Teacher: Lyndsey Monaghan
Teaching Assistant: Janet Ahern Y4/Y5
Year 4: Term 1
In Pastures Green
Science: States of matter (see scheme of work for more detail)
- Compare and group materials together according to whether they are solids, liquids and gases.
- Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled and measure and research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius. (oc)
- Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.SCIENCE VOCABULARY: matter solid liquid gas particles heated cooled temperature Celsius evaporation condensation water cycle.
History: THE ANGLO-SAXONS
- Recap what is meant by invasion and settlement.
- Review what we have learnt about the Roman invasion.
- Learn about the Roman withdrawal from Britain in c410 AD and the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
- Place the Anglo-Saxon era on a timeline and understand it followed the Roman Empire.
- Understand why people leave their homeland to settle in another country and relate it to today.
- Understand why Anglo-Saxons invaded and where they settled.
- Learn about the Anglo-Saxon laws and justice.
- Know the Anglo-Saxon settlements and place them on a map.
- Learn about Anglo-Saxon village life.
- Learn about the Christian conversion.
- Study Canterbury cathedral and its position as the HQ of Christianity.
- Find out about art in Anglo-Saxon times.
- Digital Publication: use a range of different templates, layouts and tools to present information – Use Purple Mash 2Connect to make a mind map if information about the Anglos SaxonsGeography: THE CITIES AND COUNTIES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
- Recap the countries which make up the United Kingdom and their capital cities.
- Locate the main cities in the UK.
- Identify some of the major landmarks of the main cities.
- Give reasons why people settle in the main cities.
- Identify some of the main counties and label them on a map.
- Know which counties some of the main cities are located in.
- Understand what a conurbation is.
- Use a map to locate London and Birmingham conurbations.
- Understand what a suburb is.
- Know the difference between rural and urban areas.
- Know that agriculture is produced in rural areas.
- Locate the green belt around a given city and understand reasons for having a green belt.
- Digital Research: Use digital resources and mapping tools to make notes on a topic for a report – Use Google Maps to locate major cities, then visit them using Google Stree View – take snapshots and annotate with descriptions etcHISTORY VOCABULARY: church Christianity invasion settler settlement village oxen runes migration village Angles Saxons Jutes wattle and daub metal workers illuminated letters plough monastery monks
GEOGRAPHY VOCABULARY: isolated agriculture densely populated amenities arable farming green belt conurbation suburb urban rural city county
CHALLENGES FOR THE MORE ABLE PUPILS: The Anglo-Saxons
- Rank the factors that led to the fall of the western Roman empire and take over.
- Create a list of questions for people that left the country to settle as a Saxon.
- Write an explanation of how Britain changed from the Romans to the Saxons. Rank these in order of importance.
- Look at tese Anglo-Saxon paintings/sources. What clues do they give us about Saxon life?
- Can you rank and justify the reasons why Canterbury Cathedral was so important?
- Would you have liked to have lived in Anglo-Saxon times? Justify why/why not.
CHALLENGES FOR THE MORE ABLE PUPILS: The Cities and Counties of the United Kingdom
- Argue why London is the greatest city to live in and why. Create a response from a child who lives in another city with a counter-argument.
- Evaluate the pros and cons of the different cities and justify why.
- Rank the UK cities in size/population. Can you create a chart/graph to represent this data?
- You are an Anglo-Saxon. You need to invade more places to build your empire. Rank and justify the 4 cities you will choose. Focus on land/climate.
- Create a list of questions to ask someone who lives in another city.
Art: ANGLO-SAXON CROSSES AND SYMBOLS
- Study Anglo-Saxon crosses and symbols
- Create own symbol/cross using Anglo-saxon designs as an inspiration.
- Cut, stick and glue to a background.
- Create texture by adding patterns.
- Select different types of paints for different functions.
- Select an appropriate colour scheme.
- Add shading through the use of dark paint.
- Add detail through the use of POSCA or sharpie pens.
- Work collaboratively to create a large scale project.DT: MAKING BREAD (LINK WITH ANGLO-SAXON BREAD)
- Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world in the context of the history behind Warburtons.
- Investigate and analyse a range of existing products in the contexts of different breads (e.g. look at the Warburtons range)
- Use research to create design criteria linked to bread.
- Select ingredients and kitchen equipment to follow a bread making recipe.
- Create an innovative, functional and appealing product in the form of bread.
- Select from and use a wide range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks (for example, shaping salt dough accurately)
- Prepare and cook types of bread using a range of cooking techniques.
- Learn how to knead and bake.
- Evaluate ideas and products against the design criteria.ANGLO-SAXON JEWELLERY (LINK WITH A VISIT TO THE BRITISH MUSEUM.)
- Research into Anglo-Saxon jewellery worn by women and men.
- Sketch examples of Anglo-Saxon jewellery
- Design and make an Anglo-saxon inspired pendant.
- Create further detail by embellishing a structure with items such as string, buttons, beads etc.
- Use different joining techniques to add embellishments (punching holes, gluing, wrapping, sewing etc.)
- Evaluate the finished product.
Music: FOCUS STUDY – FOLK MUSIC
- Play in solo and ensemble contexts, playing music with increasing accuracy and fluency.
- Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes.
- Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds.
- Appreciate staff and other musical notations.
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music from different traditions, great composers and musicians.
- Develop an understanding of the history of music.E
Follow the Val Sabin scheme of work (located in the PPA room)
Games, gymnastics and dance.R.E: Our Religions in our Neighbourhood.
- What are the functions of religious buildings and places?
- What evidence can I find of religions in the neighbourhood?
- What evidence can I find of religions in the neighbourhood helping others?
- How are religions similar and different in my neighbourhood? Why is the bible important to Christians?
- What do we know about the bible and what makes it special?
- What is in the bible?
- What can we learn from the story of Joseph?
- How do Christians use the bible in church and in the home and elsewhere?
- What inspires me and guides me in my life? Computing
Using Technology Safely
- Communicating Online
- Personal Information
- Staying Safe/Getting HelpComputing
Coding and Programming
- Algorithms and Decomposition
- Programming on screen
- Sequence, Repetition, Selection
- De-bugging Entitlement and enrichment: British museum/ Tate modern/ Science museum/ visit to Canterbury Cathedral / arrange Viking school visits to come and do day’s INSET/ Museum of London.
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books:
- Pretend to be a settler leaving their homeland and write a letter about settling in another country.
- Write a description of an Anglo-Saxon settlement.
- Write a simple guide to Anglo-Saxon laws and justice.
- Write a diary from an Anglo-Saxon raider’s point of view.
- Write an eye-witness account of an Anglo-Saxon invasion (use Beowulf as a starting point)
- Write a description of Canterbury Cathedral for a tourist guide.
- Write a recount of daily life in an Anglo-Saxon village.
- Create an information book about the Anglo-Saxons for another class to read.
- Write a simple biography of Lowry.
- Design and write a postcard from one of the major cities of the UK.
- Create a website page from one of the cities of the UK explaining why people settled there.
- Create an advert (poster) inviting people to visit one of the counties.
- Write up a recipe for making chocolate crispy cakes.
- Write a simple information book about the water cycle
- Write a recipe for making bread.
- Write an advert for a bread product.
- Write a description of a piece of Anglo-Saxon jewellery.
Literacy books which link to the topic:
- Beowulf (a child’s version)
- Saxon gold
King Arthur tales