Our curriculum

At St John's we follow a creative, topic-based curriculum that is led by a key text. The objectives for our curriculum come from the National Curriculum 2014. Click the link below to see our long term curriculum for this year. We will soon be adding a medium term plan, which provides further detail. If you would like to know more, please visit our subject website pages or attend one of our school workshops or parent events such as Share the Learning, Class Assembly or Parents' Evening.


In year 4, we have many new and exciting things to learn; this will also include some fantastic enrichment activites.

Spring Term 1 - Who are we?

This half term, we will be archaeologists, exploring what life was like in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age. Children may want to research this era at home. We will celebrate our learning through a pre-historic day, where children can come dressed as a homo habilis (early human)! More information to follow…

Our key text will be, ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura.  It is about a boy who ‘falls’ into the Stone Age, and learns all about their way of life. Our second text will be ‘Pebble in my Pocket’. Please could all children bring in a pebble or a small stone.

In science, we will be learning about sound. How do you think early man communicated?


In maths, our learning will include fractions and time. Practise telling the time with your child on digital and analogue clocks.