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Year 4 - 4L (Mrs Lintott) and 4R (Miss Russell) 


Essential Knowledge


  • · Understand how the Vikings have impacted Britain (army, the arts, architecture, plumbing/water, food, and civilisation).



During this term the children will create an information texts and a presentation from information found. They will also create an explanation text about how and why the Vikings invaded.

The children will:

  • compose and rehearse sentences orally 

  • write for a range of purposes using the main features identified 

  • ask questions to improve understanding

  • retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts

  • plan writing by using example texts to structure ideas

  • identify vocabulary and grammar Plan, write, edit and improve.




Children will be learning to:

  • Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size.

  • Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes.

  • Identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations. Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.



The children will be learning to:

  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and preys.

  • Work scientifically through investigations asking relevant questions and making predictions.



The children will be learning to:

  • make decisions to create an interesting and interactive presentation.

  • use word processing skills to create a presentation



The children will be learning to:

  • suggest and evaluate sources of evidence using appropriate vocabulary 

  • describe different accounts of historical events 

  • use evidence to ask questions in order to understand.

  • suggest causes and consequences of events in history.

  • describe changes that have happened in the locality of the school throughout history.

  • place events and historical figures on a timeline using dates.


The children will be learning to:


  • evaluate primary and secondary sources

  • create a detailed fact page based on a range of sources

  • use speaking and listening skills to generate questions and suggest reasons fall the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.



The children will be learning to: 

  • Use maps and atlases to ask and answer geographical questions Name and locate countries within Europe Describe using geographical vocabulary how Britain has changed over time.

  • Use maps and atlases to locate where Romans traveled from and where they settled.



The children will:

  • Take part in and play competitive  games  with their peers

  • learning new skills and techniques to apply during a game

  • focus on attacking and defending skills. 




The children will:


  •  Compare laws and rules within the Viking settlements: the impact of technology, culture and beliefs.

  • Spiritual Moral To look at how Viking settlements were led.

  •   Children to work collaboratively. Discuss the use of rules and laws with Vocabulary society and how it may have been different if the rules were different.

  • Explore the Viking way of life and discuss how traditions affected daily life.                                                            



The children will:

  • Explore the Viking Gods through songs and listening to Viking inspired music through music appreciation.

  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts. Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds.




During this unit the children will be recreating their own version of the Bayeux Tapestry. 


The children will be learning to:

  • comment on art work using visual language and use tessellation.

  • Improve mastery of art and design techniques with a range of materials.


The children are going to make a boat and select materials to build it. This will be closely linked to their work within Science. 


The children will be learning to:

  • choose suitable techniques and materials according to functional properties to construct products.

  • refine work and techniques as work progresses

  • continually evaluating the product design

  • select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.

  • evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and improve work.

This term Year 4 are learning about