Curriculum Overview

Year 4 - Autumn 2

This page explains what your child will be learning this half-term as their main project in class. Please use the menu at the side to view objectives for additional objectives for the stand-alone subjects (Mathematics, Physical Education, Computing, Music, Languages, PSHCE and Religious Education) and for our extended curriculum.

Traders and Raiders (Soon to be: Invasion)

Unit Overview

Who’s that waving axes and brandishing swords? It’s the Saxons invading Britain’s shores!

During this half term we’ll find out about key dates and learn about the famous monk, St. Bede. We will learn about the everyday lives of the Saxons and Vikings and research Viking beliefs. We will learn about the Legend of King Arthur. Using maps, we’ll identify the places where the invaders came from and locate viking invasion sites. At the end of the project, we’ll reflect on what it would have been like to be a child during these troubled times.

MEMORABLE MOMENT

Watch a video overview of the topic and paint pictures of sailing boats belonging to the Vikings!

🏁 BIG FINISH

Present a class timeline, explaining key events and historical figures.

👉 DRIVERS & ENHANCERS

The driver subject for this unit of work is History.

📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)

The class will be reading The BFG by Roald Dahl.

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout this unit of work we will be writing..narratives linked to the BFG.

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

In this unit of work we will...

Unit Sequence

Driver Subject: Learning Intentions

  1. Sequence significant dates about events within a historical time period on historical timelines.

  2. Construct a profile of a significant leader using a range of historical sources.

  3. Explain the cause, consequence and impact of invasion and settlement in Britain.

  4. Present a thoughtful selection of relevant information in a historical report or in-depth study.

  5. Describe the significance and impact of power struggles on Britain.

  6. Sequence significant dates about events within a historical time period on historical timelines.

  7. Begin to independently plan, set up and carry out a range of comparative and fair tests, making predictions and following a method accurately. (Investigation)

  8. Gather, record, classify and present observations and measurements in a variety of ways (pictorial representations, timelines, diagrams, keys, tables, charts and graphs). (Investigation)

APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF UNIT: 12 hours