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Y4 Long Term Plan

Year 4 Long Term Plan

Subject

(7 weeks) Focus  History

Autumn 1

 

History

Celts/Roman invasion (Castle Museum visit) Who was Boudicca?  How did she resist the Roman conquest?  Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion, the Roman Empire,  successful invasion by Cladius and conquest, including Hadrian’s Wall, romanisation of Britain (Caerwent and the impact of technology, culture and belief).

Geography

 

Science

Teeth and Eating (switched on Science)

RE

What does eternal life mean to Christians?Introduce the key question: What does eternal life mean to Christians? Develop questions about what eternal life means to Christians? What does eternal life mean to Christians?Responding to, analysing and evaluating what they have learned – have we answered our questions?Expressing knowledge and understanding – children answer the key question.

Art and DT

Roman shields (Art design, painting techniques), mosaics (paper, colouring, tiles, printing), standards, wax lamps clay, figurines clay

English links

Boudicca Diary, recount when the Romans invaded, Stories with historical setting (The Eagle of the Ninth).

Computing

E-safety - how do you keep safe?  http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zcpp34j/videos/1 use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

group blogs uploading photos and writing weekly report, select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

 

Autumn 2

(7 weeks)History

History

The Romans -  Portals into the Past (visitor)Who was Boudicca?  How did she resist the Roman conquest?  Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion, the Roman Empire,  successful invasion by Cladius and conquest, including Hadrian’s Wall, romanisation of Britain (Caerwent and the impact of technology, culture and belief).

Geography

Locate countries in the Roman empire, northern, southern hemisphere equator, tropics.  Revise countries and main cities of UK and compare physical and human geography around Hadrian’s Wall and Norfolk. Didn’t have time to do.

Science

What’s that sound? (Switched on Science)

RE

How do Christians work to bring God’s kingdom on Earth? What is God’s Kingdom? What is a Christian? What kind of work does a Christian do? What does it mean to bring God’s kingdom to Earth? Isn’t God in Heaven? Why do we want God’s kingdom on earth? Why do we want to bring God’s Kingdom on earth?

Art and DT

Clay tiles (Christmas design), cross stitch mosaic (Christmas design),  Roman torks, wax tablets, Roman recipes

English links

 recount of  visitor or trip , persuasive writing about the benefits of the Romanisation of Britain/or castle/conscience alley,  diary of a soldier , ending in a debate

Computing

Scratch - debugging programs and creating programs - pupils should be taught to:  design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts  use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output  use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs

 

 

Spring 1

(5 weeks and 2 days)Biomes

History

 

Geography

River Nile; grasslands, deserts (biomes)  understanding geographical similarities and difference - plants, animals, physical geography, effects on human behaviour and population growth and human habitation.  Aborigines.

Science

Living things and their habitats  (switched on Science)

RE

What does it mean to belong to the Muslim community? What does it mean to belong to the Muslim community?

What groups do you belong to?

Art and DT

Make a shaduf, Aborigine art looking at and designing own art, David Nash Sculptor in wood

English links

information leaflet about a biome, (2018 Aboriginal stories and c voral retelling - 2 weeks)

Computing

Scratch programming - pupils should be taught to:  design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts  use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output  use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs

 

 

Spring 2

(6 weeks)Science

History

 

Geography

 

Science

Looking at States: states of matter (Switched on science)

Super Science Topic:  Bubbles

RE

What does it mean to be a Pilgrim? What is a modern day pilgrim? What attitudes can be ‘practised’ on a pilgrimage?

Art and DT

Marbling ink patterns with bubbles.  Cookery changing the states of different food stuffs.

English links

Diary entry about Aylmerton, fiction text base project (texts to be chosen)

(2018, Poetry?)

Computing

Research using the internet, refine searches to become more accurate, prezi (presentation tool, mindmap, free online)

use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content  select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information  use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly;

 

 

Summer 1

(6 weeks) History

History

Trip to the castle museum - The Egyptians - the achievements of the earliest civilizations.  When and where they first appeared and an in-depth study.

Geography

 

Science

Power it up electricity (Switched on Science)

RE

What does it mean to belong to the Muslim community?

Art and DT

Hieroglyphs,Egyptian headdress

English links

Playscript, stories with Egyptian gods (myths/oral retelling)

Computing

Computer simulations - changing variables and watching how they affect the results.use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs

 

 

Summer 2

(7 weeks)Geography and History

History

The Egyptians - the achievements of the earliest civilizations.  When and where they first appeared and an in-depth study.

End of topic Portals into the Past to sum up what has been learnt.

Geography

The local area study - fieldwork and data collection (2/3/ day project near the end of term)?  Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

Science

 

RE

Why do people choose to make a new start? What events might lead a person to decide to become a Christian? How and when do I decide to make changes in my life?

Art and DT

 Canopic jars, pneumatic operated sarcophagus

English links

Brochure for Gt Yarmouth, poetry competition

Computing

Collecting data, inputting and creating graphs and reports based on what they have found (excel).  Creating a brochure for Gt Yarmouth - understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration  use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content  select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

Residential and trips/visitors?