Welcome to Year 4
Teaching Staff Year 4
Mr Nugent Miss Beere
In Year 4 we have three fascinating curriculum themes…
The year begins with 'The Romans are Coming' where we build links from Year three’s stone age topic to the Celts who lived in Britain at the time of the Roman invasion. We study Roman myths about the founding of Rome and look at the reasons for Rome’s invasion of such a large part of modern-day Europe. In addition to this, we find out about life in the army and about the Romans and their lasting impact on Britain. During the topic we aim to visit Wroxeter Roman City in Shropshire to explore the remains of a real-life Roman site to support the children's learning and understanding.
In the spring term, the topic is called ‘A Recipe for Success?’. This topic is about innovation, inventions and inventors and spans historical inventions to modern inventors from Britain and around the world. We will also incorporate some of the wackiest inventions and ideas created, including taking ideas from Wallace and Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions! As well as this, we will look at the entrepreneurial spirit which drives innovation.
Our final topic of the year is ‘…And the Band Played On…’. The topic links with the Titanic, looking at the fate of this vessel and the people within. We study the class structure of the early 1900s and ask many challenging social questions. We also aim to visit Liverpool; the home of the White Star Line and a city whose history has been so influenced by the sea and trade.
Through all of our curriculum, we teach pupils British values and how to celebrate diversity. We aim to raise their awareness of radicalisation and extremist views, whatever the source. We have adopted the principles and advice found in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016’ and the 2015 ‘Prevent duty’.
These are incorporated into our school policy on tackling extremism.