Year 4 - Mr Usher

Welcome to Year 4

Here you will find out about the different learning adventures that we are having in our class this year.  We hope that you enjoy discovering what we are doing this year.


Autumn Term



Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats!

Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor.

Find exciting recipes to read - and write your own too.

Then get busy in the kitchen making tasty dishes from across the world and discover how good food helps you grow fit and strong.

Be a whizz and create your own scrumdiddlyumptious smoothie for Squeezy Joe and his team of fruity friends. 

Please click here for the Srumdiddlyumptious topic web.


I am Warrior

I am warrior! I am strong, brave and powerful. Meet me in battle. Draw your sword, wield your axe and challenge me if you dare! Invade and attack, Romans versus the Celts, the fight is on…

Discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar, and find out what the Romans did for us.

Get ready for Gladiator school and learn alongside Spartacus and Spiculus: brave fighters of the Roman Colossem.

When all that battling makes you hungry, relax, lie back and feast yourself on dormice and grapes, or perhaps a roasted swan sprinkled with nuts?


Spring Term


Misty Mountain Sierra

Mighty mountains peak above the morning mist, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet.

Discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau.

Follow the water cycle’s course from the peak to the valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas.


Mighty Metals

You’re an engineer, a scientist, a maker of men (iron men, of course!).

Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials... Expand your mind as you test and trial, build and move.

Which force is at play as you slide down a slide or swing on a swing? Can you explain why magnets repel and attract? Can you make a penny look shiny and new or build a steel band from pots and pans?

Then, meet Hogarth the Iron Man’s companion... The Iron Man wants a friend... Can you build him one? You must make him strong, sturdy and ready to rumble!

If you were a metal, which one would you be? Gold, a shimmering, precious and costly mineral? Or steel, that strong and useful alloy? Maybe you’re iron, malleable and easy to shape, but ready to rust!

Maybe you’re not a metal at all - but a force to be reckoned with!


Summer Term



Overwhelming and mighty, Mother nature’s awesome energies hiss and roar deep within the Earth. Plates collide, spewing lava. Rocks rain down and mud slides in torrents. Towns and cities vanish under ashen couds. 

Discover the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glipse their savage and deadly effects. Visit the historic Pompeii, frozen in time, then create your own blistering explosions from model volcanoes that fire foamy lava. Discover the properties of rocks shaped by the earth’s breath-taking power.

Watch out! Volcanologists detect formidable rumblings from an extinct volcano in Scotland’s capital. Red Alert! What would you do? 


Traders and Raiders

Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores.

Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the life of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land. 

Choose to be a Saxon or a Viking and trade your crafty goods. But let’s keep it cool – we don’t want a fight breaking out!

Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages…?



St. Patrick's two year cycle for topics taught in Year 4.


Cycle A

Cycle B

Tribal Tales



Misty Mountain Sierra

Road Trip USA

I am warrior!


Mighty Metals

Gods and Mortals


Bottoms, Burps and Bile

Traders and Raiders