Autumn
Roman Invasions of Britain
Spring
South America & Inca civilisations
Summer
The Vikings are Coming
EnglishThe Thieves of Ostia
● Character and setting description
● Non-chronological report
● Newspaper reports
● Poetry


Journey to Pompeii
● Diary entry
● Dilemma story
● Discussion text


Links to Roald Dahl day
Poet focus for the term: Michael Rosen
The Explorer
● Informal Letter
● Recount
● Advert
● Poetry


The Boy Who Biked the World: Riding the Americas
● Short story: focus on setting descriptions
● Instructions
● Biography
Odin Creates the World
● Playscript Story writing: Myth
● Non-chronological report


How to be a Viking
● Story opening
● Character description


Poetry focus: Viking Saga songs (BBC School Radio)
Mathematics● Place value and calculations
● Roman Numerals
● Negative numbers
● Shape and space
● Statistics
● Fractions
● Measuring
● Place value and calculations
● Roman Numerals
● Negative numbers
● Shape and space
● Statistics
● Fractions
● Measuring
● Place value and calculations
● Roman Numerals
● Negative numbers
● Shape and space
● Statistics
● Fractions
● Measuring
ScienceTeeth, healthy eating and the Digestive System.
Pupils to study how food travels through the digestive system. They will learn about different types of teeth and their purpose for different eaters e.g. carnivores vs herbivores
Electricity – Circuits. Links to Christmas: lights switch on Pupils will learn how to create, check and trouble-shoot simple circuits. They will learn the symbols within an electrical circuit.
Scientist study: Thomas Eddison and Joseph Swan
Visit to Great North Museum
Links to Teeth topic (Skeletons workshop)
States of Matter: Solids, Liquids and Gases Pupils will be introduced to the meaning and properties of solids, liquids and gases. They will understand the make up of particles in the 3 states. They will be able to identify and categories solids, liquids and gases.
What’s that sound? Pupils will understand how sound travels and the vibrations made by sounds. Links to Music: Can we create some noise cancelling headphones by testing different materials for soundproofing. Links to Commando Joe: Understanding that sound becomes fainter as it moves further and further away.
COMMANDO JOE MISSION
STEM Week
Food Chains & Habitats Revision of the digestive system and teeth. Links to teeth for food chains and pupils able to understand the difference between predators and prey.
Study of famous North East Scientists Pupils will choose a scientist or engineer that has impacted the North East. They will link back to their Spring English learning on biographies to write a biography about their chosen research project.
HistoryThe Roman Invasions of Britain
Local Study of the effect of Roman Invasions on the North East.
Hadrians Wall
Visit to Housesteads Roman Fort
South America - comparing civilisations Incas and Mayans A non-European society that provides contrasts with British historyThe Vikings are coming.
Life in Britain during this time
What was it like to be a Viking? Viking Runes
Viking army and armour
GeographyLocational knowledge
UK focus
Map work for Counties of Britain and Roman Roads.
Human Geography including different types of settlement.
Trade links between countries.
Visit to Housesteads Roman Fort
Place knowledge :
South America and Inca civilisations
Map work: maps, atlases and digital software
Physical and Human Geography
Climate zones
Rivers
Mountains
Physical Geography: Biomes, climates, rivers, mountains
Human and Physical
Invasion of Vikings
Geography of Europe.
Rivers, countries and cities.
European Focus
Names of rivers, countries & oceans
Art/DTMosaics Focus on Antoni Gaudi Roman mosaic borders
Colour mixing and matching
Venetian Masks
Focus on J.M.W Turner Focus on Christina Balit
Using masks to tell a story Tone and shade to create mood Colour to match mood
Totem poles
Focus on Chakalte Sculpture
Relief sculptures Class totem pole for Class Assembly
Weaving Focus on Frida Khalo Focus on Diego Rivera Use techniques of artists studied
Sewing and weaving techniques
Viking Shields
Dragon Eye clay models
MFLLes animaux
Les Couleurs (revision from Year 3)
Mon Anniversaire Ma Famille French conversation
Listening and Reading skills
Le Monde
Where I live
MusicRecorders- Ceidlidh Christmas SongsSamba Drumming
Boomwackers: Listen and Repeat Beats Composing Samba Songs in the style of Joao Gilberto Composer for 10 Pieces focus: Heiter Villa-Lobos
Singing
Writing simple musical scores
ComputingDigital Imagery
Safe Searching
● I can describe how others can find out information about me by looking online.
Animation with Scratch
Computational Thinking: Alien Contact
● I can explain how using technology can distract me from other things I might do or should be doing.
Kodu- Introduction/ Creating Games
Sketch Up- Furniture and Viking Longships
● I can describe how others can find out information about me by looking online.