Cowley Hill Primary School

Learning for tomorrow everyday

Winstre Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5DP

020 8953 2218

Year 4

Romans in Britain

This term, our topic is the Romans where we will be understanding how they lived, what they conquered and their incredible buildings! The topic will develop their understanding in a range of subject areas including History, Geography, Art, DT and French. We are looking forward to our Roman Day in which the children will be undertaking various Roman activities to help enhance their knowledge of the Romans!


Throughout our English lessons, we will continue to practise using expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials. We will also be using figurative and emotive language to show off our incredible writing skills. We will create a “Hover Bike” advert, instructions for a potion for “Harry Potter” and write a persuasive letter based on the text “The Day the Crayons Quit”. Following half-term, we will be using the text “Leon and the Place Between” and continuing our learning with persuasion followed by narrative writing.


In Maths, Year 4 are working hard on their mental maths skills as well as continuing to focus on reasoning and problem solving. We will be learning about decimals and fractions. This is specifically linked to real-life problems, like shopping (money) and interior design (area and perimeter).


Within Science, we will be learning about circuits and components before moving onto classification. We will be using our knowledge of circuits during our dance lessons in PE.


Our theme for RE this term is identity and belonging. We will reflect on ourselves and consider what shapes our identity. We will learn about our class members’ identities and consider other members of the community. We finish off the term by focusing on the Easter Story.


We are learning about My Personal Best. It uses PE to teach a variety of skills. Our key skill this half term is integrity. We are learning to show integrity in a variety of different contexts. This helps us transfer the skills to other lessons, life in school and the wider environment.


An exciting term ahead for Year 4!


Curriculum Map - Topic Web
A Typical Year 4 Timetable 
New maths curriculum:

Year 4 Learner
Year 4 Programme of Study