Summer Term 2019 – Angry Anglo-Saxons or Vicious Vikings! Who do you prefer?
This term year 4 are going to be exploring the invasions of the Scots and Anglo-Saxons. We will find out where the invading troops came from and where in Britain they settled and then we will go on to investigate how life in Britain changed as a result. We will be studying the religious beliefs and practices of the early Anglo-Saxon people and describe some of the gods they worshipped. In Art and D&T we will be exploring the artworks of the Anglo-Saxon and Vikings era to design and sketch a brooch with symmetrical patterns. We will also look at the Vikings, and how their invasion affected the UK… especially if you lived in a monastery! ‘Hoo’ would you rather be… a Saxon or a Viking? Let the battle commence!
Spring Term 2019 – Our World Tour – What defines a wonder of the world?
This term class 4 will be taking a tour around the world! We will be learning about the countries in the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere and understanding the geographical terms of latitude, longitude, equator, Arctic Circle and Antarctic Circle. We will study our very own country of Great Britain and identify the major cities and counties and what famous landmarks we identify along the way. We will also be comparing the UK to Italy and find out about the differences in culture, physical and human geography. In art, we will be studying an artist ‘Ginette Callaway’ who focuses on painting famous landmarks and will recreate our very own paintings in the style of this fabulous artist. Linking our learning in Science, we will then create our very own structures of these famous landmarks and light them using electrical circuits.
The terms learning will be showcased in a Greenways Tate Gallery where we will be inviting parents and a local artist to critique and enjoy year 4’s world tour.
Autumn Term 2018- Good or Bad? You Decide! Has The Legacy of The Romans Helped Us?
I am warrior! I am strong, brave and powerful. Meet me in battle. Draw your sword, wield your axe and challenge me if you dare! Invade and attack, romans versus the Celts, the fight is on…
We will discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar, and find out what the Romans did for us.
Get ready for Gladiator school and learn alongside Spartacus and Spiculus: brave soldiers of the Roman Collesseum.
To launch the new academic year, year 4 had a fantastic day bouldering at the Roaches with the support from staff at Stanley Head where they launched their new team initiative #WeAreCrew. The children had to use team related language to support each other in reaching the top of the Roaches, making sure no-one was left behind. The #WeAreCrew approach will run through the day to day teaching in class 4 as they promote a team ethos and help each other to aim high.