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Year 4/5

Mr Hanks, Mrs Granville, Mrs Davison, Miss Davidson, Miss Williamson, Mrs Edwards, Mr Hall, Mrs Daley and Mrs King welcome you to the Y4/5 page and hope the information below will tell you a little about the year and all the activities which make up Y4/5. 

Autumn term 1 - I Want My Mummy!

Another historical topic, looking at the extra-ordinary Ancient Egyptian civilization, the work of the archaeologists which has told us so much about how they lived and some of their beliefs. We will look at the River Nile and its influence on Egypt as well as the Pharaohs, their pyramids and aspects of the lives of ordinary Ancient Egyptians. Included in this topic is an examination of the work of archaeologists and how their work helps us to understand more about past cultures, as well as an understanding of how an archaeologist can date and sequence artefacts and buildings. 

Autumn term 2- Fantastic Voyage

This topic focuses on study of the Earth, Moon and Sun as well as looking at the planets in our Solar System. We look at how the Moon affects the tides and the way our orbit of the Earth means we have seasons and causes time differences around the world. In addition we study the planets and their different geological make-up. This topic inspires our book choices in English and content in other subjects, for example, in Science we will explore the effects of gravity and other forces. We are organising visits from science and astronomy experts that will really help us on our fantastic voyage.

Spring Term 1-  Europe Europa Avrupa

During this Geography based topic, we look at Europe: we will really try to get to know the different countries that make up the continent, major cities and physical and human characteristics. It will be interesting to compare European countries to the UK. We will try to find out what is the European Union and why countries might want to join or leave it.  We will also consider immigration into different European countries and explore the implications of these movement of people as well as comparing it to other migrations through history.

Spring term 2 - Out and About

Maps, how they are made, what they tell us and the way they are used are subjects we study during this topic as well as looking at the features of rivers, their physical features and the way they affect the lives of the people who live near them. During this term we also have our residential at Castleton, which includes elements of orienteering and map-reading. This residential features out-door pursuits like caving, high and low ropes, a zip wire and a long whole day walk including Mam Tor and incorporates looking at the local geology, geography and communities. 

Summer Term 1- Vicious Vikings?

This topic for Y5 builds on the history of the Anglo-Saxons the children explored in Y4. We look to see whether the Viking's fearsome reputation is well deserved or not. We look at where the Vikings came from, as well as how they lived, what they ate and wore. We will find out about the lasting influence they have on life today, from place names and words we use, to the way in which they affected the history of the United Kingdom. We will take a trip to Murton Park to spend the days as Vikings and learn about how they lived and worked everyday which might give a different perspective to their usual fearsome and rampaging reputation!

Summer term 2 -Haven't you grown?

Using the GUS and SEAL work as its basis, in this term we look at the way we cope with change, developing resilience and thinking about ways in which we can develop ways to make it easier to cope with the fact that change is inevitable. As part of these changes, we learn about puberty and prepare the children for the physical changes they will experience. As well as considering how we grow, we also explore how flowering plants develop and reproduce and how rivers change over their course. This includes a field trip to a local river.

        









 




 

 




 

  


















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Richard Hanks,
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