Year 4 Curriculum
Romans on the Rampage!
Our new topic will focus on The Romans and will extend from Spring 2 into Summer 1. We will begin with ‘Romans on the Rampage’ – focusing on soldiers, invasions, rulers and the growth of the Roman Empire. For our Super Start, the children will take part in a “Roman Day” in collaboration with Oakgrove Primary School, taking part in a number of Roman inspired activities. As Geographers and Historians, our ‘on the rampage’ focus will allow us to study the areas covered by the Roman Empire, considering the life of Roman Soldiers and key individuals including Julius Caesar and Claudius.
We are looking forward to celebrating our love of reading on World Book Day on Thursday 5th March and learning about the different characters the children choose to dress up as.
For our Marvellous Middle we will be visiting The Verulamium Museum in St Albans at the start of Summer 1 (details to follow). The children will be taking part in a workshop involving Roman artefacts along with exploring everyday life in Roman Britain.
This will lead into the second half of our studies – ‘What did they leave us?’ – in which we will investigate the legacy of Roman culture and its impact on Britain. We will explore art, culture, society and theatre, along with Boudicca’s rebellion. For our Fabulous Finish we will be sharing our learning via an IT project. ’ – in which we will investigate the legacy of Roman culture and its impact on Britain. We will explore art, culture, society and theatre, along with Boudicca’s rebellion. For our Fabulous Finish we will be sharing our learning via an IT project.
As part of our PHSE curriculum, we will be watching clips from Newsround to broaden the children’s understanding of current affairs.
Excellent manners are extremely important. Each week we will focus on strengthening a different social skill.
Our Topics This Year
Autumn 1 – Groovy Greeks
Autumn 2 – Tour of Britain
Spring 1 – Humans vs. Nature – who is stronger?
Spring 2 and Summer 1 – Romans
Summer 2 – Amazing Americas!