Welcome to the Year 4 home page!
Click on the link below to view the curriculum plan for this academic year .
This term, in Year 4, we will study the Roman Invasion of Britain. We will use a range of sources to evaluate whether the decision to invade was sensible or not.The children will learn about how the Celts, led by Boudicca, tried to prevent this invasion. In Literacy lesson, we will write recounts of events from Boudicca’s perspective. In topic lessons, we will examine sources from both sides and reflect on why their accounts of the same event differ. Our next science topic is Electricity. We will learn how electricity is generated, how it is used and whether electricity runs through all metals.
During spring term, Year 4’s topic will be Volcanoes and Earthquakes. We will be looking at Tectonic Plates and Plate Margins, moving onto exploring how volcanoes are formed. We will looking at volcanic eruptions in different countries including Italy, which link into our Roman topic later on. Within Topic lessons, Year 4 will be making pasta and exploring modern day Italian culture. The class read this term is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children are focusing on this book in their literacy and guided reading sessions. Year 4’s science topic this term is Living Things and their Habitats. The children will take a trip to Washington Wetland Centre to support this.
Year 4 are studying The Ancient Greeks this term with a particular focus on ‘What the Ancient Greeks did for us’. We started our topic by locating Greece and its surrounding countries on a map of Europe. Following that, we identified when the Ancient Greeks lived and labelled this on a timeline. We then ordered the key battles and historical events of this period. In our next lesson we examined examples of Greek artefacts before becoming archaeologists and making our own discoveries! We dug up pieces of Greek pots and worked together to piece these together. We then carefully examined the images on the pots and used our detective skills to make deductions about what life might have been like in Ancient Greece!
Year 4 singing the Greek alphabet: