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Year 4/5

Mrs Drazek, 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!

As historians we will discover: 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 study 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. We will have the opportunity to experience life as an archaeologist.

Autumn term 2- Fantastic Voyage

As scientists we will focus on the study of the Earth, Moon and Sun as well as looking at the planets in our Solar System. We study 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

As geographers, we will study Europe: we will develop our confidence and knowledge and understanding with 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 movements of people, as well as comparing it to other migrations through history.

Spring term 2 - Out and About

Maps will be studied and maps skills will be developed. We will find out about how they are made, what they tell us and the way they are used. We will continue to develop as geographers when we study:  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,  such as: caving, high and low ropes, a zip wire and a long whole day walk including Mam Tor: incorporating looking at the local geology, geography and communities. 

Summer Term 1- Vicious Vikings?

Once again we become historians, building on the history of the Anglo-Saxons that the children know about. We study whether the Viking's fearsome reputation is well deserved or not. Our historical skills will allow us develop knowledge about: where the Vikings came from, as well as how they lived, what they ate and wore. We aim to discover 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. The History Van will visit Dore Primary School to support us in bringing the topic to life, and to share with us some fabulous artefacts from the Viking time period. 

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 continue to develop as scientists and geographers when we 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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