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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

 Curriculum Map

Children are asked to each night of the a week and have weekly spellings to learn for a test each Friday.They also have numeracy homework every Friday which must be completed and brought back in to school by the following Thursday. A half termly mini project is given to the children for which they can earn a lot of team points!

We always welcome parents who are able to come into school and listen to children read. You do not have to commit yourself to a whole year of weekly visits; we would be grateful for as much or as little time as you can spare us! To do this you will need a DBS check which the school office can help you organise.

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I am Warrior (Autumn 1 and 2)

Topic

This topic has a history focus, where children will learn about the British and Roman timeline. They will also learn about life in Rome and Roman Britain and how this has impacted on life today. Also they will research about Celtic life and complete a comparative study between the Romans and the Celts.

English

Explanation texts: The children are introduced to this new text type and research about the Water Cycle (Linked to Science), the life cycle of a butterfly and also how Roman Roads were made.

Stories from an historical setting: We focus on the story of ‘Escape from Pompeii’. The children spend time getting to know the story and structure through drama and discussion. Following this they write their own versions of the story.

Stories from an imaginary setting: We use the story of Peter Pan as a stimulus for this unit. The children plan and write about their own Neverland and then create an imaginative story based on their own setting.

Information texts (short: The children use their knowledge from studying the story of Peter Pan to create an information text on the character.

Traders and Raiders (Spring 1 and 2)

Topic

Another history based topic on the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. This topic develops the children’s knowledge of Britain’s early invaders and settlers. They learn about the early Christian movement through looking at the life of St Bede and the contributions he made. The study looks at the beliefs and practices of Anglo Saxons and Vikings. They also look at Art forms and produce Viking brooches, longboats, houses and prints.

English

Play scripts: The children work as a group to choose and perform a play script. Using the IPads the children plan their play script, they then work as a group to write and perform a play script. The children all develop their skills to work as a team and also their confidence to perform.

Newspapers: Our newspaper reports are based around the old English Celtic myth ‘Beowulf’. The children particularly enjoy the gruesome tale which they then report on. They generate ideas for headlines and quotes using their knowledge from the story.  

Information texts: The children continue to research and build their knowledge around the Vikings and Anglo Saxons and present their knowledge and findings as an information text.

Road Trip USA (Summer 1)

Topic

The children learn about the historical side of the United States. The children develop their knowledge of Native American culture, map reading, and the physical and human features of key locations in the United States.

English

Diary Entries: We use the story of Pocahontas as a stimulus for this unit. The children think about the thoughts and feelings of some of the characters and produce descriptive diary entries.

Traditional Native American Tales: The children deconstruct the tales to understand the parts. They use this knowledge to write their own versions thinking about the personalities of the characters.

Blue Abyss (Summer 2)

Topic

This topic teaches the children about the human uses and physical features of the sea and the impact that we as humans are having on it. The children learn about the layers of the sea and why different creatures are suitably adapted to survive in these various conditions.

English

Persuasive texts: The children learn to understand the difference between fact and opinion and how to use this as a persuasive device. They then write letters to try and save the oceans from human threat and damage.

Poetry: The children look at different forms of poetry and write poems linked to Blue Abyss including using adventurous vocabulary. They compile their ideas to create a class anthology.

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