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Castlefort Junior Mixed and Infant School

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Year 4

 

 

 

 

Miss Wright

Year 4 Class Teacher

 

Miss Carnall and Mrs Brown

Year 4 Support Staff

During this school year, Year 4 pupils study five topics!

 

 

What do we do in this topic?

  • Look at the story of Romulus and Remus - the creation of Rome!
  • Explore when, where, and why the Romans invaded
  • Design and create a Roman shield
  • Sketch Boudicca
  • Create Roman mosaics
  • Design and make a working Roman catapult

 

The literacy texts that accompany this topic are:

  • Romans on the Rampage by Jeremy Strong
  • Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit

 

 

What do we do in this topic?

  • Locate mountains in Britain and across the world
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages to living up a mountain
  • Explore who lives up a mountain - both animals and tribes
  • Learn the directions of a compass and use this to navigate
  • Learn to weave like the Adi tribe
  • Create our own clay mountain range

 

The literacy texts that accompany this topic are:

  • The Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo
  • Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay by Alexandra Stewart

 

 

What do we do in this topic?

  • Explore the Gods and Goddesses of Viking culture
  • Design and create our own amulet that's inspired by a Viking God or Goddess
  • Explore the Staffordshire Hoard and other artefacts associated with the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons
  • Create our own long-ship that's tested for strength and buoyancy
  • Explore when, where, and why the Vikings invaded
  • Discover where place names derive from

 

The literacy texts that accompany this topic are:

  • Norse Myths by Matt Ralphs
  • The Sword in the Stone by Tracey Mayhew

 

 

What do we do in this topic?

  • Discover the culture of key European countries like Spain and France
  • Identify capital cities on a map
  • Design and create our own structurally sound Eiffel Tower
  • Explore different biomes
  • Practice the art of Pointillism
  • Locate the rivers in Europe

 

The literacy texts that accompany this topic are:

  • Gulliver's Travels

 

 

What do we do in this topic?

  • Learn what the Doomsday book is and create our own version
  • Learn about the Battle of Hastings - who was involved and what happened?
  • Digitally recreate a scene from the Bayeux Tapestry
  • Identify the features of different castles
  • Sketch a castle using the technique of reflections
  • Take part in a battle re-enactment using Norman shields

 

The literacy texts that accompany this topic are:

  • 1066: I Was There by Jim Eldridge

Homework expectations

 

  • Spelling Shed
  • Times Table Rock Stars - This is the most valuable for your child in Year 4, as it helps them prepare for their times table test in May
  • Doodle Maths
  • One literacy worksheet
  • One maths worksheet

 

Maths.co.uk is a new website we are using at Castlefort. This is a non-compulsory set of questions online. Although it is not compulsory, there are some fantastic questions on there to challenge your child!

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