Teacher – To Gibbs
HLTA – Elsa Lasri
Year 4: Term 2
Science1st HALF: ANIMALS INCLUDING HUMANS.
- Describe the simple functions of basic types of the digestive systems in humans.
- Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.
- Construct and interpret a variety of food chains; identifying producers, predators and prey
DIGITAL PUBLISHING Use 2Publish Writing project to create a healthy teeth leaflet with clipart and different fonts etc
LI: Use tables, text boxes, and borders to layout content
Science: 2ND HALF: SOUND
- Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with vibrating.
- Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.
- Find the patterns between the pitch of a sound and the features of the vibrations that produced it.
- Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance increases
DIGITAL MEDIA: Explore the ways we can generate and/or record digital sound using a computer, iPad, keyboard etc
LI: Record and play-back sounds using digital recording device
Create musical sequences using digital tools
SCIENCE VOCABULARY: food chain producer consumer predator prey molar canine wisdom mouth tongue oesophagus stomach small intestine large intestine
SCIENCE VOCABULARY: vibration sound waves air pitch volume loud quiet soft noise high low muffle
History: THE VIKINGS
- Know where the Vikings came from and why they attacked.
- Recap the reasons why the Anglo-Saxons invaded.
- Know the threat of the Vikings came from the sea.
- Locate the Vikings in time in relation to the Romans and the Saxons.
- Identify where the Vikings raided.
- Understand how the role of Vikings changed from raiders to conquerors.
- Understand the importance of Danelaw.
- Research Alfred the Great and Edward the Confessor.
- Learn about Alfred the Great and the Danelaw.
- Learn about Ethelred the Unready and the Danegeld.
- Learn about the Viking beliefs and the Viking gods.
- Understand the importance of Valhalla for warriors.
- Learn about everyday life in Viking Britain.
- Learn about Viking food.
- Compare Boudicca’s reaction to invasion compared to Alfred and Ethelred.
Geography: SETTLEMENT AND LAND USE
- Know the different types of settlement.
- Recap what type of settlement London is.
- Identify Anglo-saxon and Viking settlements – identify these on a map and look for any patterns.
- Recap understanding of keys and use keys to compare and contrast different settlements.
- Recap the terms ‘urban’ and ‘rural’ and locate both urban and rural settlements.
- Understand what a conurbation is and identify conurbations.
- Identify the differences between urban and rural settlements.
- Look at places that originated in Viking times and identify them by their settlement type. Look for Viking place names – how do we know they are Viking
- Use maps to look at the similarities and differences of different types of settlement.
- Look at the trade links between Viking countries and identify why they invaded these places.
- Look at trade links between these countries in the modern day.
DIGITAL RESEARCH: Use interactive maps to locate key places in Viking history – plot distances travelled using online tools, add markers
LI: Use digital tools to explore and annotate digital online maps
HISTORY VOCABULARY: Danelaw Danegeld Scandinavia longboat Norse warrior raiding banquet bloodthirsty feast trade boroughs goods skilled crops craftsmen longhouse cesspit conflict conquest gods sacrifice
GEOGRAPHY VOCABULARY: settlement hamlet villages towns cities conurbations isolated ordinance survey commercial goods market migration urban rural trade
CHALLENGES FOR THE MORE ABLE PUPILS: The Vikings
- Pretend you are a Viking, Write a letter home to explain your reasons for leaving home to live in England.
- Plan an invasion on England and justify the reasons for the locations you have invaded.
- How were the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings similar? How were they different?
- What do you think were the 10 most important changes in Britain from 55BC to 1066?
- Why was Alfred the Great so great?
CHALLENGES FOR THE MORE ABLE PUPILS: Settlement and Use.
- Where would you choose to settle and why?
- Create your own settlement – make a map of it using OS symbols and include a key.
- Make a list Viking settlements and research their current day population and create a bar chart.
- You are a Viking. You need to invade more places to build your empire. Justify the 4 countries you choose.
Art; DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTING (link with settlements and the story ‘The Promise’ by Nicola Davies)
- Sketch local buildings.
- Use colouring pencils/oil pastels/ink to add detail.
- Print a textured background using found objects (bubblewrap, cardboard etc.)
- Create a monoprint of a local building using acetate.
- Make a printing plate (using polystyrene) and use this to create a repeating pattern.
- Develop prints using collage.
D.T (DISCRETE): MECHANICAL SYSTEMS – CAMS
- Learn about the four types of movement: rotary, linear, reciprocal and oscillating.
- Investigate and evaluate a range of familiar products.
- Understand how mechanisms can be used in different ways
- Know how materials can be combined to make more useful properties (e.g. jinx joints)
- Measure, mark out, shape and cut a range of
- materials including wood.
- Select tools, techniques and materials for product making, using skills learned earlier in the project.
- Use finishing techniques to improve the appearance of a product.
- Carry out appropriate tests before making any improvements.
- Identify what could have been done differently and how it could be improved in the future.
- Music: Music: Play in ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing instruments with increasing accuracy.
- Improvise music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
- Listen with attention to detail to sounds.
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music.
- Develop an understanding of the history of music
.P.E (Please follow Val Sabin’s scheme of work)
Dance, gymnastics, gamesR.E:
What makes me the person I am?
- Who influences our life?
- Who or what influenced the life of St Francis?
- Who or what influenced the life of Pandurang, Shastri and Athavale?
- What objects are special to the people in my community?
- What things do I care about in my community?
- What can I do to improve my community?
- Why is Easter important?
- What is Easter and why is it celebrated?
- What are the symbols associated with Easter and how do they suggest new life?
- What is Palm Sunday?
- What are the events of the Last Supper and how is the symbolism used today?
- What were the events in the Garden of Gethsemane?
- How do Christians remember and celebrate Easter today?
- Why is Easter so important to Christians?
Computing: Coding, Programming and Computer Games
- Create and edit flow diagrams to break down a sequence (eg traffic lights) into smaller steps
- Create more complex programs using symbols and text to achieve an outcome on screen
- Explore the variables in a range of simulations and relate to real life applications and situations
- Create simple interactive computer games and activities
Identify and de-bug errors in their own/others code
Entitlement and enrichment: The British museum/ visit a local settlement (e.g. a village/hamlet etc) / London Zoo
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books
- Create an information book about the Vikings.
- Write an eye-witness account of a Viking raid.
- Write a diary from the perspective of a Viking raider/ Viking conqueror
- Write a set of rules that people living by Danelaw had to abide by
- Write a letter describing living in the Danelaw
- Write a fact file about Edward the confessor and Alfred the Great
- Write a description of a Viking feast
- Create a wanted poster of a Viking warrior
- Write a diary entry from a villager’s point of view about being attacked by Vikings
- Create a fact file about Alfred the Great and Ethelred the Unready.
- Write a travel brochure for a place which was a Viking settlement
- Create an advert for a product that was traded in Viking times
- Write an estate agent style of writing for a preferred settlement type
- Write instructions for how to clean teeth
- Write an atmospheric setting based on the monoprint of a London building.
- Write an explanation text about how a mechanical system works
Literacy books which link to the topic:
- The Littlest Viking
- Thor’s Wedding Day
- There’s a Viking In My Bed
- Vikings in the Supermarket
- Sir Cumference and the Viking’s Map
- How to be A Viking
- How to Train Your Dragon