Y4 Spring Term Connected Curriculum Overviews

  Year 4 - Spring 1  
     

Topic Question

Core Text

Visits/Visitors

How would we survive without water?

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Water Aid Visitor

Driver and Enhancer

Experience

(linked to Global Citizenship skills)

Geography and Art

Raising money for Water Aid

Key Learning

Geography

Key Learning

                        Art         

Golden Question

(linked to British Values and SMSC)

  • Describe and understand the key aspects of Rivers and the Water Cycle
  • UK River study
  • Water painting inspired by Monet

Should we donate money to provide clean water for people in other countries?

Key Vocabulary

floodplain, river, source, tributary, meander, deposition, precipitation, river bed, river bank, water cycle, evaporation, condensation, sublimation, precipitation, transpiration, runoff, infiltration, impressionism

How to Help at Home

Take a trip to one of Manchester’s art galleries and look at the art on display. Can you find local artist Wynford Dewhurst’s Monet inspired paintings?

     

 

  Year 4 - Spring 2  
     

Topic Question

Core Text

Visits/Visitors

Why did the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings invade Britain?

      

Liverpool Museum

Driver and Enhancer

Experience

(linked to Global Citizenship skills)

History and DT

To take part in a debate

Key Learning

History

Key Learning

                         DT         

Golden Question

(linked to British Values and SMSC)

  • The Anglo-Saxon invasion and settlement of Britain
  • The life of a child during the invasion
  • Anglo Saxon weaving using traditional methods

Is it ever right to invade other countries and make their land your own?

Key Vocabulary

weaving, loom, warp, weft, bronze, Bayeux tapestry, thatched, invader, invasion, settlement,

How to Help at Home

Do some paper weaving with your child. Watch who were the Anglo Saxons on BBC teach and talk about what you found out https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm/articles/zq2m6sg

     

 

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