Year 4

The Romans – Autumn 1

Did the Roman Legacy really help us?

I am warrior! I am strong, brave and powerful.  Meet me in battle.  Draw your sword, wield your axe and challenge me if you dare!

This term we will be travelling back in time to explore the Roman period. We will be identifying key events within this period and the historical figures from the era. We will discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca, Pliny the Elder and Julius Caesar, and find out what the Romans did for us.

In Art and D&T, we will be looking at Roman artefacts, and designing and creating our own Roman shields!

Get ready for Gladiator school and learn alongside Spartacus and Spiculus: brave soldiers of the Roman Colosseum.

Mountains & Volcanoes – Autumn 2

Our geography focus this half term is mountains and volcanoes. We will be locating volcanoes and mountains in the UK and across the world using maps and atlases. We will focus on the 5 different types of mountains and volcanoes, and where these can be found in different parts of the world. We will explore what kind of equipment a mountaineer would need to climb a mountain, and discuss Edmund Hillary’s successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. We will explore job opportunities for people living in areas nearby, and also the implications of living next to volcanoes.