CYCLE A 2018-2019
Autumn term- Terrifying Tombs and Magnificent Mummies
During the Autumn term, Years 3 and 4 will delve into the unknown to explore ‘Terrifying Tombs and Magnificent Mummies’! We will be travelling back in time to investigate what the Egyptians believed was needed for the afterlife, if pyramids really were made by hand and how mummification allowed famous archaeologists, such as Howard Carter, to tell us more about this fascinating era. We will also be learning the Ancient Egyptian civilisation and comparing this to life now.
Spring term- Vicious Vikings
AAHHHHH! We are being invaded by Vikings! Throughout the Spring Term, Years 3 and 4 will develop their knowledge of invaders and settlers in Britain. This will be a chance for them to extend their imagination and experience life as a Viking! They will find out where the Vikings came from, what countries they invaded, why they settled here in Britain and why they were so successful. As well as this, they will become expert traders and enhance their map work like a true Viking.
Summer term – Under the canopy
Throughout the Summer Term, Years 3 and 4 will be making the most of the warmer climate by transporting to the rainforests and becoming explorers, just like David Attenborough! They will be introduced to rainforests around the world, using their senses to investigate what they are, where they are and what they may contain including how this links with our love of chocolate! We will also be observing the transformation of a tropical specie in our very own classrooms!
CYCLE B 2017-2018
Autumn term- What’s on the menu?
This topic gives the children a chance to learn about how food is produced and prepared. They will find out about restaurants in the local area, how fruits and vegetables grow, about popular food in history, how to make bread and butter, about different diets and food requirements and about local food and customs in their country.
Spring term- Scavengers and Settlers
The topic takes children back to prehistoric times and traces human history from the very early Stone Age through the Bronze Age to the Iron Age.
Summer term- Location, location, location
In this topic, children will take a closer look at where the countries of the world are located, and some of the ways geographers describe locations. Children will learn to locate and describe places using longitude and latitude, and find out about some of the important lines that delineate specific areas of the Earth – the Equator, the Hemispheres, the Poles and the Tropics. Finally, by looking more closely at the lines of longitude, children will develop their understanding of time zones.