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Year 4

Exciting things the children will be learning in the Autumn term…

Our topic this term will be ‘Anglo-Saxons’.

Two of the school’s themes are structures and farming, so we shall be establishing how the Anglo-Saxons settled England and what their settlements looked like. We shall also be comparing the geography of Waterbeach and West Stow and learning about how the land use has changed over time.  We shall also be exploring some of the more interesting aspects of Anglo-Saxon life including their housing, farming and the gods that they worshipped.  To enhance our learning, we have planned a trip to West Stow Anglo-Saxon village in Suffolk in October.

In Science, we will be investigating electricity in the first term and then using our knowledge in DT to design and make a game which contains an electrical circuit. In the second half of the term, we will be learning all about states of matter and the differences between solids, liquids, gases, and the water cycle. This topic will be supported by a visit by Anglian Water.  In RE, we will be answering two key questions: ‘What kind of world did Jesus want?’ and ‘What does light and darkness mean?’. In PSHE, we will be looking at how important it is to follow rules and what rights and responsibilities young people have. We will also explore our emotions and how we can best express ourselves. In Computing, we will be learning about computer systems and networks, before moving onto a block on coding. In PE, we will be working on a dance unit about cold spaces and looking at the principles of balance in gymnastics after half term. In our outdoor sessions, the children will be learning about a variety of sports involving ‘ball on the ground’, such as hockey and football. In Art, we will be learning about mark-making techniques in the style of Van Gogh in readiness to create our own pictures of Anglo-Saxon villages. In addition, we will also be having fortnightly Forest School Sessions on Wednesdays, starting on Wednesday 6th September.

More information can be found by accessing the Curriculum Captures on the school website.