Y4 Autumn Term Connected Curriculum Overviews

  Year 4 - Autumn 1  
     

Topic Question

Core Text

Visits/Visitors

The Mayans: What can they teach us?

Mayan Visitor

Driver and Enhancer

Experience

(linked to Global Citizenship skills)

History and DT

Create a class recipe book

Key Learning

History

Key Learning

                         DT         

Golden Question

(linked to British Values and SMSC)

  • Mayan Civilization c. AD 900
  • Comparing social structure with Ancient Egyptians
  • Nutrition: Making Tortillas using products which are in season and/or locally sourced.

Do you share the same views about social class as the Mayans?

Key Vocabulary

cacao beans, pyramid, hieroglyphic, monument, temple, balanced diet, nutrition, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, protein, fat, energy

How to Help at Home

Use this link to talk to your children about how chocolate is made https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/how-chocolate-gets-made

     

 

  Year 4 - Autumn 2  
     

Topic Question

Core Text

Visits/Visitors

What is there in North America?

A picture containing building, nature, street, outdoor

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Drama Visitor

Driver and Enhancer

Experience

(linked to Global Citizenship skills)

Geography and Art

Filming a news report about earthquakes

Key Learning

Geography

Key Learning

                        Art         

Golden Question

(linked to British Values and SMSC)

  • Use maps to locate the countries in N America, the regions of the state of California and the City of San Francisco
  • Describe and understand the key characteristics of earthquakes
  • Printing; Elaine Sturtevant
  • Develop and recognise a range of art techniques and make links to own work.

 

 

Is there a safe place in California to live?

Key Vocabulary

colour, pattern, peak, valley, ridge, summit, terrain, tectonic plates, plateau, epicentre, magnitude, seismologist, crust

How to Help at Home

Watch CBeebies ‘Volcano’ to learn all about volcanoes https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/nina-and-the-neurons-volcano

     

 

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