Autumn Term -Rotten Romans
At the start of Year 4 the children will go back in time and learn about the Rotten Romans. They will research what the Romans did for us and the Roman Empire, looking into the power of its army and how they invaded Britain. As well as that, they will look into Roman Gods and why there were so many of them, beliefs and how they worshipped. Using their knowledge they will construct a Roman road in DT. Our class novel The Roman Quest will provide stimulus for our reading and English lessons.
In Science they will be looking into the world of Sound, investigating how sounds are made, pitch, patterns in sounds and how to muffle sound out using different materials. They will also investigate the first telephone by making a cup phone…will they be able to hear each other ?
Spring Term – Powerful Planet – Weird Weather
In Spring Term, children will investigate our weird and wonderful weather, focusing on hurricanes and floods. They will look into natural disasters, how they are caused and the impact they have on the world around us including the positive and negatives. Our class novel this term will be Hurricane Boy.
Science topics this term include looking into states of matter and electricity. They will be investigating solids, liquids and gas looking at their properties and classifying everyday materials into these states of matter. They will also investigate can we get a solid bar of chocolate back after it is has been melted? In our electricity topic they will look into creating circuits and their different types as well as drawing circuit diagrams.
Summer Term – Anglo-Saxons and Scots
In Summer Term, children will learn about the Anglo-Saxons and Scots, where they will find out about the invasions of the Scots and Anglo-Saxons in the 5th century. They will find out where the invading troops came from and where in Britain they managed to settle. They will then go on to investigate how life in Britain changed as a result. The children will have the opportunity to learn how the Anglo-Saxons influenced the English language, with an emphasis on the origins of some English place names, and they will also examine and analyse artefacts from the period and draw their own conclusions about what they can teach us about life in Anglo-Saxon Britain. In addition to this they will also learn what life was like in a typical Anglo-Saxon village, what jobs people did and what the houses were like. They will also explore the Pagan beliefs of the early Anglo-Saxons and learn about the many gods they worshipped. Finally they will investigate how and why the Anglo-Saxons were largely converted to Christianity by the early 7th century.
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