In pastures Green
Year 4 Cedar Valerie Adgebite
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.
History: THE ANGLO-SAXONS
- 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.
- 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.
Geography: THE CITIES AND COUNTIES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
- 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.
Art: LOWRY (LINK IN WITH WORK ON GEOGRAPHY)
- Experiment with ways in which surface detail can be added to drawings.
- Begin to show an awareness of objects having a 3rd
- Apply tone in drawing in a simple way.
- Apply a similar use of pattern and texture in a drawing
- Experiment with different effects and textures using paint.
- Use knowledge of primary and secondary colours.
- Mix and use tints and shades.
- Learn about great artists in history..
D.T: MAKE A POP-UP BOOK ABOUT THE ANGLO-SAXONS (see youtube video on how to make a pop up book)
- Investigate and evaluate packages with lever and linkages systems.
- Measure, mark out, cut and shape a range of materials using appropriate tolls, equipment and techniques.
- Join and combine materials and components accurately in both temporary and permanent ways.
- Know how simple mechanisms can be used to produce different types of movement.
- Use and explore complex pop-ups.
- Use simple graphical communication techniques.
- Evaluate pop-up books.
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.
Follow the Val Sabin scheme of work (located in the PPA room)
Games, gymnastics and dance.
R.E: Please follow the Southwark agreed syllabus.
Christianity (unit 7) and Sikhism (unit 3)
Computing: 1st half – Using technology safely.
- Use a safe online space (learning platform) to explore collaboration and networking.
- Understand some of the issues around possible online deception.
- Know about KIDSMART rules and other e-safety portals.
Be able to describe how children would ask for help or support.
Computing: 2nd half – The Internet and Digital research.
- Know the basic structure of the internet and the world wide web.
- Understand that some information sources should be credited.
Understand that information from the internet needs to be checked and evaluated.
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 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
Literacy books which link to the topic:
- Beowulf (a child’s version)
- Saxon gold
King Arthur tales
Maths topic Links: (work to be in topic/Science books)
Data handling – link to science work
Measure – distance between counties
Measure – temperature (science)
Shape – Anglo-saxon knots
Write instructions for playing nine men’s morris (or take photos)