Welcome to the Year 4 home page!
Click on the link below to view the curriculum plan for the academic year 2016/2017.
This term, our topic is the Romans. Throughout most lessons, we will be interpreting this theme and learning more about how they lived. We will look at when the Romans invaded the British Isles, why they did so and what they brought with them. We will look at how the Roman army became so successful and will even become a member of the army marching towards the Celtic Tribes. We will also see things from the eyes of the Celtic tribes, writing a speech in the eyes of Boudicca. To help us learn about the Romans, we will also be visiting Segedunum Roman Fort in the first half of the term. We will explore the geography of ancient and modern day Rome and focus on mountains and volcanoes surrounding this area.
As part of our Art and DT subjects, we will design Roman mosaics and create our own Italian pasta. We will look at existing ideas, create our own colour palettes, create our ideas and then evaluate and improve them. In Science we will also be learning about Magnets, forces and electricity. We will be carrying out some very fun experiments too (we are making exploding volcanoes!)
In PE, we are learning the skill of dance. We will be learning how to dance Bollywood; we will create our own class dance to ‘chaiya chaiya’ and will even have some time to create our own sequences. We will also be learning how to play tennis. We will learn the rules of the game, the skills needed and will apply it to game setting. Finally, in MFL we are learning about ‘Les Quatre Amis’ (the four friends). We will learn many animal names, how to apply them to sentences using colours and differing verbs. We will also perform a lovely song at the end!
This term, Year 4 are learning about Ancient Greece. They will be studying different Greek buildings and the Greek Gods. Within literacy, the children will be creating brochures showcasing Ancient Greece and creating a leaflet describing why you should visit. They will be learning about different Greek legends. Within geography, the children will be learning about modern day Greece and comparing it to Ancient Greece.