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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 and Scots’.  

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 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 and gases. 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 therefore responsibilities young people have. We will also explore our emotions and how we can best express ourselves along with taking part in Anti-Bullying week. In Computing we will be learning about different ways to present writing for an audience, before learning about block coding. In PE, the children will be learning about the principles of balance in gymnastics and then will be working on a dance unit about cold spaces as the weather becomes more wintery in the second half of the term. For our outdoor sessions, we shall be learning some of the skills associated with Tennis and Outdoor Adventurous Activities. 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 Tuesday mornings, starting on Tuesday 7th September. 

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