roman Empire had on Britain?

To help with our Curriculum project we would like to ask for a voluntary contribution of £2 per child to help us fund our exciting Curriculum project. Your donations will be used to buy materials for the children to design, test and make their final product.



Traditional Tales and Letter Writing based on the text ‘Escape from Pompeii’

We will write a story in the style of a traditional tale, using ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and ‘The Black Hat’ from the Literacy Shed to support.  We will also develop skills to be able to write a letter

Our steps to success will include:-

  • Use adjectival phrases (e.g. biting cold wind).  
  • Use appropriate choice of noun or pronoun.  
  • Use fronted adverbials. Use a comma after fronted adverbial (e.g. Later that day, I heard bad news.).   
  • Use paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme.  
  • Use connecting adverbs to link paragraphs.  
  • Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech 


In Maths we will focus on area and perimeter as well as multiplication: We will be learning how to:

  • explain that perimeter is the distance around the edge of a 2d shape.
  • explain that different shapes can have the same perimeter.
  • explain how perimeter is measured.
  • calculate the perimeter.
  • use knowledge of 3 times tables to solve problems.
  • use knowledge of 6 times tables to solve problems.
  • use knowledge of 9 times tables to solve problems.
  • develop knowledge of the 7 times tables.
  • use knowledge of 7 times tables to solve problems


In Computing we will be learning about Audio production. Within this unit the children will develop their skills and knowledge to understand the following objectives:

  • To understand what a digital recording is.
  • To understand how to record sounds.
  • To understand how to create a podcast.
  • To edit digital recordings.
  • To understand how to combine different types of audio.
  • To evaluate a podcast.


This term, the focus of our HRE learning is: Health and Wellbeing, the children will learn:

  • about how hygiene routines change during the time of puberty, the importance of keeping clean and how to maintain personal hygiene ​
  • about where to get more information, help and advice about growing and changing
  • about growing up alongside older/younger family members
  • about what is meant by first aid; basic techniques for dealing with common injuries​
  • how to respond and react in an emergency situation; how to dial 999 and what to say ​
  • that the word ‘drug’ is an umbrella term (including medicines & alcohol) for a substance that can change something in a person’s body; that doctors have different methods for administering medicines
  • strategies for keeping safe in the local environment or unfamiliar places (rail, water, road) and firework safety; safe use of digital devices when out and about


We will focus on developing our skills with glockenspiels.  We will learn to:

  • identify the structure of a piece of music
  • identify the instruments within a piece of music
  • read and play the notes C, D, E, F# and G
  • copy back and invent melodic patterns
  • play the glockenspiel in unison
  • evaluate my performance as part of a group.
  • perform as part of a group


This term we will learn vocabulary and sentences related to ‘On The Move. The children will learn to:

  • name some types of transport
  • explain how they go to school
  • say different directions
  • say different body parts
  • use a map


Indoor P.E. Hockey

We will be developing our hockey skills including:

  • I can dribble the ball
  • I can push the ball – long and short.
  • I can pass on the move.
  • I can receive the ball.
  • I can shoot the ball into a goal / target.
  • I can play games like piggy in the middle.

Outdoor P.E. – Orienteering skills

  • I can show these skills – leadership, communication, teamwork, cooperation 
  • I can try problem solving activities– solving problems on own, in pairs and small teams. 
  • I can try orienteering activities – following routes and trails, understanding maps, following different courses 
  • I can evaluate – giving feedback as to how they have controlled the group or solved the problem 


This term we will learn to:

  • explain similarities between Jewish, Christian and Muslim beliefs about Abraham 
  • explain differences between Jewish, Christian and Muslim beliefs about Abraham 
  • explain why Abraham is an inspirational person for many different faiths